Toy Poodle

The toy poodle is the smallest of all poodles and its height is less than twenty-eight centimeters from the wicher down. Obviously despite its small size it must look balanced and proportionate. The eyes of the toy poodle should be dark and should be situated at the height of the stop and should be slightly oblique. Its ears should be close to the head and the lobules should look big and should not have too many fringes. The skull must look moderately rounded with a slight but defined stop. Its cheekbones are chiseled underneath the eyes. It's shoulders should be well inclined back and not look straight. Its front legs should look straight and parallel and its feet should be oval and small, not open. Its hind legs should be straight and well angled. The coat of this dog should be kinky and should always have a rough thick texture to it. There are certain determined haircuts that are done on poodles by dog barbers and its up to the owner to decide what he or she likes best. The colors of the toy poodle can be blue, grey, silver, brown, light brown, crème or apricot. The color of the nose, eyelids, lips, nails and eyes must correspond to the color of the coat.

Ideal owner:
There is nothing better than a well-trained toy poodle since they are very affectionate and great companions. toy poodles stand out for their personalities and authenticity and they absolutely adore their owners. With the right type of training and socializing they can become very extroverted dogs. They are very smart and their capacity to understand situations should not be overestimated. Training it can be quite tricky for an owner though since due to its small size it's easy to give into its little fits. You will have to let it know from the very beginning that you are the boss. The toy poodle can be a charm to a person that wants a teensy dog.

At around the age of eight weeks a toy poodle should weigh around 750 grams; it reaches its full height at around six and seven months. The tail is docked during its first week of life. The toy poodle comes in a variety of smooth colors and it changes colors as it grows into an adult. Its very typical and well-known coat grows very quickly however it will not be completely developed until around a year of age. Sexual maturity is reached around the age of one year as well. It is very important that the person interested in acquiring a toy poodle takes care of choosing a healthy one. It is recommended to ask about the poodle's health and personality and to make sure it gets well trained. Although they are very attractive looking teensy pooches, it's best to not get the smallest ones because they can have very fine and delicate bones. Health problems and lesions are very common in the smallest ones. Grooming is something that must start at a young age so as to get it used to it and to stimulate the growth of its adult coat.

General health:
Breeders have dedicated a lot of time and effort into making the toy poodle look the way it does and it is becoming more and more admired every day. The future owner must choose carefully since there are some health problems that can come about in this breed. Despite its small size, the care its coat needs is very demanding and will need to be done by a professional. A well cared fore toy poodle can easily live up to ten or even fifteen years of age. Ear, eye, and skin problems are frequent in toy poodles as well as otitis, excessive tearing, progressive retina atrophy, atopic dermatitis, hereditary sebaceous adenitis and seborrhea. Cryptorchidism, incomplete dentition, and incorrect bite are also common in this type of poodle. Since it is such a small dog it has a tendency to suffer from lesions, especially broken bones and its eyes can become scratched by foreign objects getting into them. Hypoglycemia is also a problem for the toy poodle and it is something that veterinarians are aware of. Poodles can also have adverse reactions to the anti rabies vaccine.

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