Poodle (Miniature and Toy)
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Miniature and toy poodles were probably bred down from standard poodles,
although the toy poodle may be distantly related to the Maltese. Unlike the
standard poodle, which was developed as a hunting dog, the smaller poodles were
always companions. They were popular with European royalty, including France's
Louis XVI and Queen Anne of England; both sizes ware depicted in
seventeenth-century paintings. They also performed in circuses in the eighteenth
and nineteenth centuries. They were first brought to the U.S. at the end of the
nineteenth century but did not become popular until after WW II. All three
poodles are almost identical except for size.
These small to medium-size square dogs are elegant looking. The fine muzzle is
straight and equal in length to the skull. The nose is black or liver and the
eyes are oval and wide apart. They have long, wide drop ears that hang close to
the head. The tail is docked and carried erect. The coat is harsh and curly and
can be natural, corded, or clipped. The coat is of a uniform color, including
color, including apricot, blue, black, cream, gray, silver, or white.
up to 10 inches
5 to 7 pounds
11 to 15 inches
14 to 16 pounds
Both poodles are intelligent and highly trainable. They may be wary of strangers
but are affectionate with their families and enjoy human companionship. They
make very poor kennel dogs. Most are good with children and other animals as
long as they are socialized. In general, the miniature and toy poodles are more
sensitive than standards.
They do well in an apartment or suburban home.
Attention, grooming, protection from predators and rough play, socialization,
some exercise, training.
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