If you are into adorable heartwarming moments you will love this little bugger. This is a newborn poodle puppy taking a little snooze while resting in the palm of her owner’s hand. That’s right, the palm of her hand. A new life has been brought into this beautiful world and it’s absolutely precious.
Look at his tiny little paw.
Poodles come in three sizes and varieties – the standard (over 15 inches and 45 to 70 pounds), the miniature (10 or 11 inches to 15 inches and 12 to 20 pounds) and the toy (less than 10 inches and about 5 to 7 pounds). All the Poodles have a square form to their body, including characteristics like a long neck, a straight back, and a docked tail. They are a leggy-looking with a long muzzle combined with dropped ears.
They walk with an eager, springy, lively swagger.
The coat of the poodle is one of its more notable features. Dogs competing must have a specific clip, with a “doo” of extravagant hair and skin-tight clipping. These clips provide a thick coat over their chest and joints to keep them warm while working in cold water. At least that was their original intention. Some have a coat clipped short with pompoms left on the tail and head. A few poodles are seen with a corded coat, in which the tight curls form long bands like dreadlocks.
Poodles are known for their intelligence and ease of training. They are active, energetic, fun dogs with a sense of the humor and ridiculousness. They thrive on attention and sometimes develop bad habits such as barking if they are ignored or left alone. Smaller poodles can be pretty aggressive to people outside their families or to other dogs. They should be socialized early on to other people and pets and a firm hand in training. Poodles can be protective of their families and homes.
It should be remembered that poodles are basically hunting dogs in elegant attire and do require exercise and training to be at their best as companion dogs.
Poodles are “easy keepers,” and owners are cautioned not to indulge them with treats too much. They can easily become overweight and lethargic. Many poodles live a long life, with the smaller poodles reaching as up to 17 years of age, while the standards tend to live between 12 to 14 years. Poodles are good family dogs — fun, energetic, smart and easy to train. They do best with plenty of exercise for both mind and body and prefer to be with people most of the time. They are not good kennel dogs. Socialization should begin early and include other people, other pets, and the grooming routine. These dogs are exceptional jumpers, so be careful with your yard fencing!