wow I never knew that about poodles! I never thought they were pansies. I think they get a bad rap becuase they always win in the best in show ring. I've even heard that it was like some type of hiden law with judges that they have to win. Something like that... politics and crap like that. I almost bought a poodle to show once.
I got the history on dogbreedinfo.com I love that site they have every single breed known to man. Check it out!
From east to west a travlin gypsy found her prancing pony for now their hearts run as one...into the north