January 24th, 2023
This pint-sized pups have big personalities.
Despite their tiny size they're jam-packed with energy!
Standard poodles were bred to have thick, curly coats to protect them from cold water and were used as hunting dogs.
The Toy Poodle was developed by breeding smaller Standard Poodles.
The word “poodle” originated from the German word “pudel,” meaning “to splash in water” - a reference to their origin as water-retrieving dogs.
“Toy Poodle” was coined by breeders to distinguish this smaller variety from the Standard Poodle.
They have fluffy, curly coats and compact, square-shaped bodies.
Typically they weigh between 4-6 pounds and stand around 10 inches tall at the shoulder.
Because they're social and outgoing they do really well with kids and other animals.
They're known for their lively and affectionate personalities and intelligence, making them a breeze to train.
Paying attention to portion sizes is vital since Toy Poodles are prone to obesity.
Their diet should be protein-rich with low-fat content and moderate carbohydrates
Because they're so energetic they need lots of protein despite being so small.
At the very least, they should have 20-30 minutes of daily exercise.
Due to their high energy they require lots of mental stimulation such as interactive toys.
However, they don't need lots of space and can be happy living in an apartment or small home
They also need bathing to keep their coat clean and shiny.
Their thick, curly coat requires grooming twice a week to keep it in top condition.
To prevent infections their ears must be cleaned regularly.
- Small size
- Intelligent and trainable
- Affectionate and sociable
-Good with children
- High-maintenance grooming
- Prone to health issues
- Prone to obesity
- Extremely energetic