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    I have a question about poodles that has really been bugging me. Do poodles naturally have this shaved pointed snout?



    I know the rest of the body is purposely shaved certain ways etc but do poddles naturally have a naked face?
    Also, I've seen poodles with a longer snout and with a shorter snout. I've tried looking up breed standards and such but I couldn't get the gist of it. Which is 'correct?'

    Anyone able to answer my question?

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    No, they don't have a naked face. They are shaved. And concerning the lenght of their nose, I am not quite sure what exactly you mean. They do have long snouts but obviously poodles come in different sizes and the smaller the dog the shorter the snout.... but not sure if you ment that or not....

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    Quote Originally Posted by hippo View Post
    No, they don't have a naked face. They are shaved. And concerning the lenght of their nose, I am not quite sure what exactly you mean. They do have long snouts but obviously poodles come in different sizes and the smaller the dog the shorter the snout.... but not sure if you ment that or not....
    Thanks for that. It was absolutely driving me nuts! You know when something is stuck in your head and you can't figure out the answer?

    Also I meant I've seen muzzles like the one I posted, and muzzles like this.


    I was wondering which is breed standard?

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    I think it is just an optical thing. The snout looks much shorter in the second pic because it is not shaved and because the poodle is smaller than the first one...

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    There are (I think - and anybody correct me if I am wrong!) three types of poodle - Giant, standard and toy therefore different sizes and different standards.

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    Quote Originally Posted by hippo View Post
    I think it is just an optical thing. The snout looks much shorter in the second pic because it is not shaved and because the poodle is smaller than the first one...
    Oh. Well now I feel really silly lol.

    Cate, if their is miniatures of another breed, don't they all fall under the same standards, just different sizes? Like dachshunds and mini dachshunds?

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    Quote Originally Posted by cate0404 View Post
    There are (I think - and anybody correct me if I am wrong!) three types of poodle - Giant, standard and toy therefore different sizes and different standards.
    Almost....

    There are no Giant poodles.... There are standard, miniature and toy poodles. In Europe there is another size called "dwarf" (one to one translation from the German name; it is size wise between the miniature and toy poodle) but I have never seen a fourth classification anywhere in Oz. The standards a pretty much the same for all of them they only have certain size regulations (at least in Europe).

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    Yep DGP except for height and width etc, small dog smaller standard, large dog larger standard. Therefore a longer snout on the giant compared to the toy. I don't know whether they HAVE to be clipped for the ring - but looks wise - you tell me which of your two pics would win in the ring?

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    Quote Originally Posted by hippo View Post
    Almost....

    There are no Giant poodles.... There are standard, miniature and toy poodles. In Europe there is another size called "dwarf" (one to one translation from the German name; it is size wise between the miniature and toy poodle) but I have never seen a fourth classification anywhere in Oz. The standards a pretty much the same for all of them they only have certain size regulations (at least in Europe).
    Why would they have two, and call one a mini and one a toy? Surely they could've come up with better terminology

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    I stand corrected! Only been in the show ring since I was thirteen - look alive woman!! LOL! In my defense though I only hang at the hound ring and then I'm off chatting (or snoozing) till I gotta go back in again! (AND the poodles do not appeal to me at all!)

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