Toy Poodles - French Label
Toy Poodles once the most popular breed in the
world, has had its difficulties. Unscrupulous and indiscriminate breeding
has been the demise of this fantastically beautiful and intelligent creature.
Their uniquely cut coat originated from the need to stop the poodle from
drowning whilst retrieving in water, his first purpose as well as truffle
Excess hair was removed from the legs, hindquarters, face and tail, leaving a
mass of protective coat on the chest, lungs, kidneys and joints against the cold
Russia are part of the Poodle's history. Possibly
even at some stage crossed with the Portugese Water Dog.
However, the French aristocracy under Louis XIV, became a popular
lap dog under Louis XV and was miniaturized by Louis XVI. Now
commonly accepted as a pure French breed.
||These tots are happy and
energetic, making fabulous family pets including those with
children. They are highly intelligent and are inclined to sulk when
left alone. They need constant companionship.
cut is common. Any solid color is allowed also grey and
apricot. Very dignified and happy disposition.
||The thick and very
curly coat needs daily grooming. Ears and eyes also need regular
checking. Professional grooming on a regular basis will give
you the typical poodle appearance. A home trim is popular too.
susceptible to ear and eye infections. Hip Dysplasiia, Patella
Luxation is also something to check when looking at a puppy.
family dog, good lap dog, and devoted and loyal companion. He is
gentle and gets on well with other family pets. Can be aloof
||The Toy Poodle
is a common sight in the show ring. Easy to train and eager to
Highly suitable for apartment living
and equally happy in the country provided he spends all day and all
night by your side! Essentially these small dog breeds must be
A long lifespan of 17 years for the
French poodle can be expected. Slightly less for the Miniature Poodle.
||Originally as a Water
Retrieveer and Truffle finder, nowadays this is the perfect companion
||Not friendly with
strangers and is prone to barking.