Toy Poodle

Toy Poodle

This lively dog is eager to please and easy to train. It is sensitive and devoted to family. Some bark a lot.

Breed Overview

Originating in Central Europe during the 1500s this toy dog was used as a lapdog and companion. These small and devoted dogs are one of the easiest breeds to train. They are bright, alert, playful, lovely, eager to please, and responsive. They are very devoted to their families but may be reserved around strangers. They even make excellent watchdogs. They require daily mental and physical exercise with either an indoor game or a short walk outside. Ideal owners are singles, seniors, apartment dwellers, and families with older children. Poodles require grooming that entails brushing every day or two, and clipping their coats three to four times per year. When they shed, their hair does not fall out so it is important to brush it to prevent matting.

Breed Characteristics

Grooming requirements:
1 = little grooming - 5 = much grooming
 
Energy level:
1 = low energy - 5 = high energy
 
Friendliness toward strangers:
1 = shy - 5 = very friendly
 
Ease of training:
1 = difficult - 5 = easy
 
Affection toward owners:
1 = independent - 5 = very affectionate
 

Breed Details & Traits

Height: Height: up to 10"
Weight: Weight: 6-9 lb
Lifespan: Lifespan: 12-15 years or more

Breed Traits

Alert, Peppy, Playful,

Similar Breeds

Poodle-Miniature
Chihuahua

Toy Poodle

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