Standing less than 10 inches tall from the shoulder down, toy poodles are easily trainable and enjoy the company of people. With a frequent and recognizable bark, any suspicious activity will come to your attention immediately. It must be demonstrated that you are the pack leader or otherwise this dog will develop small dog syndrome and bark incessantly at friends and guests. When properly socialized, this poodle has a friendly disposition and will play with the kids all day and relax on your lap at night.
Toy Poodles don’t require much exercise other than regular intellectual stimulation and obedience or trick training. With daily walks and a place to run combined with gentle encouragement, your poodle will be calm and predictable.