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Breed: Toy Poodle
Country of Origin: Western Europe
AKC Group: Toy
Function: Duck dog
Life Span: 12-15 or more years
Appearance: Small
Color: All solid colors
Coat Type: Curly
Grooming: Poodles must be bathed regularly and clipped every six weeks. Clean and check the ears frequently for wax or infection and pull out hairs growing inside the ear canal. The traditional clips were developed to lighten the weight of the coat for swimming and to protect the joints and major organs from cold, but many pet owners opt for a plain lamb clip (the same length all over). The teeth need regular scaling. The Poodle shed little to no hair and are good for allergy sufferers.
Height: up to 10 inches
Weight: 6-9 pounds
Activity Level: High
Watch Dog: Yes
Protection: No
Intelligence: Very high
Trainability: Very high
Good With Children: Older
Good With Pets: Yes
Good With Strangers: Ok
Character: Smart
Home Environment: Fenced yard or apartment is ok
Best Owner: Lively
Potential Problems:  
Behavior: Barking
Physical: Some are prone to ear infections, runny eyes, digestive tract and heart disorders, skin conditions, slipped stifle and PRA.