The POODLE haircut is synonymous with the bree…

The POODLE haircut is synonymous with the breed and can be traced back to early 17th century Germany. POODLES were bred to serve as WATER DOGS, retrievers to be exact.
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PUDELN in GERMAN means to Splash (root word in English: Puddle) so the name POODLE is derived from the GERMAN word “PUDEL” or short for PUDELHUND which translates to WATER DOG. It was widely believed during the era that the POODLE needed a certain haircut, that an unshaven dog would be too heavy and would weigh them down while swimming.
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The POODLE cut was born. The thick mane of hair kept around the chest was left to keep the POODLES vital organs warm in the cold water while the bottom half of its body was shaven believing the dog would be more buoyant and swim faster and freely. Shaving around its face, especially the mouth and eyes were so it could fulfill its retriever duties.
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The two areas of a POODLE cut that receives the most attention were the hair around its paws, the thought was hair around the joint protected them from the cold and possible injuries while helping prevent rheumatism while acting as “floaties” and tying the hair on their heads into a “top knot” would keep the hair out of the dogs eyes. What was common with this, owners would tie knots with different colored ribbons to help identify their dogs from afar.
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