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Hi I'm just wondering how toy poodles can be, I know that dogs can be very different but it's still really intresting :) How many times a day do you take your dig out? For how long and at what times? How are they with kids and bigger dogs? I already have a male lab (I will spay him), should I have a female "toy"? How is your female toy? (Sorry if wrong forum I'm new here...)
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why do you make two thread about this? one is enough. :D
I answered in the the thread.
 

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I LOVE poodles!
I wonder if @HouseIsaZoo is still active. She's a member who has a hilarious toy poodle named Hugo, but im not sure if she has been around. Hopefully I spelled her name correctly and she will see this. :)
 

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Loved mine. She had a dog door and so went out when she needed. I would take her out to play fetch once or twice a day. She loved my grandmother's cat and her German Shepard. She was a pretty easy dog.



I would get another one in a heart beat.
 

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Poodles of any size are usually great dogs. I think the bigger issue when you have dogs of drastically different size are how the bigger dog behaves, rather than the small. Is your dog gentle enough to live with a toy Poodle? You should see how he interacts with small dogs before you bring one home. With a size difference that drastic a Mini-Poodle might be better. They are still a lapdog but not as super teeny and fragile. Toy Poodles are also prone to some more health issues. Taking a dog out a lot happens more when it's a pup or not housebroken, but it is true that smaller dogs have smaller bladders. Any dog can be good or bad with other dogs but it depends on their experiences. If they've not been socialized to other dogs and kids, or treated badly by them they won't be good with them. But plenty of Poodles are fantastic family dogs and good with other dogs too, you'd just need to find the right one, I also don't know if you're interested in a puppy or adult. There are LOTS of Mini Poodles up for adoption in shelters and rescues if you are interested in an adult. By the way, with a male dog sterilization is called "neutering", spaying is for a female.
 

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Actually my family have a yorkie, a breed smaller than the toy poodle. His best friend since he was 11 weeks old is an XL labrador. When we are out playing somewhere off leash and there are other dogs he seeks out labradors. He is also very fond of a Rottweiler who is owned by a family friend.

In my experience the larger dogs don´t necessarily have to be gentle. The main thing is whether the other dog is dog savvy. If the larger dog has been socialised and knows dog language its usually fine.

For example my sister has a beagle who is calm and gentle HOWEVER he is obsessed with his nose and badly socialised. Although when you look at them interacting it doesnt seem like the beagle is being rough. But he doesn´t back off when Askur has had enough. When Askur is saying please stop, back away, im uncomfortable with his body language the beagle keeps pushing his nose in him again and again. Until Askur one day started growling at him.

We met a very bouncy and energetic standard poodle last summer. He was very rumbustious, all over the place, bouncing and prancing like poodles do. BUT he backed off immediately when Askur squeaked a little. So they were fine playing together.

So the signs can be more subtle then you´d think.

Personally I dont think there is any problems with big and small dogs living together as long as they get along and the larger dog isn´t too prey driven.

I am actually saving for a toy poodle myself, its a fantastic breed.
 
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