Poodle Grooming Styles
There are various types of poodles. There are the standard poodles, which have been bred for their looks. They are usually medium sized dogs with long hair coats and white markings.
Some of them may even sport some black spots or patches on their bodies and faces. These dogs look like they belong to a certain breed but they aren’t actually related to any other breeds at all!
The next type of poodles are called “miniature” poodles. They tend to be smaller than the standard poodles and they don’t necessarily have white markings on their body. Miniature poodles may have some black spots or patches on their bodies and faces, but not as much as the standard ones.
They are often very friendly and cuddly, so it’s easy to get attached to one.
Then there are the “poodle mixes”. These are dogs that have both a standard poodle and a miniature poodle mixed together. Sometimes these mix-mixed poodles will be referred to as “mixers”.
A few years ago, when the popularity of miniature and standard poodles was at its peak, many people were looking for different kinds of dog companionship. So they started buying miniature and standard poodles because they looked similar enough to make them seem alike. They even act similarly. However, over time, many people learned that they wanted a slightly more mellow pet so they mixed standard poodles and miniatures together to make them smaller. But they still looked different enough that people could tell the difference. Eventually enough people were breeding these mix-mixed poodles, that people now have several different types of poodle mixes to choose from. You can have a “toy”
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