That or dwarf poodle: the pros and cons of the breed, the characteristics of the decorative pet


The pet looks like a toy - nice, compact, nice, with curls and expressive eyes. But we are talking about a real dog, and the toy poodle is in full. This is a great companion, intelligent, active, attentive and understanding. Often, the owners of such treasures are not kept and acquire another one or two kids in the company to the existing one. Naturally, like every breed, the toy poodle has its own characteristics and drawbacks, but they are not so serious as to deny themselves the pleasure of making a charming four-legged friend.

Breed origin

There is a lot of evidence that dogs, similar to the modern poodle, existed in ancient times. The breed received its name in the 15-16 century and it happened on the territory of France. Large representatives were used as assistants during the hunt, they accompanied travelers and sailors. Smaller individuals roamed with circus troupes, successfully performing in the arena. In addition, poodles make excellent truffle searchers.

Initially, dogs were hunting, but the French monarch Henry IV found a different use for them - as guards and bodyguards for his own person. Looking at the king, many of his entourage had similar pets. Such a passion gave the status prefix to large poodles - the royal. They became the founders of smaller varieties - medium, dwarf and toy-poodle.

Description of the breed Toy Poodle

Little dog has a benevolent, sociable disposition, proportionate addition and tirelessness. Translation of the prefix "toy" from English - a toy, in fact, representatives of this variety of poodles correspond to it. Growth individuals varies from 25 to 28 cm, and preferably the minimum figure, weight depends on the subtype - in standard toi it is 3-5 kg, and small toya does not exceed 2 kg.

During the evaluation of an individual, special attention is paid to identifying signs of deformational changes in the skeleton or dwarfism; such dogs are immediately excluded from breeding. There is one exception concerning the hillock on the back of the head - it can be flat if all the proportions of the head are preserved. For the rest of the parameters, the toy poodle should look like its larger counterparts.

The standard offers the following description of purebreds:

  1. Head regular shape, like a fox, with a forehead of medium width, convex, slightly oblong. The stop is smoothed, but distinguishable, the cheekbones are flattened, the same applies to the cheeks. The eye arches are well defined, but do not give the face a heavy look.
  2. The back of the nose is straight, it is slightly shorter than the frontal area. Lips moderately thick, tight, pigmented. The jaws are strong, with a full complement of small teeth creating a scissor bite.
  3. The nose is proportional to the size, when viewed from above, it seems flat and on the side it is rectangular. It is black or painted in color of coat.
  4. Eyes expressive, brilliant, with an almond-shaped size, a lively, interested look. Eyelids tight, painted.
  5. Auricles soft, in the form of a rectangle, elongated, the tips are rounded, they hang down and lie flat on the head. When a dog is interested in something, its ears can be raised and slightly turned forward.
  6. Torso harmonious addition, without elongation, with a moderately elongated neck, pronounced neck, and a smooth withers.
  7. The back is proportional to the length, the average width, slightly expands around the ribs, but narrows closer to the rump. The lumbar belt is expressed, goes into the croup rounded shape. The line from the croup to the outer femoral part is smooth.
  8. The chest is classic, oval, the ribs are wide, springy. The anterior bone of the sternum slightly extends beyond the line of the forelimbs, it is lowered to the elbow joints. The inguinal lines are perfectly tucked up.
  9. Limbs smooth, proportional, strong joints. The front sheer, but the wrists are located at a slight angle. The femoral part is wide, covered with smooth muscles, the knees are angled. The hands are small, rounded, there are membranes between the fingers. The presence of dewclaws is rare, but even if they are, they are immediately removed. The claws and paw pads are pigmented to match the nose or they are black.
  10. Tail set high, carried at an angle, but does not have a bend. Allowed in the natural length, but also at the request of the owner it is allowed to stop at half the entire length or a third.

Features of character and temper little poodles

Anyone, even the smallest poodle, remains an aristocrat in his heart, he is elegant, intelligent, not deprived of his own dignity. And it is not surprising that the dogs of this breed accompanied the Russian and foreign nobility for a long time, being not so much guards, as companions.

Because of its docile nature, Toy Poodle gets along well with children, finds a common language with all the household members and is friendly towards guests. In a house with small children such a pet can be taken only if the kids play with a four-legged friend, and not mock him. If the dog feels that he is loved, admired by him, he will play with pleasure, follow the children and obey without question.

Experts warn that a poodle, even a tiny one, is not a toy. It is impossible to indulge him unnecessarily and to forgive him any prank, such an attitude will negatively affect the character and behavior of the dog.

The Toy Poodle is smart, self-sufficient and a predator. He has the hunter's instincts, so an unbalanced animal can snatch for no reason. The owner should pay attention to the training of your pet.

A poodle is a real artist, he can learn the most difficult stunts, and with pleasure shows them to a grateful public. In general, the dog is not averse to being the center of attention. He will be happy to participate in cooperative games, such a pet can rush and have fun for a long time.

He loves his family so much that he doesn’t like loneliness, he hardly endures indifference or rudeness on the part of the owners. It may be intrusive, as it is in need of care and affection.

When acquiring such a puppy, the owners should immediately understand - this smart, curly little ball will surely stick its curious nose in all the nooks and crannies. Therefore, it is important to immediately take care of the safety of your four-paw pet. Poodles all life remain mobile, inquisitive, interested in everything that happens around.

If you want the house to be quiet, then it is better not to start a poodle. The dog is a real ringleader, he can be very noisy and not averse to bark - no, not just like that, but expressing joy, fun, delight, outrage. He loves to walk, loves to swim and will always be happy to go outside the apartment.

But the toi have little contact with other dogs, they can behave cautiously and even shyly. If at home this “zinger” can often bark, expressing various emotions, then on the street, for the most part, he is silent. As a rule, toi prefer the company of people, rather than other animals.

Toy-poodle can be left at home alone, going to work, but it should be accustomed to short-term, forced loneliness and provide various toys.

How to educate and train toy poodle?

Owners will not have difficulties - the dog is obedient, understanding, learns quickly. It is best to engage in the education of such an active kid in a playful way. It is important that the puppy learn basic skills as early as possible, this will simplify the process of training in the future. Although if the family is not going to teach the dog additional commands or tricks, then the basic obedience program will be quite enough.

In the course of training, it is enough to apply methods of encouragement, the baby will be happy to carry out tasks in order to hear praise, for the opportunity to substitute a back for stroking or get a treat. Quite often, it is enough for him to hear approval from the owner to be inspired. No aggressive methods can be used, and even the clever little dog does not give a reason for this.

Do not think that since the dog is small, it does not need training. By the year, the ill-mannered one can become an uncontrollable, flighty doggie, bringing a lot of trouble. And thanks to the high intelligence, he will come up with new and new leprosy, bringing his family into shock. And to save the grown dog from bad habits is almost impossible.

Care and health features of the smallest of the poodles

Like most decorative dogs, toy-poodle can be accustomed to the tray, but this will not free the owner from the daily walking of the pet. Doggie is bathed once every 6-8 weeks, and combed daily, even if it is cut short.

Once a week, you should inspect the teeth and mouth of the pet, as well as monitor the condition of the claws. If the teeth appear deposition of tartar, you should contact your veterinarian. Claws are trimmed as they grow.

Poodles practically do not fade, they are referred to hypoallergenic breeds. But the dog needs a regular haircut, which is carried out every one and a half to two months. There are even the most popular hairstyles for dogs of this breed: “Lion” - several options, “Modern”, etc.

The owner can equip with special tools, learn the technique and independently trim a curly pet, but, naturally, the “hairstyle” from a professional will look more neat and impressive. If this is to participate in the show program, then without the help of a groomer is indispensable.

If the dog is trimmed, then he will need clothes for the season, especially for an elderly or weakened pet. In winter, it should be a warmed romper and boots, for wet weather - a set of waterproof clothing.

A frozen, drenched baby can aggravate bone and joint diseases. In addition, the latter does not have a developed undercoat, and it quickly overcools in cold weather.

Breed diseases

Life expectancy of representatives of this breed on average is 16-18 years, but often the maximum period is increased by 1-2 years. And if large royal poodles often suffer from diseases of the joints, this ailment is very rare in small toi.

However, there are a number of diseases that most often develop in miniature dogs:

  • tonsillitis,
  • urolithiasis disease,
  • atrophic changes of the pancreaslead to type 1 or 2 diabetes,
  • alopecia (hypotrichosis) - baldness of the outer part of the ears,
  • Zhelino disease - a pathology in which the dog becomes stupid and does not respond to external stimuli,
  • failure of Botallova duct - A pathological condition of congenital nature, is not treated,
  • eclampsia - deterioration of the health of the giving birth bitch,
  • microphthalmia - congenital underdevelopment of the eyeball, combined with eversion of the eyelids.

Toy poodles are easily excited, so they often show signs of neurosis. The owner should be concerned if the pet starts actively licking its paws, biting its fur, and skin irritations occur.

In addition, among surgical pathologies, toi more often than others, there are dislocations of the knee caps that require surgical intervention.

Feeding regime and diet

The owners of the toy poodle have a choice - to feed the pet with natural products or with industrial feed. In addition, subject to certain rules, it is permissible for a dog of a given breed to have a mixed diet, when dry, canned food alternates with dishes from ordinary foods. In this case, different foods should not be given in one feeding, but it is best to alternate them two days after two.

When choosing a suitable ready-made ration you should pay attention to super premium brands and holistic class. They are well balanced and contain quality ingredients. With this type of feeding, the animal does not need additional vitamin-mineral supplements.

If the owner gives preference to feeding with natural food, then the “menu” should include the following components:

  • meat - is at least 1/2 of the total diet, it is pre-boiled (lean types are better suited - beef, veal, chicken, turkey, etc.),
  • cereals - oatmeal, rice, buckwheat, porridge seasoned with vegetable oil,
  • a fish - lean sea, boiled,
  • vegetables - potatoes and legumes are excluded,
  • eggs - give no more than 2 times a week, better quail,
  • fruits - give infrequently, often in the form of treats (apples, bananas).

A toy poodle can become a virtuoso beggar who will be difficult to refuse - it is important to prevent such behavior.

Where to buy a puppy and how to choose?

Since there are several varieties of poodles, and today the most fashionable are mini-dogs, unscrupulous vendors can offer puppies that are far from being miniature, giving them away for them.

Outwardly, they practically do not differ and only time will tell - this poodle or the standard. In addition, the baby may be a mestizo at all. Such a metamorphosis grieves, but future owners deliberately take the risk by buying a pet from random breeders.

If you need a purebred toy poodle that meets the standard requirements, then you should contact the professionals - experienced breeders or the nursery, where puppies with pedigree are offered for sale. In Moscow, there are 2 nurseries specializing in purebred toys:

  • "Atami" (large, miniature and toy poodle),
  • "Charm" (dwarf and toy poodle)

The Toy Poodle is the smallest member of the breed, but in no way inferior to its larger counterparts. This is a great companion, cheerful, cheerful, not giving bored.

History of origin

Images of the poodle were minted on coins of the 10-13 century. Until now, not exactly known birthplace of the breed. Studies show that hunting dogs, herding dogs (retrievers, greyhounds, barbettes, maltese, and others) took part in the creation of the dwarf poodle for centuries. The original purpose of the poodles was to participate in the game hunt.

This breed became decorative during the reign of Marie Antoinette. These dogs are increasingly appearing in the homes of the French aristocracy, and not on the hunt. In the 16th century, dwarf poodles were already widely distributed in Europe. The breed standard was developed simultaneously in France and Germany. But in the 30s of the last century, Germany no longer took part in the work, today France is considered the birthplace of the dwarf poodle.

Breed standard

Dwarf poodle harmoniously complex, has a proud posture. In the withers the height of the dog reaches 28-35 cm. The weight of an adult is 6-8 kg. According to the standard head length should be slightly more than 2/5 of the height of the dog. The skull is oval, slightly narrowed to the nose, with a protruding knob on the back of the head. The ears are long, dilated and rounded to the bottom. Wool is long without undercoat.

The neck is set high, has a slight bend in the neck. In the back there are no bumps or sagging. The lumbar region is strong and short. The chest slightly protrudes forward at the front edge. The tail is set high. If desired, they stop it.

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Shades of a dwarf poodle:

This is a breed that is emotionally very dependent on its owner. Dogs spared aggression, friendly. They are very sensitive to the manifestations of aggressiveness in their favor. During the walk, the poodles practically do not interact with other dogs.

Dogs feel the potential danger that comes from strangers, so they are suspicious of strangers.

Considering the listed features of character, when training a dwarf poodle, only a positive tone can be used, more often to praise the animal. Although even without special training, this breed grows quite intellectually developed. Pygmy poodles are jealous of host's contacts with other dogs. This little dog is very brave. She will rush to any offender of the owner without fear, proving her loyalty.

Advantages and disadvantages

Miniature poodles have many positive aspects, thanks to which they are happy to be brought in as pets:

  • Do not have an unpleasant peculiar smell of wool.
  • Suitable for people with allergies.
  • Well amenable to training.
  • Friendly and very fond of their owners.

Among the minuses of dogs of this breed are:

  • It is necessary to constantly monitor the hair of the animal, regularly trim it.
  • Prone to frequent bark of sweating (especially young poodles).
  • Difficult tolerate constant noise and adverse psychological situation in the house.
  • Difficult to adapt to new conditions and changes in the owner.
  • Without attention from the owner become closed and apathetic.

Care rules

Pygmy poodles require a lot of attention. It is not limited to the care of appearance and nutrition. With a dog you need to walk at least twice a day. The poodle needs regular physical exertion.

Because of the thick hair of animals, you need to periodically bathe and do grooming. It is better to bathe a dog 3-4 times a month in warm water. Daily combing fur furminator, so that it does not roll and not stray. At least once every 1.5-2 months, the poodle needs to be trimmed.Be sure to trim the hair around the muzzle so that the animal is not blind.

Particular attention should be paid to the purity of the pet's ears. Wipe them with a cotton swab. If this is not done regularly, sulfuric plugs may be formed that cause inflammation in the ears.

Hygiene procedures must be provided from an early childhood puppy, so that he got used to them. If you do not conduct training in childhood, the adult poodle will begin to act up and fuss when trying to cut its fur or brush its ears.

Feed the dwarf poodle needs to be balanced. Exclude from the menu:

In the breed, the liver reacts very badly to an unhealthy diet. Puppies after the acquisition of the house you need to feed the food that they were given to the breeders. Switching to another food should be carried out gradually, look at the reaction of the dog. Feed puppies preferably at the same time. An animal from childhood should get used to the established mode of the day.

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In addition to the special food in the diet of the dwarf poodle, there may be:

  • boneless sea fish,
  • veal, chicken,
  • dairy products,
  • eggs,
  • rice, buckwheat,
  • vegetables (except beans and potatoes).

There should always be a bowl of water for the animal. It is better to place a plate with food not on the floor, but on a stand at the level of the poodle's chest. After feeding, wash the dishes immediately.

Historical information

It is not known for certain how and where this breed originated. The first mentions of it date back to the 15th and 16th centuries, when creatures with pretty curls fall into France. At first they were used in grazing or hunting to bring game from the pond. Even in those days, breeders set out to reduce the size of the animal.

Later, they became popular in high society, becoming the companions of noble people. In the Renaissance, the wealthy sections of the population wore them in sleeves, the width of which allowed them to accommodate such a baby. Thus, another name for them arose - the sleeve dog.

What is his character?

Does not always come into play with other relatives. This is its difference from the standard variety. Absolutely calmly transfers moments of solitude. Pads of praise and encouragement. This greatly simplifies the educational process.

It is considered the recognized favorite of different generations, but it is shy when faced with strangers. Soul does not like in children, with pleasure plays with it. Almost does not bark, therefore does not bother the members of household and neighbors. Gavka only on business when protecting its owner.

Does he have any cons?

If you are going to have a micro poodle, immediately consider its weaknesses, so that they do not become an unpleasant surprise for you. Its disadvantages include:

  • Excessive benevolence, which sometimes smoothly flows into cowardice, fear of big dogs, sudden movement, sounds of high volume.
  • Unpredictability - develops in those who are poorly brought up.
  • High propensity to injury, despite the power of the skeleton. It is a rather fragile fellow.
  • Many care requirements. We'll have to stick to a special menu, often trim, to buy special clothes.

For those who are not accustomed to move a lot, the energy of the pet will be a real test. He will require you to participate in joint fun, not allowing to sit on the sidelines. Despite the presence of certain drawbacks, the curly beast makes an excellent friend, because he is primarily focused on the person.

How to care for him?

At an early stage of its development, it is growing rapidly, so it is desirable to provide optimal conditions for the puppy. Then he will show his best features.

Temper a young body by staying outdoors on sunny and cool days, but at the same time avoid hypothermia. Allow plenty to play with peers. This helps to improve metabolism, improve appetite and strengthen the immune system.

It is not recommended to bring to the fresh air of monthly babies when it rains so that they do not catch a cold. At this age, they continuously move no more than 9-10 minutes.

Suitable only for content in the apartment. At the same time observe the temperature regime within 16-18 degrees. Disinfect the karapuz habitat in a timely manner. Determine for him a permanent corner. Do not place it on the aisle, draughty, or nearby heating devices to make it comfortable.

The main thing is that it is clean, spacious and light. Bed a soft mattress or put a basket with bedding. It is better if there is a removable pillowcase, which is convenient to remove and wash.

Comb daily with a massage comb, and then wipe the body with a soft rag. After walking, wipe your limbs and tummy with a wet towel. In the hot season to achieve 4 months water procedures are allowed in a clean pond or river, but you should not get too carried away with this.

Do not forget to clean the ears, rinse your eyes with grass decoction as it gets dirty. Be sure to shorten the claws so that the gait is not deformed.

Nuances of education

Calm and loving atmosphere contributes to excellent results during educational activities. Then the irrepressible bully turns into the soul of the company. At first, the puppy is experiencing pressing lonelinesswhen separated from his mother, he whines. Silence and caress will help him come to his senses.

Where to begin?

The process itself starts from the moment the tiny lump crosses the threshold of your house. Immediately introduce him to the new kindred and place reserved for him. Get ready for an abundance of puddles and piles, do not punish for it.

Wait until the silly will get used to doing his business according to the regime and where it should be. Go out together after eating and stay there until your ward goes to the toilet. Praise him and reward with delicacy.

Host identity

Before you take a dog, educate yourself. She will copy your behavior patterns, whether you like it or not. An unbalanced pupil will never grow up in a psychologically stable person. Control your actions first.

Train in yourself such qualities as consistency, resistance to stress, patience. Build trust to be understood and respected, not trembling with fear at the sight of you.

How and what to feed?

A balanced diet is a pledge of excellent well-being. To eat that poodle can prepared food or natural products. He eats little, so try to make a portion of the most nutritious, so that the food benefits.

Consider the following points:

  • When feeding with dry food, give preference only to the upper class. Do not save.
  • Do not put too hot or cold food on his plate. A little warm - just right.
  • Alternate dairy products with meat and grated vegetables. At the same time - it is impossible!
  • If it is not finished, put it in the fridge or throw it away to avoid poisoning.
  • Be sure to put a bowl with fresh water next to it so that you have constant access to it.

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Common diseases

Some diseases are inherited, so always be interested in the breeder's state of health of parents, their pathologies. Visit the vet annually for a routine checkup. This will minimize the risk of deviations.

Due to the special structure of the miniature poodle is prone to a number of typical ailments. Among them are:

  • epilepsy,
  • knee displacement,
  • gastroenteritis,
  • diabetes,
  • deafness
  • deviations in the work of the heart.

With the advent of old age, teeth fall out, hearing is reduced, partial baldness is observed. Eyes - another weak link. Because of the bulge of the high tear openings, it seems that the animal has tears go on and on. The eyelids regularly get wet, which provokes inflammation. To avoid this and in the future not to lose sight, wipe this area with a tampon dipped in welding. There is also a predisposition to allergic reactions.

Owner reviews

According to many dog ​​breeders, this loyal friend, obedient student. He is amenable to training, understands our speech. Immediately he becomes a full member of the family, but at the same time he is aware of his place and follows the established rules. Does not stink of dog and practically does not fade.

Even allergies do not provoke. This is a real find for any person who can share joy, delight and warmth. Patiently endure any tricks of children, allowing you to dress up and decorate yourself.

Tail companion will accompany you everywhere, with interest contact with your friends. Caring for him is troublesome, but the result is worth it.

Rules for the maintenance and care of that poodle

The French poodle is a naughty and active dog who needs active walks and physical activity. Walking the dog should be several times a day. If necessary, the animal can be trained to the tray.

The dog feels good in a country house, where there is room for games. The standard allows you to keep a curly dog ​​in a small apartment. Putting on a chain is not allowed, it is a freedom-loving beast.

Poodles are very active and energetic dogs.

Toy Poodle practically does not fade and belongs to the hypoallergenic breeds. Combing your pet is necessary daily. Bathe once in 6 weeks. A dog needs a monthly haircut. You can cut the animal at home and in the cabin. In cold weather, trimmed dog is worn with special clothes: warm overalls in winter, waterproof clothes in the rain.

When choosing a food ration, the owner may prefer mixed feeding, alternating products. It is good to eat both dry food and homemade food. Ready-made feed must be taken super-premium or holistic. This is a balanced feed containing all the necessary minerals and vitamins. Natural nutrition should consist of:

  • meat, offal,
  • oatmeal, buckwheat porridge,
  • boiled sea fish,
  • vegetables and fruits
  • quail eggs.

Animal character

Toy Poodle is a companion dog. The dog has a sweet temper. Gets along well with children. Not conflicted with other pets. The animal quickly becomes attached to the person, and is very bored parting with the owner for a long time.

That poodle is friendly to guests, very smart, always ready for games

Dog can not indulge and forgive pranks. Feeling his impunity, the animal can continue to be mischievous. That poodle is a smart and self-sufficient breed. The dog has a hunting instinct. An ill-mannered, unbalanced dog can pounce on the host or guests for no reason.

Poodle inquisitive and active dog. In the house in which this little plant lives, it will never be quiet. But going out into the street, he will behave calmly, once again without giving a vote.


It is recommended to train the dog in a playful way. Toi are easy to learn, grab commands on the fly. It is necessary to start learning from puppyhood, giving the kid the main commands.

When training a dog should be encouraged delicacies and praise. Aggressive parenting methods are unacceptable. The study of new teams begins when the dog has mastered the previous ones.

Toy Poodle is obedient, understanding, learns quickly

Reproaches, disgruntled tone of the owner can harm the mental health of the dog. The poodle will become withdrawn and apathetic. For families where quarrels constantly arise, breeding is not recommended. The animal is sensitive to noise.

The breed does not have good health. Dogs often suffer from joint problems. Frequent cases of dislocation of the patella. Weakness of the animal upper respiratory tract. Like all small breeds, the one is subject to the collapse of the trachea.

Often, representatives of this breed suffer from epilepsy. In old age, animals begin to lose hair and teeth. Cataract, deafness, blindness develop.

How much is a puppy

The price for a puppy depends on the coat color, pedigree and size. Show class puppies cost 30-50 thousand rubles. Such a puppy is allowed for exhibitions and further breeding. The cost of a brid-class baby is 15-25 thousand. For a poet-class dog, breeders ask for 7-13 thousand. Representatives of this class have minor deviations from the standard.

If you need a purebred toy poodle, you should contact an experienced breeder.

When buying a puppy, you must ensure that the following documents are available:

  • breeding documents confirming the purebredness of the dog,
  • mating documents,
  • veterinary passport vaccinations,
  • processing data from parasites.

You can buy a purebred toy poodle with documents in the following nurseries:

  • Moscow (Atami, Glamor Dolls),
  • Omsk (Aqua Vite),
  • St. Petersburg (Goodwin, Diza Flache),
  • Tomsk (Delight Expresn).

Features breeding dwarf dog

Sexual maturity occurs in 6-8 months. But mating at this age is not recommended. The growth of the animal has not yet ceased and mating can be harmful to health.

The first mating spend 1.5-2 years. Cable and bitch must be healthy. Selecting a pair, breeders look at the exterior and health of the partner.

That poodle is a good companion. A cheerful and energetic dwarf dog that will not let the whole family get bored. Although the dog is the smallest representatives of the breed, it is not inferior either in mischief or in intelligence to its large brothers.

Upbringing difficulties

Like other species of this breed, toy poodles have luxurious wool, which will require close attention of the owner.

You should be ready for regular haircuts, about once every 6 weeks, to keep the pet's coat in its original condition.

In addition to the main haircut, toy poodle needs to regularly trim the hair near the tail and on the face.

It is not necessary to bathe the dog regularly, but after water procedures it is necessary to wipe it thoroughly, dry it, and comb the wool to prevent it from knocking into tangles.

That poodle is prone to frequent, barking, so its content is often a challenge not only for the owner, but for all his neighbors.

You can correct this behavior with the help of proper training, and regular communication with your pet, but he will still rush to warn about the appearance of strangers with his sonorous voice.

This moment should not be missed in the care of the pet, otherwise the barking may turn into empty crap, which also affects the obedience of the dog.

Nervous and sensitive character of the toy poodle can cause problems in a family with small children.

He finds it difficult to tolerate constant noise, and he will not be comfortable in such a situation.

In addition, his vulnerable nature does not tolerate the owner’s discontent, his elevated tone and reproaches.

Therefore, in a family where there is discord, or in the order of things loud quarrels, take that poodle is highly undesirable.

His timid nature prevents him from quickly getting used to the new environment and changing the owner, so it may take some time to adapt.

If the owner stays up late at work, or has little time to raise and care for a pet, then you should refrain from purchasing this breed.

Small toy poodles are strongly attached to the person, they need regular attention and communication with the person.

Otherwise, they become withdrawn and apathetic, losing interest in the environment, and becoming isolated.

Before acquiring a representative of this breed, you should carefully weigh the pros and cons, and also pay attention to the disadvantages of care, and diseases that small dogs are prone to.

Problems that arise during the content

With improper care, that poodle may experience health problems, so before purchasing it is necessary to carefully consider whether the owner can provide proper care.

The disadvantages of the breed include its ears: they require regular inspection, cleaning and hair removal.

If we neglect this procedure, then a sulfur tube is formed in the ears, which carries the risk of inflammation of the auditory passages.

Another disadvantage of the poodle is indicated by his eyes, prone to the formation of smudges and inflammations. This feature is associated with the anatomical structure of the animal's skull and the shape of its bulging eyes.

Too high placed tear opening leads to the fact that some of the fluid flows out. Under the influence of constant tears, regular wetting of the skin and hair around the eyes occurs, which often leads to inflammation.

This problem cannot be completely eliminated, but its consequences can be minimized by regular eye hygiene: wiping them with special preparations and careful care of this area.

The small size of the poodle is the source of a number of diseases characteristic of small breeds:

Offset the patella. This trait is inherited, and is associated with the tiny size of the animal.

Избежать его можно, если ответственно подойти к вопросу приобретения собаки, и обратиться в проверенный питомник, где будут известны родители щенка, его родословная и болезни, которые могут передаться от них.

Как правило, щенков с подобным заболеванием, к дальнейшему разведению не допускают.

  • Прогрессирующая атрофия сетчатки. It is also a hereditary sign, and to prevent it, it is necessary to study the diseases of the parents.
  • Deafness.
  • Tendency to allergies.
  • Diabetes.
  • Heart diseases.
  • The list of diseases of the poodles can be continued even with a number of diseases, but the main thing is that the dog will need regular monitoring and examination of the veterinarian in order to notice the signs of the disease in time and prevent its development.

    When purchasing a puppy for further breeding, it is important to know that the puppies of that poodle are born quite large when compared with the size of the mother's body.

    There are 3-4 of them in the litter, so in the birth the veterinarians often resort to cesarean section to prevent health risks.

    The content of that poodle will require from the owner a sufficient amount of time: this is not the breed that will wait for hours for attention and care from the owner.

    With a lack of affection, they can turn to destructive activities in the form of spoiling things, scattering them and prolonged barking.

    It is possible to get a representative of this breed only in case of confidence that the dog will receive regular communication and classes.

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    Before you get yourself a pet toy poodle, think about whether you are ready to devote enough of your time and attention to his upbringing and maintenance.

    After watching this video, you will see that taking care of a pet's pet poodle is not so complicated. The author of the video clearly demonstrates the process of shaving wool on his four-legged friend.