Many people think that Teddy and Poodle are two different breeds of dogs. In fact, Teddy is just a way of grooming the Poodle. The exact origin of the poodle is unknown. In the 19th and 20th centuries, its development reached a peak, and it was usually used for hunting, performance, etc. Until now, Teddy can be said to have become the most common breed. Almost many dog lovers will use this petite but smart dog as a pet.
Teddy dogs, also called toy poodles, were popular in the French court during the period of Louis 14 to Louis 16. Miniature poodles and toy poodles appeared in 17th century paintings. They were also very popular in circuses in the 18th and 19th centuries. It was first introduced to the United States at the end of the 19th century, but it didn’t become popular until the end of World War II, and the honor of the most popular variety was maintained for 20 years. Poodles can also be called “curls”, they are very smart and like hunting dogs. Loyalty and positive character also make it have a lot of like “fans”
There are three types of poodles: standard, mini, and toy. There is also a giant, but relatively speaking, it is not too common. The difference between them is only the difference in body shape.
An important reason why many people like to raise Teddy is that it is not easy to shed hair, and it has little body odor. Excellent adaptability makes it a hot choice for fans.
Poodle morphological characteristics
There are four types of poodles: standard poodles, mini poodles, toy poodles, and giant poodles. The coat color is also relatively uniform, and the coat color is generally chocolate, brown, red, white, brown, apricot, and black. It is better if the whole body is the same color, of course, some shades of color are acceptable. The only criterion to distinguish these types of poodles is the size.
Toy type: equal to or less than 10 inches (28 cm) Mini type: shoulder height equal to or less than 15 inches (38 cm), higher than 10 inches (28 cm) Standard type: shoulder height more than 15 inches (38 cm)
Teddy’s eyes are very dark and oval in shape, and they look clever and clever. The ears droop close to the head, the auricles are long and wide, and there are more ear hairs, so you should clean them frequently. The head is small and round, the nose is generally brown, the mouth is long, straight and slender, and the lips are not drooping.
Its fur is divided into coarse and soft fur. Coarse: Natural rough texture with very dense fur; Soft: compact, smooth and drooping, varying in length. The hair on the chest, body, head and ears is relatively long. The hair on the joints is relatively short and fluffy.
The neck is well-proportioned and strong, highlighting its nobility, the top line is level, and there is only a tiny depression behind the shoulders. The chest is wide and stretched, the waist is short and wide, strong and strong, and the tail is straight and upward (more tail docking).
Teddy’s feet are relatively small, with thick pads and short toes. The soles of the feet are also more hairy, so they should be cleaned frequently. When trotting forward, its stride is brisk and powerful, relying mainly on its hind limbs to exert force. The head is high and the tail is upturned. The gait is stable and powerful.
Poodle character characteristics
Poodles are smart, lively and good-tempered. They are very easy to get close to people. They are a loyal dog breed. The action is also very agile, smart and elegant, square structure, well-proportioned, strong and confident pace, with extraordinary temperament and unique dignity, sometimes a little stubborn, and the Teddy is “versatile” is a dog that is easier to train Kind.
Generally speaking, Teddy is lively and docile, but sometimes he may have a little temper. Dogs are actually the same as humans. When they are young, they should not be spoiled too much. In addition, their proud personality is likely to be difficult for the owner to tame him when he grows up. . Poodle is a very active, alert and elegant dog breed, with good body proportions and vigorous movements, showing a confident posture. After traditional trimming and careful grooming, the poodle will show its inherent unique and noble temperament.
Overall appearance: a medium-sized, well-coordinated dog with the characteristic curly hair that is characteristic of curling or tying. The appearance is smart, vigilant, lively, well-proportioned, and gives an impression of elegance and nobility.
Poodle maintenance knowledge
Many owners often flick their ears when they see their teddy dog, and scratch their ears thinking that their dog has ear mites, but this is not the case. Most owners ignore the problem of Teddy’s own ear hairs being too dense, and don’t clean it often. Over time, the accumulation of dirt can cause ear odor, inflammation and a series of problems. Because of its own breed, Teddy has more ear hairs and sole hairs, so he should always dig out his ears, pluck his ear hairs, and clean the soles of his feet. Teddy’s nails grow very fast, so I have to help him cut his nails frequently.
The anal glands of a puppy like Teddy are easy to accumulate dirt. It is necessary to clean up once a week. The owner can take the pet to the pet shop and ask the beautician to help it trim the nails, squeeze the anal glands, and remove the ears. and many more.
Most people think that the earlier a puppy is brought home, the easier it is to get close to people. In fact, dogs that are too small are generally not recommended to buy home. Although Teddy’s adaptability is pretty good, the puppy’s physical resistance is not very good. To adapt to a new environment prematurely may cause “unacceptable water and soil” and cause some diseases. After buying a puppy, do not think it is dirty and bathe it, because it is generally not possible to bathe the puppy before the vaccines are all received. Don’t make a big mistake because of your love.
Common diseases of Teddy are: acute gastric dilatation torsion, cataract, retinopathy, allergic dermatitis, intestinal volvulus, renal failure, Addison’s disease, Cushing’s syndrome, epilepsy, lacrimal atresia, femoral head necrosis, progressive Retinal atrophy, trichiasis, hypothyroidism, patent ductus arteriosus, hereditary bleeding disorders, sebaceous adenitis, glaucoma, osteosarcoma, urethral stones, eczema, chronic inflammatory liver disease, etc.
Hereditary diseases are: hip dysplasia, mitral valve dysplasia
Teddy is a more lively dog, so it’s best not to restrict him too much. It’s good to go out and walk more.
Poodle feeding points
Teddy after weaning can generally be fed milk cake first. The nutrient content of milk cake is much higher than that of dog food, because puppies have higher nutritional requirements in all aspects. Of course, the milk cake should be soaked in warm water before being fed to help its digestion. Milk cakes can generally be eaten up to 4 to 6 months old, and then slowly change the dog food to allow them to adapt.
Dogs around 6 months old are the peak period of biting, and teeth sticks can be prepared for them. Generally, Teddy’s bones grow slowly at seven months, but you still need to pay attention to your diet. You can add calcium powder to your food. Of course, it is necessary to properly control the dog’s food intake, otherwise it will be more difficult to change it when it grows up.
From an early age, you must train your dog to consciously defecate at a specific point. Apply newspaper to the dog’s urine and place it where you want it to defecate, so that the dog will gradually become accustomed to excretion in the range of its own smell.
Generally, dogs aged 40 to 45 days can be vaccinated, but they must be vaccinated in a healthy state, otherwise vaccination may be equivalent to direct vaccination. Finally, it is best not to bathe the dog before the vaccination to avoid a reaction.