Miniature Poodle Articles
Originally bred as gundogs or retrievers, poodles had working hair clips or styles. The long hair kept their joints and vital organs warm when swimming in cold water retrieving waterfowl and the shaved areas prevented debris catching in their hair while hunting. Nowadays, Poodles are one of the very few breeds of dog that you can groom in numerous ways, depending upon whether they are show dogs or pets. Poodle show clips today are almost a work of art, requiring many hours of grooming and brushing weekly. Clips and styles for pet poodles that are not show dogs require far less maintenance because the styles are not as complicated, elaborate, or detailed. [...]
Dogs are very important, cherished members of the family that give unconditional love and receive love back in return. Because the pet industry is huge, pampering your miniature poodle has never been easier or more fun. Although people would love to buy their poodles gorgeous diamond collars and other fabulous items that are unaffordable for most; there are many other ways to pamper your pet.
Dressing a miniature poodle in fashionable dog clothes is very common today with practical clothes available that serve a purpose, wonderful designer clothes that draw attention to the pampered pet, and even fun dog clothes for special occasions. Some of the practical dog clothes available include coats and sweaters, to protect your pet from snow, rain, and other weather conditions. Many poodles dislike their feet being cold or wet so shoes, winter boots and rain shoes solve this problem. In hot weather or warmer climates, pamper your poodle with an adorable sun hat, bathing suit, doggie beach towel, sunglasses and other warm weather wear. [...]
There is evidence of parti-color poodles dating back to earlier than the eighteenth century. A parti-colored miniature poodles coat has two or more colors at the skin. Historical dog books, painting and drawings show that the parti-color in poodles was very common at one time, but for reasons unknown, poodle clubs disqualified poodles with this coloring around the beginning of the twentieth century. The last ten years has seen a revival of poodles that are parti-color with the United Kennel Club recognizing parti-colored poodles as a breed standard in 2003. [...]
Miniature poodles are extremely intelligent, cheerful, highly trainable dogs that are wonderful at learning tricks and advanced tricks. Because of their trainability, they have used this cleaver, amusing breed of dog in many circus acts over the centuries. Poodles love to learn and please you and although teaching your dog tricks and advanced tricks is a form of obedience exercise, it keeps the dog energetic, alert, keeps its mind active, and strengthens the bond between you and your pet. It is a great way to have fun and play with your poodle. Dogs that learn advanced tricks are also learning good behavior and obedience. [...]
Eye care for your miniature poodle is very important. It is your job as a responsible pet owner to check your dog's eyes daily, keep them clean and free of debris, and seek medical attention for your poodle if you suspect there is a problem. Miniature poodles, like all dogs, are unable to clean their eyes themselves. Rubbing their faces against furniture, carpeting, or other objects is ineffective. Some dogs use their paws to try to remove gunk or buildup from their eyes but this is unsafe and not effective. If you find that your miniature poodle has excessive tearing, the first thing you should do is take him to your veterinarian to have his eyes checked to rule out any type of medical problem. [...]
Of the millions of people across the country, approximately fifteen percent are allergic to animals, namely dogs and cats. Even so, many of these people with allergies chose to get a dog or cat, replace one after it died or keep the pet they already had although advised by their physician to give the animal up. Many people feel that allergies to their pets are a minor inconvenience compared to the joy and companionship of owning one. If you are considering getting a dog, but suffer from a pet allergy, become as knowledgeable about allergies as possible and learn about practical ways to manage your allergies so you can experience of pleasure of having a dog. [...]
Poodles are and extremely intelligent, loving, wonderful breed of dog that come in an array of colors such as silver, black, and apricot. They are available in three sizes, which are toy, miniature, and standard size. A poodle's appearance, regardless of whether it is a toy, miniature, or standard size, is always the same. They have a deep chest, long muzzle and head with wide hanging, flat, long ears, and a high set tail that they usually dock. Their fine woolly textured coat is dense, curly, and non-shedding. [...]
Miniature poodles are wonderful little dogs that are intelligent, energetic, and very loving. Bringing home a new miniature poodle puppy is an extremely exciting time for the whole family but if you have other resident pets, it could be a little stressful for everyone. While many animals are very social, other household pets that have never had to share their living space or territory with another animal may find it very difficult. If your new miniature poodle puppy was your only pet, you could bring him home and let him explore and roam around the house freely. When you already have a dog, cat, rabbit or other pets, this is not a realistic option as your new poodle and the other animal or animals need properly introduction. [...]
Poodles are a breed of dog recognized in three sizes, which are standard, miniature, and toy. Standard poodles are the largest of the three sizes, weighing forty-five or more pounds, and more than fifteen inches at their shoulder. The miniature, which is the middle-sized dog, weighs approximately fifteen to twenty pounds and stands up to fifteen inches high but with a minimum height of more than ten inches. The smallest of the recognized poodle group is the toy poodle weighing around ten pounds and ten or less inches in height. No separate classification exists for teacup poodles, as teacup is really a term or name many breeders use to describe a very small toy poodle, so there is not any universal standard. [...]
There are many different facts and weird bits of information available on the Miniature Poodle. Here are just a sampling:
Did you know that on The Muppet Show, the character Miss Piggy had a pet poodle named Foo-Foo?
Did you know that on the cover of Weird Al Yankovic's album called 'Poodle Hat', it was his pet poodle named Bela sitting on Al's head? [...]