Synonymous with sophistication, the poodle is one of the most popular dog breeds for its reputation and variety of sizes. The poodle comes in four sizes--standard, miniature, toy, and teacup--but all share the same wonderful qualities. Ranked among the top three most intelligent dog breeds, the poodle is a dog that needs little basic training. Their black button eyes are alert and inquisitive, revealing much about their colorful personalities. The history of the poodle is also interesting in itself. Once used as a hunting dog for large water fowl, the Poodle was one of the most coveted German dog breeds for centuries. Famous owners of poodles include Pablo Picasso, Marilyn Monroe, Louis XIV, and Winston Churchill. Poodles make great family pets but have a personality all of their own. Their temperaments can range daily from relaxed and chilled out to springy and playful. This is a great breed for dog lovers!