Standard And Toy Poodle: Personality & Health Issues
Standard, Miniature & Toy Poodle:
All Poodles adore human company and dislike solitude. They are considered one of the most intelligent dogs, and the Toy variety is one of the easiest dog breeds to train.  The Poodle generally has a long life expectancy, but frequently suffers in its later years from disorders of the eyes, skin, heart, or cerebro-vascular system.  They should be brushed several times a week and clipped every month or so.  The ears must be cleaned regularly and the hair that grows inside them should be removed.

Miniature & Toy Poodle: 
Average Lifespan Of The Minature And Toy Poodle: 13-15 years.
Average Weight: 4-8lbs.
Inherited Health Disorders:
Atresia Of Lacrimal Puncta and Nasolacrimal Duct: Absent Tear Duct.
Watery Eye/Facial Staining
Extra Lashes
Overly Long Lashes
Chronic Superficial Keratitis:
Inflamed Cornea (Miniatures)
Corneal Degeneration (Dystrophy)
Iris Atrophy:
Thin Iris
Juvenile Cataract
(Small Eye): Usually is related to other eye conditions, such as defects of the lens, retina, or cornea.  Dogs with Microphthalmia have third eyelids and small eyes recessed into the eye socket.  You will see this condition once new born pups open their eyes.  This condition is unpredictable, the puppies eyes may worsen or the condition may heal itself.  See a vet.
PRA (Progressive Retinal Atrophy)
Day Blindness, Underdeveloped Optic Nerve
Brain And Eyes:
Globoid Cell Leukodystrophy (Krabbe's Disease): A rare disorder in which there is a shortage of enzymes that are necessary for proper metabolism.  Affected dogs show signs of uncoordination at a very young age, and the condition is eventually fatal.  There is no treatment available for Krabbe's Disease.
Cystine Crystals In Urine: See Kidney Disorders In Dogs
Patent Ductus Arteriosus: A heart defect which can cause fluid build up in the lungs.
Alopecia: Partial Hair Loss.
Standard Poodle:
Average Lifespan Of The Standard Poodle: 10-13 years.
Average Weight: 45-65lbs.
Inherited Health Disorders:
Oversized Eye Socket (Orbit), Oversized Eyelid Opening
Toy Poodle
Exercise Requirements: 2/5
Affection Level: 4/5
Friendliness-Other Pets:
Friendliness-Strangers: 4/5
Ease Of Training:
Standard PoodleTemperament:
Exercise Requirements: 4/5
Affection Level: 3/5
Friendliness-Other Pets:
Friendliness-Strangers: 3/5
Ease Of Training:
About The Ratings:
Exercise Requirements:
1: Low, 5: High
Affection Level:
1: Introverted, 5: Extroverted.
Friendliness-Other Pets:
1: Least Friendly, 5: Most Friendly.
1: Least Friendly, 5: Most Friendly.
Ease Of Training:
1: Most Difficult, 5: Least Difficult.
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