Toy Poodle

Red Toy Poodle pup, Reggie, 12 weeks old

Learn about the temperament and personality of the Toy Poodle. Discover what he’s like to live with, his traits and characteristics and how he generally behaves. And look at lots of Toy Poodle photos.

Black and red merle Toy Poodle pups, 7 weeks old

Toy Poodle Temperament

The Toy Poodle is good-natured and eager-to-please. He’s also cheerful, loyal, proud, dignified, and extremely smart. When most people think of a “Poodle” they think of a feminine, girly dog. But nothing could be further from than the truth. He’s actually very rugged and athletic. He’s incredibly intelligent — one of the most intelligent breeds — and is easily trained. He thinks of himself as a person and demands to be treated like one. He’s very affectionate and craves your love and companionship. He wants to be with you always. He’s highly playful and loves to clown around. He possesses a keen sense of humor! He’s highly energetic and very active around the home. He’s playful and can learn to play fetch! He’s a strong swimmer and loves the water. He’s highly social and loves all people. He’s gentle and patient with children. He gets along well with other dogs and pets. If he’s bored he will get into mischief, so you need to give him something to do to occupy his mind. He housetrains easily. He’s one of the most popular breeds.

Toy Poodle Training

The Toy Poodle is the most intelligent and easiest to train of all dog breeds! He learns new commands quicker than any other breed, which makes him very easy to train.

Toy Poodle Shedding

The Toy Poodle sheds practically no hair at all. You’ll virtually never find a hair in your home!

Toy Poodle Grooming

Pet coat (less work): Cut his coat short every few months and then it only needs to be brushed every so often. Show coat (more work): Professionally groom his coat to the breed standard. Brush it daily.

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