Are there different toy poodle dog breeds?
Well, actually, the toy poodle is a type of breed. To be specific, it’s more of a ‘size.’ All the different sized poodles are the same breed, but since there are some differences between the sizes, they have been given different names.
In this article we’re going to talk about the different sizes of poodle and tell you why toy poodle dog breeds are awesome.
Different Sizes of Poodle Dog Breeds
There are three sizes of poodles as classified by the AKC. They are named according to their size: Toy, Miniature, and Standard – from smallest to largest, respectively.
Dog researchers believe that the standard-sized poodle is the oldest, and thus the most ‘authentic’ Poodle variety. These old-school poodles actually used to be used as water retrievers, and many people find themselves surprised to learn that Poodles can be great working dogs.
Like other small dogs such as the Schnauzer, Poodles are great dogs to keep in the family. They are energetic and fun to play with, and they manage to retain some proud dignity despite their funny name and appearance.
Because of their history as water retriever working dogs, Poodles are great at learning and have lots of endurance. They may not have the same sheer strength as a Shepherd, but they can hold their own!
Are Toy Poodle Dog Breeds Any Different?
Aside from their size, the Toy Poodle dog breeds aren’t really much different than any other-sized poodle. They are, however, quite tiny with few standing more than 10 inches tall!
That doesn’t affect their temperament, though! Even toy poodles are known for being excitable, energetic, strong, and intelligent. They are incredibly versatile animals, capable of learning a wide variety of moves and undertaking different tasks.
On top of this, poodles are among the most dignified dogs. Despite their canine nature, they do not take kindly to being treated like animals. So, while you might not be able to dress your poodle in a blazer and sit him at the dinner table, they do like to be treated as equals.
Grooming the Toy Poodle Dog Breed
There are lots of different hairstyles for your toy poodle.
If you’re not much for grooming, your best bet is to just keep its hair trimmed short. This keeps your furniture from getting too furry and saves you from having to make too many trips to the groomer. You can also learn to trim your dog fairly easily.
More complicated haircuts will probably require practice if you don’t want to pay for a groomer. Popular poodle puppy cuts like the teddy bear cut are not terribly difficult to master.
These haircuts add a lot of personality to a tiny dog and it’s definitely worth your time to sit down with your Toy Poodle and figure out what haircut they like best. The two of you can figure it out – one bark means they like it, two barks means they don’t!
Toy Poodle dog breeds are just tiny poodles. They have the same energy, vigor, and playfulness as bigger poodles. If you’re thinking of getting a toy poodle then remember that they’re a great choice for families.