Toy Poodle

The Toy Poodle is a miniature dog breed of the Standard Poodle, known for its elegant appearance, fluffy, curly, dense coat and playful personality.

General details

It is characterized for being a small breed. The common weight for a Toy Poodle is approximately 3 to 4 kg. In terms of height, it is usually around 24 to 28 cm. This breed usually lives between 12 and 15 years. In terms of FCI (Fédération Cynologique Internationale) classification, the Toy Poodle belongs to Group 9, which includes companion dogs.

Breed history in brief

The Toy Poodle, also known as the Toy Poodle, is a smaller variety of the Standard Poodle. Its origin dates back to the ancient region of Central Europe, where it is believed to have been developed as a water dog hunting waterfowl. Their distinctive appearance and intelligence made them popular with the royalty and nobility of the time. It was widely used in circuses and gained recognition as a show dog. Today, their small size and cheerful temperament make them ideal for living in small spaces and are suitable for families and seniors. In addition, their intelligence and trainability make them excellent therapy and assistance dogs.

Breed characteristics

Its distinctive appearance is characterized by its wedge-shaped head, dark, expressive eyes and pendulous ears. Its body is compact and well-proportioned, with a high set tail carried high on the back. The Toy Poodle's coat is curly and dense, with a woolly texture that does not shed easily. Its coat can have different colors, such as white, black, gray, brown and apricot. Toy Poodles can also be found in mixed colors. In terms of temperament, the Toy Poodle is known to be an intelligent, lively and friendly breed. They are very affectionate and loyal to their owners. They are also active and playful, but at the same time they can be calm and adaptable. They are social dogs that enjoy human companionship and get along well with other animals.

Common health problems

Among the diseases that can most frequently affect this breed are hip dysplasia, patellar luxation, epilepsy, eye diseases such as cataracts, progressive retinal atrophy and glaucoma, as well as heart diseases such as degenerative valve disease.

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