The poodle is a very active, intelligent and elegant dog, squarely built, and well proportioned. Originally bred as a type of water dog, all of the poodle’s ancestors were acknowledged to be good swimmers, although one member of the family, the truffle dog (which may have been of Toy or Miniature size), it is said, never went near the water. For scenting and digging up the fungus, the smaller dogs were favored, since they did less damage to the truffles with their feet than the larger kinds.
1.4” x 1.5”. Sterling Silver.