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Toy Poodle

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
  • well-sprung ribs
  • small, oval-shaped feet

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