I found it much easier to find teacup Poodle breeders on the Internet when I first started monitoring teacup breeders about 10 years ago. Teacup Yorkie breeders tended to also be teacup Poodle breeders; teacup Chihuahua breeders were very hard to find.
Every breeder had their own definition of a toy, a tiny toy, and a teacup. Generally, a teacup was 4 pounds or less, a tiny toy was 5 to 6 pounds, and a toy was over 6 pounds. Probably 90 percent of toy Poodles bred to the standard weigh 6 to 8 pounds.
Some breeders only had pictures of sires weighing 3 ½ pounds or more while others had some sires in the 2 ½ to 3 ½ pound range. Some of those that did not have the smaller sires strongly complained about how hard it was to produce teacups. Some of those who complained the loudest later indicated they had obtained new breeding stock and were now producing smaller dogs and had the pictures of sires with weights to show for it.
Three of the most prominent teacup Poodle websites were Cindy’s Poodle, Velvet Touch and Dougia’s Cajun Kennel. Several breeders mentioned the kennels where they had obtained some of their breeding stock. Little Rebels was the most often mentioned but I never found a Little Rebels website. Cindy’s Poodle went out of business a couple of years ago. Someone has obtained the domain name and is using it for advertising purposes.
Cindy appeared to have the largest kennel and seemed to understand the genetics the best. She indicated getting consistent results by breeding smaller dogs while many breeders complained about not being able to predict how big their pup would grow up to be. Many breeders used, and still use, a weekly chart to gauge the weight of their pups when they are fully grown.
Tony Dougia gave me history both verbally and by email. He has taken trips to visit other breeders as well as bred and swapped breeding stock with them. He says Rose Cash of Wyoming ran the Little Rebel Kennel until she passed away recently. He credits her with producing the first Sleeve Poodles. He says Cindy, Velvet Touch and TNT Poodle of Texas were the only breeders on the Internet when he started so he opened his kennel several years before I began monitoring teacup websites. He also says Rose Viator ran Rose Poodle of Louisiana. She was an early breeder who did not have a website but has recently passed away.
I noticed early on the highest concentration of teacup Poodle Internet breeders were in the Louisiana and East Texas area with many in the Mississippi River Valley—especially in the Tennessee, Arkansas, Missouri, Kansas area—with much fewer on the east and west coasts. Tony confirmed this along with my recollections and list of favorite breeders’ websites. Rose Cash was in Wyoming, Cindy was in Kansas, Velvet Touch, Dougia’s and Rose Poodle are or were in Louisiana. Hoffman’s Toys and TNT Poodle are in Texas.
Dreams R Made Teacup and Toy Kennel is in Oklahoma. E & J Kennel is in Tennessee. Lilpoodles is in Kentucky. Homestead Poodle is in Maryland. My Teacup Poodle is in Canada. I am not sure where Shananigan’s Teacup Poodle is located.
List Your Kennel
If you would like to have your kennel listed here please send an email to RSchexnayder@comcast.net and I will review your website.
Your website must demonstrate to my satisfaction you have the right genetics and understand the problems associated with trying to whelp health sleeve and teacup size varieties.
The best way to do that is to have a link to my Teacup Health page. Money cannot buy a link from here and I reserve the right to remove a link to all websites at my own discretion. Complaints from customers will be a reason to remove a link but I will consider both sides.