Toy Poodles are known for being extremely smart pets. They are also simply adorable with their diminutive size and larger than life personality. Finding a name that fits that gregarious personality can cause a headache, but it shouldn’t. Take the time to learn about the names you like research the history of the Toy Poodle. It may be that a French name is the ideal name for your new pooch, or a traditional small dog name is the best choice for your new Toy Poodle. Whatever you choose, make it fun, adorable and unique so your dog knows you are talking to him.
Toy Poodle Dog Names in Pop Culture
Poodles have long been a popular breed, even for the stars of Hollywood. From Standard Poodles to Toy Poodles, these dogs have stolen the hearts of men and women alike. One of the most notable Toy Poodles was Oliver. Oliver became the constant companion of Grace Kelly, Princess of Monaco. There is a famous photo of Grace Kelly being escorted off a ship by Prince Rainier III, her fiancé, in Monaco for her wedding. In her arms, a little black Toy Poodle was being cradled. Little Oliver was a gift from her friend and co-star Cary Grant. Grant and Kelly co-starred in To Catch A Thief and became fast friends. Knowing of Kelly’s love for animals, Grant and his wife gave her the black Poodle as a wedding gift. They decided on a Poodle after watching the joy that Kelly experienced from playing with their own Toy Poodle while visiting their home.
Priscilla Presley, wife of Elvis Presley, is a renowned dog lover and has been seen many times cuddling a tiny Poodle. With her children grown, Priscilla has turned to her beloved pooches for companionship. She shared her love of dogs with her late husband, Elvis. There are several photographs of Elvis cradling a several small Poodles. In fact, there are many Poodles included in his pet collection at his home, Graceland. Elvis loved Poodles so much that he even gifted two to his mother, a female named Sweet Pea and a male named Duke after actor John Wayne. It is rumored that Elvis gave an early girlfriend a Poodle named Little Bit. To Priscilla, he gave a tiny Poodle named Honey. While Elvis was in the army and stationed in Germany he had a small Poodle named Champagne.
Another Toy Poodle that had a famous owner was named Tinker Toy. Lucille Ball of I Love Lucy fell in love with a little Poodle and named him Tinker Toy or Tinker for short. Not much is known about Tinker since Ball was mostly out of the spotlight when Tinker came into her life. When Ball was rushed to hospital with severe chest pains and subsequently taken immediately into surgery, her first thoughts were of Tinker. When she was in ICU recovering from heart surgery, the first question she asked was about her dog Tinker. After assuring her that Tinker was fine, she then wanted to know how the surgery went. Ball passed away not long after and Tinker became a source of comfort for her husband, Gary Morton.
Toy Poodle Dog Name Considerations
The Toy Poodle is an extremely popular toy breed that is almost too smart for his own good. These trainable, happy toy dogs have been worming their way into the hearts of people all over the world. Finding a name for your new Toy Poodle should be a fun and exciting time for you. Since the Poodle originated in France, many people like to look for names that have French origins such as Beau or Colette. Other people think of more common, but still adorable, names for toy breed dogs such as Fifi or Lulu. When choosing a name for your new fur-baby, take into consideration the dogs in your neighborhood that your dog may become friends with and also dogs within your extended family. It would be very confusing for dogs that have the same name, or similar names, when they are called after playing together. Make a list of names that you like and have the rest of the family make a list. Combine the lists and then start a process of elimination. Get to know your new puppy and his personality. If he has a big personality, a big name such as Chauncey just might be the right fit.