Toy Poodles have a thick, soft, curly coat. They are a non-shedding breed that require a significant amount of grooming. The amount of grooming required is dependent on the type look you want your poodle to have. To keep their curly coats free of knots, Toy Poodles require clipping every 6 week and regular brushing. To prevent their coat from matting, daily brushing is recommended as once the hair matts it is difficult to undo. Poodle ears, as with all floppy eared breeds, need cleaning regularly or they may become infected. They may also occasionally require plucking to prevent excessive hair buildup in the ears. Around their eyes should also be cleaned daily to prevent buildup of eye discharge and tear staining.
Toy Poodles are a small breed of dog that require low amounts of exercise, this can be short, intense activity or loner, mild activity. As Toy Poodles are a very small breed of dog they are suitable for those living in an apartment or with a small yard if they receive daily exercise. Toy Poodles are very intelligent dogs that thrive on training so it is important to continue cognitive stimulation into their lifestyle. This may include weekly obedience training classes, learning new tricks, puzzles, agility training just to name a few.
Toy Poodles are fantastic companions for many different lifestyles but is important to remember that they require regular exercise. It is important not to view Toy Poodles as the stereotypical ‘yappy’ dog as this comes down to parentage, upbringing and training. They are a gorgeous breed of dog very suitable to all types of families, Toy Poodles love attention and are very fast learners.