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poodle,

popular breed of dog probably originating in Germany but generally associated with France, where it has been raised for centuries. There are three varieties, differing in size only. The standard poodle, classified in the nonsporting-dog group (see nonsporting dognonsporting dog,
classification used by breeders and kennel clubs to designate dogs that may formerly have been bred to hunt or work but that are now raised chiefly as house pets and companions.
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), stands over 15 in. (38.1 cm) high at the shoulder and weighs from 40 to 55 lb (18.1–24.9 kg). The miniature, also listed in the nonsporting-dog group, stands from 10 to 15 in. (25.4–38.1 cm) high at the withers and weighs from 14 to 16 lb (6.4–7.3 kg). The toy poodle, which is classified as a toy dogtoy dog,
classification used by breeders and kennel clubs to designate very small breeds of dogs kept as pets. Some are selectively bred diminutive forms of larger breeds and others are naturally small.
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, stands up to 10 in. (25.4 cm) high at the shoulder and weighs about 6 lb (2.7 kg). The profuse coat is dense and hard-textured and may be any solid color. If left untended, the coat will grow out in matted, ropelike cords. The poodle is clipped in a variety of styles (e.g., the puppy trim, the continental clip, and the English-saddle clip), a practice now carried out largely for show or aesthetic purposes but originally for utilitarian value. The poodle was widely used in France as a waterfowl retriever, but its heavy coat required clipping so as not to hinder the dog's progress through water. The poodle has also been raised as a circus and vaudeville performer and as a hunter of truffles. Today it is usually kept as a companion and pet. See dogdog,
carnivorous, domesticated wolf (Canis lupus familiaris) of the family Canidae, to which the jackal and fox also belong. The family Canidae is sometimes referred to as the dog family, and its characteristics, e.g.
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Poodle

 

a breed of nonsporting dogs. Poodles are sometimes used as guard dogs or circus dogs. Their origin has not been precisely established, but they are thought to be descended from European sheepdogs and hunting dogs. Prior to the breeding of pointing dogs, poodles were used for hunting swamp game. There are standard (45–70 cm in height), miniature (35–45 cm), and toy (less than 35 cm) varieties. Poodles have a long, soft coat that forms locks (cords); some have a shorter curly coat. The coat may be black, white, brown, or silver; it is usually clipped in a traditional fashion on certain parts of the body. Poodles are popular throughout the world.

poodle

a breed of dog, with varieties of different sizes, having curly hair, which is often clipped from ribs to tail for showing: originally bred to hunt waterfowl
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Una Caniche toy, diagnosticada como diabetica, presentaba hiperrespuesta a la aplicacion de la insulina (aun a dosis de 0,25 U/kg/peso de insulina NPH), pasando de valores de 250-300 mg de glicemia a 40 mg o menos a la hora de aplicada, con cuadro de hipoglicemia.
As more people moved to Paris and provincial cities, the Pudel's French cousin, a duck hunting dog, or caniche, was selected for compactness and trainability.
Y si la segunda mitad de los sesenta y la primera de los setenta enmarcan la formacion y el despegue de dicho cineasta espanol, la verdad es que su autentica personalidad y la fuerza de su cine se mostraron hasta Bilbao, de 1978, en tomo a las sordidas y escabrosas relaciones entre un psicopata y una prostituta, Ld virulencia de dicho filme, atronador y punta de lanza y apertura a escasos tres anos de la muerte de Franco, sirvio de pauta a la casi inmediata y mucho mas extrovertida cinta Caniche, donde el joven director expuso con toda clase de detalles la vida de una pareja de hermanos amantes de los perros.
Un paciente canino hembra de raza caniche, de 6 anos de edad, acudio a la consulta por aumento de peso, con una redistribucion de la grasa abdominal (Figura 1).
Pero a Bigas le interesa no solo la dimension visual de sus cuadros como su potencial como personaje: si en Caniche (1979) o Jamon jamon (1992) se distinguen algunos planos construidos a partir de las obras del pintor, en Volaverunt -donde tambien los hay (13)-, Goya figura ante todo como parte de la historia, la cual gira en torno a las relaciones cortesanas en las que participo y que favorecieron parte de su produccion bajo mecenazgos de la realeza.
Este valioso y singular despunte de la apenas regenerada cinematografia espanola se confirmaria con Caniche, sin duda el mas retorcido y estrujante de los filmes de Bigas Luna, aqui en torno a la vida incestuosa de una pareja de hermanos cuya existencia gira alrededor --tambien hay referentes a la zoofilia-- de los perros.
Later, as the sun also rises, I espy lovely local housemaids walking 'les caniches de Madame' in glitteringly filthy gutters - 'good thoughts' returning when church bells toll.
A Peron le gusta denunciar complots de la oligarquia, asistir al Luna Park para ver encuentros de box, presidir manifestaciones multitudinarias el diecisiete de octubre, ser llamado "General", sostener lances de esgrima, acariciar caniches, palmear a descamisados, quedar bien con todo el mundo, sonreir, fumar Saratoga, darse la biaba y usar gomina.
In scholastic slang, surveillants ('supervisors') are known as caniches, 'poodles', probably by extension from chien in the sense of 'subordinate'.