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I have seen poodle service dogs, although not guide dogs for the blind. Based on my training experience with my 100% standard poodle puppy, I suspect that being a guide dog might be a bit boring for the highly intelligent poodle. When mine is bored with a training exercise, he starts to get "creative" and offers variations on the theme, anticipates what else I might want him to do, or tries to change the game entirely.
I think the poodle guide dogs didn't wash out because they were not trainable, but because they were bored with the same old routine required of a good guide dog.
And guess what--even with an impressive pedigree and certified healthy parents, he cost a lot less than what people are asking for the doodle mutts!
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