Staying Cool - Puddle Dog Style

The name poodle originated from the German word pudel, or puddle in English. Poodles were originally bred as water dogs and were often used for hunting water fowl. Although society associates their stereotypical haircuts with a certain foofy 'je ne sais quoi', the style actually originated from much more practical origins. Poodles hair was cut short in some areas, allowing the them to easily swim and dry off, while leaving the hair longer on parts of their bodies that needed extra protection from the cold (such as head, chest and kidneys). It wasn't until later that poodles became associated with posh french ladies who decided it should be a status symbol to own one. At the core of their genetics poodles, or puddle dogs, are water dogs - born and bred for hunting and swimming.


As such, Teddy and D'Art enjoy a lot of water based activities including boating on the lake and splashing around at the beach. One of their favorite ways to cool off on a hot day is a romp in the sprinkler! The fun just can't be beat! With the hot weather we've been having already this year we've made use of sprinkler play sessions many times over and I don't expect that to let up anytime soon! I even get in on the action sometimes, if it is really warm out.

How do your pups keep cool on a hot summer's day?

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  1. Our pups Missy & Buzz like to cool off in their puppy pools and the sprinkler attachment we have for our water hose as well :-)
    P.S. I've joined in a few times, too...

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    1. Nothing quite beats playing outside in the sprinkler with your pups!

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