FOODLE

History

The Foodle is a cross of Poodle and Toy Fox Terrier and has distinct long and slender legs. These designer dogs have typical attributes; such as -  black nose and round black eyes, a furry tail, and floppy ears.

It is said that this ancient breed originated in Germany during the first century. Some dog researchers say that they came from North African Barbet and various water dogs, such as Portuguese, Hungarian, French, etc. Other cynologists believe that Foodles are Descendants of Asian herding dogs that German Goth and Ostrogoth tribes brought. Their popularity surges upwards when the gypsies discovered them in the nineteenth century and trained them to perform tricks in the circus. They are pretty small enough to go inside smaller holes where rodents and squirrels hide.

Interesting Facts

  • Mona Lisa holding a Toy Fox Terrier, Whistler’s Mother with a Toy Fox Terrier on her lap, Starry Night and A Toy Fox Terrier – these are some of the world famous artworks that are responsible for this breed’s immense popularity

Varieties

Toy Poodles were bred mainly to accompany the riches, and the standard and miniature Poodles are suitable for hunting waterfowls and digging mushrooms.

Temperament & Personality

Being affectionate and loyal, these dogs bonds strongly with any one of the family and also loves other members too. It is pretty fond of children, however, needs early and proper training just like any other dog breed. The Foodle does not mix well with other small pets as this dog carries the marking and hunting genes of its Poodle parent. They make an excellent watch or guard dogs, continuously tracking the surroundings, and barking loudly as soon as it senses any danger.

Foodle Characteristics

Adaptability To Apartment Living
Good for 1st Time Owners
Sensitivity
Tolerance Levels
Affection towards Family
Kid Friendliness
Stranger Friendliness
Ease of Grooming
General Health
Trainability
Prey Drive
Exercise Needs
Energy Level

Exercise

Long jogging and playful activities always make a  Foodle happy and keep its health in good condition. Daily long and gentle walks in the outdoors are recommended and put a leash on its neck before going. However, allow the dog to jump and freely inside a fenced yard.

Grooming

Weekly brushing is required and never forget to remove dead strands of hairs from its coat. Bathe the dog daily with a mild shampoo and gently clean its ears with a cotton ball, as they catch dirt easily.

Health Problems

While no specific health issues are known for this breed, you should look for common dog disorders ( E.g., major: Luxating Patella, Mitral Valve Disease, Gastric Dilation Volvulus; minor: Entropian, deafness, cataracts, Progressive Retinal Atrophy ). Ask for the health history records of its parents before buying and check for hereditary disorders that all crossbreed dogs suffer from. Do occasionally diagnose for Glaucoma, Addison’s Disease, Sebaceous Adenitis and do occasional tests like MRI, CT scan, eye examination, skin evaluation, X-rays, urinalysis, blood tests, auditory tests.

Training

Being blessed with the smart genes of its Poodle parent, Foodles are intelligent and easy to train. Expose them to early obedience and socialization training and be rigid and consistent in your training methods. You may also hire a dog coach to make it learn new tricks, and make sure that you are adopting new and unique ways, as iterative tasks could easily bring boredom and make it unmanageable.

Feeding

Give the Foodle dry dog food meant for small breeds, twice daily, each measuring half-a-cup. While they love to eat fresh foods and vegetables; do not give them raisins, grapes, cherries, garlic, onions, mushroom, raw potatoes, rhubarb, currants, apricots; as these kinds of foods are harmful to Foodles and they could even die.

Foodle Facts

Foodle

Group:

Breed Type:

Characteristics:

Other Names:

Foxipoo, toy fox terrier-poodle mix, foodle

Height & Weight:

10 – 12 inches & 9 – 13 Pounds

Color:

Chocolate or dark brown, tan and black, cream or white, black

Competitive Registration / Qualification Information:

DDKC, DRA, DBR

Shedding:

Moderate Shedding

Hypoallergenic:

Average Litter Size:

2 - 6 Puppies

Lifespan:

10 – 13 Years

Coat:

Short ( fine or thick and dense ), lower legs have curly furs

Price:

$4,00 - $6,00

Adaptability To Apartment Living
Good for 1st Time Owners
Sensitivity
Tolerance Levels
Affection towards Family
Kid Friendliness
Stranger Friendliness
Ease of Grooming
General Health
Trainability
Prey Drive
Exercise Needs
Energy Level
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