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Toy Poodle

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Quick Facts

  • weight: 4 - 8 pounds
  • height: about 10 inches

Ideal Human Companions

  • Singles
  • Seniors
  • Families with older children
  • Apartment dwellers

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Trademark Traits

  • Well-groomed, curly coat
  • Elegant and regal
  • Tiny
  • Devoted pal
  • Protective
  • Slightly nervous energy
  • Portable

What They Are Like to Live With

Poodles are generally active and agile. They are happiest with daily walks and lots of outdoor play. Without enough attention and activity, they can get bored, agitated, restless and (sometimes) destructive. These are distinguished, elegant dogs with a stellar range of skills, including agility and obedience.

Poodles do not like to be left alone for hours on end. They love being around people and are able to form bonds with each member of the family, as opposed to bonding with just one person. Poodles are ideal family dogs, being both patient and playful with children—Toy Poodles be slightly less patient with young children. They also make superb watchdogs, barking zealously when strangers approach the home.

Things You Should Know

Poodles may look dainty and demur, but in truth, these are high-stamina dogs with a stellar range of skills, including agility, obedience, hunting and herding. Your pretty Poodle could be a sporty competitor in addition to a beautiful show dog.

As a Toy Poodle owner, you must be ready to groom: They need to be clipped and bathed regularly. On the plus side, they don’t shed.

Toy Poodles can live as long as 15 years. Common issues can include hip dysplasia, allergies, skin conditions, ear infections and cataracts.

Toy Poodle History

Though Poodles have lived in Europe for centuries, no one knows for sure where they originated. Some claim Germany, but the consensus seems to be France, where they are considered a beloved national breed. Descended from the now-obsolete French Water Dog, the Poodle (most likely named from the German word Pudel, or “plays in water”) was used to retrieve waterfowl for hunters. Poodles were prized for their intelligence and good manners, eventually being used in circuses and dog shows and, of course, as companions. The Standard Poodle is believed to be the oldest of the three Poodle versions. Miniature Poodles and Toy Poodles were most likely bred from the larger Standard Poodles, but all three are judged in the same categories.

2005-08-20 13:10:38 by arkfarm

We show dogs, and

Breed an occasional litter (we've produced 3 pups in the last 2 years), and we're also involved in breed rescue for all three varieties (standard, mini, toy) of poodle. The ones we show and breed are minis. 10" to 15" at the shoulder, and perfect with children, especially if raised with them. They're small enough to be "kid-friendly", and sturdy enough to not get hurt easily, like a toy might.
If I had a mini rescue in, and it was proofed around children, I would have NO problem considering a home with kids. Maybe it's different from breed to breed, and maybe some breeds are more sensitive/fragile than others, but I've had miniature poodles since I was three years old, and poodles and kids are just a natural combo

Keeping Kids From Toy Guns: How One Mother Changed Her Mind  — The Atlantic
When my husband was growing up, the only boy in a family of all girls, his mother didn't allow him to have any toy guns. He was a mild mannered, sweet little boy.

Black Dog & Leventhal Publishers Knit Your Own Dog: Easy-to-Follow Patterns for 25 Pedigree Pooches
Book (Black Dog & Leventhal Publishers)
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Ganz Webkinz Pink Poodle
Toy (Ganz)
  • Webkinz pets are very special plush animals
  • Codes allow you to join Webkinz World
  • Add to your collection to build up your Webkinz virtual plush family
  • Great gifts for kids of all ages
  • Recommended age range from 3 to 15 years
3D Rose - LG 3dRose fl_55514_1 Dachshund and Toy Poodle Valentine Garden Flag, 12 by 18-Inch
Lawn & Patio (3D Rose - LG)
  • Overall dimension (in Inch): 12 x 18; image size (in Inch): 10 x 10
  • Made of 100-Percent single-ply semi-opaque polyester
  • Image is printed on one side, with a lighter image visible on the backside
  • Suitable for hanging from a flag pole (8mm in diameter), on a wall, ceiling, banisters or doors
  • Hanging hardware/pole not included
3D Rose (Home Improvement) 3dRose LLC lsp_1013_6 Black and white Toy Poodle 2 Plug Outlet Cover
Home Improvement (3D Rose (Home Improvement))
  • Dimensions: 3 1/2" H x 5" W
  • Made of strong, durable scratch-resistant metal
  • Includes matching screws
  • High gloss finish
  • Easy to clean

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