The Poodle is an ancient breed and is thought to have been around in Germany during the first century. There are many drawings and statues of similar dogs from that time period. They are believed to have come from the North African Barbet and several different water dogs such as the French, Hungarian, Portuguese, German, Russian, and Spanish. However, others believe they are descendants of herding dogs of Asia brought with the Ostrogoth and German Goth Tribes at that time. The Standard and Miniature Poodles were used to hunt waterfowl and truffles but the Toy Poodle was bred mainly as a companion of the rich and noble. The breed also became popular for performing tricks in the circus, discovered by gypsies during the 1800s. The Poodle was acknowledged by the American Kennel Club in 1887 and it is now the 7th most popular dog breed in the United States. The Toy Fox Terrier is a cross of the Smooth Fox Terrier, the Manchester Terrier, and the Chihuahua. They were one of the few breeds that originated in the United States in the 1800s. The breed was used mainly for hunting rodents and squirrels. The Smooth Fox Terrier is a mix of the Old English Terrier, Bull Terrier, Black and Tan Terrier, Beagle, and Greyhound. The Toy Fox Terrier is small enough to go into the smaller holes and areas where their prey can hide, making them the better and faster hunting partner. They were not officially recognized by the AKC until 2003 and are the 116th most popular dog breed in the United States.