Toy Poodles are tiny, cute fluffy things. They can also be high-strung, bark a lot and are full of energy! Extremely intelligent, Toy Poodles need firm boundaries and social interaction starting at a very early age. With proper training and care, Toy Poodles make wonderful, amusing pets. Breeding Toy Poodles will not bring in a lot of money, but it if you are willing to work hard, it can be a fun and very rewarding hobby.
- Skill level:
- Moderately Easy
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Things you need
- Papers for the female and stud
- Shelter inside your home
- Dog toys and soft blankets
- Food and water
Examine your motivations. If you think that you are going to get rich breeding Toy Poodles, think again! Breeding any type of dog takes time and money. You might not even break even. Toy Poodles have high grooming needs and are prone to ear infections, runny eyes, digestive tract and heart disorders, which will cost a lot of money to treat. Also, because they are a small breed, it is possible that the female may need a caesarean section to give birth, which is also very expensive.
Examine your home. Do you have outdoor space for dogs to run around in? Toy Poodles need daily exercise. Do you have a way to keep female and male dogs apart when the female is in heat? You will need to set up separate, secure areas to keep the female dogs in. Finally, make sure you have a private, safe place for the female to have her puppies that is inside the house. You will want to be near the dogs at all times.
Examine your schedule. Can you be home for long periods of time? Puppies need constant care and attention. You won't be able to leave them alone for very long. Toy Poodles are very social dogs and should be introduced to people at a very young age. The more people they are around as puppies, the better!
Examine your finances. You will need to spend a good amount of money on breeding Toy Poodles. Stud fees start at £195 and go up from there. You will need to feed your female(s) the best food available and pay for the first shots when the puppies are born.
Examine the female. You will know she is ready to breed when you see a clear discharge, followed by bleeding. Wait 10 days, and then bring in the stud. Toy Poodles usually go into heat only twice a year, and it is not a good idea to breed the first heat, so this will take some time. Once you bring in the stud, you may need to stay nearby and hold the head of the female toy poodle in order to protect both dogs, as she might get aggressive. The dogs will separate on their own when they are finished.
Examine the puppies carefully when they are born and have a vet on standby in the event a caesarean section is needed. Toy Poodles can have from one to eight or more puppies, and some might be stillborn. Once the puppies are born healthy and growing, you can start advertising for buyers, although they should not go home until they are at least nine weeks old, as they need their mother's milk until then.
Tips and warnings
- Toy Poodles can be raised in a condo as long as they are exercised daily.
- Toy Poodles do better with older children.
- Be sure to keep the female in a very secure location when she is in heat! Toy Poodles can be clever at escaping to find a male dog-any male dog-during this time.