The Toy Poodle is a colorful companion for cheerful people. It is the smallest variant of Poodle breed, It has more sharp and lively temperament as compared to other variants. It is amusing and extremely pleasant dog. This toy is available in so many solid and mild colors. Marvelous and joyous buddy of the family, this loyal dog is well mannered. It requires love and tenderness from its holder and in return, it willfully makes the master and surrounding people happy. It behaves very gentle with family children and other pets. It is a little noisy; and aggressive to strangers, however socialization could make it mince.
The toy breed is built exactly a square dimensioned. Its splendor and glinting appearance is attractive due to its unique coat style and colors. Small sized and light weighted Toy Poodle walks flawlessly and lively. The breed is originally a water sport favorite dog and can be used as water retriever; however the Toy Poodle is purely indoor family companion. It has curly, unsmooth, twilled or corded coat, available in many solid colors like Black, blue, silver, gray, cream, apricot, red, white, brown or coffee. The skull is finite and somehow round, eyes are black and brown, bevel shaped. Clipping is important for its looks and styles. Legs are in good proportion to build with bevel shaped feet. The breed is active and nimble but suited for indoors only. Toy Poodles heights 10 inches at its maximum.
European history has the evidence of this dog as old as 400 years back and is depicted in 15th century graved paintings. The point is arguable of where the dog was formally developed and no one really knows the breed’s true country of origin, however, Germany is agreed mostly thereafter France. Germany is credited for this breed, possibly because of its name, which probably derived from word “Pudel", of German language meaning “one who plays in the water". The hunters of France and Germany had used the dog as the pointing or gundog and retriever dog, additionally the dog was also worked to detect some eatable truffles found underground in those areas. This intelligent and sharp breed was put to show in circus. Poodles in France were called Caniche which means “a duck hunting dog", Poodle holds the honor of being national dog of France and had been used by French nobility. Toy Poodle, Miniature Poodle and Teacup Poodle are some variants descended from Standard Poodle and were recognized in 1887 by AKC. In 1920, Poodles were almost vanished in North America; however the breed developed again in 1930. According to AKC, Poodles fall in non-sporting and toy group water dog.
Poodles are very cheerful and entertaining family companion. They bond strongly with family and eager to remain in the focus of attentions. They need to remain involved in each activity of house. Behaves exceptionally well with all family members and remains very gentle towards children. It shows good acceptance for other animals at home and even non aggressive to other dog in the house as pet, quite harmless for non canine animals as well. It is mentally intelligent and good responsive to training, it proves good learner and cooperative. It senses love as well as the anger of the owner, it could show some displeasure when left alone, and rather it will be happier to play in the family.
To adjust in your family environment, you need to socialize them and ensure shy or small dog syndrome temperament should not develop in them. They are ready to learn willfully, make use of this offer and train them as per your defined norms. In the form of watchdog, you need to define commands with them, introduce with other animals, and make your families understand the requirements of dog as well. They are quite comfortable in apartments living; satisfy the dog with regular walks and other exercise activities. More you introduce the dog with surrounding society, more you will feel easy in housetrain. Make them to follow you during walk and keep them on hold. They tend to bark more, make use of training to bring moderateness in their temperament.
Owner Should Know
Height standard of Poodle breed is as: Over 15 inches height Standard Poodle, over 10 but below 15 inches Miniature Poodle, below 10 inches Toy Poodle.
The breed is fully family dependent and cannot live outdoor.
Extensive grooming is needed if the dog is to be shown on dog shows.
Teacup Poodles must be bathed regularly and clipped every six to eight weeks.
The Poodle breed is prone to hip dysplasia and ear infections. In addition many genetic diseases like tearing, cataracts and progressive retinal atrophy, which cause blindness.
Skin allergies are common, due to amateur use of clippers or allergies due to non-guaranteed shampoo and or color chemicals.
Standard Poodle proves good watchdog, with less violence but a little more barking.
The Poodle has diverse applications, including watchdog, show dog, works in circus, water sports and retriever.
Being active, they need exercises; apartment life is ok if you are able to get them for one round of walk daily.
Harmless to non canine pets, so suitable for all types of pet family.
Seek for reputed and trusted breeders or suppliers to get healthy puppies, ensure puppies are clinically checked and are disease free.