Tiny Toy Poodles weigh between 4-6 lbs, and are 8-9” full grown.
Toy Poodles weigh between 6-10 lbs.,and are 10” and under full grown.
Poodles normally live 15-20 years.
The Poodle is extremely intelligent and eager to please, making them easy to train. Poodles are very sensitive to vocal intonation. Poodles can tell a lot by the tone of your voice. Today the Toy Poodle is exclusively a companion and lap dog.
Stress Caused if Left Alone
The Poodle breed needs the companionship of people; in fact they prefer it over other poodles or other animals in general. They do get very lonely when left alone a lot or for really long periods of time. If your poodle will be left alone then consider getting another poodle for him/her to grow up with and spend time with; besides you, this is the next best thing.
Level of Aggression
Poodles are very easy going and are non-aggressive.
Gets Along with Other Animals
Poodles love all animals, but they prefer their human company to anything else.
Suitable for Children
Poodles love kids, but children need to respect them and learn to care for them well.
General Character and Temperament
Lively and affectionate, they make wonderful companion dogs. The poodle will adapt to life in more confined quarters. They can be good guard dogs, announcing visitors but never being aggressive. Children should be trained to handle these small, delicate dogs carefully, though.
Grooming / Hypoallergenic
Poodles are non-shedding and are often tolerated by people that have allergies.. A Poodles coat needs to be combed and brushed to prevent matting. The poodle should be taken to a groomer about every 8 weeks for a trim.
Poodles come in a variety of colors such as blacks, blues, grays, silvers, browns, café-au-laits, and apricots. The colors can be varying shades within the coat,
Advantages to Owning a Poodle
• Highly intelligent and adaptable.
• Delightful, clever temperament. Highly personable.
• People-oriented. Gentle and cuddly.
• Non-shedding, no hair on clothes or furniture.
• Virtually odor free.
• Breed of choice for many allergy sufferers.
• Many colors from which to choose.
• Less space is needed for exercise because of their small size.
• Poodles are considered the best therapy dogs for elderly, infirmed, or handicapped.
• Great lap dogs.
• Less potty to clean up than most dogs.
Disadvantages to Owning a Poodle
• Demands grooming on regular basis; every 8 weeks it is necessary.
• Teacups can be fragile and may not be suitable in homes with very small children