There are many different facts and weird bits of information available on the Miniature Poodle. Here are just a sampling:
Did you know that on The Muppet Show, the character Miss Piggy had a pet poodle named Foo-Foo?
Did you know that on the cover of Weird Al Yankovic's album called 'Poodle Hat', it was his pet poodle named Bela sitting on Al's head?
Did you know that there are records of poodles as far back as the fifteenth century? In 1490, Bernadine Pinturiccio did a series of paintings featuring toy poodles. Standard poodles were in paintings by Goya, the Spanish artist and Albrecht Durer, the German artist.
Did you know that famous author Jacqueline Susann (1918-1974) wrote the novel "Every Night, Josephine" in 1963, inspired by her prized pet poodle Josephine?
Did you know that the second most intelligent breed of dog is the poodle? It is the eighth most popular dog breed, according to the American Kennel Club.
Did you know that Chanda-Leah, a champagne colored toy poodle from Hamilton, Ontario, Canada is a four time Guinness World Record Holder? Owned by Sharon Robinson, this little dog has repertoire of 469 tricks including bringing a tissue when someone sneezes, riding a skateboard, spelling, playing the piano, and knowing its three to five times tables. Chanda-Leah has been on numerous television shows in the United States and has her own publicist.
Did you know that if you have a medium sized dog and he or she lives until age eleven, the cost of raising it is approximately sixty-four hundred dollars?
Did you know that the American Kennel Club only had thirty-four poodles registered with them in 1930? Thirty years later in 1960, there were more poodles registered with the American Kennel Club than any other breed of dog.
Did you know that Lady was a pet poodle owned by Walt Disney?
Did you know that some believe the poodle breed, known as the National Dog of France, actually originated in Germany?
Did you know that Num-Num was a pet poodle owned by Malcolm X, the civil rights activist?
Did you know they could actually trace the three major sizes of poodle and the greyhound all the way back to the ancient Egyptians?
Did you know that Jessica Simpson owns Daisy, a Maltese terrier and poodle cross?
Did you know the poodle haircuts seen on show poodles today evolved from the working style haircuts from their role as gun dogs or retrievers? The shaved areas had less drag when the poodle was in the water while the longer areas of hair provided the poodles major joints and vital organs with protection from the cold water while duck hunting.
Did you know that during the Renaissance, people used poodles as hand warmers?
Did you know that poodles and poodle crosses are the most popular dogs in most surveys and polls of dog owners around the world?