Non-sporting Breeds

Toy Poodle

Toy Poodle
Pedigree Points
Recognized: AKC, ANKC, CKC, FCI, KC (GB), KUSA
Height: Under 10 in (25cm)
Coat: Very profuse and dense with a good, harsh texture; curly or corded
Color: All solid colors; brown and cafe-au-lait have liver noses, eye rims, and lips; all others have black noses, eye rims, and lips

The Toy Poodle is a descendant of the Miniature Poodle. The smaller specimens were so much in demand that, by the middle of the 1950s, the UK Kennel Club agreed to open a separate register for them. These are the least robust of the three varieties, however, so it is essential to select from sound stock. The Toy Poodle has the same characteristics and show standard as its larger counterparts, except in the matter of size. It is happy and good tempered and makes a delightful pet that is ideal for the apartment dweller who nonetheless enjoys a canine companion. The Toy is exhibited in the same clips as the other two varieties. In any case, it will require regular visits to the canine beauty parlor. Use a wire-pin pneumatic brush and a wire-toothed metal comb for daily grooming.
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