About Poodles

America's Favorite Dog


AMERICAS MOST POPULAR DOG, and the national dog of France, the Poodle is most likely of German origin, where it was bred as a water retriever, and bear hunter.  The Poodle gets its name from the German word "pudel", which means "to splash around in the water".  The Poodle's athletic body, strong neck and long muzzle all were bred for with one thought in mind: water retrieval.  The Poodle's versatility is a part of its history: Larger Poodles were typically used for hunting, and the smaller Poodles as companions.  Though out history, Poodles have been prized for their intelligence and almost human temperament.  Poodles want to be where the action is - especially if it's where their people are!!!

POODLES ARE HYPOALLERGENIC!  People who have asthma, or allergies to dogs or cats can usually own a Poodle without any difficulty.  Best of all, because Poodles grow hair instead of fur they do not shed.  They have no odor or dander, so your home stays clean! 


POODLES ARE ONE OF THE MOST INTELLIGENT DOGS YOU CAN OWN!  They are easily housebroken, and can even be trained to use a litter box.  They require a lot of interaction, and stimulation.


Size Chart

Teacup Size Poodles

---under 8 inches at the shoulder at maturity.


Tiny Toy Poodles

---under 9 inches at the shoulder at maturity.


Toy Poodles

---10" and under at the shoulder at maturity.



POODLES COME IN THREE SIZES that are recognized by the American Kennel Club:  Standard, Miniature and Toy.  NO OTHER BREEDS were used to obtain these specific sizes!  "Teacup", or "Tiny Toy" are terms used to help determine dramatically undersized Poodles.  Not every household is suitable for such small pets.

The Standard Poodle is the largest of the three with no restrictions on size, it is typically 21 to 27 inches at the highest point of the shoulders. 

The Miniature Poodle is the mid-size.  It stands between 10" - 15" high.  This variety is a sturdy compromise between a Standard and a Toy.  This size is well suited for both apartment life and a lively lifestyle of a family with children.

The Toy Poodle is the smallest of the breed.  It has to be 10 inches or under at the shoulder height.  This size is particularly great for apartment life, or as a traveling companion.

Smaller than the Toy is the Tiny Toy and Teacup Poodles, which are not separately classified, but AKC Toy registered.

The Tiny Toy Poodle has a maturity weight of 4 to 6 pound, with the height of approximately 8 - 9 inches.

The Teacup Poodle averages 3 pounds and is under 8 inches in height.  This size is NOT suitable for everyone.

POODLES COME IN A VARIATION OF COLORS.  Including: Snow White, Paper White, Ice White, Platinum, Black, Mahogany Black, Cafe Au Lait, Chocolate, Brown, Silver Beighe, Gray, Silver, Chinchilla, Blue, Cream, Champagne, Red, and Apricot.  As well as our favorites: the special Parti Poodles (a mix of two colors) and the Phantom Poodles.  For years these specially marked dogs were considered undesirable, and the sad reality is that they were destroyed by breeders for fear of perpetuating and passing on the "mismarkings".   Today you will find them rare, and hard to obtain.

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The Phantom gene produces markings that are similar to a Doberman.  You won't see many of these, as they are not easily bred, and are very rare.


Every Parti Poodle is uniquely designed with broken patches of color pattern and pigment.  There is never duplication in markings.  They are as unique as snowflakes.

Hi, my name is Starlight Parti.

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The Solid-Colored Poodles have an added charm with the sometime darker monochromatic tones of the coats around the ears, and the whimsical tuxedo look on the chest.


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