Toy Poodle – G.W. Little

Toy Poodle

Toy Poodle Dog Breed Information

Toy Poodle

The gregarious Poodle is generally believed to have originated in Germany. The Poodle reached the height of its popularity in the 18th century French royal court resulting in the common misconception that it is a French breed. Initially utilized as a water retriever and a traveling circus dog, the Poodle of today is best known primarily as a companion dog.

The Poodle is available in three varieties… Standard, Miniature and Toy. All varieties are judged by the same standards with the only differentiating factor being size. The diminutive size of the Toy Poodle belies its sturdy, athletic nature. Known as affectionate and loyal, the Toy Poodle is the perfect lap dog.

Toy Poodles are extremely intelligent and are considered to be one of the most trainable breeds. They love doing tricks for attention! They can be amusing and comic, almost like people at times. They are very loving with their family and make great watchdogs.

This breed fits in best if there are older children in the house. Younger ones can pester them too much sometimes, and they can get snappy when they get tired. They generally get along well with other dogs and cats. They're definitely not a "one person dog" like some other toy breeds. They're usually happy to be with any member of their family.

Poodles will stay in a better mood if they get exercise, preferably a walk. They do need grooming every 6 weeks or so. Poodles live quite a long time; it's common for them to make it to 15 years and even older. It's important to train them early not to bark incessantly.

The Poodle was first registered with the AKC in 1887. For more information on this fascinating little breed visit the Poodle Club of America website at or the American Kennel Club at If you would like to help save a life an adopt a poodle, you can visitPoodle Rescue and Adoption website or


Size 10 inches or under
Weight 6 to 9 pounds
Accepted Colors All solid colors
Coat Thick, wire, curly top coat with a woolly undercoat.
Grooming The coat requires extensive grooming. It is clipped and scissored.
Origins Germany
Registration FCI, AKC, KCGB, CKC, UKC, ANKC
Group Toy
Notes Highly intelligent


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Tiny Tots Texas
Tiny Tots Texas We breed Quality, Healthy, Home-Raised Bichon Frise, Maltese and Toy Poodle. We are a mother and daughter team. Mom fell in love with the Bichon Frise and I fell in Love with the Maltese after having Toy Poodles for years but we both Love all our Breeds. All our Dogs/Puppies are AKC reg and come with a 1 year health guarantee. Shipping available.