Canis ISSN: 2398-2942

Poodle: Toy

Synonym(s): Caniche


General information

  • Originated in France as a companion, a miniaturization of the German herd-guarding and water-retrieving standard poodle.
  • Independent, thoughtful and responsive, they are easily obedience trained.
  • Good with children and suitable to either hot or cold climates, their size makes them good in the urban environment.
  • Unlike the slightly larger Miniature Poodle, the Toy Poodle does not have its coat shaved into the pompom style. Woolly, springy , curly and resilient, the coat requires very regular grooming and frequent trimming. Does not shed.
  • Smallest of the Poodle breeds.

Biological Data

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