Dog Breed profiles

Poodle (Toy) Breed Profile

Poodle (Toy) fact file

KC Group: utility
Size: small
Good with children?: yes recommended
Exercise requirement: moderate
Good guard dogs?: would bark
Moulting level: low
Grooming: lots
Jogging partner: short runs

Initially bred as a gundog, the Poodle has now found itself as the dog of choice for those seeking to inject a little glamour into their life. A Poodle is usually recognisable by the elegant cut of their coat, making them something of an aristocrat amongst dogs. They are graceful in movement and highly intelligent dogs.

Poodle (Toy) Character

The Poodle is exceptionally obedient and keen to learn, their intelligence means they pick up even difficult tasks with relative ease. They are wonderful with children and love being involved with the family, although they don't enjoy too much rough and tumble

Poodle (Toy) Size

According to the Breed Standard, a Toy Poodle should measure under 28cm.

Poodle (Toy) Health

A generally healthy breed although some lines are susceptible to epilepsy and cataracts

Poodle (Toy) Special Care

Beyond regular grooming and paying close attention to the areas around the eyes and ears little special care is required for this breed.

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