The Bridoodle is hybrid of two old hound dogs, the Briard and the Poodle. Its history is unknown at this time, and the hybrid is a modern dog. The Poodle is a popular dog for crossbred hybrids because of its intelligence, disposition, health, and coat. To better under the history of the Bridoodle, owners can acquaint themselves with the histories of the parent breeds. The Briard is a French Shepherd of the herding group and an ancient dog at that, being connected with Emperor Charlemagne and later to Napoleon. The Briard was considered the dog of the French Army and is an expert sheep herder with a great deal of independence. The Briard is a loving dog and sometimes considered a “heart wrapped in hair”. The first Briard was most likely imported to the Americas by Thomas Jefferson and did not make it to England until the 1960s despite being a close neighbor in France. The American Kennel Club recognized the first Briard in 1928. The Poodle is a far more popular and well-known breed with a long history. The Poodle, for all its modern-day pomp and circumstance, was originally bred to hunt waterfowl in Germany and eventually moved to France where the modern-day Poodle was developed. The Standard Poodle predates the Toy and Miniature, which were bred to delight French aristocrats. Unlike other size varying breeds that are crossbred with other breeds, all Poodles are from the same bloodlines. Smaller Poodles were produced by breeding dogs based on size alone. Poodles were recognized by the American Kennel Club in 1874 but The Poodle Club was disbanded in 1896 and not reestablished in the U.S. until 1931.