Mini Foodle

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9-13 lbs
9-11"
United States
Poodle
Mini Fox Terrier
Toy Foodle, Foxipoo, Toy Foxdoodle
The Mini Foodle is a small petite dog that is surprising robust and active for her size. An appropriate description would be that she is a spunky dog, full of life, and very fast and agile. With an appearance that would melt the coldest heart, her earnest expression, willingness to please, and slightly mischievous nature would win over the most resistant of people. The Mini Foodle is a peoples dog; she likes to be in on all the action and will develop separation anxiety if left to her own devices for long stretches of time. While an ideal family dog, they do tend to bond more with one person, but will shower affection and guard all members of her family regardless. Intelligent and a fast learner, the Mini Foodle is a dog that will chase away any loneliness and leave you laughing at her antics.
Purpose
Companion dog, competitive obedience and agility
Date of Origin
1990
Ancestry
The Miniature Fox Terrier and the Poodle

Mini Foodle Health

Average Size
Height: 10-12 inches Weight: 10-13 lbs
Height: 9-11 inches Weight: 9-13 lbs
Major Concerns
  • Patellar Luxation
  • Epilepsy
  • Bloat
  • Addison's Disease
  • Legg-Calve-Perthes Disease
  • Canine Cushing’s Disease
Minor Concerns
  • Canine Hip Dysplasia (Chd)
  • Eye Diseases and Disorders
Occasional Diagnoses
  • Deafness
Occasional Tests
  • X-ray imaging
  • Urinalysis
  • Complete Blood Profile
  • Ophthalmic Exam
  • Internal Imaging (x-ray, CT scan, MRI, etc.)
  • Physical and Neurology Tests
  • Full Physical Eexamination by the Veterinarian to test the range of movement in the joint areas

Mini Foodle Breed History

To get to know the Mini Foodle, we must look to the history of the parent dogs ( the Fox Terrier and the Poodle) to learn about their past. The Fox Terrier was bred in England in the late 1700s as a response to hunters who wanted a dog that was fast enough to chase the fox, yet was small enough to crawl into the den and chase the fox out. The Fox Terrier answered that description perfectly.  There were two types - the smooth haired variety and the wire hair type but were inter-bred during their early history. The Fox Terrier became the dog of the rich and wealthy. It was in 1879 that the first Fox Terrier made his way into the United States, and the American Kennel Club (AKC) recognised the wire and the smooth variety of Fox Terrier as separate breeds in their own right. The Poodle is a very ancient breed over two thousand years old. Behind their glamorous persona, the Poodle was a working dog. Believed to have originated in ancient Germany, they were used to retrieve water fowl from the water. When the Poodle made his way to France, they adopted him wholeheartedly. The Poodle came in three sizes; the Standard Poodle was used to hunt and retrieve water fowl, while the Miniature Poodle was trained to find the treasured truffle. The Toy Poodle became the constant companion dog to every noble lady in France. The Poodle can be perceived as aloof and disdainful with an outrageous haircut. But behind that persona, she is loving, intelligent, loyal and a very eager to please dog. Loving to her family, she has a cheeky personality who just wants to play and cuddle.

Mini Foodle Breed Appearance

The Miniature Foodle is small and lightweight weighing just up to 13 pounds. Adorable to look at with their soft slightly fluffy coat and inquisitive bright eyes, they are a lot more robust than they look. Their long slim legs and dainty paws give them incredible speed and agility. Beautifully proportioned bodies support a narrow chest,  and a delicate rounded head with a slim pointed muzzle. Their teeth meet in a scissors bite, and the muzzle is often surrounded by longer hair. Their nose is black, and their eyes are set high and are dark as well but are very expressive. The ears are often long and floppy. Feathering on the legs and tail and a slightly shaggy look makes the Miniature Foodle a heart stopping little dog that wins fans wherever they go,  without any effort on their part.
Eye Color Possibilities
Brown
Nose Color Possibilities
Black
Coat Color Possibilities
Fawn
Cream
Sable
Brown
White
Black
Coat Length
Short Medium Long
Coat Density
Sparse Normal Dense
Coat Texture
Straight Wiry Wavy Curly Corded

Mini Foodle Breed Maintenance

The Miniature Foodle is a low to moderate in maintenance, depending on the density of the coat she inherits. They are low shedders, and the coat can be hypoallernic depending if they inherit the Poodle parent's coat. A quick brush each day will keep your Foodles coat gleaming and tangle free, and they only require a bath if they have been out in the mud or rolled in something smelly (which they will do given a chance). It is advisable to use a mild dog shampoo on the Foodle to maintain the natural oils of the coat which give it the lustre and softness. Their long floppy ears will need checking and perhaps a gentle wipe out to remove debris which can cause infection, but never push anything deep into the ear as you may damage their hearing. A nail clip followed by regular teeth cleaning will keep the Miniature Foodle looking smart.
Brushes for Mini Foodle
Pin Brush
Comb
Deshedder
Nail Clipper
Brushing Frequency
Daily Weekly Monthly

Mini Foodle Temperament

The Miniature Foodle is one active dog, small in size but with an oversized personality. They are sweet natured if socialised well when young, and are very loyal and empathetic with their family. These dogs often bond more with one person but will still protect and show affection with all family members. Free spirited and nosy, they will stick by your side and investigate all that you do. They will be the first to join in a game and the last to stop. The Foodle needs companionship, and will pine if left alone for too long. They are true companion dogs, easy to train although they can rebel if the training is boring. If you keep the lessons consistent, fun and use positive language, they will learn quickly. The Miniature Foodle will adapt well to an apartment, but will require a walk or two daily, plus games to burn off that irrepressible energy. A house with a small yard is ideal, but ensure it is well fenced as they have a natural inclination to chase small animals. They are sensitive to the colder weather but that won't stop them wanting to go walking with you.

Mini Foodle Activity Requirements

These little dogs are like the everlasting battery; they never run out of energy. They are suited to an active family, and will join you on walks, runs and any adventure you can think up. A small dog only in size, they have a big attitude to life and want to make the most of every minute. Walking twice a day while they are younger is vital to wear off some of that energy. But they are also a cuddly dog who likes to snooze off while firmly ensconced on your lap. They love to be the centre of attention, and will entertain with tricks they have learned. Games to them are a joy, and they will play for ages, usually being the last one standing. These dogs are not for the couch potato owner, they want action.
Activity Level
Low Medium High
Rec. Walk Mileage Per Week
10 miles
Minutes of Activity Per Day
90 minutes

Mini Foodle Food Consumption

Cups Per Day
1 cups
Daily Cost
$1 - $2
Monthly Cost
$25 - $32

Mini Foodle Height & Weight

6 Months
Height: 5 inches Weight: 4 lbs
Height: 4 inches Weight: 4 lbs
12 Months
Height: 11 inches Weight: 11 lbs
Height: 10 inches Weight: 11 lbs
18 Months
Height: 11 inches Weight: 11 lbs
Height: 10 inches Weight: 11 lbs

Mini Foodle Owner Experiences

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