Toy Poodle Personality traits and Temperament
Toy Poodles are also known as Pudle, Caniche or Barbone. They are very intelligent animals with a high sense of dignity. They carry themselves with an air of importance and love hunting. They are happy, lively and inquisitive, who are usually bright and quick to learn. They have a terrific sense of humor and are natural-born clowns. Being the center of attention makes them happy. They have an astonishing capacity for behaviors and tricks involving both brains and agility. It is entirely possible for you to be outwitted by a Poodle.
They are the ultimate companion dogs. Just be sure their busy minds have enough to keep them out of mischief. They consider themselves a part of the family and sometimes can tend take on a bossy role. It is very easy to spoil these dogs. They do need a good amount of exercise and they should be taken for walks daily after that they can be extremely happy as lap dogs and TV-watching buddies.
They are wonderful around older children and can make great playmates for them. But due to their small size they can get hurt easily when younger kids handle them roughly. They love to be around other pets and do exceptionally well with cats.
They are protective of their home and family, and if strangers approach your house, they will be instantly alert and bark to let you know. And although they are affectionate with the family, they may take a while to warm up to new people.
Grooming, Haircuts and Shedding
The Poodle coat needs a lot of upkeep to stay beautiful and healthy. Most Poodle owners take their dogs to a professional groomer every three to six weeks. The fine, curly coat that works well in the water needs to be clipped regularly, typically about every six to eight weeks, depending on your preferences. It mats easily, and requires regular brushing at home, even with professional grooming care. Left untrimmed, the coat will naturally curl into cords. Toy Poodles do not shed. They have hair and not fur on the coat. This needs to be groomed on a regular basis. Their coats should be brushed daily and teeth should also be maintained well.
Ears should be inspected and cleaned with soft cotton. They can be given baths weekly and their nails should be trimmed regularly. Tear stains are a huge problem and to cut down on stains, gently wipe down the face daily with an alcohol-free pet wipe or washcloth dipped in warm water.
Size and Characteristics
Price Range: this dog for sale may cost between $1000 – $1500
Life expectancy: the life span is generally of about 12-15 YEARS
Height: 10 inches
Colors: Brindle, Black, Cream, Red, Silver, Grey, Blue, Brown, Apricot, White, Sable
How to Train this dog
They are an extremely easy dog to train, and loves to learn tricks and games or participate in dog sports like agility or obedience. They are eager to please you and this can be advantageously used to train them. They have a remarkable way of seeming to understand your words and expressions and exactly what you want.
Health Issues and Food
Diet: Food that can be given to this breed should include variety of balanced ingredients .Animal protein is very important for this breed. They should have a diet rich in poultry, fish, lamb and eggs. Vegetables, fruits, and starches like brown rice, potatoes and oatmeal are to be given for carbohydrates. Wheat gluten, corn, grapes, onions, macadamia nuts and avocados are to be avoided.
Health problems: The Toy Poodles are sometimes prone to diseases like Addison’s disease, gastric dilatation volvulus, thyroid issues (hyperthyroid and hypothyroid), tracheal collapse, epilepsy, sebaceous adenitis, juvenile renal disease, hip dysplasia, and cancer. They are to be kept under medical supervision.
Shihpoo is a cross between a Shih Tzu and the toy poodle. They have a moderate activity level and loves going on walks and playing inside.
Cavapoo is a cross between Cavalier King Charles Spaniel and a Toy Poodle. The breed may be good with older children and could also have the temperament to be a great therapy dog.
Pomapoo is a cross between the Pomeranian and the Toy Poodle. A Pomapoo’s personality can range from the outgoing friendliness of the Poodle to the more reserved nature of the Pomeranian.
Best female and male dog names
You can name your Toy Poodle as Gunner or Afro if he is a male and Gypsy or AJ if she is a female.
How to adopt this dog
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Pictures and Videos
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