Almond eye: The eye set in an almond/oval shaped surround (the eye itself will always be round).
Astrakan: The scissored hair on the loin and croup regions.
Balance: Symmetry; the relationship of one part to another; the harmonious and well-proportioned combination of the Poodle's features and parts.
Bracelets: Puffs of hair on the front and hind legs (refer to Pom below).
Break: The scissored/clipped region between each bracelet on the front and/or hind legs.
Characteristics: Those aspects which distinguish the Poodle from all other breeds (for example, the types of trims used in the show ring and the type of coat which does not moult).
Chiselling: A well-chiselled foreface refers to clean cut below the eyes, not falling away nor protruding, with skin close-fitting giving an impression of refinement.
Gait: The action of the Poodle in movement, indicating correct or incorrect physical construction.
Hock: The hock is a joint located between the lower thigh and the rear pastern; in the Poodle Breed Standard this word refers to the requirement for a short rear pastern (in a person it is called the ankle joint).
Leather: The ear lobe.
Mane: Long profuse coat covering the neck, chest and body.
Occiput: The upper, back point of the skull.
Pack: The scissored hair over the loin and croup region down to the stifle joint.
Peak: The upper, back point of the skull.
Pom: Puff of hair on the end of the tail; it may also be used ot refer to the puffs of hair on the front and/or hind legs.
Rosettes: Puffs of hair optionally left on the hips in the Continental Lion Trim.
Stifle: The joint in the hind legs formed by the junction of the upper and lower things (in a person it is called the knee joint).
Topknot: The long hair on the head which is held in place with elastic band/s.