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buy mini toy teacup.The Miniature Poodle is an incredibly versatile dog. He will love whatever walks you can give him, and will make his own fun where he can. Traditionally the larger Poodles were used as water retrievers, and smaller Poodles to sniff out truffles.
History of the Miniature Poodle
The smaller Poodles have a very similar attitude to their larger cousins, and were developed largely as circus dogs. The intelligence of Standard Poodles was legendary — but they were too big to work in the circus ring, so, a smaller version — the Miniature Poodle — with the same intelligence and trainability was developed.
They immediately became popular, and, by the middle of the 20thcentury, they were the most popular companion dog of all time.
Miniature Poodle health
The Miniature Poodle is predisposed to the following health conditions:
- Patella luxation.
- Perthes disease.
Progressive retinal atrophy (PRA) is a disease of the eye, which causes the retina to degenerate slowly over time – vision slowly declines resulting in blindness. Prcd refers to a type of PRA, which is known in some breeds, including the Miniature Poodle.
Cataracts are a painless clouding or coating of the lens of the eye. They most commonly occur as the dog ages, or as a result of injury to the eye. They appear as a milkiness of the pupil or aperture of the eye and tend to affect both eyes simultaneously. Once they are pronounced, the dog’s eye may appear dilated as not enough light passes through the retina.
Epilepsy is a brain disorder, which causes fits.
Patella luxation is a condition where the dog’s kneecap slides out of place, causing the leg to lock, with the foot held off the ground. It is common among small breeds and may be congential or caused by a blunt trauma.
Perthes disease is where the blood supply to the femur bone in the hip joint is attacked, causing the bone to die, resulting in abnormal deformity of the ball of the hip joint.
The breed is listed under the Kennel Club/ British Veterinary Association/ International Sheep Dog Society eye scheme. It is also recommended that parent dogs are given a DNA test for prcd-PRA. A breeder should be able to provide documentation proving that this has been done. It is advised that you do not buy from a breeder who can’t do this.
Miniature Poodle temperament
- A clown by nature who loves to amuse his owners.
- Friendly and happy.
- Light-hearted and high-spirited.
Miniature Poodle lifestyle
- An incredibly versatile dog.
- The Miniature Poodle will love whatever walks you can give him, and will make his own fun where he can.
- He loves life and just wants to live it with you – he thrives on human company.
Miniature Poodle trainability
- The Miniature Poodle is extremely intelligent and loves to show off.
- He is quick to learn but needs to be given a good reason to do something.
- You need to be one step ahead so that he doesn’t become bored.