The epitome of French chic, the Poodle is both elegant and highly intelligent. They are a versatile breed and would suit most owners: Toy Poodles for apartment dwellers who prefer to carry their dogs; Miniature Poodles for families; and Standard Poodles for people who like to be noticed. Poodle crosses are popular as they produce hypoallergenic dogs with comical names, such as the Cockapoo and Labradoodle. Winston Churchill and Marilyn Monroe were Poodle owners. Growing up we both owned Poodles called: Pastis, Pernod, Puddle, Pin, Bognor, Friday, Twinkle Toes, Sadie (a very bad-tempered dog) and Jonah.