Poodle (Toy)

Toy Poodle | Stock Photo © tim elliott #

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.

• 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
• Life span: 12 – 14 years

Although the poodle is most often identified with France, its earliest ancestors were probably curly-coated dogs from central Asia that assisted with herding and followed many routes into various parts of Europe. Interwoven in their ancestry are also several rough-coated water dogs. Perhaps the earliest incarnation of the poodle was the barbet, a curly-coated dog distributed in France, Russia, Hungary and elsewhere. It is the German version, however, that exerted most influence on the modern poodle. In fact, the word poodle comes from the German word pfudel, meaning "puddle" or "to splash, " probably reflecting the dog's water abilities. In France, it was known as caniche or chien canard, both referring to its duck-hunting abilities. Thus, from herding and water roots the poodle became a talented water-hunting companion. The poodle was also drawn into service as a military dog, guide dog, guard dog, wagon puller for performers and, eventually, as a circus performer. Its coat was shorn close to facilitate swimming, but left slightly longer on the chest for warmth in cold water. Although some believe the puffs of hair around the leg joints and tail tip were for protection when hunting, compelling evidence suggests that they arose as decoration during the poodle's performing days. The poodle found favor as an elegant companion for fashionable ladies. It became favored by French aristocracy and eventually became the national dog of France. Its characteristic clip was accentuated, and a successful effort was made to perfect the smaller specimens. Poodles entered the show ring in the late 1800s. Some of the early show poodles were shown in corded coats, in which the hair is allowed to mat in long thin tresses rather than be brushed out. While eye-catching, the upkeep was difficult and the trend died out by the early 1900s, being replaced by the bouffant styles still in vogue. At the same time poodle popularity in America waned, so that by the late 1920s, poodles had almost died out in North America. In the 1930s, the breed staged a comeback that eventually placed it as the all-time most popular dog in America.

My Own Pet Balloons My Own Pet Balloons Toy Poodle Domestic Animal
Toy (My Own Pet Balloons)
  • Your pet comes with its own leash and pull tag attached for personalization
  • Your pet is precisely weighted to stand on its own feet
  • Your pet is re-fillable
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Rotweiller? No. Toy Poodle

Ass Monkey seems to envision himself as a pit bull, challenging and attacking all who come near this forum.
But he's more like a toy poodle, an annoying little lap dog who can't do any real damage, as it nips at your heals and squeals its harmless bark.
When not on the attack, he has the bathroom humor of a 6 year old boy.
He seems to have two "qualities" that abbreviate to T.P. ---Toy Poodle & Toilet Paper.
Neither is complimentary in anyone's book

Keeping Kids From Toy Guns: How One Mother Changed Her Mind  — The Atlantic
When my husband was growing up, the only boy in a family of all girls, his mother didn't allow him to have any toy guns. He was a mild mannered, sweet little boy.

Melissa & Doug Melissa & Doug Curley Grey Poodle
Toy (Melissa & Doug)
  • A "Choice Breeds" stuffed animal from Melissa and Doug
  • Luxurious fabrics
  • Top-quality construction
  • Weighted bottom
  • Surface washable
Mary Meyer Mary Meyer Sweet Rascals, Pink Sweet Penelope Poodle, 9"
Toy (Mary Meyer)
  • Fluffy and soft
  • Pink princess bows around the ears
  • Plush body
  • Traditional Poodle cut
  • Beautifully expressive blue eyes
Tfh Pubns Inc The Toy & Miniature Poodle (Terra-Nova)
Book (Tfh Pubns Inc)
  • Made By TFH - Nylabone
  • Model Number TN116
Nintendo Nintendogs + Cats: Toy Poodle and New Friends
Video Games (Nintendo)
  • More than 27 breeds to choose from, including puppies and kittens
  • Each puppy and kitten has unique coloring and personality possibilities
  • Breed choice depends on game version. These include French Bulldog, Toy Poodle and Golden Retriever
  • Utilize Nintendo 3DS StreetPass and SpotPass functionality to share your experience with friends and other players
  • With Nintendo 3DS augmented-reality feature, you can watch your puppy play on your dining room table or sit in the palm of your hand

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