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Thinking of getting a Toy Poodle Puppy? Get all the information you need in our dog breed guide to see if a Toy Poodle is the right dog for you.

Fast Facts:

How long will my Toy Poodle live? 12-16 years

What will my dogs energy levels be like? High

How big will my Toy Poodle grow? 3-6kg 

Will a Toy Poodle be suitable for my family? Toy Poodles are suitable for most families

What size housing is recommended for my Toy Poodle? Backyard not essential

Toy Poodle Temperament

Toy Poodles are an alert, playful and lively breed, although they are small they are known to be energetic and boisterous. The Toy Poodle is an intelligent dog that loves human companionship and enjoys any attention you can give them. Their intelligence makes them fairly easy to train, although they can be stubborn at times so owners must be firm and consistent.

They are generally good around children, although due to their small size are not suited for young children. As Toy Poodles can be quite vocal at times, it is important that they are taught from an early age that barking is not okay. If it is an issue that develops it is essential that it is dealt with before it becomes a habit.

It is also important to remember not to ‘baby’ small breeds like the Toy Poodle, as they can become bossy and demanding - believing they are the top of the hierarchy in your home. They are also one of the few hypoallergenic breeds making them the perfect companion for people with allergies or asthma.

Toy Poodle Health Issues

Progressive Retinal Atrophy (PRA): A group of retinal degeneration diseases that worsens over time and can lead to impaired vision or even blindness.

Patella Luxation: An abnormally shallow groove in the knee, which causes the knee cap (patella) to slip out of position.

Hypoglycemia: A drop in glucose levels which can result in a severe decrease in energy, sometimes to the point of loss of consciousness.


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