EASE OF TRAINING ••••••••••
GOOD WITH KIDS ••••••••••
LIFE SPAN 10 TO 13 YEARS
HEIGHT 15 IN. OR LESS AT SHOULDERS
WEIGHT 12-18 POUNDS
USE TODAY COMPANION
The Miniature Poodle was created in reponse to popular demand, this mid-size Poodle, or Miniature is probably the best known and most popular of the three sizes.
The Miniature Poodle belongs to a family of dogs renowned for their prowess as water retrievers.
The distinctive trim was originally devised to lighten the weight of the dog’s coat when swimming and to protect joints and vital organs from the cold.
The breed name comes from the German word pudde ln, which means ‘to splash in water’.
Today the two acceptable show clips, the continental and the English saddle, are highly stylized versions of the original protective trims.
Be prepared to spend lots of time or money on grooming, unless you plan to keep your Poodle in a short clip.
Extremely versatile, the Poodle was a favourite circus performer, easy to train and full of fun, traits that make it a great playmate for children.
In addition, its keen scenting ability often found the Poodle working during the winter months searching out truffles, a delicate subterranean fungus.
The coat, colours, care and general conformation of the Miniature Poodle are identical to the standard, but this mid-size dog measures 15 inches or under at the shoulder. For this reason the breed is an ideal size for city living, and its charming manners make it an ever-welcome family member.
Bright, intelligent and anxious to please, the Poodle enjoys obedience training.
The Miniature Poodle is the most intelligent and easiest to train of all dog breeds! He learns new commands quicker than any other breed, which makes him very easy to train.
All solid colours are acceptable
The Miniature Poodle sheds practically no hair at all. You'll virtually never find a hair in your home!
Pet coat (less work): Cut his coat short every few months and then it only needs to be brushed every so often.
Show coat (more work): Professionally groom his coat to the breed standard. Brush it daily
• careful search to avoid the high-strung lines
• Timidity or skittishness when not socialized enough
• Emotional sensitivity to stress, tension, and loud voices
• Clipping the curly coat every six weeks