Toy Poodle

USD 1000-1500 Price Avg.

Companion Dogs



Breed Type



14-16 years


Breed Information

Group Companion Dogs
Popularity/Rank 449
Origin Germany France
Other Names Barbone, Caniche, Chien Canne, French Poodle, Pudle, Teacup Poodle, Teddy Poodle
Breed Type Purebred
Price (Avg.) USD 1000-1500
Size Small
Weight Male: 6-9 pounds (3-4 kg)
Height Up to 10 inches (25.4 cm)
Lifespan 14-16 years
Recognized by
Not recognized by the American Kennel Club. And Not recognized by FCI.
Purpose Companionship
Date of Origin April 10, 1887
Ancestry Poodle

Appearance & Maintenance

Coat Curly, Dense, Thick
Coat Colors Apricot, Beige, Black, Blue, Brown, Cream, Fawn, Gray, Red, Silver, White
Grooming Level
Shedding Level
Eye Color Possibilities Black, Brown, Blue, Amber, Hazel, Green
Nose Color Possibilities Black, Brown, Liver, Pink, Blue
Coat Color Possibilities Apricot, Cream, Red, Silver, White, Black, Brown, Sable, Blue, Cafe-au-Lait, Parti-Color
Coat Length 8-10 inches
Coat Density Medium
Coat Texture Silky
Recommended Brushes Slicker brush, Pin brush, Undercoat rake, Nail clippers, Grooming scissors, Shedding blade.
Brushing Frequency 2-3 times per week

Breed Characteristics

Temperament Active, Alert, Faithful, Instinctual, Intelligent, Productive, Trainable, Vigilant
Sensitivity Level
Affection Level
Social Interaction Required
Watchdog Ability
Biting Force Low
Impulse to Wander or Roam
Prey Drive
Tolerates Being Left Alone
Fighting Dog Not really

Good & Friendly with

Apartment Life Friendly
Stranger Friendly
Cat Friendly
Dog Friendly
Office Friendly No
Senior Citizens Friendly
Pet Friendly
Friendly with First Time Owners No
Service Dog Not really
Therapy Dog Yes
Detection, Sniffer or Security Dog Not really
Search and Rescue Dog (SAR) Not really
Boat Dog Not really
Cart Pulling or Drafting Dog Not really

Health Elements

Health Issues
Health Problems Autoimmune Hemolytic Anemia, Canine Diabetes Mellitus, Ear Infections, Epilepsy, Heart Murmurs, Progressive retinal atrophy (PRA), Skin Allergies, Slipped Stifle
Hypoallergenic Yes
Energy Level
Exercise Required
Sleeping Required
Weight Gain Potential
Weather & Climate Prefers average to warm weather conditions
Stinkiness Low
Drooling tendency
Activity Level High
Rec. Walk Mileage Per Week 5 miles
Minutes of Activity Per Day 30 minutes

Food & Costing

Avg. Daily Food 1/4 to 1 cup of high-quality dry food a day, divided into two meals.
Cups Per Day 1/4 cup
Daily Cost $20-$50
Monthly Cost $50-$100


Gestation Duration 60-64 days
How often can the Toy Poodle have a litter? Once a year.
Litter Size 2-4 puppies (Once a year.)


The Toy Poodle is a small breed of dog that has been popular for centuries. They are known for their intelligence, loyalty, and affectionate nature. The Toy Poodle is a great companion for families and individuals alike.

Appearance: The Toy Poodle has a distinctive look with its curly coat and long ears. They have an elegant appearance with their long legs and slender body. Their coats come in many colors including white, black, apricot, red, silver, cream, gray and brown.

Lifespan: The average lifespan of the Toy Poodle is between 10-15 years when properly cared for.

Size & Weight: The Toy Poodle stands at 8-10 inches tall at the shoulder and weighs between 4-6 pounds when fully grown.

Colors: As mentioned above the Toy Poodle comes in many colors including white, black, apricot, red, silver cream gray and brown.

Personality: The Toy Poodle is an intelligent breed that loves to please its owners. They are loyal companions who enjoy spending time with their family members as well as other pets in the home such as cats or other dogs. They are also very active dogs who love to play fetch or go on walks with their owners or family members.

Friendliness: The Toy Poodle is friendly towards other dogs as well as children and other animals if they are properly socialized from a young age. It’s important to remember that all dogs should be supervised around children due to their size difference which can lead to accidents if not monitored closely enough by adults in the home environment .

Temperament: The temperament of the toy poodles can vary depending on how they were raised but generally they are gentle natured animals who love attention from people they know well but may be wary of strangers until they get used to them .

Health : Generally speaking , toy poodles have good health but like any breed there can be some health issues such as hip dysplasia , eye problems , allergies , skin conditions etc . It’s important to keep up regular vet check ups so any potential issues can be caught early on .

Adaptability :Toy poodles adapt well to different environments whether it’s living indoors or outdoors . They do need regular exercise so it’s important that you provide them with plenty of opportunities for this either through walks or playing games such as fetch etc .

Benefits :Toy poodles make great pets due to their intelligence , loyalty , affectionate nature and adaptability level . They also require minimal grooming which makes them ideal for those who don’t have much time available for grooming duties !


The Toy Poodle is a small dog breed that is popular among city-dwellers and those who live in small spaces. The Toy Poodle is a descendant of the Standard Poodle, which was originally bred in Germany. The Standard Poodle was bred down in size to create the Toy Poodle. The Toy Poodle became popular in France, where they were used as companion dogs for aristocrats.

The Toy Poodle nearly became extinct during the French Revolution, when many of the aristocrats who owned them were killed. However, the breed survived and eventually became popular again. The Toy Poodle was recognized as a breed by the American Kennel Club in 1887.

Today, the Toy Poodle is one of the most popular dog breeds in the world. They are known for their intelligence, loyalty, and affectionate nature.

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