toy poodle


: a poodle developed from the standard poodle that is not more than 10 inches (25 centimeters) high at the withers and that is often considered to constitute a separate breed

Examples of toy poodle in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web If your sibling absolutely adored their toy poodle, volunteer at a dog shelter on New Year’s Day, for example. Jenna Ryu, SELF, 17 Nov. 2023 Another buddy, Felix the toy poodle, has 15 CAs at the same site. Rosie Mestel, Discover Magazine, 11 Nov. 2019 Their toy poodle Ashton's paws were still drenched although the water had pulled away from inside the home. WSJ, 31 Aug. 2023 Our recent ranch visitors: timeless beauty Ruta Lee, her toy poodle and her husband Webb Lowe. Tommy Cummings, Dallas News, 16 Aug. 2023 People also left behind an assortment of animals, including a toy poodle, hamsters, two turtles and a rat. Megan Cerullo, CBS News, 1 May 2023 Hazel, a toy poodle and the alpha dog; Harry, a champion standard poodle; Porter, another standard poodle; and Cashew, a toy poodle and Hazel’s son. Jada Yuan, Washington Post, 13 July 2022 Anderson was seated right next to a toy poodle. Jon Blau, The Indianapolis Star, 10 May 2021 For instance, a toy poodle has much less IGF-1 protein floating around in its blood than a larger standard poodle does. Alex Fox, Smithsonian Magazine, 27 Jan. 2022

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Word History

First Known Use

1859, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of toy poodle was in 1859

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“Toy poodle.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 20 May. 2024.

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