Toy Poodle Breed Overview
The Toy Poodle is the smallest of the three Poodles. First is Standard, then Mini, and Toy, in that order. As a matter of fact, the Mini and Toy were bred down from the Standard Poodle. With that said, they stand no more than 10 inches in height. Otherwise, Toys are much smaller than his other cousins. Another key point is they come is a variety of beautiful colors Happy, alert and responsive make training easy and cause them to be extremely popular around the world.
In spite of being the National dog of France, however though, French Poodles are not a breed! Furthermore, they originated in Germany and not France. Be as it may, they became court favorites among many of the royals in the 18th century.
Find out more about this breed at the American Kennel Club
The life expectancy of the Toy Poodle is 12-18 years.
Size & Activity Level
Toys range in size from 5-10 pounds, making them compact, and mobile. The are part of the Toy Group. In any event, an active lifestyle works well with this breed. In short, they are clever, lively companions, who love to bond with their owners. Hence, adapting to a new environment is painless. Considered the "Einsteins" of breeds, these lively little poodles are super smart. High intellect makes training a breeze. Being around people keeps them the happiest. All in all, they thrive on attention and learning. With that in mind, each family member will have a place in this dogs heart.
Lots of playtime will keep them solid and fit, while, apartment living is perfectly acceptable. This little guy is content on the sofa or running in the yard. Easy going and light-hearted, Toy Poodles are a joy to any household.
Care & Grooming
Allergy suffer should consider a Toy Poodle as a companion. For one thing, they are naturally hypo-allergenic, and shedding is extremely minimal. Moreover, they have a curly, wavy hair, rather than fur. With this in mind, it can be a challenge to maintain the "show look". Poodle owners prepare yourself to groom on a regular basis.
Ultimately, they are an overall healthy breed. Always contact your vet for more information.