Hey presto! Petit chien is now a poodle!

Our petit chien, cute puppy Oscar has metamorphised. We thought we bought a Shi Tsu Maltese X with a shaggy, long-haired coat just like his mother. And, sure we saw the daddy dog, a handsome grey poodle, but our little bundle of joy was surely mainly Maltese, he wasusuch an adorable puffball.   How wrong can you be?  I take our shaggy four-month-old doggie, who had the appearance of a champagne-coloured powder puff to have his first clip and when I returned a few hours later, I find he has become  ashorn  poodle. Oscar, underneath the fluff, had the tight curly coat of the poodle – and gone was the champagne color, except for his handsome ears.

This is all the more amusing because throughout my history as a dog-owner – and this is most of my life – I have never taken to poodles – and even though my hairdresser Brigitte, raved about the breed for 20 years, I remained unmoved.  We had had two collies, (Lady Jane and
Codger) a beloved labrador (Tyler) and for the past 13 years, our exquisite Shi Tsu Maltese X Jackson.  A poodle?Quelle horreur! Luckily for Oscar, he still had his playful nature and wicked ways which were so endearing and I am happy to report we are still in love with our very different dog.  Here are some new pix of our tiny toy Poodle, Shi Tsu Maltese X.


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4 Comments to “Hey presto! Petit chien is now a poodle!”

  1. By Jill Pengelley, 15/04/2012 @ 1:18 am

    The very good news is that poodles are supposed to be about the smartest breed around. So Oscar should be a good learner.

    • By nadine, 17/04/2012 @ 10:22 pm

      He needs to be in this household. He’salso a bundle of fun.

  2. By John, 07/05/2012 @ 11:25 am

    …and he gets too naughty, he’d make a nice glove!

    • By nadine, 07/05/2012 @ 9:43 pm

      Who’s too naughty now! And this comment comes from an animal-loving household.

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