|Toy Poodle |
under 10 inches (25.4cm)
up to 14 pounds (4.1kg)
12 to 16 years
Minimal, if any, shedding
Daily brushing; clipping every six to eight weeks
Moderate to high
20 to 40 minutes per day
Color: white, cream, brown, apricot, red, black, silver, blue, cafe-au-lait and parti
Apartment with or without a yard
Facts And Tips
-The Poodle is the second smartest dog after the Border Collie
-Silver-colored Poodles are usually born black and eventually fade to a silver color with age
-Poodles are very devoted to those they love.
-Because of Poodles high level of intelligence, the Poodle is easy to train.
-One of the advantages to purchasing an adult dog is that his personality is already established.
-Black Poodles have been found to be the most trainable and obedient.
-Removing a puppy from his mother and littermates before he is eight weeks old deprives him of the opportunity
to learn valuable social skills.
-Reputable breeders will socialize their puppies from a young age.
-Many rescued Poodles make wonderful pets.
-When properly introduced, most pets can adapt to living in the same household.
-You can use specialty shampoos to enhance your Poodle's natural color.
-Choose a trainer who uses positive training methods.
-Some Poodles suffer from food allergies.
-Dogs should get teeth examined regularly by a veterinarian.
Origins of Toy Poodle
Poodles are usually associated with France; however historians say they were originally developed in Germany. They were predominantly used for hunting in Germany. Historians are not sure when the first poodles arrived in France. However in France is where the smaller versions of the poodle became refined. The smaller poodles were favored companions to the elite. The Poodle became the national dog of France due to the poodles' intelligence, sparkling personality, amazing affection, and beautiful physical characteristics. In the 1800's Poodles began to emerge in circuses. Poodles quickly found their places as entertaining crowds. Today the poodle serves as a companion, service dog, therapy dog, entertainer, as well as a watch dog.
Toys were bred from miniature poodles who were bred from standard poodles. The standard poodle is the oldest size of the poodles. However, there is no physical or temperamental disctinctions between the sizes.
Despite the Poodles' reputation as a spoiled breed, the breed is the second smartest breed following the Border collie. The Poodle is lively, courageous, and loving. The poodle does not only love one specific family member, but is more of a family dog, loving everyone.
A dog is a true friend, and one you can be certain will never talk about you, no matter what you do.