Toy poodles usually live 12 to 14 years. They are the smallest variety of poodle and grow up to 10 inches high at the shoulder and usually weigh between seven and 14 pounds.
Toy poodles share many of the characteristics of standard poodles and are intelligent and active. Toy poodles are often injured in accidents due to their small size. The Canine Health Information Center recommends that all toy poodles have a DNA test for progressive retinal atrophy, are tested for patellar luxation (a dislocated kneecap), and receive an eye examination to check for vision problems or potential issues with the optic nerve. Other health issues commonly seen in poodles include Addison's disease, chronic active hepatitis, Cushing's disease and epilepsy.