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Decorative, entertaining and very clean is his habits, the Toy Poodle is ideal for the older or
less active person. He is particularly well suited to limited living space, but needs to live
inside, where he thrives on being an integral part of the household.
(10 in) high or less and weighs under (12 lb)
black, white, apricot, gray, chocolate, cream
The Poodle's coat lends itself to a variety of hair styles. Most of which derive from their duties
as a retriever when balls of hair were used to protect their joints in cold water. cut determines
appearance, high maintenance English saddle and continental are show cuts, sporting clip
easier to maintain, pompoms on the tail, feet and head are popular
regular brushing, ear cleaning and hand-stripping, nail trimming, bathing, and clipping every
The Poodle is very active, intelligent, and elegant.
Carrying himself proudly, very active, intelligent, the Poodle has about him an air of distinction
and dignity peculiar to himself. Major fault: shyness or sharpness.
Reception to Training:
very high potential, no heavy handedness
Good with Children:
high to medium, a good family dog
eye problems, excessive tearing - stained face, ear problems and infectioins, remove hair from
10 - 14 years
As a Conformation Dog: Excellent prospect but costly.
As an Obedience dog: Excellent prospect.
As a Pet/Companion dog: Excellent for the family who will see to his grooming needs.