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Other Names
What other names do they have?
Barbone
Caniche
Chien Canne
Grosse Pudel
French Poodle
Deutsche Spitze
Pom Pom
Spitz Enano
Spitz Nain
Zwergspitz
Zwers
Pom
Barbone
Pudle
Teacup Poodle
Teddy Poodle
Breed Type
Which dog is purebred or crossbreed? Poodle vs Pomeranian vs Toy Poodle breed type comparison:
Purebred Purebred Purebred

Poodle vs Pomeranian vs Toy Poodle Price and Availability Comparison

Price
Which is cheaper, Poodle or Pomeranian or Toy Poodle? Which is more expensive?
$1000-$1500 $600-$800 $1000-$1500
Availability
Which is easier to get, Poodle or Pomeranian or Toy Poodle?
Very frequent: The Poodle is quite easy to get.
Very frequent: The Pomeranian is quite easy to get.
Rare: You may rarely see each other in everyday life, but you might catch a glimpse of each other at dog shows.

Poodle vs Pomeranian vs Toy Poodle Size Comparison

Size
Which is bigger, Poodle or Pomeranian or Toy Poodle? Which is the smallest dog, Poodle or Pomeranian or Toy Poodle?
Medium Small Small
Weight
Which is heavier, Poodle or Pomeranian or Pomeranian? Poodle vs Pomeranian vs Toy Poodle weight comparison:
Male: 45-70 pounds (20-32 kg), Female: 45-60 pounds (20-27 kg) 3-7 pounds (1-3 kg) Male: 6-9 pounds (3-4 kg)
Average Weight
Which dog has a smaller / higher average weight?
Male: 57.5 pounds (26 kg), Female: 52.5 pounds (23.5 kg) 5 pounds (2 kg) Male: 7.5 pounds (3.5 kg)
Height
Which is taller, Poodle or Pomeranian or Toy Poodle? Poodle vs Pomeranian vs Toy Poodle height comparison:
15 inches (38 cm) or more 7-12 inches (18-30 cm) Up to 10 inches (25.4 cm)
Average Height
Which dog has a smaller / higher average height?
15 inches (38 cm) or more 9.5 inches (24 cm) Up to 10 inches (25.4 cm)

Poodle vs Pomeranian vs Toy Poodle Grooming, Hair and Care Comparison

Coat / Hair Types
What type of coat/fur do they have? Poodle vs Pomeranian vs Toy Poodle coat comparison:
Curly Fluffy Dense
Curly
Thick
Colors
What are the original Poodle, Pomeranian and Toy Poodle color?
Apricot
Brown
Gray
Silver
White
Fawn
Blue
Cream
Red
Beige
Black
Blue
Gray
Red
Tan
Brown
Orange
White
Black
Apricot
Black
Brown
Gray
Silver
White
Fawn
Blue
Cream
Red
Beige
Grooming
Which dog is easy to maintain, Poodle or Pomeranian or Toy Poodle? Poodle vs Pomeranian vs Toy Poodle grooming comparison:
Professional: This breed needs a lot of work to keep in good condition.
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Average: The Pomeranian requires average grooming effort.
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Professional: This breed needs a lot of work to keep in good condition.
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Shedding Level
Who sheds more Poodle or Pomeranian or Toy Poodle? Poodle or Pomeranian or {name3 shedding:
Poodles shed none to minimal.
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Pomeranians shed moderately.
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Toy Poodles shed none to minimal.
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Bath Time / Bathing Frequency
Which dog should be bathed more: Poodle or Pomeranian or Toy Poodle?
3-4 weeks
More often than average. These dog coats tend to be longer, softer, and oilier than short-haired breeds.
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3-4 weeks
More often than average. These dog coats tend to be longer, softer, and oilier than short-haired breeds.
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3-4 weeks
More often than average. These dog coats tend to be longer, softer, and oilier than short-haired breeds.
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Poodle vs Pomeranian vs Toy Poodle Personality / Temperament Comparison

Temperament
Which one has a better personality? Which is a better family dog, Poodle or Pomeranian or Toy Poodle? Poodle vs Pomeranian vs Toy Poodle behavior/temperament comparison:
Active
Faithful
Intelligent
Alert
Instinctual
Trainable
Active
Friendly
Lively
Sociable
Extroverted
Intelligent
Playful
Attentive
Docile
Trainable
Active
Faithful
Intelligent
Alert
Instinctual
Trainable
Intelligent Rank
Which is the smarter dog? Which is best? Poodle vs Pomeranian vs Toy Poodle intelligence:
Outstanding: Poodle is one of the brightest dog breeds.
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Very smart: Pomeranian is an excellent dog breed.
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Outstanding: Toy Poodle is one of the brightest dog breeds.
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Trainability
Poodle vs Pomeranian vs Toy Poodle trainability comparison.
Poodles are easy to train.
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Pomeranians are easy to train.
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Toy Poodles are very easy to train.
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Playfulness
Poodle vs Pomeranian vs Toy Poodle playfulness comparison:
The Poodle is a playful breed.
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Average: Pomeranians, like any other dog breed, like playing.
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The Toy Poodle is a playful breed.
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Sensitivity Level
Which dog is more sensitive? What's the difference?
They are a little bit more sensitive than other dog breeds.
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They are a little bit more sensitive than other dog breeds.
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They are a little bit more sensitive than other dog breeds.
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Affection Level
Which is the more affectionate dog breed: Poodle vs Pomeranian vs Toy Poodle?
High: Poodles are genuinely loyal, soft and gentle, loving and affectionate dogs toward their handlers.
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High: Pomeranians are genuinely loyal, soft and gentle, loving and affectionate dogs toward their handlers.
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High: Toy Poodles are genuinely loyal, soft and gentle, loving and affectionate dogs toward their handlers.
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Social Needs
Poodle vs Pomeranian vs Toy Poodle social needs comparison:
Poodles need a lot of social interaction.
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Pomeranians need a lot of social interaction.
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Toy Poodles are a social breed.
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Barking
Which dog barks more/less: Poodle vs Pomeranian vs Toy Poodle?
Average to High: The Poodle is a vocal breed.
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Average to High: The Pomeranian is a vocal breed.
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Average to High: The Toy Poodle is a vocal breed.
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Watchdog Ability
Which is the better watchdog: Poodle or Pomeranian or Toy Poodle?
Poodles are good watchdogs.
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Pomeranians are average watchdogs.
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Toy Poodles are good watchdogs.
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Guarding Behavior / Territorial
Which is a better guard dog Poodle or Pomeranian or Toy Poodle? Which dog is most likely to protect its owner? Which is the best dog to use for protection?
Poodles strongly protect their territory.
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Pomeranians strongly protect their territory.
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Toy Poodles are average defenders.
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Biting Potential
Which breed of dog is most likely to bite? Biting potential comparison:

Low 🔽

The Poodle has a low chance of biting somebody.

Low 🔽

The Pomeranian has a low chance of biting somebody.

Low 🔽

The Toy Poodle has a low chance of biting somebody.
Bite Force
Which bite is stronger: Poodle or Pomeranian or Toy Poodle?

Between 200 and 400 PSI

Poodle bite force: Ordinary.

Between 100 and 200 PSI 🔽

Pomeranian bite force: Weak.

Between 100 and 200 PSI 🔽

Toy Poodle bite force: Weak.
Mouthiness
Which is the better dog? Poodle vs Pomeranian vs Toy Poodle mouthiness comparison:
Poodles have a higher than average tendency to nip, chew, play-bite, or herd people.
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Pomeranians have a lower than average tendency to nip, chew, play-bite, or herd people.
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Toy Poodles have a lower than average tendency to nip, chew, play-bite, or herd people.
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Impulse to Wander or Roam
Which dog has a greater roaming instinct?
Poodles have average wanderlust potential.
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Pomeranians are not the biggest explorers.
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Toy Poodles tend to escape less than other breeds.
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Prey Drive
Which dog has a higher prey drive? Which can be better for hunting?
Poodles have low to an average impulse to chase and catch something like a cat or any other small aminals.
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Pomeranians have low to an average impulse to chase and catch something like a cat or any other small aminals.
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Toy Poodles have low to an average impulse to chase and catch something like a cat or any other small aminals.
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Apartment Friendly
Which dog is more apartment friendly Poodle or Pomeranian or Toy Poodle?
Very house-friendly dog the Poodle breed.
Very house-friendly dog the Pomeranian breed.
Very house-friendly dog the Toy Poodle breed.
Adaptability
Which dog has a higher adaptability potential? Which is the better dog?
Poodles adapt very well to lifestyle changes and basically all living environments.
Pomeranians adapt very well to lifestyle changes and basically all living environments.
Toy Poodles adapt very well to lifestyle changes and basically all living environments.
Tolerates Being Left Alone
Which dog can be left alone: Poodle or Pomeranian or Toy Poodle?
Poodles tend to have separation anxiety when their owners left them alone at home because they bond very closely with them.
Pomeranians tend to have separation anxiety when their owners left them alone at home because they bond very closely with them.
Toy Poodles do best when a family member is at home during the day or if their workplace is dog-friendly so they can take the dog at work.

Poodle vs Pomeranian vs Toy Poodle Good With Comparison

Stranger Friendly
Which dog is more stranger friendly Poodle or Pomeranian or Toy Poodle? Which dog is more friendly?
Poodles are stranger-friendly dogs.
Pomeranians are not the most stranger-friendly dogs.
Toy Poodles are stranger-friendly dogs.
Pet Friendly
Which dog breeds get along well with other animals/pets?
Poodles are usually friendly towards other pets.
Pomeranians are one of the friendliest dog breeds.
Toy Poodles are usually friendly towards other pets.
Child Friendly
Which dog is more child/kid friendly Poodle or Pomeranian or Toy Poodle?
Poodles are very kid-friendly dogs.
Pomeranians are not the most kid-friendly dogs.
Toy Poodles are very kid-friendly dogs.
Cat Friendly
Which dog is more cat friendly Poodle or Pomeranian or Toy Poodle?
Poodles are cat-friendly dogs.
Pomeranians are very cat-friendly dogs.
Toy Poodles are cat-friendly dogs.
Dog Friendly
Which dog is more dog friendly Poodle or Pomeranian or Toy Poodle?
Poodles are dog-friendly dogs.
Pomeranians are average friendly towards other dogs.
Toy Poodles are dog-friendly dogs.
Good For First Time Owners
Which dog is good for the first-time owners: Poodle vs Pomeranian vs Toy Poodle?
Yes
Poodles are good for novice owners, due to their easy-going personality.
Yes
Pomeranians are good for novice owners, due to their easy-going personality.
Yes
Toy Poodles are good for novice owners, due to their easy-going personality.
Office Friendly
Which one fits better in the office?
No
Poodle is not the best dog breed for office environment.
No
Pomeranian is not the best dog breed for office environment.
No
Toy Poodle is not the best dog breed for office environment.
Senior Citizens Friendly
Which dog is good for elderly people?
Poodles are one of the best breeds for elderly people.
Pomeranians are not the best breed for elderly people.
Toy Poodles are one of the best breeds for elderly people.

Poodle vs Pomeranian vs Toy Poodle Health Comparison

Health Issues
Poodle vs Pomeranian vs Toy Poodle health comparison. Which is the healthier: Poodle vs Pomeranian vs Toy Poodle?
The Poodle is a healthy breed, but there are certain health issues that you should check with your vet regularly.
The Pomeranian is a healthy breed, but there are certain health issues that you should check with your vet regularly.
The Toy Poodle is a healthy breed, but there are certain health issues that you should check with your vet regularly.
Health Problems
Which one has more or less genetic/health problems: Poodle vs Pomeranian vs Toy Poodle? What are the allergies, genetic diseases and concerns for them? Poodle vs Pomeranian vs Toy Poodle health problems comparison:
Addison's Disease
Allergies
Bloat
Canine Atrial Septal Defect (asd)
Cataracts
Cushing's Syndrome
Ear Infections
Epilepsy
Hip Dysplasia
Hypothyroidism
Legg-perthes Disease
Neonatal Encephalopathy (news)
Optic Nerve Hypoplasia
Patellar Luxation
Premature Graying
Progressive retinal atrophy (PRA)
Runny Eyes
Sebaceous Adenitis
Von Willebrand's Disease
Allergies
Cataracts
Collapsed Trachea
Dry Eye
Epilepsy
Heat Intolerance
Heatstroke
Hip Dysplasia
Hypothyroidism
Legg-perthes Disease
Patellar Luxation
Patent Ductus Arteriosis
Seizures
Autoimmune Hemolytic Anemia
Canine Diabetes Mellitus
Ear Infections
Epilepsy
Heart Murmurs
Progressive retinal atrophy (PRA)
Skin Allergies
Slipped Stifle
Veterinarian Visits
Which one may need more or less veterinary visits?
Average
The Poodle should have a complete physical check-up at least once per year.
Average
The Pomeranian should have a complete physical check-up at least once per year.
Average
The Toy Poodle should have a complete physical check-up at least once per year.
Life Expectancy
Poodle vs Pomeranian vs Toy Poodle lifespan comparison. How long do Poodle, Pomeranian and Toy Poodle breeds live? Which one has a longer lifespan/life expectancy?
11-15 years
The average lifespan of Poodle: 13 years
12-16 years
The average lifespan of Pomeranian: 14 years
14-16 years
The average lifespan of Toy Poodle: 15 years
Hypoallergenic
Poodle vs Pomeranian vs Toy Poodle hypoallergenic comparison. Which dog is hypoallergenic or not?
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Energy Level
Who has more energy a Poodle or Pomeranian or Toy Poodle? Poodle vs Pomeranian vs Toy Poodle energy level comparison:
Poodles have a higher energy level than other dog breeds.
Pomeranians have an average energy level, so if you live a semi-active life, this breed can be a good choice for you.
Toy Poodles have a higher energy level than other dog breeds.
Activity Requirement / Exercise Need
Poodle vs Pomeranian vs Toy Poodle exercise need comparison. Which dog needs more activity? Which dog needs the most exercise: Poodle or Pomeranian or Toy Poodle? Which dog needs the most walking? Which dog is the laziest?
Poodles need quite a lot of exercise.
Pomeranians exercise need is minimal.
Toy Poodles need quite a lot of exercise.
Sleeping Need
Which one sleeps the least/most: Poodle or Pomeranian or Toy Poodle?
Poodles are quite energetic dogs and they don't spend too much time with sleeping.
Pomeranians sleep 12-14 hours a day as an average dog and they're not considered a lazy breed.
Toy Poodles are quite energetic dogs and they don't spend too much time with sleeping.
Average daily food consumption
Which dog eats more: Poodle or Pomeranian or Toy Poodle?
2 to 3 cups of high-quality dry food a day, divided into two meals. Recommended daily amount: 1/4 to 1/2 cup of high-quality dry food a day, divided into two meals. 1/4 to 1 cup of high-quality dry food a day, divided into two meals.
Weight Gain Potential / Prone to Obesity
Which dog breed is more prone to obesity? Poodle vs Pomeranian vs Toy Poodle weight gain potential comparison:
Average to High: If you don't pay attention to the Poodle's weight, he can easily gain weight.
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Average to High: If you don't pay attention to the Pomeranian's weight, he can easily gain weight.
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Average to High: If you don't pay attention to the Toy Poodle's weight, he can easily gain weight.
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Weather and Climate
Which dog is best for hot or cold weather: Poodle vs Pomeranian vs Toy Poodle?
Tolerates warm and cold weather
Dogs that tolerate hot and cold weather are typically those that have a double coat of fur.
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Prefers average to cold weather conditions
The Pomeranian can adapt to well to cold weather conditions, some dogs even can be a good mountain dog.
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Prefers average to warm weather conditions
Different dogs have different preferences when it comes to weather conditions.
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Stinkiness
Which dog breed smells the least? Which dog smells the most? Which is best, Poodle vs Pomeranian vs Toy Poodle?

Medium

The Poodle has an average chance of bad smell.

Medium

The Pomeranian has an average chance of bad smell.

Low 🔽

The Toy Poodle has a low chance of bad smell.
Drooling Tendency
Which dog drools the most? Which dog drools the least?
The Poodle is a perfect example of a very low drooling tendency.
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The Pomeranian is a perfect example of a very low drooling tendency.
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The Toy Poodle is a perfect example of a very low drooling tendency.
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Poodle vs Pomeranian vs Toy Poodle As a Working Dog Comparison

Service Dog
Which one could be a service dog?

Yes

This breed makes good as a service dog.
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Yes

This breed makes good as a service dog.
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Not really

This breed generally not used as a service dog.
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Therapy Dog
Which one could be a therapy dog: Poodle or Pomeranian or Toy Poodle? Which is better for autism?

Yes

This breed makes a perfect therapy dog.
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Yes

This breed makes a perfect therapy dog.
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Yes

This breed makes a perfect therapy dog.
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Detection Dog or Sniffer Dog
Which one could be a detection/sniffer dog?

Not really

They are not typically employed for this type of work, but there may be exceptional cases.

Not really

They are not typically employed for this type of work, but there may be exceptional cases.

Not really

They are not typically employed for this type of work, but there may be exceptional cases.
Search and Rescue Dog (SAR)
Which one could be a search and rescue dog?

Not really

This dog breed is not typically used as a search and rescue dog.

Not really

This dog breed is not typically used as a search and rescue dog.

Not really

This dog breed is not typically used as a search and rescue dog.
Boat and Sailor Dog
Which one could be a boat dog: Poodle vs Pomeranian vs Toy Poodle?

Yes

Poodle breed usually likes being on a boat.
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Not really

Pomeranian breed usually doesn't like being on a boat.
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Not really

Toy Poodle breed usually doesn't like being on a boat.
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Cart Pulling or Drafting Dog
Which one could be a cart pulling or drafting dog?

Not really

A drafting dog or draft dog is a dog bred and used for cart pulling.
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Not really

A drafting dog or draft dog is a dog bred and used for cart pulling.
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Not really

A drafting dog or draft dog is a dog bred and used for cart pulling.
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Fighting Dog / Military Dog

Not really

In history, this breed was not really used for combat dog.

Not really

In history, this breed was not really used for combat dog.

Not really

In history, this breed was not really used for combat dog.

Poodle vs Pomeranian vs Toy Poodle Reproducibility Comparison

Gestation Length 60-64 days See more. 60-64 days See more. 60-64 days See more.
Litter Frequency

Once a year.

More frequent breeding is not healthy.
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Once a year.

More frequent breeding is not healthy.
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Once a year.

More frequent breeding is not healthy.
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Litter Size
How many puppies can Poodle and Pomeranian and Toy Poodle have?
2-4 puppies 2-5 puppies 2-4 puppies

Poodle vs Pomeranian vs Toy Poodle Recognition Comparison

AKC Group
Which dog is recognized by the AKC?
Recognized by the American Kennel Club in 1887 as a Non-Sporting & Toy breed. Recognized by the American Kennel Club in 1888 as a Toy breed. Not recognized by the American Kennel Club.
FCI Group
Which dog is recognized by the FCI?
Recognized by FCI in the Companion and Toy Dogs group, in the Poodle section. Recognized by FCI in the Spitz and primitive types group, in the European Spitz section. Not recognized by FCI.
Breed Recognition
What other organizations and kennel clubs recognize these dog breeds?
American Canine Registry
American Kennel Club
America's Pet Registry
Canadian Kennel Club
Dog Registry of America Inc.
Federation Cynologique Internationale
Kennel Club of Great Britain
North American Purebred Registry, Inc.
American Canine Association, Inc.
Australian National Kennel Council
Continental Kennel Club
National Kennel Club
New Zealand Kennel Club
United Kennel Club
Canadian Canine Registry
American Canine Registry
American Kennel Club
America's Pet Registry
Canadian Kennel Club
Dog Registry of America Inc.
Kennel Club of Great Britain
North American Purebred Registry, Inc.
American Canine Association, Inc.
Australian National Kennel Council
Continental Kennel Club
National Kennel Club
New Zealand Kennel Club
United Kennel Club
Canadian Canine Registry
Dog Registry of America Inc.

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