About:  Toy Poodles


History/Origin

It is thought that the poodle originates from France, although this claim has been refuted by a number of other countries. This breed was originally bred as a retriever of waterfowl and it is thought that its name came from the German pudel, which means splashing in water. The breed still retains its watery past in its love for swimming. The poodle was also a favourite of the French Fashion Industry and becamecFrance National Dog. Today’s poodles enjoy life as family pets, loving companions and show dogs, and their high level of intelligence has made them on of the most easily trained breeds around. The breed was first registered with the American Kennel Club in 1887. 

Description
Poodles are very distinctive and unique-looking dogs,  They make ideal house pets because their non-shedding coats do not cause an accumulation of hair on furniture and carpet. They are easily identified by their woolly coats and long muzzles, not to mention their luxuriously big, floppy ears. You can also get miniature and toy poodles, which are again easily identified by their woolly coats and also by their very sweet, intelligent expressions. The standard poodle has a special elegance about it, and is intelligent, well built and very ‘pretty’ and the the toy poodle is a mirror image in a minute size. The coat is generally curly and dense with a deep texture. The Poodle is a lively and active dog especially the toy poodle it seems to be so to compensate for it's minute size. It is also very loyal and adores attention. Its coat does not shed much at all, making it the perfect pet for allergy sufferers and ideal especially for elderly people. 

Temperament
The poodle has a number of traits that gives it a reputation as a very good family pet. This breed is loyal, loving, intelligent and has a very happy and generous disposition. The pleasant and amicable nature of poodles is coupled with a calmness and dignity from their high intelligence that give them their unique character. This breed is good with children and with other pets, although the toy and miniature poodles tend to be a little more boisterous than the standard poodle.

The toy poodle will grow to around 11 inches or 28cm in height, and the weight will typically reach approximately 6 pounds or 3 kilograms

Toy poodles are active and energetic animals, however if you sleep all day your poodle will sleep all day as well - a true companion dog. It therefore thrive best in an environment that includes a small yard or garden in which to play and exercise. This breed can be kept in an apartment providing the poodle is regularly exercised and encouraged to be active.

Grooming:  The luxurious coat of this breed will need to be clipped or scissored every 4 to 6 months or clipped short more frequently for a working dog to keep it looking immaculately trimmed.


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