Toy Poodle

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Toy Poodle overview

The Toy Poodle originated in France as a companion, a miniaturization of the German herd-guarding and water-retrieving Standard Poodle. They are slightly larger than the Miniature Poodle.

Independent, thoughtful and responsive, they are easily obedience trained. Good with children and suitable to either hot or cold climates, their size makes them good in the urban environment.

Woolly, springy , curly and resilient, the coat requires very regular grooming and frequent trimming, but does not shed. They are the smallest of the Poodle breeds.

Standard Poodle foreign names

Poedel (Dutch), Caniche (French), Pudel (German), Barbone nano (Italian)



Breed Group

Utility Group

Biological data

Male: 6-9 lbs.
3-4 kg.
Female: 6-9 lbs.
3-4 kg.
Male: Under 28 cm.
Less than 10 inches.
Female: Under 28 cm.
Less than 10 inches.
Colours, markings and patterns
All solid colours.
White and creams have black nose, lips, and eyerims, black toe nails desirable.
Browns have dark amber eyes, dark liver nose, lips, eyerims and toenails.
Apricots have dark eyes with black points or deep amber eyes with liver points.
Blacks, silvers and blues tend to have black eyes, lips, eyerims and toenails.
Creams, apricots, browns, silvers and blues may show varying shades of the same colour up to 18 months.
Clear colours preferred.

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Toy Poodle – Breed standard

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Toy Poodle references and further reading

Toy Poodles US
Poodle Club of America

The Toy Poodle Forum
Poodles in Need 

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Toy Poodle colours

Below are some examples of the various colours of Toy Poodles, colour names sometimes differ from country to country, 
Colours can vary according to lighting, whether it was taken indoors or outdoors and even the quality of the dog. 
So sadly not an exact science.

Black Toy Poodles

AP-0HS2FS - Black Toy Poodle
Photo © Animal Photography, Tetsu Yamazaki

Apricot Toy Poodles

AP-1TJ2BS - Apricot Toy Poodle
Photo © Animal Photography, Tara Gregg

Silver Toy Poodles

AP-8P0BFB - Silver Toy Poodles
Photo © Animal Photography, Sally Anne Thompson


Toy Poodle
picture ideas

Featured image

AP-VMLIW1- Toy Poodle
Photo © Animal Photography, Tara Gregg

Toy Poodles outdoors

AP-VUL2OI - Toy Poodle on grass
Photo © Animal Photography, Tara Gregg

Toy Poodle puppies

AP-M4ECUL - Toy Poodle puppy on white background
Photo © Animal Photography, Tetsu Yamazaki