Toy Poodle Puppies

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Can you find the puppy in this photo?

Day old puppies


From the time of conception, it takes 9 weeks for a puppy to be born.


During pregnancy, and until the pups are weaned, the mother dog (dam) is fed a “growth” formula dog food because she needs extra nutrients to support herself and the puppies.

While they’re in her uterus, the puppies get their food from her bloodstream; after they’re born, they get their food from her milk. At birth, toy poodle pups are blind but use their keen sense of smell to find the dam’s nipples and their next meal.


At about 6 weeks of age, puppies are introduced to puppy “mush,” growth formula food softened with warm water. By this time, the puppies’ baby (deciduous) teeth are beginning to come in. The timing is fortunate because those teeth are needle-sharp and the dam is getting tired of nursing. Ouch!

Did you know that particolor pups like my sister make great pets, too?

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For five years we bred toy poodles. We sure learned a lot. We hope our experience can help you find a good breeder who cares about his or her puppies even after the sale!


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Rather than exhibiting just one color, particolor poodles sport two or more colors. The litter photos below feature two solid color puppies and one particolor puppy.

In the upper photo, the particolor puppy has a solid color white body and apricot ears. In the lower photo, the particolor puppy has markings like a Holstein calf. 

Only solid color poodles are eligible for entry in AKC breed shows. Particolor pups can be entered in obedience and agility trials, however.

Particolor puppies make great pets. But because they do not conform to the breed standard, particolor puppies are usually less costly. Beware of breeders who try to charge you more, claiming that parti poodles are “unusual” or “rare.” They’re not.Good_Breeder_Bad_Breeder.htmlToy_Poodle_FAQs.htmlToy_Poodle_FAQs.htmlToy_Poodle_FAQs_Page_2.htmlToy_Poodle_FAQs.htmlToy_Poodle_FAQs.htmlToy_Poodle_FAQs.htmlToy_Poodle_FAQs.htmlToy_Poodle_FAQs.htmlToy_Poodle_FAQs.htmlToy_Poodle_FAQs.htmlToy_Poodle_FAQs_Page_2.htmlToy_Poodle_FAQs.htmlToy_Poodle_FAQs.htmlshapeimage_5_link_0shapeimage_5_link_1shapeimage_5_link_2shapeimage_5_link_3shapeimage_5_link_4shapeimage_5_link_5shapeimage_5_link_6shapeimage_5_link_7shapeimage_5_link_8shapeimage_5_link_9shapeimage_5_link_10shapeimage_5_link_11shapeimage_5_link_12shapeimage_5_link_13

Sean Patrick Rafferty, 1 day old

Did you know that some particolor toy poodles are white with black markings?

Did you know that toy poodles average just three puppies in each litter? 

If you do the math, you will quickly see that there is little or no profit to be made breeding toy poodles. So why do good breeders engage in this avocation? Good breeders strive to improve the breed by carefully monitoring genetic issues to prevent inheritable defects. Other breeders simply love dogs and are willing to support their breeding program financially.

Good breeders do not have a profit motive because they know there is no profit if they breed responsibly.

Only puppy mills which breed indiscriminately can produce a profit. But in more ways than one it is you who pays the price for their callous disregard for quality in health and temperament of toy poodles.Should_I_Breed_My_Pet.htmlToy_Poodle_Genetics.htmlGood_Breeder_Bad_Breeder.htmlshapeimage_8_link_0shapeimage_8_link_1shapeimage_8_link_2

Can you find my puppy?

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Did you know that puppies usually receive a series of three puppy shots?

The puppy in the middle is a particolor toy poodle.

The puppy on the left is a particolor toy poodle.

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