How small is a toy poodle? Well, to qualify as a Toy Poodle they have to weigh between 5-10 lbs and can only be up to 10 inches in height. Despite their diminutive size, the Toy Poodle stands proudly among dogdom’s true aristocrats. Beneath the curly, low-allergen coat is an elegant athlete and companion for all reasons and seasons. Forget those old stereotypes of Poodles as sissy dogs. Poodles are eager, athletic, and wickedly smart “real dogs” of remarkable versatility. With an abundance of steady character and intelligence, the Toy Poodle is a “person” and expects to be treated like one.