Toy Poodle Puppies & Breed Information

 Toy Poodle

Toy Poodle Puppy Characteristics


  • Size:
  • Grooming Needs:
  • Exercise Needs:
  • Good With Dogs:
  • Watchdog Ability:

Toy Poodle Breed Information


Breed Group: Toy

Weight: Male: 6-9; Female: 6-9 lbs

Height: 10 inches

Color(s): Black, white, apricot, silver, brown, red, gray. The color may be solid, parti-color, or multi-color

Overview

Originating in France, the Toy Poodle enjoyed popularity as a gun dog, retriever of waterfowl, and circus performer. They are believed to have descended from a nearly extinct water dog known as the Barbet and the Hungarian Water Hound. Today this breed is primarily utilized as a show dog and companion.

Character

The Toy Poodle displays a proud and dignified demeanor. They are sturdily built and have an elegant and lively gait. This breed is agile, athletic, and spirited. The Toy Poodle's most distinctive features are their natural drop ears and webbed paws.

Temperament

The Toy Poodle breed is affectionate, loyal, clever, and demanding. They do not do well if left alone for extended periods of time. If they become bored or lonely they will become destructive and bark incessantly. They are generally good with dogs and other household pets. The Toy Poodle does best with older considerate children. They are wary and suspicious of strangers, will alert their family to visitors or danger, and make good watchdogs. They are a happy and playful breed.

Care

The Toy Poodle must be bathed on a regular basis. The coat requires clipping every six weeks. There are four different clip styles: Show, Puppy, Continental, and English Saddle. It is important to regularly clean the ears and trim the nails. Proper dental hygiene is a must. Toy Poodle's are prone to ear infections, slipped stifle, eye problems, digestive and heart disorders, and skin conditions.

Coat

The Toy Poodle has hair instead of fur. The texture ranges from wavy and soft to wooly and coarse. This breed is hypoallergenic and non-shedding.

Training

Early socialization and obedience are recommended. The Toy Poodle is highly intelligent and considered to be one of the most trainable breeds. They are sensitive and will not respond to harsh or heavy-handed methods. Toy Poodle's do best with fairness, patience, consistency, and reward.

Activity

The Toy Poodle is suitable for city and rural living. This active breed requires daily walks and ample off lead playtime in a securely fenced yard.

Ownership

If you are looking for Toy Poodle puppies for sale from reputable Toy Poodle breeders or to adopt Toy Poodles from a Toy Poodle rescue then make sure you understand as much about the dog breeds you are interested in as you can. Every puppy breed is different. Begin your research by reading the breed information about the Toy Poodle puppy above. Search our dog breeds section to find Toy Poodle puppies that make great pets.


Rate this Breed Information - Provided by

Saving...

4.3 out of 5 based on 114 ratings for the Toy Poodle puppy breed profile.

Updated: 9/16/2014
Answer a Question

Breed Questions & Answers

Are you knowledgeable about a certain breed? Share what you know!


We provide the only safe marketplace for Toy Poodle dog breeders to list and rehome their purebred Toy Poodle puppies. Toy Poodle dog breeders listing puppies on Next Day Pets are required to verify their identity for your protection. Most dog breeders with Toy Poodles for sale offer health guarantees and may be shipped worldwide. With over 100,000 active dog breeders, we can assure you you'll find the perfect puppy for your family.