Toy Poodle dog food and health

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Toy Poodle description, food, diseases.


This size of poodle was known to exist at least 500 years ago. During the 17th and 18th centuries the poodle became a favourite with the nobility. They wanted dogs smaller than the Miniature variety and so the Toy Poodle was developed. Today the Toy Poodle is exclusively a companion and show dog.

Size Category Small

Weight Height Range The Toy Poodle stands 25 to 28cms and should not weigh more than 4.5 kg.

Toy Poodles have harsh, dense coats. Their coat requires brushing twice a week and clipping every two months.

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Temperament :

The Toy Poodle is sensitive, remarkably intelligent and trainable. It is said to be one of the most trainable breeds. It is very amusing, pleasant, happy, perky and lively. Some love to play with children, but some are sensitive and nervous. Usually it does best with older, considerate children. It can be somewhat high-strung. It may snap if it is teased or surprised. Socialization at an early age is a must. It tends to be quite reserved with strangers. It does tend to bark a lot. This is a very good watchdog for its size, seldom becoming aggressive. Unless trained, this breed tends to bark a lot. Usually it is friendly with other dogs and non-canine pets. Your Poodle will keep in better spirits and be fitter if given regular opportunities to run and play off the leash in a safe area. The Toy Poodle is not demanding as far as exercise goes.


Toy Poodle health and diseases problems

Avoid the "teacup" variation of the Toy Poodle, which is often lacking in personality and good health. Also, there are many different bloodlines of Toy Poodles, some of which have been inbred excessively. Subject to dislocated knees, epilepsy, diabetes and genetic eye diseases.

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