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TOY POODLE INFORMATION

History of Toy Poodles

Country of Origin

Although the origin of the Poodles ancestors is said to be central Asia, France was officially the first country recognized for their origin. The word Poodle is a German word, which means puddle or splash. In the late 19th century, Poodles performed in the circus. They have also served in such roles as guiding and hunting. So popular in France they were named their national dog. America began importing Poodles from France in the 20th century, and they were Americans' number one choice for canine companionship from 1960 to 1982.

Size

The AKC (American Kennel Club) recognizes three varieties of Poodles: standard, miniature, and toy. These varieties range in size from 15 inches to under ten inches at the shoulders. They can weigh between 6 and 9 pounds. Other variations of Poodles that are unofficially recognized in the market are Caniches, Teacups, and Royal Standard.

Coat

The Toy Poodles coat is unique. It makes them perfect cuddle buddies. They come in a variety of colors, which include black, white, apricot, brown, and grey. The grooming styles vary, but the most popular chip is the continental clip.

Character

The Toy Poodle has many positive qualities such as being lively, sensitive, proud, elegant, and playful. They are also very intelligent obedient animals making them one of the top ten canines in America. They are wonderful companions that form lasting bonds with their owners.

Temperament

Like most pets, it is best to allow TOY Poodles to play with other animals while they are puppies. This ensures that are sociable to not only pets but with people of all ages. Although they are small in stature, they will alert owners to visitors or intruders alike.  They are good at sounding the alarm when someone is approaching. 

Care

Professional grooming is best for Toy Poodles. The wooly texture of their coat is distinctive and may get out of hand if it is not maintained. The money and time that it takes to groom these fury divas are well worth it.  The lifespan of Toy Poodles can be up to 15 years. This may vary but also depends on a healthy diet and a loving environment. They can be fed according to your eating schedule. They thrive in a loving environment and require frequent interaction with humans.

Food Dos and Don'ts

See the Dog Health Coach for a helpful list on food dos and don't for your puppy.

Training

The intelligence of Toy Poodles makes them easy to train. They can be taught various games and tricks in a short period. These obedient creatures love learning. This makes the training process an experience that owners can enjoy and cherish.

Activity

Although Toy Poodles are very playful, they do not require much exercise. They do need time outdoors to play and go for walks.

Puppy Parenting Tips

For a list to get started with puppy parenting and getting your place ready, see Dog Health Coach for a list.

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