Toy, Tiny Toy, Teacup and Miniature Poodle Information



Poodles normally live 15-20 years. If taken well care of, this breed can live a long time.

Susceptibility to Illness

The Standard Poodle: over 15 inches at the shoulder - most are in the 22-27" range.

   The Miniature Poodle: over 10 inches and not over 15 inches at the shoulder - most are in the 13-15" range.

The Toy Poodle:10 inches and under at the shoulder.
The Teacup Poodle: 9 inches or under. This is just a name given to very small poodles by breeders. Therefore, there is no universal standard for them.

Toy poodles was known to exist at least 500 years ago. During the 17th and 18th centuries the poodle became a favorite with the nobility. They wanted dogs smaller than the Miniature variety, and so the Toy Poodle was developed. Today the Toy Poodle is exclusively a companion and lap dog.

The Poodle is an extremely intelligent and eager to please their owner making them easy to train.  As a result, the Poodle has a history of performance, appearing in circus and street acts for hundreds of years. Poodles are unusually sensitive to vocal intonation, another reason they are so easy to train.  They can tell a lot by the tone of your voice.

Energy Level

Stress Caused if Left Alone
This breed does need the companionship of people; in fact they prefer it over other poodles or other animals in general. They do get very lonely when left alone a lot or for really long periods of time. If your poodle will be left alone more than he is with you, then consider getting another poodle for him/her to grow up with and spend time with; besides you, this is the next best thing.

Ease of Transportation
High, they love to ride in cars and can be taken on planes in carry on bags.

Level of Aggression
Low, poodles are very easy going and are non-aggressive.

Gets Along with Other Animals
High, they love all animals though they prefer your company to anything else.

Suitable for Children
High, they love kids but children need to respect them and learn to care for them well.

General Character and Temperament
Getting along with the kids, the cat, and the guinea pig is no problem for the poodle. Lively and affectionate, they make wonderful companion dogs. The poodle will adapt to life in more confined quarters. They can be good guard dogs, announcing visitors but never being aggressive. Children should be trained to handle these small, delicate dogs carefully, though.

Requires Professional Groomer
True, unless you're experienced, you could really cause stress to both your poodles and yourself. Grooming is not the easiest thing to do, but it is learnable.

Poodles do not shed and are therefore often tolerated by allergic people. Their coats do take a great deal of care, though, generally requiring professional grooming as well as combing and brushing at home. The poodle should be taken to a groomer about every 8 weeks for a clip of your choice. There are a variety of poodle cuts.

They come in a variety of colors such as blacks, blues, grays, silvers, browns, café-au-laits, and apricots. The colors can be varying shades within the coat, for example, darker feathering on the ears and tipping on the ruff. The color will fade on most all

Yes, poodles are non-shedding. They have fit well into families with persons who have had pet allergies prior to owning a poodle. 


Advantages to Owning a Poodle




• Highly intelligent and adaptable.
• Delightful, clever temperament. Highly personable.
• People-oriented. Gentle and cuddly.
• Non-shedding, no hair on clothes or furniture.
• Virtually odor free.
• Breed of choice for many allergy sufferers.
• Many colors from which to choose.
• Less space is needed for exercise because of their small size.
• Poodles are considered the best therapy dogs for elderly, infirmed, or handicapped.
• Great lap dogs.
• Less potty to clean up than most dogs.

Disadvantages to Owning a Poodle
• Demands grooming on regular basis; every 8 weeks it is necessary.
• Teacups can be fragile and may not be suitable in homes with very small children



dez 17.05.2016 20:03

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Brenda Isaacs 24.08.2015 00:21

i am looking for a tiny toy or teacup poodle. I have a teacup male (reeseecup)
and he weighs 4 lbs. We are looking for a little girl now. Black or Chocolate

kyla 06.10.2014 01:11

thx for the information, i really needed it love your toy poodle and i love all poodles their my favourite dog and animal.

Colette 10.09.2014 02:11

Do you have any poodles available or soon?

Colleen 10.09.2014 04:11

I currently have a black male that is ready to go on Monday 9/15/14. Please email me at if you would like more information.

savannah 08.07.2014 13:45

cute dog you have

kathy 31.05.2014 15:26

I have a 4 month old toy poodle named LuLu. just love her. I would like to know when she will be considered full grown. thank you. kathy

Sammy Flores 20.05.2014 19:31

This poodle is so CUTE!!!

Brianna 15.04.2014 01:52

I have a poodle and I didn't know anything about them this page helped me a lot.

Colleen 15.04.2014 14:18

Hello Brianna:
I'm so glad this page helped & trust me, after I owned my first poodle, I knew I would never want any other breed.I'm sure you will feel the same

Benjamin 11.04.2014 10:03


Gaby 22.03.2014 18:27

I love my poddle and this has helped me give him a much better life!

vbaby 09.02.2014 05:54

Love the page, very informative, I'm interested in buying a poodle so I'm researching them first.

kennedy 07.02.2014 22:21

thank you so much for the facts

Chloe 05.02.2014 00:43

This helped me and my daughter with her project on poodles.

charla 11.11.2013 20:58

Thank you so much this will really help me and my family.

sandra 25.08.2013 19:02

i like this page it was very helpful,

Al 23.12.2012 06:50

I need help? Someone is trying to sell a "teacup" poodle to me. He claims the pup is 2months. I saw the front teeth are not out yet. Is this normal?

happie 26.01.2012 00:01

i luv this page

Jina 09.01.2012 03:18

awesome! im getting 2 toy poodles soon and this helped me alot!!!!!

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03.04 | 09:19

Kizzy is not for sale. I currently do not have any puppies available. Please check back on my “Puppies for Sale” page for updates.

29.03 | 19:22

I am interested in Kizzy! Is she still available and how much do you want for her?

12.03 | 21:12

I am looking for a female toy poodle. When one is available, please contact me.k

11.03 | 22:16

I am looking for a red or apricot teacup poodle. Do you have one