Little is known of the Pooahoula mostly due to the rarity of the Catahoula Cur. The Pooahoula is a hybrid mix of the Poodle and the Catahoula. Standard and Miniature Poodles are used for this hybrid, and the Poodahoula most often resembles the Catahoula in features. Owners and those who wish to know more about the Pooahoula will not find much information in the hybrid, but they can review the histories or the parent breeds for some insight. The Catahoula Cur is an American dog that developed in northern Lousiana near Lake Catahoula. It is believed that native dogs living in the southeastern United States interbred with Blood Hounds and Greyhounds coming over from Europe to produce the modern-day Catahoula Cur. The Catahoula Cur is not recognized by the American Kennel Club, but the United Kennel Club does recognize this breed. Despite not having full recognition, the AKC allows for registrations in the Foundation Stock Service as of 1996. Unlike the Catahoula Cur, which is rare and not well known, the Poodle is a household name and favorite dog. The Standard Poodle developed in Germany during the 15th Century as a waterfowl dog, as did the Miniature and Toy Poodles. However, the Poodle's history extends much farther back into antiquity. The French also claim responsibility for the modern-day Poodle and may have affected the breed by selecting for companion traits over waterfowl traits. The Poodle, despite its long history, was not well-known in the United States until after World War II, though the American Kennel Club recognized the breed in 1887. However, the Poodle gain fast notoriety in the 1950s and enjoyed the number one position for breed ranking for two decades. Today, the Poodle is still considered a top dog on the AKC's breed list.