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Hi everyone,

I am a new member but have been lurking for awhile, reading up on everything poodle. I don't have my own poodle right now, but am on the look out for a little toy poodle very soon. A lot of great advice here and I'm sure going to be asking my share of questions. Take care!
 

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Welcome to the forum!

I lurked for a bit before joining, but I couldn't contain myself and had to join.

Enjoy yourself, and don't hesitate to ask your questions!
 

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Welcome!!! Let us know when you find your poobaby!!! we will be looking forward to pictures and stories to come!
 

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welcome!! i'm so excited that you've decided on a poodle! i never really liked them before, until I read up on them - and they really are great smart dogs. Once I got mine, I've been hooked, and now looking for a second! :) happy hunting!
 

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Same here! I think the teacup (tiny toy) poodles are the cutest and thats what I'm looking for. There are so many out there but I'm leery at the same time with the types of 'breeders' out there. Thats why I'm educating myself as much as I can first before making the commitment.
 

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Same here! I think the teacup (tiny toy) poodles are the cutest and thats what I'm looking for. There are so many out there but I'm leery at the same time with the types of 'breeders' out there. Thats why I'm educating myself as much as I can first before making the commitment.
No reputable Toy breeder breeds for the micro Toys. Sometimes they pop up in a line but they should not be intentionally bred. This is because the micro Toys often suffer from health issues like hypoglycemia, hydrocephalus, liver shut problems, dental issues and seizures. They are also exceptionally fragile.

Ideally, a well bred Toy will be 9"-10.5" (yes I know over-sized, but many very nicely bred Toys do go over). As a buyer, please don't support the breeding of the micro Toys.

The regular Toy Poodles are little and cute and a bundle of fun! You won't be disappointed!
 

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No reputable Toy breeder breeds for the micro Toys. Sometimes they pop up in a line but they should not be intentionally bred. This is because the micro Toys often suffer from health issues like hypoglycemia, hydrocephalus, liver shut problems, dental issues and seizures. They are also exceptionally fragile.

Ideally, a well bred Toy will be 9"-10.5" (yes I know over-sized, but many very nicely bred Toys do go over). As a buyer, please don't support the breeding of the micro Toys.

The regular Toy Poodles are little and cute and a bundle of fun! You won't be disappointed!
That is strange that you would say that since some of the 'reputable' breeders that were recommended to me and have excellent ratings do advertise their toys as Tiny Toys. I realize the term is a marketing gimmick to attract uninformed buyers. However, this hasn't prevented even these reputable breeders from using the term.

And I'm still in the market for a 'tiny toy' ! LOL
 

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That is strange that you would say that since some of the 'reputable' breeders that were recommended to me and have excellent ratings do advertise their toys as Tiny Toys. I realize the term is a marketing gimmick to attract uninformed buyers. However, this hasn't prevented even these reputable breeders from using the term.

And I'm still in the market for a 'tiny toy' ! LOL
Just out of curiosity, who exactly rates breeders and what is the rating system? :)

All kidding aside, do some research. Google terms such as Tiny Teacup Poodle health issues or Teacup Poodle (fill in one of the health issues I mentioned above).
 

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Hey Cbrand, take a chill! No need to get all up in arms. Just because I'm looking for a little poodle of my own doesn't mean you need to send in the military just because I used the term teacup poodle.

Please let me be a member here in peace! Thanks and have a nice day!
 

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Hey Cbrand, take a chill! No need to get all up in arms. Just because I'm looking for a little poodle of my own doesn't mean you need to send in the military just because I used the term teacup poodle.

Please let me be a member here in peace! Thanks and have a nice day!
Snoodle... you came here for information, but you reject it out of hand when it is offered.

I have no issue with the term Teacup. I have issues with the idea of purposely breeding a micro Poodle who is so small that it has inherent health issues. When this happens, it is the dogs who suffer.

Since you are new here, perhaps you could talk about why it is important to you to have a dog that small. Why would a regular, well bred, 9" Toy Poodle not serve your needs?
 

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It's a possibility that Snoodle got mixed up with her terms - she is new after all.
She seems to be aware of the "teacup poodle" controversy as she has pointed out. She seems to be gathering all of her info to make an informed decision. Snoodle pointed out that she was after a teacup(tinytoy) so it seems she considers them to be one in the same.

At the end of the day, we are after what we have our hearts set on and we shouldn't try to take that away from someone. It belongs to them, not to you (any of us).
As I said in a previous post, sometimes things can be read and miscontrued. There is no need to be so demeaning and "talk down" to anyone...

Welcome Snoodle! goodluck with your search
 

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Thanks for the welcome everyone. I hope to get to know you all and expand my knowledge on poodles!
 

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Snoodle... you came here for information, but you reject it out of hand when it is offered.

I have no issue with the term Teacup. I have issues with the idea of purposely breeding a micro Poodle who is so small that it has inherent health issues. When this happens, it is the dogs who suffer.

Since you are new here, perhaps you could talk about why it is important to you to have a dog that small. Why would a regular, well bred, 9" Toy Poodle not serve your needs?
I appreciate your passion for protecting these types of dogs! Perhaps you can share your knowledge of the controversy of breeding teacup poodles on a separate thread of your own!

I should not have to explain myself to you or anyone as to why I prefer a certain breed of dog! I just came in here to introduce myself and learn as much as I can about poodle breeders and members experiences in purchasing a poodle.
 

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I appreciate your passion for protecting these types of dogs! Perhaps you can share your knowledge of the controversy of breeding teacup poodles on a separate thread of your own!

I should not have to explain myself to you or anyone as to why I prefer a certain breed of dog! I just came in here to introduce myself and learn as much as I can about poodle breeders and members experiences in purchasing a poodle.
Yet when someone try's to educate you, you tell them to "chill". Just to further your search for knowledge the Poodle is one breed with size verities, the "tea cup" is not one of them.

Welcome to the forum!
 

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I just came in here to introduce myself and learn as much as I can about poodle breeders and members experiences in purchasing a poodle.
What exactly about the breeders would you like to know? Do you have a breeder in mind? Do you want recommendations? if so, where are you located?

Julia

P.S. welcome to the forum.
 
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