The history of the Toy Poodle is very much like that of the standard and miniature varieties, as it is the youngest of these three breeds. Having originated from unknown sources, this tiny pooch was originally reserved for royalty. The Toy Poodle’s one and only original job was as a warmer, yes that’s right, a warmer. Placed in the sleeves of royalty and easily concealed, the Toy Poodle was used to keep royalty warm. It is best known that the Toy Poodle appeared around the 18th or 19th century but this cannot be clarified.
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Aside from height and weight differences the Toy Poodle is merely a smaller version of the Miniature Poodle. The Toy Poodle must be less than 10 inches tall with a weight of between 6-8 pounds.
The temperament is much like that of the Miniature Poodle. Please visit the "Miniature Poodle" page for more information.
The grooming requirements are much like that of the Miniature Poodle. Please visit the "Miniature Poodle" page for more information.