The Boxer was a descendent of the old fighting dogs in the high valleys in Tibet and is thought to be related to almost all Bulldog varieties. They also owe part of their bloodline to the Dogue de Bordeaux of France and Tibetan Mastiff. Another story is that the hunters of Germany were trying to make a new breed by mixing the Bulldog, Mastiff, and the Bullenbeisser in 1830. The breed was used for hunting large animals such as deer, boar, and bears. The Boxer was also used as a bull-baiter and in dog fights before these events became illegal. However, the Boxers of today do not have any of the aggressiveness from the early Boxers. The Boxer is the 10th most popular dog breed in the United States and was registered with the American Kennel Club (AKC) in 1904. The Poodle history began in France in the 1500s and is one of the most recognized dog breeds in the world. They come in three styles, which include standard, miniature, and toy. This breed was originally developed as a water dog and their name came from the German name for puddle, which is “pfudel.” The Poodle is great at duck hunting and also has been used as a circus performer, service dog, guard, dog, and guide dog. Their coats are usually trimmed for swimming if they are being used in duck hunting with the hair left in puffs at the knees and tail for protection. However, many believe that those puffs of hair are more about decoration than hunting. The Poodle is the 7th most popular breed in America and was registered in 1887.