The white Toy Poodle is a specific poodle type based on color and size.
Poodles generally come in four subtypes: the standard, miniature, toy, and teacup.
The Toy Poodle is the smallest recognized category (the Teacup Poodle is an unrecognized one) and the best option for a companion in a small space.
The members of the Toy Poodle have different colors, just like other subtypes.
Amongst these colors, white is a favorite. Thus, the white Poodle Toy is a subject of interest.
In this article, we will unravel this breed, from facts to prices and tips for potential owners.
What is a White Toy Poodle?
As we’ve established, the white Toy Poodle is a subtype of the Poodle breed.
The Poodle originated in Germany as a purebred and was developed to hunt waterfowl.
The Standard Poodle existed for a long time as the only Poodle breed.
In the 1400s, breeders began developing smaller Poodle types.
Note that these small versions are purebred as they were developed from two Poodles, not a Poodle and a smaller dog.
When the breed became a popular feature in Paris, the Toy Poodle served as a companion to the rich class.
It wasn’t uncommon to find a French noble with a Toy Poodle in his shirtsleeve. King Louis XVI owned a lot of Toy Poodles.
It wasn’t long before this dog breed became France’s national dog.
Toy Poodles were also a favorite of circuses. Their intelligence made it easy to teach them new tricks, and they soon became the public’s favorite.
In 1886, the American Kennel Club registered its first Poodle.
White Toy Poodles should not be confused with albino Poodles. They look similar but their eye colors distinguish them.
The white Poodle Toy maxes at 10 inches with a coat that’s dense, curly, or harsh.
It remains a good companion for many Americans today.
White Poodle Toy Dog Breed Information
White Toy Poodle Dog with Red Ball on White Background
Height Maximum 10 inches
Weight 6 to 9 pounds
Life Expectancy 12 to 15 years
Coat Curly, dense, harsh
Colors Blue, black, white, gray, brown, silver
Temperament Intelligent, affectionate, loyal
Ideal For Apartment dwellers, older people
Recognized by AKC (Toy Group)
Puppy Price $1,200– $4,000
White Toy Poodle Puppy Characteristics
Health A healthy breed, but not without challenges
Grooming Easy to groom and sheds low. Perfect for those with allergies
Friendliness A highly friendly breed
Energy The breed is active and energetic
Trainability Easy to train due to its intelligence
Though the Poodle is often associated with France, it is believed to have originated from Germany before finding its way to France where it became a distinct breed and family companion.
It is also believed that the Poodle has many ancestors, all of whom are Waterdogs from Spain, Russia, Portuguese, French, Germany, etc.
There are other theories brought up to explain the Poodle’s origin. One suggests that the ancestor was the Barbet from North Africa.
Another claims that this breed’s ancestors came from Asia and were herders.
No one knows which theory is the most accurate so the ancestry remains unclear.