The Toy Poodle is said to be one of the most trainable breeds, being remarkably intelligent and highly responsive. The breed is cheerful, sweet, perky, and full of life, always enjoying the company of people. The Toy Poodle is equally amusing, keen, and delightful, making it a breed that requires constant socializing. For their size, the breed is suitable as a watchdog and it typically holds great relationships with other pets and dogs. Though this little dog is friendly with children, it is recommended for older children who possess good leadership skills. Owners need to be their dog’s steady, confident, and consistent pack leader, offering daily physical and mental exercise for the dog to emerge as a trustworthy, mentally stable pet. Toy Poodles are ideal for city-country living. With enough exercise, they will not be as active inside. They love lying with their owners and are much calmer indoors, although they love to go outside and are an incredibly intelligent breed, so they do love having their minds stimulated through thoughtful activities. Even without a yard, the Toy Poodle will do just fine. They are active and need a daily walk so daily play will have their exercise needs under control. Even so, similar to other breeds, play alone will not support their primal walking instinct. They enjoy a good adventure in a safe open space off lead, which can be a wide, fenced-in yard. These active dogs shed little to no hair, hence are suitable for those suffering from allergies.