first Poodles were
the larger ones but their intelligence and cheery disposition led to
breeding down to Miniature and Toy sizes for companion dogs for the ladies
of the Court.
The Toy Poodle is the
smallest of the three poodles at just 10 inches high at the shoulder. His
coat is dense and harsh and comes in a variety of solid colours including:
white, silver, blue, grey, brown, apricot, red, cream, and black. A
Poodle's coat needs regular brushing and professional grooming to keep it
in shape and tangle-free. A godsend for people with allergies, this breed
does not shed and has no body odor.
Poodles are bright, amusing, good-natured, and clever. As such they make
excellent pets. Their small size make them ideal companions for seniors,
less active people, and those with limited space available for a pet.
Because of their size, Toy
Poodles are not suitable for very young children but make good pets for
children over 10 years old. The
Toy Poodle is protective of his home and makes a good watchdog.