Each week we are trying to find home for one of the adoptable pets on petfinder.com. This week, we will try to find a home for Jack, a senior male poodle, who will be more than happy if he can spend this Christmas with his new family. Might that be you?
Jack has a beautiful and soft apricot colored hair. He is 10 years old, and most importantly he gets along very well with other dogs and cats. Jack would be a perfect addition to a home with older children, as he likes to play, go for long walks and car rides.
Jack is neutered and housetrained, so you will not have any bigger problems with him. Recently, he had a dental check up, and regarding its health, everything is just fine. Oh, and another great thing – regarding to perfinder.com, if you adopt Jack during November, he will come with a new collar and leash, so you don’t even have to worry too much about these dog accessories.
Now, if you didn’t know much about poodles, here is what you should know about this dog breed. Did you know that poodles are actually hound dogs? Few people know that the race actually originates from North Africa, where the Arabs in the Iberian Peninsula, crossed the original race with the Portuguese water dog. In France they were first called “water retrievers.”
Poodles are available in three sizes – standard, miniature, and the (toy) size (20 cm). In the beginning there was only the standard size. When you look at the poodle, the first thing you notice is their curly hair. This sometimes gives a bit of a trouble to the owners, because of brushing. There are various colors of fur – the standard white and black through gray to brown and white colors of coffee and apricot.
As far as their temperament, poodles are labeled as highly energetic dogs, but they can easily fall into boredom. They want to be the center of attention. Because of the ease of learning and long legs, poodles were used in circuses throughout Europe.
The good thing about this race is the fact that they live up to twenty years.