Bay Rock Poodles
Welcome to Bay Rock Poodles, we are glad you are here.
Please ... take the time to READ our website and deposit agreement.
The best way to get your perfect companion and/or show puppy is to do your homework. Our website is designed so you can look at the pictures, read the descriptions and decide if our available puppies are what you are looking for in color & size. We have several "sizes" and "colors," that is specific to each litter ... AND we only have a couple of litters a year. Our puppy page(s) say what we expect to be available in each litter.
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by Janine Adams
The exact origins of the poodle are not clear. What we do know is that poodles are a very old breed - illustrations of poodles were carved on Roman tombs in 30 A.D., and clipped poodles appeared in French, Dutch, and Italian paintings as early as 1454.
While the name poodle was derived fromt he German word "pudel" meaning to splash in the water, the breed has its origins in three countries Germany, France, and Russia. An early English "Water Dog" similar to the poodle also existed. The Russian poodle was more like a greyhound in appearance, while the German poodle was sturdier and woolier.
In France, larger poodles became known as the Caniche, a variation on "chien canard," or "duck dog." The smaller toy-like poodle in France was known as the petit Barbet.
Early poodles were larger dogs used as water retrievers, and it is because of this serious occupation that the fanciful-looking Continental trim evolved.
Poodles' coats were debilitatingly heavy when wet, so the dogs were shaved in the areas that didn't need protection from the cold water (like the hind end and the legs), with the ankles, chest, and head kept covered with hair. The Continental clip may appear silly to some (and has definitely given poodles an undeserved putation as only a pretty dog), but it has its origins in athleticism and hard work.
Small poodles were also trained to be truffle dogs, used to sniff out and dig up truffles, the edible mushrooms that are considered a delicacy. These dogs, which became known as truffle poodles, were especially in demand in England in the late nineteenth century through the time of World War I. Truffle poodles were particolored, either black and white, brown and white, or lemon and white.
Although the poodle's origins can be traced back in part to Germany and Russia, these dogs are most often associated with France due to the breed's massive popularity there. The poodle is the national dog of France and indeed is erroneously referred to as the called the French poodle by many.
Federation Cynologique Internationale
Moyen is the name of the fourth variety of the breed of Poodle in France, but the remainder of Europe calls this medium size as the Kleinpudel.
This is not a new variety (size) and are popular in the U.S., however it is in Europe classification in the show ring. There are many champions in the U.S.A. shown in the UKC (United Kennel Club) conformation show ring.
Moyen means "medium" in france. In Germany means "mini" or "small." The FCI designates this variety of the poodle breed as 14-18" at the withers.
Our moyen/klein poodles have imported parents from Europe, they are truly a moyen and not just a standard bred to a miniature to get the in between size of moyen/klein, however, we register our individual puppies as miniature or standard depending where we believe their size will fall, under 15" full grown, or over 15" full grown.
I got an email years ago saying AKC might one day have this variety of the breed as "caniche moyen" But for now it's only rumor.
The moyen/klein poodle is NOT a doodle they are purebred poodles registered with AKC as either a miniature or standard poodle due to size of being either, under 15" at the withers full grown, or over 15" full grown.
American Kennel Club
more to come, but for now?
a miniature poodle according to AKC is under 15" at the withers full grown,
a standard poodle according to AKC is over 15" at the withers full grown
according to AKC, there are three variety of the breed of poodle:
Loving and breeding the this in between size of the purebred poodle, the moyen, our smaller puppies are "miniatures" our moyens and very small standards are registered as "standards" Each puppy is evaluated for size and color at six weeks old. We do our best educated guess registering size and color, but cannot and do not guarantee size or color of a six week old puppy.