About Poodles

About Poodles

Country of Origin: France has been officially recognized as the Poodle's country of origin, but the Poodle's earlier came from central Asia. The German Variety has probably influenced the breed most.

Poodles is German for splash or Puddle.

In 18th and 19th century Europe, the Poodle served a wide variety of purposes, including duck hunting, guiding, and later circus performing, from whence the modern grooming style likely arose.

The Poodle became a popular pet for the French aristocracy, and in time was officially adopted as the national dog.

Poodles were imported to America in the 20th century. They slowly rose in popularity and eventually became the country's most popular dog.

Size: Toy Poodles have a shoulder height of up to 25 cm {10 in} & weigh 3-4 kg {6-9 lbs}. Poodles are very elegant in appearance.

They have a long, narrow muzzle, slight stop {point at which the forehead meets the muzzle, dark eyes, and wide ears.

Toy Poodles have flat backs straight docked tails and small oval feet. Their length is approximately the same as their height.

Coat: The Toy Poodle as a distinctive fine, frizzy, wooly coat similar in texture to sheep's wool, solid gray, brown, apricot, red, or black. There are three distinct grooming styles for show:

Puppy clip ,Continental clip, & English Saddle clip.

The puppy clip entails shaving the face, throat, feet, and base of the tail. The upper legs and hindquarters are also shaved in the continental clip {currently the most popular}, leaving 'pom poms' around the ankles, and on the end of the tail.

The English Saddle: clip is similar, but the hind quarters are left mostly unshaved.

All Show clips require heavy maintenance, thus pet clips commonly entail shorter hair over the entire body. Poodles hair can be formed in a 'cord' style, in which reason they are commonly used for crossbreeding.

Care: Show Poodles should be groomed by professionals, and will require a substantial investment of time and money.

Poodles which are not intended for show competitions usually have longer hair on the head, legs, and ears, and are trimmed every five to six weeks. Toy Poodles have a long lifespan of 13-15 years.

The Poodle is susceptible to cataracts and eye problems. Toy Poodles which are not shaven carefully can suffer skin irritation or rashes. Meals should be spread throughout the day to avoid bloating. Toy Poodles require frequent human companionship and should not be left to live outdoors.

Training: The Toy Poodle is highly intelligent, making training a fairly simple process. They quickly understand what is expected of them and can learn a wide variety of tricks and games. Poodles are likely to enjoy the training process. It is important to be consistent in training; same as child rearing. Any effort put into training the Poodle will reap excellent rewards!

Activity: The Toy Poodle requires less exercise the the Standard Poodle, but should be walked or allowed to pay outdoors, they should do fine with apartment life, as long as they are obedient trained, & exercised often for exercise & fresh air.

Character: The Toy Poodle is sensitive, intelligent, lively, playful, proud, and elegant. It bonds closely with family and makes a great companion. Toy Poodles are very smart, obedient, and graceful, which makes them one of the most popular pets in the world.

The Toy Poodles is bouncy, alert, and usually eager to play. They love to play with other small dogs; like having a sister or brother for them. Toy Poodles are more energetic than Standard Poodles, and more likely to bark. and in any Color )*-*(

Pamela