Country of Origin: Central Europe
Group: Companion and Toy Dogs
Original Function: lap dog
Todays Function: companion
Dimension Male: < 25,4 cm
Dimension Female: < 25,4 cm
Weight Male: 3-4 kg
Weight Female: 3-4 kg
Litter Size: 1-4 puppies
Life span: 12-14 years
Other Names: Caniche
Colors: The coat is a even and solid color. in certain colors there may show a varying shade of that same co
Living: Toy poodles need to be indoor dog due to size. they do very well in urban and country living. as lon
Recognized: CKC, FCI, AKC, UKC, KCGB, CKC, ANKC, NKC, NZKC, CCR, APRI, ACR
The Toy Poodle is an elegant, lively, small dog with a profuse, but well-groomed and clipped curly coat. The ears are long, flat and wide, laying close to the head. The head is long with dark, almond-shaped eyes that have an alert expression. The skull is a bit rounded, with a slight stop. The teeth should have a scissors bite. A good Poodle has a square silhouette, with approximately the same overall length as the height at the withers. The level top line has a slight depression behind the withers. The feet are small, oval and webbed, with arched toes. Dewclaws generally are removed. The tail is docked to produce a balanced dog. The coat may be groomed into three basic styles: the "pet clip" (or puppy clip), with relatively short hair all over the body, the "English saddle" clip, and the "Continental" clip with the rear half of the body shaved, bracelets left around the ankles, and pom-poms left on the tails and hips. All solid colors are permissible. The Poodle has a delightful springy gait.
The pert and peppy toy poodle is one of the brightest and easiest breeds to train. It is alert, responsive, playful, lively, sensitive and eager to please. It is devoted to its family. Some can be reserved with strangers; others may bark a lot.
Poodles need a lot of interaction with people. They also need mental and physical exercise. The toy poodle"s exercise needs can be met with a short walk or even indoor games. This is not a breed that should ever live outside, although it enjoys access to a yard. Its coat should be brushed every day or two. Poodle hair, when shed, does not fall out but becomes caught in the surrounding hair, which can cause matting if not removed. Clipping should be done at least four times a year, with the face and feet clipped monthly. Although most poodles are professionally groomed, owners can learn to groom their own dog.
Poodles must be bathed regularly and clipped every six weeks. Clean and check the ears frequently for wax or infection and pull out hairs growing inside the ear canal. The traditional clips were developed to lighten the weight of the coat for swimming and
Major concerns: PRA, patellar luxation, Legg ? Perthes, epilepsy
Minor concerns: trichiasis, entropion, lacrimal duct atresia, cataracts
Occasionally seen: urolithiasis, intervertebral disc degeneration
Suggested tests: eye, knee, hip