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Elegant and fancy, highly trainable, playful, exceedingly clever, loyal and affectionate beyond measure, the Poodle is among the top 5 most popular breeds in the world and it’s easy to understand why. Poodles are joyful, lively, eager to please dogs, they are adventurous, kind, family-oriented pups who love hiking, swimming, canine games and sports and any and all family activities. Poodle puppies are merry and bouncy little marshmallows, they are cuddly and sweet, they love running around, playing, making friends and they are very enthusiastic learners. The Poodle breed is divided into 3 recognized categories: Toy Poodle; Mini Poodle; Standard Poodle; and although they differ in size, one thing is for sure: they are glamorous companion pets.
Alert, Cheerful, Intelligent, Lively, Loyal, Playful, Responsive
|Adult Weight||Toy 4-6 lbs Mini 10-12 lbs|
|Adult Height||Toy 6-8 in Mini 12-14 in|
|Life Expectancy||12-15 yrs|
|Rating||5.0 (21 reviews)|
The Toy Poodle became part of English history during the 18th century as a miniature to its counterpart the Standard Poodle. These charming and naturally hypoallergenic pooches were created by breeding a petite sized Poodle, with the smallest of the small puppies from new litters. Toy Poodles may be small in size, but they are proud animals. They have a graceful posture and lots of love to give.
Appearance and Grooming
With dark oval eyes, ears that hang close to their heads and long straight muzzles these tiny pooches are well proportioned. Though the coat of a poodle does not shed, they do keep growing throughout a dog’s lifetime and therefore will need regular grooming every six to eight every week along with daily brushing to minimize tangles and knots. Though you never know what color your furry friend will be based on the litter, you can be guaranteed a mix of gorgeous colors including: apricot, black, blue, brown, cream, gray, red, silver, silver beige and white.
These sweet and cheerful pooches, though shy at first, love to be around people. It is uncommon for these dogs to exhibit aggressive or protective behaviors, however if not properly trained or socialized at an early age they may become vocal and anxious. They are sure to adapt well to their new environments and into their hearts of their owners quickly.
Family and Companionship
In general, due to their kind and gentle nature, Poodles are great family dogs. They are protective and loving when it comes to their family. However, due to their tiny frame, Toy Poodles are not the best Poodle for children, since they are small and fragile. These household companions adapt quickly to their environment and will do well in large family homes or in small apartment settings.
Though they are small, the Toy Poodle is an active dog that requires a daily walk and indoor play. Dogs that do not get to go on daily walks are more likely to display behavior problems. If you have a fenced in area in your yard this is the perfect place for them to romp around, but don’t mistake this as a substitute for walking as their primal instincts still require such.
Training and Socialization
These toy size pups are remarkably intelligent and highly responsive making them one of the most trainable breeds. With patience and practice, these dogs will become well-trained and well-behaved dogs. Plenty of socialization is vital to this pup starting at a young age as it fills them with the confidence they need around people and other pets.
Frequently Asked Questions
Poodle’s come in three sizes: Standard, Miniature, and Toy. The Standard Poodle measures over 15 inches at the shoulder and most are in the 22-27? range. The Miniature Poodle measures between 10 and 15 inches at the shoulder and most are in the 13-15? range. The Toy Poodle measures 10 inches and under at the shoulder.
Poodle’s should be brushed a minimum of once per week with regular scheduled grooming appointments have 5 to 6 weeks.
The average lifespan of a healthy Poodle is between 12 to 14 years.
Yes! In fact, they are considered one of the most intelligent dog breeds ever. They are very in tune to their human’s moods and emotions.
Not necessarily. There are many different color poodles and some even with pattern. Multicolor Poodles are just as purebred as a solid color Poodle.
No dog is truly hypoallergenic and the Poodle is no exception. Although Poodles shed very little they can still trigger an allergic reaction in some people from the fur, dander or even the saliva.
The term Moyen is the French word for medium or intermediary. It just means that these Poodles are small sized standards. In other countries, this size is considered the forth size of poodles but, in here in the United States, these dogs are recognized as standards that are simply smaller, usually between 16" and 20" tall and up to 40 lbs.
Like any breed of dog, Poodle’s can experience certain health issues, however this breed is known for living long and healthy lives. Common health concerns arise as a dog begins to age, and common ailments for a Poodle include hip dysplasia, epilepsy, and hypothyroidism. Keep in mind that their size can make a big difference in health issues. Toys and Miniatures are at greater risk for joint-related issues. Standard poodles, however, are more likely to experience bloat, or GDV, a big-dog health concern.
Poodles are highly recognized for their intelligence and ease of training. They are active, energetic and fun-loving dogs that thrive on attention and are always eager to play. They will live long happy lives as long as they are given plenty of exercise and stimulation. They get along great with children and other pets and make excellent companions and family dogs. They are also great sportsman dogs that excel in hunting and love to swim.
The Poodle is often recognized as being a descendant of France, but they actually are of German origin. The Poodle breed became "set" in type in the 1800s, and is named from the German "pudel" meaning puddle or splash.
Lots! Many people think that the Poodle only comes in neutral tones like white, black or brown, but they actually can also come in apricot, blue, cream, gray, red, silver, and beige. They can even come in bicolor patterns.
Does the American Kennel Club (AKC) recognize the Standard Poodle?
An individual animal, bred from parents of the same breed or variety is called a purebred. This means that your purebred Poodle was bred by parents that are also both purebred Poodles. In addition, the puppy’s grandparents, great-grandparents, etc. would also be purebred Poodles.
Today it is just a style. Years ago when these dog were bred and used for working dogs, they would cut the hair on the Poodle's hindquarters, making it easier for them to swim. A Poodle’s coat is very heavy when it is wet. The Poodle's hair around its lungs and heart remained long to provide protection from cold weather.
Yes, very much so. Poodle’s love to be in the company of others and they prefer the company of people over other dogs. This doesn’t mean that they don’t get along with other dogs- in fact they get along with other animals very well.
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