The poodle is a group of formal dog breeds, the Standard Poodle, Miniature Poodle and Toy Poodle. Other names of poodle include Caniche and Barbone. The poodle is ranked second most intelligent dog breed, just behind the Border Collie. The poodle is skillful in many dog sports and activities, including agility, obedience, tracking to herding, circus performers or assistance dogs. Check out our collection of poodle names for your poodle breed puppies.