a common name for the poodle , esp. a small one
The French capitalized on the breed's high intelligence, trainability, and innate showmanship, and made the poodle into a circus performer, leading to the breed's common name "French poodle."
All coloured people look startled the first time they see a french poodle, but there is a difference.
In fact, when some coloured women see a french poodle they have the air of being insulted.
He was that golden-hearted little clown of all the world, a french poodle.