Gaston the Poodle/ Schnauzer Mix needs a caretaker or foster!
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About Gaston the Poodle/ Schnauzer Mix
Adoption Fee: $350
General Color: White
Current Size: 25 Pounds
Current Age: 6 Years 8 Months (best estimate)
Owner Experience Needed: None
Reaction to New People: Friendly
Gaston is a very handsome white Poodle. He may be mixed with something since his size is in between a Minature and a Standard and his muzzle is a bit shorter, but who are we to question his upbringing.... He is quite sweet, very active and playful. He can be a little bit nippy in his play (he is still quite young) so a home with very young children might not be best. He loves to travel in the car, being a quiet companion as he watches the world zip by. When he isn't in the car he likes to talk to you ~ reminds me of my cat! This is a great Poodle who will make a wonderful family addition!
He is VERY LOVING!!
Loves to ride in the car.
According to www.dogbreedinfo.com, although the Poodle has been known throughout Western Europe for at least 400 years, its origin is controversial. Whether it was developed in France, Germany, Denmark, or the ancient Piedmont is uncertain. Despite the claims of several other countries, France has now been officially recognized as its country of origin, and the breed occupies a special place in the affections of the French. It is certain that the Poodle is descended from a now nearly extinct French water dog, the Barbet and possibly the Hungarian Water Hound. The name "Poodle" probably derives from the German word "Pudel," which means one who plays in water. The Poodle was used as a gun dog and originally was used in Germany and France as a retriever of waterfowl. Hunters clipped the dog's thick coat to help him swim, leaving hair on the leg joints to protect them from extreme cold and sharp reeds. The French capitalized on the breed's high intelligence, trainability, and innate showmanship, and made the Poodle into a circus performer. His great popularity in that country led to the breed's common name "French Poodle." In France, however, the Poodle was called the "Caniche," or duck dog. The Poodle has been used to sniff out truffles lying underground in the woods. Poodles are depicted in 15th century paintings and in bas-reliefs from the 1st century. Toy Poodles became royal favorites, particularly in the 18th century. The Toy and Miniature Poodle varieties were bred down from larger dogs, today known as Standard Poodles. The three sizes are considered one breed and are judged by the same standard. Today, the Poodle is primarily a companion and show dog, though he can learn almost anything. Some of the Miniature Poodle's talents include: retrieving, agility, watchdogging, competitive obedience, and performing tricks. The Miniature Poodle is a cheerful, super smart, sensitive and highly trainable companion dog. The breed is great at learning tricks, and a favorite in the circus ring. The Poodle will feel slighted if it is left out of family activities. He is very amusing and clever. Many owners feel this dog understands speech in an uncanny way. Some love to play with children, but some are sensitive and nervous. They can be somewhat high-strung. Be careful where you buy your puppy. Purchase from parents you have met and liked, and even ask to see the grandparents if possible. They tend to be quite reserved with strangers and should be socialized as a puppy. Any effort the owner puts into training and socializing will be well rewarded. This is a very good watchdog for its size, seldom becoming aggressive. They do tend to bark a lot. Poodles are friendly with other dogs and non-canine pets. They have a life-expectancy of 12-15 years.
More about Gaston the Poodle/ Schnauzer Mix
Good with Dogs, Good with Kids
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