Identical in all respects to its larger relatives except in height, this is the smallest of the three varieties of poodle. Pictured here is the lion trim, preferred for showing.
History of Toy Poodle
Miniaturization of the Standard Poodle gave rise to this dog. They were portrayed by the German artist Dtirer in 1500.
The coat of this and other poodles is not moulted, so it needs clipping approximately every six to eight weeks.
Other Names of Toy Poodle: Caniche.
Identification keys of Toy Poodle
tail carried at an angle to body
long, fine head
deep, relatively wide chest
dense, very profuse coat
small, oval-shaped feet
Shih Tzu Often confused with the Tibetan Lhasa Apso, the Chinese Shih Tzu has a denser, slightly wavy coat and a face that has been described as similar to a chrysanthemum. This impression is given by the tendency of the hair on the bridge of the dog’s nose to grow upwards. Generally, this facial […]
Coton de Tulear The name of this breed points to its most obvious feature - an extravagant, cotton-fluff coat of long, white hair. The Coton de Tulear is a member of the bichon group of breeds.
History of Coton de Tulear
It is thought that early bichon stock was taken by French troops to Madagascar, […]
Pug Squarely and solidly built, the Pug is a compact yet very well-proportioned little breed with an unmistakable, flat, wrinkled face. It has a very distinctive, endearing expression.
History of Pug
Originally developed in the Orient about 400 years ago, the breed arrived in Europe via […]
Kyi Leo One of the newest breeds to enter the dog world, the Kyi Leo is a small, solidly built animal with a profuse covering of long hair and an alert, friendly face. Usual coat coloration is black and white, but other colours are also commonly seen.
History of Kyi Leo
The ancestry of this […]
Bolognese Descended from bichon stock, and so having the characteristic white, cottony coat associated with this group, the Bolognese may in fact have blond markings, although these are not considered desirable. This is a square-built and solid dog for its size.
History of Bolognese
The breed’s […]