July 19, 2011
I have always been told that poodles are very nervous, loud, and yippy dogs, but pets have such different personalities.
We recently lost our Toy poodle that we had for almost fifteen years. He was a very active dog, playing with the neighbor's dog (running up and down the fence row), chasing the squirrels and birds in our back yard, and he loved chasing a tennis ball. He also loved everyone as soon as he met them, even the mailman and salesmen.
The new dog we just got is also a toy poodle. He is a very quiet dog, barks only when someone starts to come in the front door, doesn’t play much with the neighbor’s dog, and doesn’t even notice the birds and squirrels in the back yard. He wants to be in the house all the time, sleeping or on our laps wanting to be scratched. He takes a long time to get used to other people.
They are totally different, one overly friendly and very active, the other one very shy and quiet. So you can’t say all poodles are nervous, loud, and yippy dogs. My two have just showed me that.