toy poodle

noun

Definition of 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

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Toni Tesen's last vision of her dog Stanley was watching in horror as the nearly 11-year-old toy poodle was carried off by a coyote. Christina Hall, Detroit Free Press, "Small dogs no match for coyotes in metro Detroit, attacks on the rise," 4 June 2018 He is believed to have been accompanied by a brown toy poodle named Cocoa. Barbara Harvey, sacbee, "Vehicle of missing Nevada County man is found | The Sacramento Bee," 5 May 2018 Angela Alioto has eight dogs (terrier, toy poodle, two dachshunds, French bulldog, ridgeback, goldendoodle and cavapoo). Leah Garchik, San Francisco Chronicle, "City going to the dogs? Let us count the ways," 3 Apr. 2018 Tit Rex floats would be pulled along like toy poodles by tuxedo-wearing krewe members. Doug Maccash, NOLA.com, "The tiny but mighty 'tit Rex Mardi Gras parade turns 10," 22 Jan. 2018 That said, meet another very special lady in Evan's life: his toy poodle Stella. Lilian Min, Cosmopolitan, "11 Things to Know About Madison Chock and Evan Bates, Team USA's Ice Dancing (and IRL Dating) Duo," 3 Jan. 2018 Taz, a tiny Maltese/toy poodle mix, leaped into the back of the minivan and sniffed around. CNN, "The formerly conjoined McDonald twins' amazing journey home," 7 Sep. 2017 In April 1972, a toy poodle in Canada produced a litter of four. Henry Nicholls, CNN, "The science of sleep: Finding a cure for narcolepsy," 24 Oct. 2017 Lee, a Statesville native who lives in Boone with his wife and toy poodle, served only five short months at the helm of the 228-year-old church. Eliott C. Mclaughlin, CNN, "Gen. Robert E. Lee descendant leaves pulpit after backlash," 5 Sep. 2017

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1935, in the meaning defined above

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