Poodles are the end result of many mutations in the canine kind. Please don’t be offended when you read that poodles are mutated dogs. Many animals are products of mutations. The miniature poodle is susceptible to a wide variety of genetic problems, diseases, and syndromes. This shows that mutations are more often than not harmful to a living thing. Mutations can produce a variation of a kind, such as the poodle, but it comes with a cost, and no new kinds of animals are ever created. Mutations take away information from the genome and this causes more problems with survivability. For more information about the harmful effects of mutations, see the article about the fruit fly experiments.