Canis ISSN: 2398-2942 Poodle: Toy Synonym(s): Caniche Introduction Biological Data Introduction 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 This article is available in full to registered subscribers Sign up now to purchase a 30 day trial, or Login Further ReadingPublicationsRefereed papers Recent references from PubMed and VetMedResource. Other sources of information For information on Genetic Testing Providers (labs), genetic tests, and tests by breed, visit International Partnership for Dogs: https://dogwellnet.com/. For a list of DNA tests available for certain breeds worldwide, visit Kennel Club Worldwide DNA tests: https://www.thekennelclub.org.uk/health/for-breeders/dna-testing-simple-inherited-disorders/worldwide-dna-tests/. The Kennel Club Breed-specific requirements and recommendations including health screening: www.thekennelclub.org.uk/media/9846/abs_breed_specific_requirements_and_recommendations_web.pdf. Ransom J Standard, Mini and Toy Poodles. Salamander. Organisation(s) Visit the Kennel Club website to search for details of KC-registered breed clubs: www.thekennelclub.org.uk/services/public/findaclub/breed/. Visit the American Kennel Club website to search for details of AKC-recognized breed clubs: www.akc.org/clubs/search. Poodle Club of America: www.poodleclubofamerica.org.