The Poodle was found in Western Europe, at least 400 years ago. There is no unison of opinion on as to where the dog was officially developed. This breed is known as Carniche Moyen in French and Barboncino miniature in Italian. It is found in a variety of colors namely, Apricot, Black, Blue, Brown, Cafe Au Lait, Cream Gray, Red Silver, white, and Silver Beige. These are clever and fun filled household companions, greatly adaptable to their environments and easy to train. They love water, hence are great diving dogs and love water retrieving. Because of these characteristics, they were earlier used to be circus dogs. They live on an average of about 12-15 years. Poodles are quite prone to cataracts, progressive retinal atrophy (PRA) which may cause IMHA (Immune Mediated Hemolytic Anemia), blindness, heart disease, diabetes, epilepsy, runny eyes, ear infections, and skin allergies. Brown colored Poodles tend to become prematurely gray. Poodles shed little hair and are good for people who are allergic to dog hair. They are protective, however possessive and jealous at times. Poodles are slightly demurring in character but possess a range of skills, including quickness and obedience. Though a healthy breed, some of the common issues among them can include hip dysplasia, allergies, skin conditions, ear infections and cataracts.