is a lot of controversy over poodle sizes. The AKC
Poodle Standard is pretty clear on the subject.
The confusion starts when someone is describing a teacup
or tiny toy poodle.
pocket poodles and tiny toys are all toy poodles. They
are just smaller, there is no separate classification
for them. American
Kennel Club recognize Standard, Miniature, and Toy Poodle
is the general rule.
Tiny Toy and Pocket Poodle - Teacup is a term
breeders use to describe very small poodles, which usually
weigh under four pounds. American Kennel Club recognize
Standard, Miniature, and Toy Poodle sizes only. Any
other size description is strictly breeder terminology.
Teacups average from 2 1/2 to 3 1/2
pounds and 8 inches at the shoulder or less when full
grown. Tiny Toys average between 4 pounds and 6 pounds
when fully grown and stand between 8 to 9 inches. I
might point out that some poodles will be short (7 inches)
and weigh 6 pounds and others will stand 9 inches but
only weigh 3 pounds. They do vary.
Standard Poodle - The term is used to imply
that your puppy will grow extra large. A normal Standard
Poodle will measure over 15 inches tall at the shoulder
and the average is around 24 inches for females and
25 to 26 inches for males.
is the AKC standard for size
Over 15 inches in height at the highest point of the
Over 10 inches and up to 15 inches at the highest
point of the shoulders.
10 inches or less at the highest point of the shoulders.
is a handy growth chart but please note that there
are exceptions. I have seen plenty. Click