The smallest of the Poodles after the Standard Poodle and Minature Poodle, the Toy Poodle was the last to be bred in England in the 18th century. Despite its tiny size, the Toy Poodle shares many of the the same characteristics as the Standard and Miniature including the fact that Poodles are ranked the second most intelligent dog breed just behind the Border Collie.
The Toy Poodle is skillful in many dog sports and activities, including agility, obedience and circus performing.
Toy Poodles are very cute and cuddly. They have a teddy bearish look when compared to the Standard or Miniature. Though extremely intelligent, Toy Poodles have a tendency to act like adorable goofballs.
Height: 10 inches (under 28 cm)
Weight: 4-6 pounds
Life Expectancy: 10-18 years
Coat Type and Color: The Toy Poodle only grows a single coat of long and thick, curly or wavy fur and is hypoallergenic. They are typically a single solid color such as Apricot, Black, Blue, Brown, Cream, Gray, Red, Silver, Silver Beige and White.
Temperament: Playful, Fun-loving, Intelligent
Health: Toy Poodles can live a long life compared to other dogs. The most common causes of death are old age and kidney failure.
• The Toy Poodle has one of the smallest litter sizes of all breeds (2.4 average).
ANKC: Group 7 – Non-Sporting
CKC: Group 5 – Toy
FCI : Group 9 Section 2 #172
KC (UK): Utility
UKC: Companion Dogs