It is thought that the country of Origin of the Poodle could be Denmark, Germany or the ancient Piedmont. It has now been officially recognized that the Poodle is the dog of the FRENCH, hence the term FRENCH POODLE. The poodle was originally a sporting Dog that was mainly used to fetch game from the water, they are known to love playing in water. Originally the heavy coat was clipped to allow ease of swimming. Just as a matter of interest, the German word “Pudel” means ‘one who plays in water’.
The Breeds high intelligence was shown by the French by making the poodle a circus performer. Originally only the Standard Poodle existed, and although the standard poodle was used as a retriever of water fowl during the hunting season, it was soon discovered that a smaller version would make a lovely breed, and over time they were bred down in size – first to a Miniature Poodle (commonly mistaken for a Toy Poodle), and then further to the now popular Toy Poodle – the smallest of them all.
The Toy Poodle is very good at obedience and agility as well as retrieving, watchdog duties and performing tricks.
Better suited to an indoor or outdoor lifestyle?
Toy Poodles are great for apartment or small home living. Some can be energetic and playful and some can be lazy. They tend to get along with all types of other pets.
The Poodle needs to live in the house as part of the family. They love playing with toys, sitting with you and especially a comfy bed or sleeping with you.
Are they suited to homes with kids?
If the appropriate dog is chosen, he will be great with children, especially older children. We at Poodlesrus ensure that the we have puppies with a loving temperament. You can meet both parents and spend time with them to know their temperaments.
How Active is the Breed?
This breed can be very active and playful outdoors and can get much of its exercise by playing. They tend to be very lazy and protective of there property indoors. It is a good breed for an apartment or home with only a small yard. A couple of short walks a week will take care of their needs
Taking them out on short walks at a particular time every day will keep them in a good mood. They love playing with water.
Pups have a fragile bone structure and they should never be over exercised and picked up unsupervised by children. We Also stress that these pup do not climb stairs and jump on and off couches until they have reached maturity. We stress this point quite heavily.