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Loving the poodle!
Member Name: xxfoxyredxx
Date: 30/10/11, updated on 30/10/11 (30 review reads)
Advantages: Beautiful, easy to train and fiercely loyal and not too yappy either!
Disadvantages: None, they're amazing dogs and don't malt!
My best mate owns a poodle. You may ask why that has got me here to write a piece on one, well it started off as her dog but now we have shared ownership. My mate stays most nights with me and when she doesn't Daisy stays with me rather often. I'm sat writing this review now with her head on my laptop (the dog not my friends lol) trying to get my attention and to stop me writing whilst my mate has gone shopping! Shes such a dear little thing I had to write about her today.....to say I'm in love is an understatement!
Daisy The Toy Poodle:
Daisy is white, small and of course curly haired as all poodles are with a soft, wool coat. Shes one years old after my mate spotted her on an advert to be got rid of in Pets At Home. Daisy was living in a caravan and to say she was neglected was an understatement. when I saw her she was a scruffy, undernourished little thing, with sad dark eyes and no idea to even play. At the same time my mates other mate bought the other poodle that there was available, a black one called Solomon who was Daisy's brother and was even more timid and scared than she was.
Daisy has since been loved by both of us to within an inch of her life. Spoilt isn't the word with this pooch! She eats the best, gets away with everything and owns us and not the only way round lol. Because shes had such a hard year we make up for it and she loves it! Daisy has since been groomed at a parlour and looks fabulous though had to be mostly shaved due to the knots and likes that she had and believe me she is full of spirit, life and beans with smiling eyes nowadays!
The Poodles History:
Well this is all rather unclear. I was always of the belief that poodles originated from France but after reading a book about Poodles recently some people believe that they originated from Germany or Russia though it is readily believed they come from Asia. I had read they were originally bred for the art of catching ducks 'ducking' but this is unclear however it is accepted that these are water dogs and the long ears are meant to help with swimming!
You can get Standard (the largest of the poodles), the Miniature and the Toy varieties. All are similar in appearance but for size of course and they are available in Apricot, White, Brown, Black and White and never do you get a poodle that is of mixed colour. These are dogs know for their allergy free coat and that they don't malt which is fabulous and they feel brilliant to stroke too lol!
Not only do I have contact with Daisy on a daily basis my other friend owns two standard white poodles, Amber and Dougal. I have to say that I am enthralled by the lively, fun personalities that all of these have! They do need a lot of attention, grooming the lot but what you get back is just pure joy from these loving dogs! All of the poodles I know are loving dogs, respond well to commands and are easy to train and fiercely loyal to their families.
Grooming And General Care:
Yep this is a bit of a pain. Without grooming the pom pom heads go straggly and so we groom Daisy daily. She loves being bathed and groomed though (being a water dog!). They do need defleaing and the all other treatments other pets have of course. Cuts are different for Poodles too with the lion cut and puppy cuts and the likes, people go crazy with these dogs having them primped and preened, personally we don't like that but its worth talking with a professional groomer if interested.
Although I wouldn't go out and buy a poodle myself, Daisy is just one of the most amazing, loving and intelligent little dogs I have ever comes across. With her bouffant hair do and dangly ears she simply makes me smile and shes proper haughty to! When walking her I/we never get far without someone stopping to speak to me/us and basically shes a proper girly girls dog! With her almond eyes and her fun personality I simply love her. Do I now recommend poodles...sure I do! I'm a big fan lol.
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