Poodle ( Toy Poodle )

Toy Poodle

Toy Poodle is the smallest of the Poodle dog breeds. It is generally accepted that all Poodles (toy poodles, miniature poodles, and standard poodles) are the same breed of dog. The standard variety is the oldest. But Toy Poodles are not new; Louis XVI of France had toys, and many paintings from the 15th and 16th centuries show tiny dogs that look much like today’s Toy Poodles.

Toy poodles are – cute, little, non-shedding, very smart – perfect apartment dogs.

Toy Poodles stand 10 inches tall or less at the shoulder and weigh 5 to 7 pounds. There is no official size other than this; Kennel clubs do not recognize teacup toys or tiny toys. The head is moderately rounded, with a long muzzle. The eyes are dark and oval, and the ears are dropped. The tail is docked. The coat is curly and dense. Coat color should be one solid color and may be apricot, silver, cream, black, blue, or one of many other colors.

Toy Poodle

Grooming the Toy Poodle is a complicated process. Show dogs must be groomed in a specific cut that requires some knowledge, so potential owners who wish to show their dogs should discuss this with a breeder prior to buying a puppy. Pet owners often take their dogs to a professional groomer on a monthly basis; potential owners should be aware of the cost. Between grooming sessions, the dog should be brushed every other day to prevent matting.

The Toy Poodle is an active dog but is small enough that her exercise needs are easily met. She will enjoy daily walks but can also play in the house. They are bright and intelligent but are easily spoiled and, when spoiled, can be very demanding. Fun training, including housetraining, should begin early so the dog grows up understanding household rules. This dog breed also needs early socialization, as they can be wary of strangers.

Toy Poodles are great companions for people who spend time at home. Most Toy Poodle breeders will not sell Toy Poodles to families with young children, as the Toy Poodles can be fragile. Health concerns include Addison’s disease, Cushing’s disease, eye defects, luxated patellas, and epilepsy.

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  1. Vito Corleone the Toy Poodle says:

    Vito Corleone the Toy Poodle at 1 year old with a parasol and kimono shirts – A lady where my grandma works brought him in to give away because she didn’t like his color (his brothers where more of a deep red/apricot color and she liked that better). So my grandma gave him to my aunt and I paid my aunt for him. At first I had no idea what to call him. He had quite an attitude and was very ornery (and still is). It came right out when my grandma and grandpa got him out of the car to go potty when they got him to my house (they came from Kentucky to Ohio with him). That little runt squatted right over grandpa’s shoe and peed on it! His name went from Pumpkin to Leaf and finally to Vito Corleone (after watching The Godfather movie). Nobody could understand why I named him that because he looked so innocent, but after a little while they began to see the little troublemaker inside. As he has grown his hair has gone from the rusty pumpkin color in his baby photo to more of a creamy apricot color, but his personality is still pretty much the same: energetic, playful and downright ornery.

  2. Teddy says:

    This is my dog Teddy. I was just outside taking pictures of my yard on a windy day, and the wind caught his ears…and I snapped the picture. Teddy is a purebred Toy Poodle. He was 6 years old when this picture was taken. We got him when he was just a puppy. He has been a good dog and companion. He’s very sweet, loves to lick you. He can be obsessive-compulsive at times. Some good habits are that he knows what a bath is (we have to spell it out…LOL), and he knows when we are leaving!! And a bad habit is he doesn’t eat his own dog food, which can be annoying sometimes.

  3. Princess the toy poodle says:

    This is Princess. She is a Toy Poodle puppy and is 8 weeks old in this picture. She is a very playful and intelligent puppy. She loves the camera because she never moves when it’s in front of her. She loves to sleep on her back and hides her toys in her bed when playing with them. She gets along great with people and other dogs. Most people that have seen the pictures of her say she is a stuffed animal which I cannot blame them, because she really looks fake. She is just a perfect example of a little princess.

  4. Abby says:

    Abby is AKC registered apricot Toy Poodle at 9 weeks and 2.8 pounds (1.2 kg)

  5. Dude the toy poodle says:

    Dude the Toy Poodle at 2 years old – Dude was the happiest, friendliest dog I ever had. He was very protective of me. Even though I did not want him when my wife brought him home, he turned out to be my best friend.

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