- Any of various breeds of dog originating in Europe as hunting dogs, and having heavy, curly fur in a solid color; their shoulder height indicates their classification as standard, miniature, or toy.
Etymology: From German Pudel, short for Pudelhund, itself from Low German pudeln "to splash about" + Hund 'dog, hound'.
- Dutch: poedel (cognate)
- French: caniche
- German: Pudel
- Italian: barbone, barboncino
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