Toy Poodle Breed Overview
The Toy Poodle is a lively and small dog that is widely known for its curly and thick coat and very energetic nature. The Toy Poodle is the tiny version of Poodle, which is water retriever that is made for hunting. They were adopted by French, but they have originated in Germany.
They are very popular as a show dog and one of the most popular breeds in the world. It is believed that Toy Poodle was developed in England when breeders mated small terriers and Standard Poodle. The first reason for breeding is for finding truffles, which was the common practice in France, Spain, and England in the 19th century.
They come in various colours such as:
- Silver Beige
Toy Poodles can achieve height up to 28 cm and weigh up to 4 kg.
Their life expectancy is approximately up to 15 years.
- Suitability for Children – Low
- Tendency to Bark – High
- Energy – Medium
- Suitability as a Guard Dog – Medium
- Grooming Requirements – More than Once a Week
- Trimming Required – Occassional
- Amount of hair shed – None
- Food Cost – Upto $5
- Average Monthly Pet insurance Premium – $58
Origin of Toy Poodle
Toy Poodle is the youngest Poodle type, and it was around for 400 years, but experts think that it was long before that date. The true origin is not founded yet because French claimed that Poodle is one of their own, but they are in fact German breed.
They were developed in order to hunt and retrieve ducks from lakes and rivers. In the same time, name Poodle comes from a German word that means “plays in water”.
Toy Poodle Temperament
Toy Poodles are playful, joyful and intelligent dogs that require lots of mental and physical stimulation. You have to be dominant because Toy Poodle was hunting breed and they have the will to take control if they find you weak.You should train them from the young age in order to avoid any issues that could come along.
Common Toy Poodle Conditions and Diseases
Epilepsy – This is not that common, but still it is dangerous and you should find an appropriate vet for dealing with it. It could be controlled through medications, so don’t forget to get Dog Insurance for Toy Poodle, for better protection during their lifespan.
- Tiny Poodle’s hair will not stop growing, so you have to take it to a professional or do it yourself.
- Poodles are very clean dogs and they adore water.