Your Disney Dog is the Poodle, Georgette, from Disney’s Oliver & Company.
What’s in the movie?In the movie Oliver & Company, Georgette is a pampered, pretentious, spoiled show-dog, fixated only on herself. She won’t give another dog the time of day, unless it’s to make sure they are enthralled by her, and then she’s content to ignore them once more. Constantly primping and preening, putting on bows and makeup, Georgette is obsessed with her appearance.
Although she has a serious temper and a vindictive streak, Georgette is all but helpless on her own and calls for Winston for her every need. All she wants from him is to be served, though, and doesn’t show him any real affection; she doesn’t even seem to truly care for Jenny.
However, by the end of the movie it is clear that Georgette does have a heart, after all. She goes to great lengths to help Jenny, Oliver, and the dogs, and even discovers an affection for Tito (who, once she starts trying to change him, is out the door in the blink of an eye).
What’s the reality?The constant care that Georgette gives her looks is fairly accurate, as Poodles do have very extensive grooming needs. However, real-life Poodles don’t do that for themselves; their owners must thoroughly brush their dog daily and make regular trips to the groomer. Grooming needs can be further intensified by the type of cut you choose and if you decide to enter any competitions.
Appearances seem to be where the similarities between Georgette and real Poodles end, though. While stereotypes of Poodles being delicate dogs just for show do exist, the truth is that these pups are ready for adventure. They love to swim, and are eager to please in training, which is why they are used for competitions.
Poodles can be great for families, but it’s important to know going into it whether you want your Poodle as a show-dog or a pet, as this will greatly affect your training and can alter the way your Poodle behaves around people.