Minature Poodles

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  1. Tahla9999

    Tahla9999 Active Member

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    Been thinking of my next dog breed and for some odd reason the poodle is calling me! The Minature Poodle to be exact. I like the standards but I want a smaller size dog for my next one. Please share your experience with the breed.

    Here are some questions. I really like black, brown, apricot, and red color for a poodle. Is there any colors that are more associated with health problems or I should stay away for some reason?

    I heard that they were active. I like that. How active are we talking about?

    And, urm, I'm not the biggest fan of the way people shave the face of the poodle and prefer the fur on face. I like this cut for a poodle.
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hOScwIbw1gM&feature=related
    Certain cuts have a name. What would you call this cut? And why do people shave the face?
     
  2. poodlesmom

    poodlesmom New Member

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    Standards are the size I'm most familiar with having shared my home with them but I have heard that the miniatures are usually of the same temperment, etc. If you look at my profile pic you can see that I don't go for the fancy poodle clips. Personally I don't find the standards a large breed. Farley was about 60=65 lbs and Chloe averages around 48. Their long legs make them appear much larger.

    While standards love to play, swim and be active they also have an off switch and love to be cuddle buddies as well. Very easy to train and they excel at obedience, agility, rally, etc.
     
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    yoko New Member

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    I've actually looked at poodles lately too :D

    Don't want to hijack but of when answering her questions anyone could throw this in too I'd appreciate it. Would anyone say they are velcro dogs?
     
  4. Cthulhu7

    Cthulhu7 Mitch & Erin

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    My grandmother has a miniature poodle, and she is a wonderful dog. They love to play, but can entertain themselves if need be, and will also be fine just relaxing. They are incredibly smart, my grandparents will actually have to spell out words like vet. I was planning on getting a poodle until I found Cthulhu and would suggest one to anyone.
     
  5. MericoX

    MericoX Roos, Poos, & a Wog!

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    I know of no known health issues linked to coat color, though you will find a lot of BYBs breeding for color vs health.

    All the miniature I know can be quite active. They are just about as active as the Standards in a smaller package. Lincoln has been known to walk 6 miles, play for an hour or so afterwards and still raring to go.

    I'm not too familiar with what the official name of this pet cut would be, but likes like either a teddy bear or mustache-y cut. I'd take pictures to the groomer. Faces were/are shaved to help a dog grab a duck more efficiently (at least that's the original purpose).

    Same can be said about the Miniatures

    Lincoln has SA when I leave the house, but when I'm home he's usually off doing his own thing, though he's a weird dog anyways. Most poodles I know are the "check in and see what you're doing" type vs. being up your butt.
     
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    Cthulhu7 Mitch & Erin

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    Barb04 Love my pets Staff Member

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    Wow, you're asking this question at just the right time. This week I've been dog sitting for a 4 year old black/grey miniature poodle. He weighs maybe 4 or 5 lbs. He's so adorable, smart, friendly, likes to play, likes to cuddle, etc, etc.... My husband & I fell in love with him. I never thought I'd like a dog this size considering how big our are. This dog is smaller than my cat.

    I wouldn't hesitate to get a miniature poodle if that's what you want. Oh, he was trimmed with just the long fluffy ears that went up & down as he ran. So adorable.
     
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    I love Poodles and have been thinking about one in my near future...possibly.
    BUT...This scares the bejeezus out of me. I've already been through hell and back with one breed which has a pretty high propensity toward a lot of health issues...lost my Doberman at 4 years of age. Look at this list! Of course, they're not all going to have problems, but the fact that these things are in their lines just worries me no end.
    http://www.poodleclubofamerica.org/health.htm
     
  9. MericoX

    MericoX Roos, Poos, & a Wog!

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    Like with other breeds, parents with appropriate health testing can rule out quite a few of those health issues. And you are most likely not going to have to worry about HD or bloat in a Miniature or Toy Poodle.
     
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    Poodles are quite energetic,playful, and friendly. I love this breed too!
     
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    Well, I guess that's reassuring for the most part. Some of those though, are really creepy to me like Addison's. Arrrrgggg. Most all breeds have something though.
     
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    Bigpoodleperson Megan and Draco

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    I adore poodles, and will always have one. My old boy had alot of health issues (including Addisons), and died at 9.5. He was just the best dog ever!! Really cemented me to the breed! My new guy is fantastic! So much fun, so smart, and just a cool little guy (he is an almost 4m old standard). I will stick with this breed despite the health issues. There are a LOT of health issues though! Going with a breeder who tests and knows the lines is the biggest thing! No lines are free of issues though. Its worth the risk to me though. :)
     
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    Is it mainly the Standards that are very unhealthy, or do all poodles deal with a lot of health issues?
     
  14. Katkoota

    Katkoota cRaZy AbOuT DOGS

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    I jad one as a child. Smart, active and awesome :)
     
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    Bigpoodleperson Megan and Draco

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    Minis have their share of health issues, but it is mainly standards that bare the brunt of them. Esp, immune issues, those are the worst in the breed. Minis are generally hardy, fun little dogs!!!
     
  16. MericoX

    MericoX Roos, Poos, & a Wog!

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    Of the three I'd say the Miniatures would be the healthiest, followed by Toys than Standards.
     

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