Toy Poodle Breed Information

About Toy Poodles

Let Steeds Toy Poodles tell you about the breed.

Appearance of Toy Poodles

Toy poodle dogs come in a couple of different colors. Their hair is curly and long.

Height: They generally stand no higher than 10 inches.

Weight: They weigh 4-6 pounds.

Coats: A toy poodles’ breeder can offer you two coat options: ice-white or red.

Additional Coats: Blacks, Silvers, and Apricots.

Temperament of Toy Poodles

These dogs are very open with strangers and are very playful.

Socialization: You can socialize a toy poodle by getting them used to other dogs. It helps if you start this process when they’re younger.

Training: These dogs are extremely eager to please their humans. You should be able to train them in a variety of ways.

Good Family Dog? This is a super-affectionate dog breed. They love being around their humans, including young children.

Toy Poodle Health Info: If you take care of the animal, it should live a long and happy life. The breed sometimes has to deal with hip dysplasia as it ages, and several eye disorders can come into play with older ones.

General Health: Dedicated and responsible breeders like those at Steeds Toy Poodles in Alabama can make sure you get a healthy puppy that was raised the right way.

Potential Health Issues: There are a pair of orthopedic problems, luxating patella tendons and Legg-Calve-Perthes, of which you should be aware. Not all toy poodles develop them, but some can.

Life Expectancy of a Toy Poodle: Toy poodles generally live about 10-18 years with the proper diet and exercise.

Caring for a Toy Poodle

Toy poodle puppy care mainly involves acclimating them to their new surroundings once you purchase them, establishing a routine, and having the proper food on hand. Introducing them to the various family members at a young age is helpful.

Grooming: You should try to brush your toy poodle almost every day. You will need to clip their nails regularly as well, though you can also hire a groomer to do this if you’d prefer.

Training: Since these dogs want to please you, and they’re fairly intelligent, you should be able to train them with no issues.

Exercise: You should provide plenty of mental and physical stimulation for this breed so they’ll stay out of trouble.

Nutrition: Talk to your dog’s vet about what food is best for them. You’ll want to give them high-quality, nutritious dog food. 

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