Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs)

How does this all work? WHEN will I get my PUPPY?

Navigate to our “Available Puppies” page, choose your puppy (or your puppy chooses you), click the ‘CONTACT US” button . Enter all your information & make sure you give your phone number (cell phone) & a valid email . Once this is done, we will contact you within 24hours to confirm your order before you proceed with the purchase. After successfully placing the order, we will set up an appointment to meet us and our dogs if you live close enough and if not, we will proceed with the paper work, and after that is done we will contact a shipping agency to process your shipping and give you atracking number which you will use to monitor and track your baby as it comes to you.

Any recommendations on which VET to use?

Usually small-town vets are best. Word gets around small towns very quickly & if a vet has bad practices… small towns will talk Usually (not always). Small town vets are inexpensive as well. Also Try to search for a vet in your area & see reviews of consumers in your area as well.

When do i administer a vaccine?

Do not give your new puppy any vaccines within the first 14 days of Arrival. Your new puppy is all up to date on shots and will not need a Vaccine for at least two weeks. Many vets will attempt to issue a vaccine So that they can make additional money. Do not get any vaccines on your First vet visit as the puppy will need time to adjust and you do not need Any additional stress on him or her!!!

Do crossbred or mixed breed Toy Poodle make good pets?

Many do make good pets, yes, in the right homes. But before you choose ANY purebred, crossbreed, or mixed breed, you need to know what a purebred dog really is – and what crossbred and mixed breed dogs really are.

Can you help me decide whether the Toy Poodle is the best breed for me?

Yes, we offer personal consultations on choosing the best breed for your family and lifestyle.

Do male dogs or female dogs make better pets?

Ah, let the debate begin! Honestly, There are many reasons why people prefer female dogs over male dogs or vice versa, but as far as owning a Toy Poodle, I believe you can’t go wrong with either sex.There may be slight differences in temperament between a male and female, but both sexes are known to be friendly, gentle, loving and intelligent. However, making a choice will solely depend on you and what you need the puppy for

How big are Toy Poodles?

About 21-24 inches at the shoulder, with males usually in the higher half of that range, and females usually in the lower half. Weight can be as low as 55 pounds, but is usually 60-75 pounds. However, there are many oversized Goldens, with some individuals topping 90 pounds. Unfortunately, this heavier weight isn’t good for their joints.
Where does the Toy Poodle come from, and why was the breed developed?
He was developed in England and Scotland as both a land hunter and a water retriever (retrieving shot ducks from the water).
Can Toy Poodles be any color other than golden? I’ve seen some reddish ones.
Toy Poodles come in only one color, but the shade of their coat ranges from reddish (like an Irish Setter) to medium gold to pale cream to nearly white. It’s all the same breed, and no shade is more desirable than another.
Toy Poodles do tend to turn white around their muzzle at a fairly young age — this is normal for the breed. During the winter, some Toy Poodles will lose pigment on their nose, which turns pinkish. This is a harmless and temporary condition referred to as “snow nose.”
How much grooming do Toy Poodles need?
Their silky feathering needs to be kept combed to avoid mats and tangles, which can be quite painful, as they pull on your dog’s skin whenever he moves. The worst places for mats and tangles are behind their ears, behind their front legs (in their “armpits”), and on their chest, stomach, and groin. Their legs and paws also need to be kept combed, and their tail. The rest of their body can just be brushed.
Several times a year, their feathering should be trimmed short to make it easier to comb. You can do this yourself, or have a professional groomer do it.

How much do Toy Poodles shed?

Toy Poodles shed quite heavily. They shed some hairs here and there throughout the year, with the bulk of their shedding occurring twice a year, for three weeks in the spring as their winter coat switches over to a cooler summer coat, and three weeks in the fall as their summer coat switches over to a thicker winter coat.

Do Toy Poodles have a doggy odor?

Yes, definitely, and it can be quite strong.

How long do Toy Poodles live, and what health problems do they have?

Typically 10-12 years. Some reach 13-14 years . . . but many others don’t even make it to age 10. This is a sobering reality, and you should definitely read my full article, How Long Do Toy Poodles Live?

How do I housebreak my Toy Poodle?

The key to housebreaking your Toy Poodle is confinement, confinement, confinement.