Poodles are known for their intelligence, this video is another proof of that. These dogs were originated in Germany, “poodle” comes from the German word ‘pudel’ meaning to splash in the water. However, Poodle is the national dog of France. They were bred as excellent swimmers, so they could bring the prey from the water. Centuries later, poodles started being trained as sporting or as performing dogs. These dogs come in three sizes: standard, miniature and toy. When it comes to the list of most intelligent dogs, the standard poodle is listed second. These dogs can be considered as hypoallergenic, which means that they are likely to cause no allergic reactions at all, or minimum allergic reactions as compared to other dogs. They also don’t shed as much as other dogs, due to hair (yes, they have hair, not fur) getting tangled, that’s why it is important to brush them frequently. This breed has royal connections in its history. Poodle, named Boy, was the companion of Prince Rupert of the Rhine in the English Civil war (1642-1649). A pamphlet concerning Boy is preserved in the Bodleian Library in Oxford England.