Poodle puppies for sale

BREED INFORMATION

POODLE


Toy Poodle is a small breed appreciated for its cute look, humor, intelligence and sympathetic nature. It is lively and joyful, with great watching skills. It used in agility and athletic activities.

Temperament

Sensitive, agile, playful, cheerful, fun, intelligent, affectionate, alert

Adult Weight 5-10 lbs
Adult Height 9-10 in
Life Expectancy 12-15 yrs
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Toy Poodle puppies for sale

The Toy Poodle is one of the lightest-shedding breed of dogs and only stands about 10 inches tall and typically weigh 4 to 6 pounds. No matter its size, the Toy Poodle stands proudly and beneath the curly, hypoallergenic coat is an elegant athlete and companion. Toy Poodles strive from companionship and are not recommended for homes with high levels of tension, and may have some separation anxiety when left alone for high periods of time.

This breed originated from Germany and got its named from its work as a water retriever where the word “pudelin” refers to splashing in water. The Toy Poodle was first bred in America in the 20th century, as a city-dwelling companion dog. This breed was also a popular circus dog because of its intelligence and ability to learn tricks. It makes a wonderful family dog and loves to be the center of attention to avoid separation anxiety.

The Toy Poodle is intelligent, sociable, sweet, lively and loyal, especially with its owner. It needs early socialization and consistent training to respect the rules you want it to live by. They are agile and graceful and often excel in many canine activities including, agility, obedience and tracking. Poodles are very people-oriented and your training techniques should be fun and positive to see quick results.

Unless a Poodle is kept in a short trim, it will need to be brushed daily to keep its coat from matting. This breed is mostly non shedding which makes them the best choice for people with allergies. If kept longer the fine, curly coat will need to be clipped regularly, every six to eight weeks. It is recommended to have a Poodle professionally groomed every four to six weeks.

It is crucial to monitor feeding with a Toy Poodle puppy to avoid hypoglycemia, especially during the first few weeks of life. A high quality dog food is recommended, and dry food to maintain dental care. Poodles are generally healthy but are prone to some health problems such as epilepsy, diabetes, digestive and eyesight problems. It has a long life expectancy of 15 years or more!

Poodles of any size are active dogs and need a good amount of exercise everyday to suit their high energy levels. Most Poodles love water and swimming is a great exercise for them to exert energy. Since they were bred as hunting dogs, their instinct is to retrieve so they love to play fetch and chase toys outside. They also thrive on going for walks with their humans.