All poodle varieties are basically the same and that includes the Toy Poodle. They have the same normal traits such as their gentle and sweet nature, as well as their loyalty to their owners. They are intelligent, non-shedding, elegant and obedient, and very perceptive. They are third in line after the Standard and Miniature poodle.
The Teacup poodle is the only poodle that is smaller than the Toy Poodle. A Toy Poodle can weigh ten pounds at full maturity and the standard poodle is anywhere from twenty to thirty pounds at full maturity. While the Teacup poodle usually weighs no more then four pounds. The Toy Poodle is popular because it is not quite as delicate as the Teacup poodle, but is still quite small and cuddly.
A Toy poodle does not shed. Most dog lovers will tell you that a non-shedding dog is a very pleasant dog to have around. However, all Poodles need a lot of grooming in order to keep them free of tangles. The Toy Poodle will make a great family pet because it is great with children.
Toy Poodles are rather expensive dogs. They are so popular now that a Toy Poodle puppy can run anywhere from eight hundred to one thousand dollars. These dogs are usually carried in designer carriers and can be seen on television quite frequently. They are available in many colors and first originated in France. They are pampered pooches and can be found at many dinner parties and luncheons sitting right next to their owners.
Their roots go back centuries when poodles would entertain in circuses all over Europe. Then it was quite gauche to have a poodle at Court sitting with the King or Queen. These royal families would pamper their poodles in outlandish ways. This was actually the beginning of the personality trait of the pampered poodle. Toy Poodles evolved having the same traits. Toy Poodles are very cute and adorable and are great dogs to have as a first pet. They are very loving and loyal dogs and make great companions for children, as well as adults.
The Toy Poodle is a small dog but is very hearty and strong. They will always want to sit on your lap and sleep in bed with you. Because of their size it is hard to turn down their requests for such cuddling. These dogs are very healthy dogs and any breeder that tries to tell you otherwise should be reported to the American Kennel Club.
When you decide to purchase a Toy Poodle it is a good idea to first read up on the subject of poodles. You will need to ask the breeder specific questions and you must know if he gives you the right answers. An individual who does not have any questions for the breeder will usually not be sold a dog. Breeders are very careful whom they sell their Toy Poodles to. Because these dogs are small they use up their energy quite quickly. They will need small meals throughout the day in order to keep up their energy.