Seems grandma is not the only one who loved her poodle. They've been around since the 15th/ 16th century and have been pampered, loved and (let's face it) even scoffed at since. Whether you love them or hate them, the non-shedding and smart little dogs have enough fans to keep them around for some time to come.
1. 17th century Engraving via Wikipedia
2. Miniature Portrait on Ivory of Woman with Poodle from Leland Little
3. Early American Chalkware Poodle from Z&K Antiques
4. 19th c Poodle Daguerreotype from The American Museum of Photography
5. Aaron Mountz Hatch Carved Dog from Slotkin
6. 19c Daguerreotype via Dog Art Today
7. Wilhelm Schimmel Carving from Conestoga