What kind of hunting dogs are poodles? HUNTING NICHE
Like the other retriever breeds, the poodle is an all-rounder, both a waterfowl retriever and an upland bird flusher/retriever. He can hunt waterfowl in any of the various ways: from a shore blind, from a boat, from a field blind and in jump-shooting.
What animals did poodles hunt? 2. They were originally bred as hunting dogs. The Poodle was named after splashing in water because these dogs were originally bred to be water retrievers. Their job was to bring ducks and other birds back to their masters.
Do poodles have a prey drive? Yes, the Standard Poodle has a prey drive and will often show it as they chase squirrels or frolic around in the yard. They’re fantastic swimmers, and love to run if given the opportunity.
Is a Standard Poodle a gun dog? Many of the same qualities that have allowed standard poodles to dominate competitive obedience events for decades are also traits that distinguish them as a gun dog. Poodles are recognized to be one of the smartest of all K-9 breeds, and that intelligence has serious benefits in the field.