The Poogle is recognized by five different competitive associations, and it is believed the hybrid originated in the United States in the 1980s. Detailed documentation on the hybrid does not currently exist, and standards are not written regarding the physical traits. Poogle owners may expect several Poodle and Beagle qualities to manifest and they can review the respective histories of both parents for more insight. The Poodle is an ancient dog with a history stretching back to at least Eygpt, though the breed is suspected to be much older. The Poodle is the oldest known waterfowl dog, and detailed accounts of the breed are traced back to the 15th Century in Germany. Also during the 1400s, the Toy and Miniature variations of the Poodle developed. All three Poodle varieties exist under the same breed standard today with mostly just size as the differentiating factor. As a German dog, the breed name is descriptive and indicated the Poodle's affinity toward water or puddles. For centuries, the Miniature and Standard Poodles enjoyed hunting and work while the Toy Poodles were companions. However, during the 20th Century, Poodles of all sizes began popular as companion dogs. The Poodle, recognized by the American Kennel Club in 1887, maintained two decades as the most popular dog in the United States between the 1950s and the 1970s. Today, the Poodle is still a popular choice on the top ten list. The Beagle has an uncertain history and may have arrived in England with the Romans or come via the Norman invasions in the 11th Century. However, the Beagle as it is known today developed in England during the 1800s. Before the standard was developed, the Beagle was used for hunting, but Beagles fell out of favor to larger, faster dogs as foxhunting and gundogs became the popular choice in the 1700s. The Beagle may have faced extinction if not for the efforts of Reverend Phillip Honeywood. Rev. Honeywood established a pack of Essex Beagles that went on to become the standard and ancestors for all future Beagles. The pack was bred for function, not looks and the Beagle was soon imported to the United States as a rabbit hunting dog. Recognized by the American Kennel Club in 1885 and today, the Beagle enjoys a top-five popularity rating today.
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