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Toy poodles idle dog breed for people living in flats

Poodles are brave enough to follow their owners into danger, smart and easy to train, and eminently lovable. The poodle has the most-prized qualities of man’s best friend, yet the breed has always been misunderstood and maligned. But humans that don’t know the greatness of the breed have it totally wrong, the biggest problem the proud poodle has is that they are simply too good looking for most humans to realise what a great dog they are. But to anyone who has observed a poodle just going about its business-to see it strut and bounce on its long legs is a chance to admire one of the most beautiful and gracious members of the canine family.It used to be a favourite of the French ladies at one time. One could see Parisian ladies with poodles

on the streets of Paris. But sadly, today the breed is rarely seen on the city’s streets. Today poodle is again gaining popularity as not many creatures can balance regal and goofy quite like the poodle. And poodle cross breeds, such as the Cockapoo, or the Labradoodle (poodle mixed with Labrador), are also becoming popular. There are three kinds of Poodles:

Toy Poodles: Toys are ideal for older or less-active people, or for those with limited living space. Toys are not recommended for very active young children and should not be left alone with them because of possible injury due to their small size. This is the smallest poodle size. Toy poodles are 10 inches or under at the highest point of the shoulder, and typically weigh less than 12 pounds.

Miniature Poodles: Miniature Poodles are taller than 10 inches and up to 15 inches at the highest point of the shoulder. Minis generally weigh between 15 and 35 pounds depending on their height.

This medium poodle size is energetic and needs a moderate amount of exercise. Minis are the most common size we see come into rescue. The medium poodle size is energetic and needs a moderate amount of exercise. They are also good for those with limited living space. However, they can weigh up to 20 pounds, so they are harder to lift for more fragile people.

Standard Poodles: Like most large dogs, to support good manners and household etiquette, standards must have regular walks and exercise. Standards are recommended for those who have the body strength to control them. Standards are a poor choice for people who live in small homes without a yard. This is the oldest breed size. Miniature and toy poodles were developed by selectively breeding standards down to smaller sizes. A standard poodle is taller than 15 inches at the highest point of the shoulder, with no upper size limit. Most standards are between the 22 and 27-inch range and weigh approximately 40-60 pounds.