Toy Poodle

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The Toy Poodle breed originated in France.

Toy Poodles were most likely bred from the larger Standard Poodles, but all three are judged in the same categories.

The Toy Poodle has a small but graceful frame with a rounded skull, a medium-length head and muzzle, dark oval eyes and wide, close-hanging ears. They have docked tails (usually) and compact, webbed feet. The coat is sometimes curly and wiry, sometimes soft and wavy, and can be any solid color. Grooming styles include the “pet clip” (short all over), the “Continental clip” (the hindquarters shaved, half of the tail and the upper half of the legs) “English saddle clip” (same as the “Continental Clip” except the hindquarters are not shaved). Most show dogs are presented with the “Continental Clip.”

Toy Poodles can live as long as 15 years.

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