Meet Elvis, our newest addition to the fabulous statement lighting collection. He's perfectly groomed and intricatley 'sheared' as a Poodle Pooch. He's made from Polyresin with metal fitting. He comes with a European plug and Uk adapter. He's only for indoor use though (no walkies).
Length: 58.50 cm
Width: 21.50 cm
Height: 59.50 cm
PS I was intrigued so I looked up why poodles have this distinctive 'shearing' and here's what I discovered...
Poodle grooming techniques originated in Europe during the 16th and 17th centuries when poodles were tasked with retrieving items from bodies of water. Concerned that the abundance of hair would weigh the poodles down, groomers would remove much of the poodles’ hair.
However, the hair around the chest area, near the dog’s internal organs, and the poodle’s joints – around the legs, in particular, were left thick, in an attempt to keep them warm. Since the dogs would be working in the water all times of the year, and at many different temperatures, it was important that their joints remained limber, and they weren’t too cold to perform the required tasks.
As poodles grew in popularity, especially as pets, grooming styles began to change and evolve quite a bit. In the late 17th century and into the 18th century, poodle owners began to try different stylized grooming techniques. This is where the poodle grooming styles began to really take off from an aesthetic perspective, no longer a true necessity, as in the years prior.