Toy Poodle - History and Health

Source: PetWave, Updated on July 16, 2015
Toy Poodle

History

The exact origin of the Poodle is unknown, but they have been used in France and Germany since the 1400’s as hunting and retrieving dogs, water dogs, and companions.

Health

The average life expectancy of the poodle is between 12 and 15 years. Increased health risks associated with this breed include Addison's disease, bloat, hypothyroidism, epilepsy, sebaceous adenitis, juvenile renal disease, hip dysplasia, and cancer.

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