Showing posts with label Poodles. Show all posts
Showing posts with label Poodles. Show all posts

Tuesday, August 28, 2018

The most intelligent POODLE.

The Poodle is commonly acknowledged to be the most wisely intelligent of all members of the canine race. There is a general belief that he is a fop, whose time is largely occupied in personal embellishment, and that he requires a great deal of individual attention in the matter of his toilet. I

t may be true that to keep him in exhibition order and perfect cleanliness his owner has need to devote more consideration to him than is necessary in the case of many breeds; but in other respects he gives very little trouble, and all who are attached to him are consistent in their opinion that there is no dog so intensely interesting and responsive as a companion.

His qualities of mind and his acute powers of reasoning are indeed so great that there is something almost human in his attractiveness and his devotion. His aptitude for learning is never denied, and many are the stories told of his marvelous talent and versatility.

Not merely as a showman's dog has he distinguished himself. He is something more than a mountebank of the booths, trained to walk the tightrope and stand on his head. He is adept at performing tricks, but it is his alertness of brain that places him apart from other animals.  

The profuse and long coat of this dog has the peculiarity that if not kept constantly brushed out it twists up into little cords which increase in length as the new hair grows and clings about it. The unshed old hair and the new growth entwined together thus become distinct rope-like cords. Eventually, if these cords are not cut short, or accidentally torn off, they drag along the ground, and so prevent the poor animal from moving with any degree of comfort or freedom.  

Corded Poodles are very showy, and from the remarkable appearance of the coat, attract a great deal of public attention when exhibited at shows; but they have lost popularity among most fanciers, and have become few in number owing to the obvious fact that it is impossible to make pets of them or keep them in the house. The reason of this is that the coat must, from time to time, be oiled in order to keep the cords supple and prevent them from snapping, and, of course, as their coats cannot be brushed, the only way of keeping the dog clean is to wash him, which with a corded Poodle is a lengthy and laborious process. Further, the coat takes hours to dry, and unless the newly washed dog be kept in a warm room he is very liable to catch a cold. The result is, that the coats of corded Poodles are almost invariably dirty, and somewhat smelly. 

Poodle's General appearance

  • Head: Long, straight, and fine, the skull not broad, with a slight peak at the back. 
  • Muzzle: Long (but not snippy) and strong not full in cheek; teeth white, strong, and level; gums black, lips black and not showing lippies.  
  • Eyes: Almond shaped, very dark, full of fire and intelligence.  
  • Nose: Black and sharp. 
  • Ears: The leather long and wide, low set on, hanging close to the face.  
  • Neck: Well proportioned and strong, to admit of the head being carried high and with dignity.  
  • Feet: Rather small, and of good shape, the toes well arched, pads thick and hard. 
  • Legs: Fore-legs set straight from the shoulder, with plenty of bone and muscle.  
  • Hind-legs: Very muscular and well bent, with the hocks, well let down.  
  • Tail: Set on rather high, well carried, never curled or carried over back. 
  • Coat: Very profuse, and of good hard texture; if corded, hanging in tight, even cords; if non-corded, very thick and strong, of even length, the curls close and thick, without knots or cords.

Friday, August 3, 2018

Purebred Backgrounds - POODLE Information

English: A medium sized poodle in Scandinavian...
A medium sized poodle in a Scandinavian clip
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Blue at election time Standard Poodle
Blue at election time Standard Poodle (Photo credit: Wikipedia)
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Poodle Toy Adulto (Photo credit: Wikipedia)
The Poodle is one of the most loved and hated dog breeds. Often seen fully coiffed either in competition or strolling with their owners, their fur simultaneously puffed high and trimmed close, poodles appear to be a haughty and decadent dog breed to the Poodle layman.

Surprisingly, the history of the poodle is actually very down-to-earth. Poodles are water dogs. They are naturals at hunting birds in the water and on land. The name Poodle comes from the German words Pudel or Pudelhund, which means splashing and splashing dog respectively. The name for Poodles is related to the English word puddle. Knowing Poodles are named after a simple puddle makes the breed seem less intimidating already. Poodles most likely originated in Eastern Europe and they have been popular throughout Europe for hundreds of years. However, it is the French who are given credit for the breed.

French Poodle breeders successfully cultivated all three sizes of Poodle: miniature, toy and standard.
The three sizes of Poodle: miniature, toy and standard have similar traits of all Poodles but differ in height and weight. Miniature Poodles are fifteen to seventeen pounds and eleven to fifteen inches in height at the shoulder. Toy Poodles are six to nine pounds and up to ten inches at the shoulder. Standard Poodles are forty-five to seventy pounds and over fifteen inches at the shoulder.

Poodle breeders breed for overall traits such as high energy level, intelligence, proud or regal carriage, straight, delicate muzzle, small, oval feet, and curly, dense fur among other characteristics. There are many champion lines of Poodle due to the many winners of American Kennel Club and other canine association competitions. Purebred Poodles should come with a documented pedigree or ancestry showing evidence of past champions in the genetic line.

Poodles, like other purebred dogs, have some common genetic flaws, which lead to medical conditions. Poodle breeders should discontinue breeding any line found to have these conditions. Some of the likely health problems are Addison's disease, gastric dilatation-volvulus (GDV), thyroid and renal conditions, hip dysplasia, and cancer.

When interviewing Poodle breeders, buyers should bring a list of questions to determine a reputable breeder from a bad breeder. Buyers should do their homework in advance and be ready to commit to Poodles at the time of purchase. Some excellent questions to ask to help buyers find good Poodle breeders include do you maintain your own kennel and can I visit it, can I meet the parents and receive pedigree papers, can I get medical and immunization records and do you offer a warranty. 

Good Poodle breeders will run their own kennels and encourage potential buyers to visit and meet not only the puppies but the parents as well. The kennels should be clean and allow good socialization. Reputable breeders will also give new owners lots of information out Poodles, especially car and feeding instructions.

Good Poodle breeders will care where the puppies are going and what kind of care they will receive. Expect to have answers for the breeder as well to questions about your home and environment.

Friday, November 17, 2017

The Basic Needs Of TOY POODLES

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Toy Poodle - Photo  by Yasuhiko Ito 
Many people and families consider having Toy Poodles to share their life with. But every owner or soon-to-be owners of dogs should realize that dog ownership requires ten to 15 years or more of commitment. Just like humans, Toy Poodles as well as other dog breeds, need food, water, shelter and nurturing to survive.

Proper nutrition.
Look at your dog's diet and see if there is something you can do to improve it. Look for dog foods and dog food companies proven to use high-quality ingredients. There are also pet foods specifically formulated to dogs with a certain health condition like obesity and diabetes. If you prefer to give homemade dog foods, ask your vet's advice for the ingredients that are appropriate for your furry friend. When switching dog food, remember to do so gradually to prevent gastrointestinal upset and other digestive problem.

Physical maintenance.
As much as it is important for humans, exercise is also vital in keeping your dog fit. Toy Poodles are active little dogs who need a daily walk - be it around the block or in the park nearest to you. Behavior problem such as chewing, digging and urine marking inside the house can be avoided with daily as well as playing ball and fetch. But remember not to over-exercise your dog, allow exercise that is only appropriate for your dog's age and breed.

Grooming and cleaning.
Grooming doesn't necessarily mean dressing your dog up. Grooming is one way of making sure that your dog is clean and doesn't look and smell dirty. A Toy Poodle needs regular bath and clipping every six weeks. Clean the ears, the teeth, and the gums. Dog shampoo, toothbrush, toothpaste and other cleaning and grooming supplies are available at most pet supply stores.

Dogs have natural den instinct. They need a space they can call their own, their shelter and home. Make the shelter - be it a kennel, crate or bed comfortable as much as possible. The bed or the crate must be appropriate for your dog. It shouldn't be too small to allow movements.

Training is an important part of a dog's life. Even if you do not intend to have your dog appear in dog shows and rings, training is still necessary. Remember that a well-trained dog is pleasant to be around. Less accident in the house, less trouble!

Providing your dog the above-mentioned needs will certainly create a long, happy and healthy life with your furry friend.

Tuesday, October 3, 2017

Why A GOLDENDOODLE Is A Perfect Pet For Anyone

Goldendoodle - Picture: Pixabay

Having a pet dog like a Groodle is likened to giving oneself a very special gift. It may mean a tiny penny taking care of it, yet for pet lovers, the costly grooming and nutrition requirements are plain obligations parents should take in hand for the betterment of their little ones. Pets are more than just home buddies. These can be anybody's companions even in extreme outdoor adventures. And if someone needs to be at home for the whole week while everybody others are on holiday, these great chums can definitely fill in the presence of their loved ones.

Groodles are also called Goldendoodles. They come in a plethora of sizes but regardless of physical magnitude, they are still huggable. Like bears, they are indeed as cuddly. What is more, Groodles are pretty versatile, gentle, and affectionate. Finding a perfect breed can never be a breeze, but nonetheless, there has to be a good breeder out there with a good guarantee of a buyer's money. Hence, one should spare adequate amount of effort in seeking for an ideal source of Goldendoodle Illinois; if not, he would end up regretting each time he realizes how wrong he was for picking a wrong dog.

Good breeders are popular to people. It may be wrong to resort directly to someone who has the loudest name but it is also not impractical to assume that this is beneficial somehow. Word-of-mouth can be an effective way of advertising, and pretty sure, people behind it do just not makeup stories so as to become helpful.

A perfect breed is not only about its physical appearance. While it is tempting to buy a cute bow-wow with the finest fur and pretty face, it is important to recognize the nature or temperament of the dog regardless of how tamed it is at first glance. There are Goldendoodles that can be aggressive depending on how they are raised.

The characteristics of the dog are not easy to determine in a snap. It is best to spend time at the pet shop or kennel where they are raised and sold. Just like a person, though, a dog needs some time to adjust with a stranger.

Hopeful pet owners must wallow in their verdicts about buying especially when faced with critical issues regarding health and finances. It is nice to have pets but if they jeopardize them in many ways, they had better insist not on a decision that can result in their own misfortune.

Dogs need adequate vaccination and nutrition. If their owners fall short in providing their basic needs, they had better say goodbye to them any minute. As much as dogs need special attention, these also need to be heartfelt care.

Interested individuals must acquaint themselves about the things they consequences of owning one. Other owners can give them hints on the right ways of raising pets. It pays to ask.

Dogs are amazing creatures. They are brilliant entertainers for anybody down in the dumps as well as great buddies for lonesome individuals. Buying one can be a lot, but as long as one has a friend to hold on to whenever he needs one then his decision is perfectly justified.

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Tuesday, August 22, 2017

POODLES – One Adorable Dog In Many Convenient Sizes

People love their poodles! A very popular but often misunderstood breed of dog, the poodle has been with us for centuries. Artifacts from ancient Egypt and Rome have been found bearing the images of poodles engaged in such activities as herding animals, retrieving game animals (small game animals, of course – especially birds), and assisting the dragging of game nets. In fact, the intentional breeding of various sized poodles (the American Kennel Club or AKC recognizes three sizes of poodles – Standard, Miniature, and Toy – which are all considered to be the same breed) likely dates back hundreds of years as opposed to other types of dogs which were bred this way only recently. Suffice to say that there have been oodles of poodles roaming the Earth for a very long time. 

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Poodle - Photo  by      greg westfall. 

Defining the Poodles’ Sizes 

The three sizes of poodle have distinct definitions according to the AKC. For purposes of competition in dog shows, the different sizes are determined by the poodle’s height at the shoulder. Standard poodles are defined by being taller than fifteen inches at the shoulder. Miniature poodles must stand no more than fifteen inches but more than ten inches at the shoulder, and Toy poodles must be ten inches or less. Recently breeders have been offering Teacup poodles as well. While the AKC does not recognize the Teacup distinction, most breeders consider a poodle that stands eight inches or less at the shoulder when full grown to be a Teacup poodle. Teacup poodles are proving to be very popular and fetch some of the higher prices for poodle pups. 

Poodle Popularity 

The popularity of poodles is particularly due to a plethora of pleasant attributes in poodle personalities. Poodles are proud dogs and usually very active. It is said that the poodle carries an air of regal dignity unseen in other breeds of dog. Some poodles, however, can be exceptionally shy while others may be very cross creatures. These are the exception rather than the rule. Generally speaking, pet poodles please people.

Primping the Poodle 

Poodle grooming is nearly an art form and there are four generally accepted styles used for show poodles. These are called “show quality clips” and generally include shaping the poodle’s coat to exact specifications in some areas while completely shaving other areas. These four show quality poodle cuts are the Puppy Show Clip, English Saddle Clip, Continental Clip, and Sporting Clip. In addition to these there are five common “pet quality” poodle clips that are employed with non-show dogs. They are known as the Kennel Clip, Dutch Clip (there are two styles of Dutch clip), Bikini Clip, and Puppy Pet Clip. 

For those thinking about becoming poodle owners, the AKC has plenty of information on what to look for in a purebred poodle. The can help potential poodle procurers avoid unnecessary poodle pitfalls and start on the road to a long and happy relationship of poodle puppy love.

Tuesday, July 4, 2017

Your POODLE is Just Another Little Person in the Family

When you think about getting a dog for a loving, best-friend pet, have you thought about a Poodle? Poodles have much more than just great looks. They are smart, affectionate, great with children and so devoted. Poodles are extremely people oriented. In fact, they do not do well without human companionship. Poodles are also friendly with other dogs and non-canine pets. They are very loving and loyal and will defend their home and people with their lives when threatened.

A silver Miniature Poodle stacked.
A silver Miniature Poodle stacked.
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Poodles are non-shedding dogs and considered hypoallergenic, so this makes them wonderful dogs for people with allergies. Poodles are adaptable and easy to train. In fact, Poodles are among the most intelligent dogs you can own. As puppies, they do not usually need a lot of exercise although some daily exercise is recommended. Although they adore water and love to go for walks, Poodles are just not demanding as far as exercise goes.

Poodles are sensitive to their owner's emotions, ready to be your best friend and quietly sit by your side when you are sad or equally ready to go play ball when you're happy. Poodles are clowns and prance around with a toy or a dog biscuit in their mouths to greet you or to play with you. Above all, Poodles think they are human. They love their owners faithfully and want to be with them.

Many people think that Poodles originated in Germany. The name "Poodle" comes from the German word "Pudel," which is short for "Pudelhund," which means "splashing dog". Others are certain that the Poodle is actually descended from a now nearly extinct French water dog, the Barbet and possibly the Hungarian Water Hound. These dogs have a very long history. Poodles are depicted in 15th century paintings and in bas-reliefs from the 1st century. They were used extensively throughout Europe through the ages for retrieving game, (especially in the water.) Toy Poodles became royal favorites, particularly in the 18th century.

Poodles come in three recognized sizes, the Standard Poodle being the largest, the Miniature Poodle and the Toy Poodle (the smallest). Toy, miniature, and standard Poodles are distinguished by adult shoulder height. Toy Poodles are 10 inches or under at the highest point of the shoulder, and typically weigh less than 12 pounds. Miniature Poodles are taller than 10 inches and up to 15 inches at the highest point of the shoulder. For those who prefer a large dog, Standard Poodles are over 15" at the shoulder, with some reaching as much as 30" at the shoulder. "Standard" Poodles (the big ones) are usually between 45-60 pounds (Female) and 65-80 pounds (Male. Other designations, like the "Royal Poodle" on the large end of the spectrum, and the "Tiny Toy" and "Teacup" are not officially recognized sizes, but are used for convenience and descriptive purposes. Among the Toy Poodles, most breeders say "Tiny Toy Poodles" are 4 to 5 pounds, "Teacup Poodles" are 2 to 4 pounds, and the regular Toy Poodle is 5 to 8 pounds at maturity.

They are fairly healthy dogs. For example, in Miniature Poodles, the leading cause of death is old age (39%). They have relatively long life spans. and live anywhere from 12 to more than 15 years. As a general rule, smaller dogs have a longer life span than larger dogs, and accordingly, a healthy Standard Poodle may live as long as 14 years, and the smaller varieties longer.

Ear infections are a problem in all Poodle varieties, but ear problems can be minimized by proper ear care and regular grooming. Healthy Poodle ears should be cleaned on a regular basis, and so should the area around their eyes. Along with ear and eye care, your Poodle will need her teeth brushed and her nails trimmed. Poodles do require dental care as they are generally known to develop serious dental problems as they age.

Poodles come in many colors including black, white, red, apricot, silver, and brown. Because they don't shed Standard Poodles do need grooming regularly. We think of Poodles in elaborate grooming cuts, and we may see some like this on pictures, or shows. But, most pet Poodle owners keep their Poodles in much simpler cuts that are easier to care for and require less grooming.

You may seek a newborn Poodle puppy, or an adult. It is great to rescue an unwanted Poodle from a shelter, as they are generally so good natured and behaved. For some unknown reason, many people seem to want to adopt female Poodles. There is really no logical reason for this, as male Poodles are just as smart, attentive, and well behaved as the females. Most Poodles that end up in rescue centers are male and are usually over five years old.

Regardless of when or where you get a Poodle, you will find that you are truly adding a new family member. And one who thinks of himself or herself as a family member, just another person, like everyone else. Poodles are are wonderful with children as they love to play and do many silly things just as kids do. And adults will love this quality in the Poodle, too. Poodles are wonderful family and personal Pets, that will bring you many years of fun and constant companionship.

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Thursday, June 1, 2017


Just the same as our own eyes, your Cockapoo's eyes are extremely sensitive and require good care and attention. In this article I'll be sharing a few points and suggestions to ensure that your Cockapoo's eyes stay in a healthy condition and infection free.

English: Cockapoo Cooper (White, 1 year old) a...
Cockapoo Cooper (White, 1 year old) and Maggie (Black, 6 months old) Cockapoos
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Here are a few tips to help maintain your Cockapoo's eyes
  • Examine the sides of your Cockapoo's eyes and make sure they're totally free of mucus. Unwelcome bacteria will rapidly grow in the mucus and this could potentially be transferred to the eyes. If your dog suffers from a mucus build up, then ask for the local veterinarian's help and advice. They will typically suggest a sterile eyewash that will allow you to eliminate the mucus.

  • In your Cockapoo is a little 'intense' in the presence of other dogs, it is important to maintain good control of your dog, since eye traumas sustained from fights can be extremely unpleasant - regrettably many a dog has lost an eye via some sort of 'scrap'.

  • Does your dog constantly ride with his or her head out of the car window? If this is the case then its very easy for small particles to enter his eyes, which could cause infection or injury. Likewise, larger objects such as the branch of a tree or a rock thrown up by another vehicle, could cause a more severe injury to your dog.

  • Take care not to expose your dog to substances which are potential irritants, so consider where it is that you walk with him, what is on the ground, or what fumes may be in the air.

  • Take a set of blunt scissors and then clip the hair from about your pet's eyes. Doing this will help to ensure that any long hairs will not prick against your dog's eyes and may also help to prevent unhealthy present on the hairs microbes from coming into contact with his eyes.

  • Tear stains are a problem in Cockapoos simply because this breed of dog does not possess good tear duct drainage. Any tears that cannot drain away merely roll down and off the eye and may lead to staining around the eye, because the damp hairs attract and accumulate debris and dust. You can easily help alleviate problems with this discoloration by simply making certain that the hair surrounding the eyes is frequently cut. If the discoloring is high then there are several commercially obtainable solutions and products which can help. You should always check with one's veterinarian for help and advice before of applying any sort of treatment solution on your dog.

  • By routinely checking your dogs eyes you'll be able to spot any issues before they get serious. Should you see anything amiss then I suggest you contact your vet's as soon as possible. Eye problems in dogs are actually commonplace, with the most typical being conjunctivitis. Eye infections are usually bacterial and will be easily cured with antibiotics. The antibiotics will either be in liquid or in a lotion.

  • Eye bacterial infections will certainly clear up a lot quicker if your dog is not able to scratch or paw at their eyes. You should get a cone collar because they will put a stop to the dog itching at their face. It will also help in preventing the problem from moving from one eye to the other.

The above facts are presented as a general guide. For anybody who is unsure on precisely how to care for your Cockapoos eyes then make sure that you talk with your veterinarian. They can describe for you all of the symptoms of the commonplace eye ailments, along with the symptoms that you need to be looking out for. They'll also be able to demonstrate the ideal way to cleanse and maintain your dogs eyes, so that they remain healthy and problem free.

Wednesday, May 31, 2017

Fact Sheet: The COCKAPOO

(Original title: The Cockapoo – A Mix of The Poodle and Cocker Spaniel Breeds)

Cockapoo - Photo  by funkblast 
Poodles are a very popular breed to have as a pet and also very popular to breed with other dog breeds. To learn more about the popularity of the poodle see the article on this site at Poodle Popularity.

Although there are not Breeds of Poodles, there are plenty of Poodle mixes. One of the most popular poodle mix is the Cockapoo described in this article.


By mixing the breed of poodle with the breed of Cocker Spaniel, a Cockapoo is created. The Cockapoo is not a dog breed, rather it is a mixed breed and in theory takes all the desirable qualities of their parents. In reality one hopes the mixed breed dog will take the desirable traits of the purebred dog.

From the Cocker Spaniel, the mixed puppy will hopefully take Cocker’s characteristics of being mellow, friendly, having a pleasant personality and a sturdy build. The Poodle bred traits wanted are intelligence, cleverness, and a non-shedding hypoallergenic coat.


The poodle’s coat is a major reason the poodle is mixed with other breeds. The poodle’s coat does not shed and is hypoallergenic, meaning the poodle is (in my opinion) the best dog breed to have if you suffer from allergies. Most people will not have an allergic reaction to a poodle.


By mixing two breeds Cockapoo Puppies become less prone to genetic disorders. Poor breeding, like mating a brother and sister, is a cause of genetic disorders. Breeding with a completely different bloodline from a different breed strengthens the gene pool of the puppies.

When Poodles became a popular dog, this caused a very high demand for poodle puppies. Poodles were generated for money not health. Inbreeding and unhealthy breeding occurred rampantly causing genetic health problems for future generations of these poodles. The same poor breeding was done with Cocker Spaniels as their popularity grew. Known health ailments are associated with each breed due to breeding to meet demand versus breeding to advance the quality of the breed.

It is possible to obtain a healthy purebred. Proper breeding was also done at the time of the breed’s popularity. By researching the bloodline of the parents, and/or having both sire and dam registered with the AKC can insure healthy genetic bloodlines for the purebred puppy.


Remember, by mixing the breeds, the traits you like about a breed will not necessarily be passed on to the litter. Combining the best traits of both breeds is the goal. Some of the mixed bred puppies will have the desirable traits, or may have one or two of the desired traits.

It is hoped that by mixing a poodle with a Cocker Spaniel, the cockapoo will have a coat that is non-shedding and hypoallergenic, be very intelligent, be friendly and have a sturdy build. Some cockapoos will have a less shedding coat and will be less likely to cause allergic reactions. Some cockapoos will have a shedding coat and will cause allergenic reactions. The same is true of all the traits.

Cockapoos are not a recognized dog breed. At least not yet. If cockapoos with the desired traits are bred with other cockapoos with the desired traits from a different bloodline, then over time the cockapoo will have predictable traits. For example, all pure bred poodles have a non shedding coat and is hypoallergenic. The pure breed Cocker Spaniel has a shedding coat and will cause allergic reactions. As of now, cockapoos may or may not have a non shedding coat, or a coat that sheds less than the Cocker Spaniel. Researching the breeder of the cockapoo and seeing the parents is the best indication of the traits of a specific cockapoo puppy.

The mix of traits will be in each litter and puppies in the same litter could have different characteristics. One may have a shedding coat and one may have the non-shedding coat. One puppy may be very active and another calmer.


Well bred cockapoos are calm, fun, mellow and loving. They are pleasant, have patience and very sweet. Their intelligence helps them be trained and entertaining.

A personality of a dog is mainly dependent on the parents. To predict personality meet the parents and take time to get to know them. There are Cocker Spaniels and Poodles that are skittish, nervous and not friendly, who will pass on these undesirable traits. There are known health issues for each breed who will pass on the genetic tendency for that health problem.

By spending time with the puppy before committing a great deal of heartache can be avoided.


Cockapoo puppies can be taken care of with weekly bathing, brushing and clipping of nails. They can live a healthy and a long life with proper nutrition, medical care and good living conditions.

Cockapoo puppies have a very good immune system so they are less prone to diseases. They remain healthy with regular physical exercises. The cockapoo needs physical activities and loves to play. At a minimum take them for a daily walk, and have space for them to run and play or take them to a dog park.


The nature of Cockapoo make them ideal for kids. They love to be with children and will be an excellent companion. The personality traits of calmness and patience can make the cockapoo an excellent choice for a child with emotional challenges, such as being withdrawn or autism. The cockapoo can make an excellent therapy dog.


Cockapoo breeders can become state licensed or register with the American Cockapoo Club as a way to show they are knowledgeable breeders. Cockapoo breeders breed healthy well socialized puppies in a variety of colors and coats. Research the breeder and ask lots of questions until you feel confident about the puppy you are about to buy. Saying a dog is a Cockapoo does not exactly imply purebred Poodles and Cocker Spaniel parents. Many cross breeds of poodles have more than one breed in the bloodline. See if the breeder has a hereditary chart of the parents, called the sire and dam.

It is worth taking the time to examine breeders. Be sure the cockapoo is healthy and pleasant mannered. A well breed cockapoo will be a loving wonderful addition to your home. Take Care.

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Saturday, April 22, 2017

POODLES - One of the World's Smartest Breeds

Come with me as I take a look at the Wonderful World of Poodles.


Although the national breed of France, the Poodle actually originated in Germany where it was used as a water retriever. Many believe the name "Pudel" comes from the German word "pudel" which means "one who plays in water."

In fact, the famous "Poodle Clip" was created by hunters to help the breed swim faster and more efficiently. The clip was not created as a decorative element. It was created to protect certain vital organs and joints of the breed in cold water.

A black Standard Poodle (Caniche).
A black Standard Poodle (Caniche).
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The term "French Poodle" comes from France's capitalization of the breed's intelligence, trainability and eagerness to perform. The French turned poodles into popular circus performers where they gained notoriety and became Louis XVI and Queen Anne's court favorites. They have long since been associated with royalty. Even America's President, Grover Cleveland, owned a poodle.

The Standard Poodle, the largest of the three recognized varieties, is the oldest of the breed. All of the poodle's ancestors were water dogs known for their swimming abilities.


The poodle is the only breed that comes in three AKC registered varieties. The three recognized types are the Standard Poodle, the Miniature Poodle and the Toy Poodle. The Standard is the tallest, measuring over 15 inches. The Miniature is 15 inches or under, but a minimum of 10 inches. The Toy is under 10 inches.

The breed comes in a variety of solid colors, including white, black, apricot and gray.

The Poodle is an exceptionally intelligent dog that excels in obedience training. Its intelligence and ability to learn makes it one of the most popular breeds in the world. It is considered one of the easiest breeds to train. Also, its hypoallergenic coat makes it a favorite amongst owners. It does not shed, but does require grooming on a regular basis. The breed adapts well to any living conditions, making it an ideal pet for apartments. However, it is an active dog and does require daily exercise.

The Poodle carries itself proudly and has a very distinct air of dignity. The word "elegant" is most often used to describe the breed. The Poodle is known to be shy, but sharp at the same time. Poodles are reserved with strangers and unless trained at an early age, can bark excessively.

The Standard Poodle (Caniche, Barbone, Chien Canne)

The Standard Poodle is considered to be a large dog of high intelligence and trainability. Elegant, strong and good natured, it makes an excellent family dog. It has a thick, soft, curly coat that does not shed but requires daily grooming. The ears are wide and hang close to the head. The eyes are very dark and alert. The feet are compact and the breed has an effortless and delightful gait (like walking on air.)

The Standard Poodle is pleasant, happy and generally easy to maintain. It is a loyal companion but unlike the Miniature and Toy varieties of the breed, can be less sensitive to its surroundings and does not bond to one owner or one household as much. It is considered the calmer of the Poodle varieties. Standard Poodles are friendly and excellent with children and other dogs.

Height: 15 inches

Weight: 45-70 pounds

Life Expectancy: 12-15 years

The Standard Poodle is inactive indoors and even a small yard is acceptable. However they do require daily walks. They are not overly demanding but their temperament is based on their living conditions.

This is a long lived breed but it is subject to certain genetic diseases like most dogs. Cataracts, skin conditions (from allergies to certain shampoos,) hip dysplasia, runny nose and ear infections are common. Also, the breed is subject to bloating, so only feed it two to three small meals a day instead of one or two large meals.

The Miniature Poodle (Caniche)

The Miniature Poodle is considered to be a medium dog of high intelligence and trainability. More cheerful and playful than the Standard variety of poodle, it has a thick, soft, curly coat that does not shed but requires daily grooming. The ears are wide and hang close to the head. The eyes are very dark and alert. The feet are compact and the breed has a spunky gait.

The Miniature Poodle is an amusing, often curious dog. It is a loyal companion that insists on being included in all of its owner's activities. It can learn tricks effortlessly. It is considered less calm than the Standard Poodle, but not as feisty as the Toy Poodle. Most Miniature Poodles love children and other dogs but they will exhibit jealous tendencies and can display sharp reactions. They can be over playful and must be trained early on that there is a limit to play time. Overall, they are friendly and make excellent pets.

Height: 11-15 inches

Weight: 15-17 pounds

Life Expectancy: 12-15 years

The Miniature Poodle is a good dog for apartment life. They are active indoors but do fine without a yard. However they do require daily walks. They are not overly demanding but their temperament is based on their living conditions.

This is a long lived breed but it is subject to certain genetic diseases like most dogs. Cataracts, skin conditions (from allergies to certain shampoos,) hip dysplasia, runny nose and ear infections are common. Also, the breed is subject to bloating, so only feed it two to three small meals a day instead of one or two large meals.

The Toy Poodle (Caniche, Chien Canne, Tea Cup)

The Toy Poodle is considered to be a small dog of high intelligence and trainability. More sensitive than the Standard and Toy varieties, it is also considered the smartest of the three. It has a thick, soft, curly coat that does not shed but requires daily grooming. The ears are small and long and hang close to the head. The eyes are very dark and alert. The feet are compact and the breed has a perfect gait.

The Toy Poodle is sensitive but extremely intelligent. They are very responsive and alert. They can be a delight, but also demanding. They do not like strangers and are reserved around children and other dogs. They are known to snap if they are teased, surprised or mishandled.

They generally bond with one owner for life and they are extremely loyal to that individual and will defend them at all cost, despite their size. However, a true "lap dog," the Toy Poodle expects an equal amount of loyalty and love in return. They adapt better to one dog households and do not do well with small children. The Toy Poodle is considered the least calm of the three poodle varieties.

Height: up to 10 inches

Weight: 3-8 pounds

Life Expectancy: 12-15 years

The Toy Poodle is a good dog for apartment life. They adapt very well to "city life." They require little indoor or outdoor activities but nonetheless, should be socialized with a daily walk. They are demanding dogs and can bark excessively if left alone for long periods of time.

This is a long lived breed but it is subject to certain genetic diseases like most dogs. Cataracts, skin conditions (from allergies to certain shampoos,) hip dysplasia, runny nose and ear infections are common. Also, the breed is subject to bloating, so only feed it two to three small meals a day instead of one or two large meals.

Choosing Your Poodle

Never is it more essential to choose a responsible and well-respected breeder than when choosing a Poodle Puppy.

As you've already learned from reading this article, dogs come in many different colors, sizes and TEMPERAMENTS!

Poodles especially fall into this category. You can end up with a great pet or a nightmare. Fortunately, with a little bit of research and homework ahead of time, you'll minimize the risk of a difficult pet and maximize your chances of a truly wonderful new companion.

I recommend everyone get the definitive guide to choosing a dog breed. This book will help you make the right choice. It was written by Marcel Cobs, very well respected in the industry. A dog is a companion for life. Making sure you choose the right breed should be step one. When you buy a car, you do not buy the very first car, on the very first lot, on the nearest street, do you? You do a little research. Choosing a dog is no different and this is the ONLY guide I have ever recommended.

How to Choose the Right Dog for You! By Marcel Cobs

A practical guide to guarantee you and your new best friend enjoy a great life together. If you have any interest at all in getting a dog... if you want to find out what type of dog you should get to fit you and your family... or you just want to figure out whether you should get a dog or not... then this book was written just for you. Comes with eBook and professional mp3 audio recordings included!

You can email me and I'll provide you the link to get the book.

Once you've decided on the type of dog you are getting, I suggest you check your local shelter. There are thousands and thousands of dogs in need of good homes and yes, some are pure breed dogs. It's a misconception that only "mutts" can be found in shelters (by the way....some of the best dogs I've owned or simply known, were mutts!)

The name of your local shelter can always be found in your Yellow Pages or online. Or you can simply go to The Humane Society of the United States website. Call your local shelter and ask them to notify you if a specific type or breed of dog comes in. Many are more than happy to keep you on a notify list, but some are not.

Second, I recommend you contact breed rescue organizations. You can Google breed rescue organizations by simply typing in the name of the breed and then the words "rescue organizations." These organizations have dedicated volunteers who work tirelessly to find homes for purebred dogs and yes, many times THEY DO have puppies.

Finally, if you have not found what you are looking for at a shelter or through a rescue organization, I recommend you find a reputable breeder in your area. How will you know if they are reputable? Do some research and do a little homework. Also, try to visit more than one. Don't just buy the first puppy you see. Here are some helpful hints:


Check the Better Business Bureau. It's amazing to me how many people forget to do this! It's free and it takes about two seconds. Do it!


1. Do the puppies look clean and do they appear healthy? - Puppies should be bright eyed, active, playful and have an outward appearance of good health (good skin and coat, no unusual odor, clean ears, etc.)

2. Have the puppies been checked for worms? - The puppy should have been examined for worms and the breeder should present you with proof that it has received at least one vaccination before it goes home with you.

3. Have the parents been x-rayed for hip dysplasia? - This is a genetic disorder that many dogs are prone to. The breeder should know all about hereditary diseases and should breed healthy dogs with good temperaments.

Early Socialization

1. Are the puppies friendly? Do they seem happy to be around you? - Puppies should be outgoing, begging to be picked up, competing for attention, and love being held and played with. A very timid puppy might tug at your heartstrings but chances are it's not in good health.

2. Insist on seeing the mother. Is she friendly and attractive? - At 6 weeks old, the mother should no longer be overprotective of her puppies. Insist on seeing the father. How is he with visitors? DO NOT buy puppies whose parents do not have good temperaments.

3. How old are the puppies? - Puppies should not be removed from their litters before 6 weeks. They need to be around their littermates for at least 6 weeks. Seven or eight weeks are even better. However, there is a limit. A puppy that is kept with its littermates past the age of 10 weeks may have become too dependent on its mother.

4. Has the breeder begun to socialize the puppies? - You can tell if a breeder has given each puppy some individual attention, care, and training. Don't be shy. Ask the breeder about this! Ask him, "what have you done to begin socializing this puppy?"

The Breeder

1. Is the breeder experienced with the breed? - The breeder should be able to answer any questions about the breed and agree to help you with any problems. After all, this is why you are buying from a breeder and not a pet shop.

2. Has the breeder gone over both the good and bad characteristics of the breed? - Every breed has good points and bad. No breed can be considered "perfect." The breeder should be honest with you. Some of the best breeders I know refuse to sell certain breeds to families with small children or owners who live in apartments, etc. It seems harsh and unfair, but actually they are doing you and their puppies a favor. Don't fall for the hard sell. There is no reason you should be pressured in any way. If you feel like you are going through a hard sell, walk away.

3. Has the breeder suggested further obedience training? - Many responsible breeders make this a requirement for the sale. All dogs need training. Don't be put off by this. This means they have the best interest of the dog in mind.

4. Does the breeder offer any kind of "starter kit"? - The breeder should give you some materials to take home. The "kit" will probably include some dog food, instructions on the care and feeding of your pup, a list of necessary supplies to have at home, dog care books, and some information on Veterinarians and dog training schools.

5. How about the paperwork? Is it all in order? - You should receive a contract (signed by both you and the seller), and a pedigree. You should not have to pay extra for the pedigree.

Your Part In All This

1. Are you willing to make a long term commitment to this puppy? - When you purchase a puppy, you are making a very serious, long term commitment to the care, training and love of this dog. This animal will live for a dozen years or more and it is your responsibility to do everything possible to keep it well and happy for its entire life.

Hope you've enjoyed "Poodles: A Look At The World's Smartest Dog Breed."

    Ms. Weber is the author of over 1,000 articles on dog breeds and she is the author of three fictional novels. She lives in Arizona with her husband, two daughters, a teacup poodle named Holden and two hamsters named Zoe and Emma. She loves horseback riding, reading mysteries and very scary movies.
    10% of all proceeds from the sale of any merchandise in this article, on Ms. Weber's website or blog goes to the Humane Society of the United States and other animal rescue organizations. Please buy or donate directly to your local shelter!
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Tuesday, March 7, 2017

An Expert Guide on The POODLE: The Dog For Allergy Sufferers

The Poodle is a member of the Non-Sporting Group and is currently America's seventh most popular dog breed. Their intelligence, happy nature, and hypoallergenic coat make this breed a common choice for allergy sufferers.

Although many believe the standard Poodle hails from France, it actually originated in Germany in the 15th and 16th centuries and was bred to retrieve waterfowl from the water. The name 'poodle' even derives from the German word 'pudel', meaning to splash about. The breed's ancestry past the 15th century becomes murky, with some historians believing that Poodle-type dogs were seen on Egyptian and Roman tombs from the first centuries B.C.

An apricot Standard Poodle. Taken in Whippende...
An apricot Standard Poodle. Taken in Whippendell Woods, Watford (England).
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The coat of the Poodle was styled so that it protected vital organs of the dog and keeps it from becoming cold, while also allowing it to move better in the water. The unique style of the Poodle's coat attracted French aristocracy, quickly becoming a fashionable choice for the upper echelon of society and later, the National Dog of France. The Toy and Miniature Poodle would appear shortly after the Standard Poodle to please the European upper middle-class. The Kennel Club in England registered the Standard Poodle in 1874 and the American Kennel Club registered them in 1887, although the breed did not become popular in America until after World War II.

Poodles are incredibly intelligent and easy to train, which led to their prevalence in circus shows. Circus performers saw how they delighted crowds with their tricks and began styling their coats into even more eye-catching shapes. Today, they are not used as much for waterfowl retrieval, but instead they make great family pets due to their friendly disposition towards children and hypoallergenic coat.

The following is derived from the AKC standard:

  • Coat: Poodles can have curly or corded coats that come in all solid colors such as café-au-lait, black, blue, silver, gray, white, red, brown, cream, and apricot.
  • Head: The head is moderately rounded with a strong, arched neck. The ears lay flat on the head and are long. The eyes should be dark and alert.
  • Body: They are a medium to large-sized breed, squarely built, and weighing 45-70 lbs. The legs are proportionate to its body and a tail that is set high and usually docked. The feet are oval-shaped and have toes that are arched.

  • Multi-colored coats.
  • Snappy or aggressive behavior.
  • Slumped posture.
  • Elbows that stick out.
  • Cheekbones that are not flat.

There are three different body types of Poodles:
The Toy : 10 inches and under at the shoulder.
The Miniature : over 10 inches at the shoulder.
The Standard : over 15 inches at the shoulder.

Poodles are intelligent and dignified. They enjoy being with their family and need quality time with their owners; otherwise they may develop separation anxiety. Elegant and regal looking, they take pleasure in showing off their agility. They may give a warning bark, but are generally not good guard dogs. Poodles are usually accepting of other cats and dogs if introduced properly. Their intelligence makes them easy to train as long as the owner is consistent.

  • Grooming: Poodle coats do not shed. However, regular grooming is needed to keep it in good condition.
  • Living Situation: They do better in houses, but can fare well in apartments if the exercise requirement is met.
  • Exercise: The Standard Poodle needs 60 minutes of exercise daily.
  • Approximate Lifespan: 12-15 years
  • Common Health Problems: The Poodle is susceptible to many eye problems such as cataracts, runny eyes, and retinal atrophy. In addition, they are prone to Addison's disease, hip dysplasia, ear infections, and bloat.

The Rundown: Poodles are incredibly intelligent dogs that are easy to train and good with children. Their coat needs regular maintenance, but it does not shed and can be suitable for those with allergies. This is an active breed that needs daily exercise, but will be happy to cuddle on the couch with its family. They are prone to more health problems than other dogs.

Saturday, February 25, 2017

More Information Regarding GOLDENDOODLE Puppies

Most of the time it is very confusing to choose a breed for a canine that you want to adopt because of the number that they have. Aside from that, it is even more confusing now that there are cross breeds. One example of a cross breed is the Goldendoodle. From the name itself, it originated from the Labrador Retriever and the designer Poodle. Because of this appearance, breeders were able to develop a canine that is close to an adorable bear.

This is just one of the breeds that you can get if you are thinking of purchasing a canine as a pet. Most people in the city of Texas, especially families, have Goldendoodle puppies for their pets. If you have your own family, it would be a good idea to consider their choice. If you are interested, read on for some of the most basic information regarding this interesting canine.

2½-month-old Goldendoodle pup.
2½-month-old Goldendoodle pup. (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

There are many notable features about the breed that you should learn if you are thinking of adoption. First are the interesting coats that they have, which by the way comes in various shades. It is very beneficial if you are looking for a specific shade. You just have to be careful about the coat texture. There are those that can be really frizzy while others are really soft.

When it comes to physical activities, they are in need of the average exercise. This means that they are slightly athletic. But even if it is just moderate exercise like walks or running around the yard, you still have to do it everyday. They do not really feel comfortable when they are idle for the entire time.

One trait that serves as the highlight of their personality is their naturally caring attitude towards people. They are especially empathic to those who are not feeling well or people they feel are going through something at the moment. When you feel that your day just keeps getting worst, a hug with them would be very therapeutic.

If you are the one who adopted them, you can expect their loyalty as well. This is due to the fact that they are easily and strongly attached to their humans. This is the trait that makes them really different from others and makes them the best type of canine to be around children. Families with children and have this type of dog adore them.

Teaching them several things such as what are the things that they can and cannot do inside the home would not be too hard of a task. They are very intelligent and they can pick up instructions and tricks easily. But you have to improve the way they interact with others.

If you are looking for a dog that you do not have to take to the grooming shop every now and then, this is the canine for you. Their coats are usually a mixture of both their parent breeds. But they usually take after the Poodles when it comes to the shedding part. It is necessary however that you comb their coats every now and then.

You always have to remember that research is a very important part of knowing which breed is the right one for you. You need to know their needs first to determine if you can keep up with it. And you also need to know their personalities and see if both of you would agree with each other.

    About the Author: Beryl Dalton