The poodle is second in obeying a command 95% or more . These dogs are not just beatiful but is intelligence also . They do great in obediance competitions . They originated in germany as a water retriever and the stylish poodle clip is made for hunters to help the dogs move through water more effiently . These dogs help may reduce allergtic and they also need professional grooming . The standerd is 15 inches and the miniture is 15 inches or less. The toy poodle is 10 inches or less. They carry themselves proudly and they are very independent dogs .