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Hunters used the French poodle to retrieve ducks and other waterfowl after a hunt. These strong dogs had to be excellent swimmers, so most of their coarse hair was shaved off to eliminate drag. Hair was left on a poodle around joints that would get cold in the water, like the hips. This tradition inspired poodles' unique haircuts.

  1. 1. Poodles are excellent at what activity?
    1. a. Chasing
    2. b. Swimming
    3. c. Running
  2. 2. What country originated the poodle breed?
    1. a. Italy
    2. b. France
    3. c. Spain
  3. 3. What kind of dog is the poodle?
    1. a. Police dog
    2. b. Hunting dog
    3. c. Show dog