Hunting poodle

More: Poodles are often associated with being companion dogs or show dogs, but they have a history as hunting dogs as well. In fact, poodles were originally bred as water retrievers, used to retrieve ducks and other waterfowl for hunters. The poodle's curly, waterproof coat made them well-suited for swimming and retrieving in water, and their intelligence and trainability made them valuable hunting companions. Poodles were often used in combination with other hunting breeds, such as pointers and setters, to retrieve game from water. Today, poodles are still used as hunting dogs in some regions, particularly in Europe. However, they are more commonly known for their role as family pets and show dogs. Nevertheless, their hunting instincts can still be seen in their behavior, and they make great companions for owners who enjoy outdoor activities such as hiking and hunting.