Poodles, unlike most breeds of dogs come in different sizes.
There are three sizes of poodles. The standard poodle, the miniature
poodle and the toy poodles. All three sizes have similar temperaments,
coats and intelligence.
Standard poodles are
poodles that stand over 38cm (15 inches) at the shoulder. A
miniature poodles is is poodle that stands between 28 to 38cm (11 to 15
inches) at the shoulder. A toy poodle is a poodle that is under 28cm
(11 inches) at the shoulder). These are the three sizes of
poodles. Other terms may be used to describe a poodle such as royal
standard, teacup and tiny teacup. These are names given to poodles
for marketing reasons, and are not considered to be a breed by any major
Toy poodles were introduced as companion
dogs, therefore, make great pets. Toy poodles are just as happy
living in a city as they would be in the country. They have the
energy to run and play, but also the patience to relax and stay by your
side. Toy poodles are active dogs and need exercise daily.
That can be as easy as taking your toy poodle for a walk or outside to run
Toy poodles are considered to be hypoallergenic.
This is because they have hair and not fur. However, toy poodles,
like all dogs do shed, they just shed a lot less and are less likely to
trigger an allergic reaction. A toy poodles coat is typically curly,
it comes in solid colors, black, silver, white, apricot and brown.
poodles make great pets not only for their temperament,
but also because they have a long life span. Toy poodles life span
is between 12 and 15 years. However, some toy poodles that are
healthy and not overweight can live for 20 years. Even with their health
issues the leading cause of death in toy poodles is old age.