Poodle is a dog breed that comes from France. However, base on history, poodles originated in Germany and named as “Pudel” which simply means to splash in the water. In fact, this breed is really water dogs. They are generally trained to retrieve anything from the water and they are excellent swimmers. This breed ranks at the second spot of the most intelligent dog breeds. For more information, visit http://www.ask.com/wiki/Poodle.