Toy Poodles

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General Information about Toy Poodles

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 kennel clubs.

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 free.  

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. 

Toy 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.


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