Last updated on April 21st, 2021 at 05:24 am
You may be wondering, at what age will your toy poodle stop growing? How big will your toy poodle get? Is your toy poodle puppy of ideal weight for its age? How big is your toy poodle when compared to other toy poodles of its age?
In this article, we will discuss toy poodle growth based on recent studies on toy poodle growth. This article also includes a calculator that lets you predict how big your adult toy poodle will be based on its current weight and height.
We also have a calculator that lets you compare the weight of your toy poodle to the weight of other toy poodles of similar age. This will let you know if your toy poodle is of normal weight.
If you are interested in learning about when a MINIATURE POODLE stops growing, check out our article and calculator on when miniature poodles stop growing.
How Big Do Toy Poodles Grow?
In height, a toy poodle will grow to be no more than ten inches at the withers (shoulders). In weight, a toy poodle will grow to be about 4.8 to 11.6 pounds in weight.
In fact, the America Kennel Club states that a poodle qualifies to be in the toy group only if less than 10 inches tall.
When Does a Toy Poodle Stop Growing?
Toy poodles grow very quickly during the first 12 weeks of life, but their growth will slow down as they reach three to six months old. Their growth will taper off by six to nine months (26 to 39 weeks) of age. Toy poodles are nearly their full-grown size by the time they reach nine months of age. Toy Poodles stop growing by one year of age.
Toy Poodle Growth Chart (Weight and Height)
Below is the growth chart of a toy poodle. This is a toy poodle weight chart and a toy poodle height chart. This toy poodle growth chart shows how fast a toy poodle grows and how much a toy poodle puppy has left to grow given its current puppy age, weight, and height.
This chart shows you how fast a toy poodle grows. A toy poodle grows very fast in the first 16 to 24 weeks of its life.
This toy poodle growth chart shows that a toy poodle reaches 80 percent of its adult weight at 24 weeks, and 98% of its adult height at 24 weeks, and so on. You can use this toy poodle growth chart to predict your toy poodle`s adult weight and height based on its current weight and height.
Also, you can use our toy poodle growth calculator to automatically calculate your toy poodle`s adult weight and height.
Below is a table that shows the typical weights of a toy poodle at different ages. We made this table based on recent research results on dog growth.
|Toy Poodle Age||Male||Male||Female||Female|
|Average Weight (Pounds)||Normal Weight Range (Pounds)||Average Weight (Pounds)||Normal Weight Range (Pounds)|
|12 weeks (3 months)||2.8||2.1 to 4.5||2.6||1.9 to 4.3|
|16 weeks (4 months)||3.7||2.7 to 5.9||3.4||2.4 to 5.4|
|24 weeks (6 months)||5.1||3.5 to 7.9||4.5||3.0 to 7.0|
|32 weeks (8 months)||6.0||4.0 to 9.3||5.2||3.4 to 8.0|
|52 weeks (12 months)||7.0||4.5 to 10.7||6.1||4.0 to 9.0|
|100 weeks||8.0||5.2 to 11.6||7.2||4.8 to 10.0|
|Toy Poodle Age||Height (inches)|
|at birth||few inches|
|4 weeks||4-5 inches|
|8 – 10 weeks||8 inches|
|6 months||10 inches|
|1 year||10 inches|
Toy Poodle Growth Calculator
Use the calculator below to predict the future weight and height of your toy poodle from its current weight and height.
If you want to know if your toy poodle is currently of normal weight, is overweight, or is underweight, check out this article and toy poodle weight calculator on how much a toy poodle should weigh.
Toy Poodle Weight Calculator
Recently, researchers from the University of Liverpool collected and analyzed data on the weight of over 6 million healthy dogs in the United States. The dogs studied included dogs of the toy poodle size. Data on male, female, neuter, un-neuter, spayed, and un-spayed dogs were analyzed in the study.
We used the information from this research to inform you on how much your toy poodle should weigh.
Use the calculator below to find the ideal weight and the normal weight range of a toy poodle of any age between 12 and 100 weeks.
If you want to see how the weight of your toy poodle compares to that of other toy poodle`s of its age, also enter the weight of your toy poodle in the calculator, and the calculator will show you where your toy poodle stands on the weight chart.
The calculator will also tell you if your toy poodle is of normal weight, overweight, or underweight.
Talk to your vet before taking any decision on your pet`s health.
* Our method: A toy poodle as underweight if its weight falls below the 9th percentile. A toy poodle as overweight if its weight falls above the 91st percentile. A toy poodle whose weight falls between the 9th and 91st percentile as normal.
Do Male and Female Toy Poodles Differ in Sizes?
There are many factors that determine how big a toy poodle will get. Gender is one of the factors that affect toy poodle growth. Male toy poodles tend to be bigger than female toy poodles.
The lineage of a toy poodle affects its size more than its gender. Some toy poodles come from large parents. These toy poodles will grow to be big. Toy poodles that come smaller parents will be small.
Therefore, it is possible to see a male toy poodle that is smaller than a female toy poodle even if both toy poodles are of the same age.
Weight and Height of Toy Poodles at Birth
Toy poodles are most delicate at birth, some being born at just a few ounces in weight, and no more than a few inches long. Toy poodles can fit easily into the palm of your hand at birth. They grow very quickly from that point on, however. Toy breeds tend to grow faster and they stop growing sooner than their standard poodle and miniature poodle counterparts. Toy poodles are often at least half of their adult weight by the time they are only twelve weeks old.
Weight and Height of Toy Poodles at Four Weeks Old
By the time a toy poodle is four weeks old, a toy poodle should weigh about one to three pounds. At this age, a toy poodle puppy will only be four to five inches tall at the withers (shoulders).
Weight and Height of Toy Poodles at Eight Weeks Old
By the time a toy poodle is ready to go to his new home at eight to ten weeks old, a toy poodle should weigh between one and half pounds and four pounds and should be about eight inches tall.
What Weight and Height of Toy Poodles at Six Months
A toy poodle will likely be almost its full size by the time it reaches six months of age. A toy poodle puppy should be between three and eight pounds at six months. At this point, a toy poodle’s growth tends to taper off, and they will only grow to be seven to ten pounds by the time they are fully grown. Most toy poodles are their full height of up to ten inches by six months of age. At this time, they begin to fill out and put on their full weight without getting any taller.
Weight and Height of Toy Poodles at One Year
Toy poodles mature more quickly than the larger poodles and they tend to reach their full height and weight by nine months to one year of age. At nine months to one year, they will reach the size of four to ten and half pounds in weight and up to ten inches at the withers in height.
How to Tell How Big Your Toy Poodle will Grow to Be?
As we mentioned earlier, adult toy poodles will grow to be five to ten pounds. However, in a dog that size, there is a huge difference between a five-pound dog and a ten-pound dog. So how can you know what size your puppy toy poodle will grow to be?
One way to determine the size of your toy poodle will grow to be is to use our toy poodle growth calculator to predict the weight and height of your toy poodle from its current weight and height.
Another way to determine what size your toy poodle puppy will grow to be is to look at the parents. It is not uncommon for one parent dog to be bigger than the other. If this is the case, the puppies in the litter will end up being right in between. So if you have a litter with parents where one is seven pounds and the other is ten pounds, your puppy will grow to be eight or nine pounds in weight.
Sometimes there will be a puppy that stays as small as the smallest parent or one that grows to be as large as the largest parent, but generally, they will land right in the middle. If you can find a breeder whose breeding pairs are pretty similar in size and structure, then your puppy’s adult size will be more predictable.
Some people assume that if they choose the smallest puppy of the litter, the puppy will be the smallest of the litter as an adult. But that is not necessarily the case. Many puppies that are the smallest of the litter at birth will outgrow their littermates within the first year.
Toy Poodle Size Compared to Other Poodle Varieties
Poodles come in a variety of sizes. In America, they come in three sizes: Toy, Miniature, and Standard. Some European countries classify poodles into four different sizes. The Klein sized poodle is a mid-sized poodle between the size of a miniature and a standard.
In the United States, a mid-sized poodle can be referred to as a “moyen”. However, there is no official classification for that size within the AKC. Each different classified size of the poodle is its separate breed. The toy poodle is the smallest responsibly bred poodle size.
Factors that Determine How Big A Toy Poodle Will Get?
Here are the factors that will determine how big your toy poodle will get:
- Ancestry: The most important factor in determining how big your toy poodle will get is his ancestry. The size of his or her parents matters more than any other factor. This is because your puppy’s genetics play the biggest role in his or her size.
- Proper Nutrition: Nutrition can also play a part in how big your toy poodle will grow to be. A poorly-fed toy poodle will be underweight. A puppy that is fed too many table scraps will be overweight. If your toy poodle is over or underweight, your vet can give you a diet plan to help you get your puppy to the size he/she should be
- Spaying/Neutering: If you spay or neuter your toy poodle too early, it could affect his/her development. That does not necessarily mean that your puppy will stay small. However, spaying/neutering could hinder bone growth in your toy poodle by eliminating hormones that are necessary for your growing toy poodle. More on neutering/spaying your toy poodle below.
Do Spaying or Neutering Affects Toy Poodles Growth?
Most vets recommend spaying/neutering your toy poodle. However, this has to be done responsibly and correctly.
A sign of a non-ethical breeder is one that requires early spay and neuter or, even worse, one who has a spay or neuter done before the puppy leaves her home. Spaying or neutering your toy poodle should not affect the size that your puppy will grow to be.
Early spay and neuter may not necessarily cause your puppy to stay smaller, but it can affect their bones and platelets so that as they grow, they do not have the right hormones in their bodies to keep their bones growing at the same rate. There is some evidence that hip dysplasia is more common among dogs who were spayed or neutered too early.
Check out the the American Animal Hospital Association guideline below on when best to spay/neuter your toy poodle
What Should I Feed My Toy Poodle Puppy to Help Him/Her Grow?
You will want to feed your toy poodle puppy a high quality food that is specifically for puppies or for all stages. Do not feed your toy poodle puppy adult dog food. Puppy food has a higher protein content to meet the needs of growing puppies. High-quality puppy food will have at least 25% protein. For these types of puppy foods, you will see real foods such as chicken, salmon, or beef listed first in the ingredient list.
Some owners prefer to feed a grain-free food to their poodles, but recent studies suggest that a grain-free diet may not be the best choice for all dogs. Talk with your vet and decide on the best diet for your toy poodle.
Finally, make sure that your toy poodle does not eat table scraps as this can interfere with his getting the proper amount of protein and nutrients. If your puppy eats too much human food, he will not eat enough of the high quality, high protein, puppy food that is necessary to help him grow and develop properly.
What Should you do if your Toy Poodle is Overweight?
If your toy poodle is overweight, talk with your vet about your toy poodle’s weight. If your vet agrees that your dog is overweight, your vet will probably advise a diet of dog food that is high in protein and low in grains and fillers. When you have settled on high-quality dog food, limit or eliminate table scraps from your poodle’s diet. This should help your toy poodle lose weight to get to a comfortable and healthy size.
What should you do if your Toy Poodle is Underweight?
If your toy poodle is underweight, again, you will want to discuss your concerns with your vet before you make any drastic changes to his diet. Your vet will probably advise you to put your poodle on high-quality dog food and limit or eliminate table scraps. While some dogs can become overweight by eating too many table scraps, other dogs can become underweight this way. This is because the food that they are filling up on may not be nutritious enough for your puppy.
Toy Poodle Life Expectancy
The toy poodle breed is known for its longevity. By some accounts, the longest-lived dog ever is a toy poodle. A well-bred Toy Poodle could live from twelve to fifteen years. Keep in mind that when you purchase a puppy from an ethical breeder than has done genetic and health testing, you are more likely to have a dog that lives to its full life expectancy. Puppies that have hip dysplasia, elbow dysplasia, or other genetic diseases or deformities can have much shorter life expectancies. Most toy poodles live long and happy lives. If you are looking for a companion that will be around for many years to come, the toy poodle is just the dog for you.
Final Thoughts on Toy Poodle Growth
Depending on your lifestyle and living situation, the Toy Poodle may be the right breed for you. Maturing at seven to ten pounds, it is the perfect sized dog for apartment and RV life. It is also perfect if you have a lot of space in your house.
Purchase your toy poodle an ethical breeder or find a reputable rescue to work with. It is important to keep your toy poodle on a healthy diet to give it the best chance at living a healthy life. It is also important to make sure that you find a size that has been bred to standard for the toy poodle breed. Do not get a toy poodle that has been bred to be too small. Asking your breeder or rescue organization about health and genetic testing will also help you to find a puppy that will live a healthy, long life with you.