Sergeant Poodle's Lonely Hearts Club Band
Updated: Jan 30
Did you know Miniature and Toy Poodles have a real hard time with loneliness?
(Based on a study in 2019) The most common behaviors encountered during periods of loneliness by animals showing SRD (Separation Related Disorder) were vocalizations (76.24%), destruction (28.71%), inappropriate eliminations (16.83%), loss of appetite (12.87%) and finally excessive salivation (11.88%).
The great percentage of owners (44%) who said that their animals show discomfort when being alone at home permit to suppose that this breed is particularly predisposed to live the periods of loneliness with difficulty.
Italicized excerpts from: https://www.dogbehavior.it/index.php?journal=dogbehavior&page=article&op=view&path%5B%5D=105