Coat:
Origin:
Height:
Color:
Guard Ability:
Life Span:
Weight:
Learning rate:
Obedience:
Temperament:
Watch Ability:
Activity level:
up to 10 inches
High
Very High
10-15 Years
Dense
Low
France
All solid colors
Very High
Loyal, sociable and happy
4 - 12 pounds
Very High
Poodle
The name Poodle comes from the German
word Pudel, which is short for Pudelhund,
which means splashing dog.
Appearance

Most Poodles are proportionally long-legged dogs. They have dense, curly,
non-shedding fur that grows year-round and requires regular grooming. Most are
solid-colored, and many registries only allow solid colors in conformation shows.
"Parti" (short for parti-colored) Poodles have large patches of colors. "Phantom"
Poodles have the color pattern of a black-and-tan dog, although not necessarily black
and tan.

Temperament

The Toy Poodle is a dainty, sensitive little dog that make perfect pets for a less active
person who has time to pamper these natural little clowns and be amused by their
quaint antics. The Toy Poodle is a bright, perky little dog who is easy to train and eager
to please.  Arguably one of the most intelligent breeds, their aptitude has made them
ideal for performing in circuses across the globe for centuries. Because they are so
intelligent, they can become bored easily and can get quite creative about finding
mischief. Poodles are extremely people-oriented dogs and, therefore, are eager to
please.

History

The Toy Poodle is the smallest version of the Poodle. Originally used in Germany and
France as a retriever of waterfowl, they were later favored by circus performers for their
comic appearance and the ease of training. The Toy Poodle is still one of the most
popular breeds today.