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    Exactly what are caniches? what is the difference between them and a toy if there is any difference. Is caniche french for poodle? I have searched it but all the websites come up in spanish, and I dont know spanish.! Thanks

  • #2
    "In France, however, the Poodle is called the "Caniche," or duck dog."

    Taken from:
    http://www.dogbreedinfo.com/toypoodle.htm

    (scroll down to origin) I typed Caniche, dog into google.

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    • #3
      In Problems to Profits, on one of the forms, the breed/price list, they have Poodle catagory, in that toys and mini's then caniches then standards? I am just confused.

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      • #4
        It is a poodle that is smaller than a st. poodle but bigger than a mini poodle. I have not heard that word in a long time.

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        • #5
          caniche is also the way poodles are named in spanish

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          • #6
            We had one when I was a kid in the 70's, I guess they are coming back into favor. It's a great size between a mini and standard, usually around 30 lbs.

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            • #7
              Baddog, I've never heard of those. I want one now! lol I always said if I got a poodle I would want a really small standard or really large mini.

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              • #8
                My Mom had one when I was a kid, and to me it was a great size. Problem was that I made the misstake of teaching her to jump over things, and she learn to jump the fence and my Mom ended up giving her to a friend of hers. I was very upset about that. I think my Mom just liked the smaller Poodles, and that was an excuse.

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                • #9
                  The AKC doesn't recognize a size between miniature and standard. A toy is 10 inches and under at the shoulder, minis are between 10 and 15 inches, and standards are 15 inches and up.

                  Caniche is a term much like teacup. A teacup is a really small toy, a caniche is a large mini/small standard.

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                  • #10
                    There IS no "in-between" size, anymore than there is a "teacup"....

                    The three types of poodles, based on size are TOY: < 10" tall at the shoulders; Miniature =/> 10" but < 15"; Standard: =/> 15" . "Teacup", "Caniche", "Royal"... (as additional size classifications) are just some crooked breeders' ways of charging a higher price for "special" dogs....

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                    • #11
                      I understand the Poodle Club

                      does not recognize the "other" sizes. Yet many people know what it means to have a teacup Poodle or a Royal Standard. A few know the Caniche is. I get tired of explaining I had a small standard Poodle and wish more people knew what a Caniche is. Real handy size, large to play and hike with, but handy on the car seat and liftable to the table. Definately Standard looks and Temperament, but so not a big ol Standard Poodle size. I almost think the Poodle people who don't recognize the "words" are kind of snobbish. They are just words of description that most people know, not a lot different from saying a brown or chunky or such Poodle. I had a Teacup Poodle too long ago, not a lot different to say that than a very tiny toy poodle. Almost all people know what one means when one says a Teacup toy, yet many of the public does not know the difference between a Minature and a Toy, thinking the word Minature sounds like it would be smaller.
                      Money will buy you a pretty good dog but it won't buy the wag of it's tail.

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                      • #12
                        I have a 36 pound STANDARD poodle. She is 20" tall at the shoulders, so she is a STANDARD poodle by any breed definition. She is not a "small" standard; she is not a "caniche". She is a standard poodle according to the AKC, UKC, Poodle Club.... Her AKC registration says simply "poodle". She is a poodle over 15-inches tall at the shoulder, so she is a STANDARD poodle. If she was 30-inches tall and 92 pounds, she would also be a standard poodle.

                        If Amber was 2 pounds and 5-inches tall, she would be a toy poodle, just as she would if she was 9 1/2-inches and 12 pounds. She would not be a "teacup" poodle. But a crooked breeder wanting more money would call her a teacup, because that sounds like a "special" kind of toy.

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                        • #13
                          I've heard of the term "moyen" not sure if that's how it's spelled, as something similar to this caniche theme. Is this true?
                          Erin
                          No Fur, No Paws, No Service.

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                          • #14
                            This really isn't much different than the kaninchen or rabbit dachshund. They're smaller than a mini, and if we had such a thing they'd probably be called a toy. But AKC doesn't recognize the size as seperate from a mini. They don't recognize the "tweenie" size either. But the kaninchen can be shown as a mini. Tweenies are stuck in limbo; too large to be minis, too small to be standards.

                            At least the size standards on poodles doesn't disqualify a caniche from being shown. Depending on the size, they show as a miniature or standard.

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                            • #15
                              Caniche....sounds like something you'd eat....Hi can I have a double decaf latte and a caniche!............sorry I'm on a diet......I'll go away now

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