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Miniature Poodle Information

Name Miniature Poodle
Other Name Pudle, Barbone and Caniche
Origin Germany, France
Build Type Small
Life Cycle 12 -15 years
Group Toy & Non-Sporting
Character Alert, Active, Trainable Intelligent, Faithful, Instinctual
Height Male:10-15 inches
Female:08-14 inches
Weight Male:05-10 pounds
Female: 05-12 pound
Color Black, White, Red, Blue, Brown, Silver, Cream, Grey Apricot, Sable and Brindle
Average price 1200 US$


Good with Kids ★ ★ ☆ ☆ ☆
Child Friendly ★ ★ ★ ☆ ☆
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Watchdog ★ ★ ★ ★ ★
Intelligence ★ ★ ★ ★ ★
Grooming ★ ☆ ☆ ☆ ☆
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Hypoallergenic Yes

Miniature Poodle


The Miniature Poodle is a colorful companion for lively people. It is entertaining, charming and extremely pleasant dog available in so many solid and mild colors. Wonderful and joyous fellow of the life, this miniature dog is well devoted and loyal to owner and its family. It demands love and affection from its holder and in return, it willfully makes the handler and surrounding people happy. It behaves very gentle with family children and other small pets. It is a little noisy, however, socialization could make it moderate.

The Poodle dogs grow equally in length and height; you would have a square dimensioned dog at the time of its maturity. Its appearance depends upon the color and coat structure, however, it looks attractive and impels viewer for another glance of admiration. Small sized and light weighted, Poodle walks in a free style, easily and lively pace. It is originally a water sport favourite dog and can be used as water retriever. Miniature Poodle has curly, unsmooth, twilled or corded coat quite thick and is available in many solid colors like Black, blue, silver, gray, cream, apricot, red, white, brown or coffee. While it does not a show standard, some breeders are developing parti-colored Poodles. The skull is finite and somehow round, eyes are black and brown, bevel shaped. Trimming is necessary to suit appearance and modern day style. Legs are in good proportion to build with bevel shaped feet. The breed is active and agile, much suited indoor.

European history has the evidence of this dog as old as 400 years back and is depicted in 15th century’s graved pictorials. The point is debatable of where the dog was originally developed and no one really knows the breed’s true country of origin, however, France, Germany and Denmark are prominent for being ancient breeders of this dog. Germans are credited for this breed, possibly because of its name, which probably derived from word “Pudel", of German language meaning “one who plays in the water". The hunters of France and Germany had used the dog as the pointing or gundog and retriever dog, additionally the dog was also worked to detect some eatable truffles found underground in those areas. This intelligent and sharp breed was put to show in circus. Poodles in France were called Caniche which means “a duck hunting dog", Poodle holds the honor of being national dog of France and had been used by French nobility. Toy Poodle and Miniature Poodle are two variants descended from Standard Poodle and were recognized in 1887 by AKC. In 1920, Poodles were almost vanished in North America; however the breed developed again in 1930. According to AKC, Poodles fall in non-sporting and toy group water dog. The breed was initially a swimming water retriever dog, thereafter, dog show, circus, competitive obedience and watchdog stand prominent talents


Miniature Poodle is a lively pet dog; it is happy and get engaged with family. Family bonding is much strong and willingly takes part in house hold activities. Behaves exceptionally well with all family members and remains very gentle towards children. It shows good acceptance for other animals at home and even non aggressive to other dog in the house as pet, quite harmless for non canine animals as well. It is mentally intelligent and good responsive to training, it proves good learner and cooperative. It senses the tendency of love as well as eyes of anger of the owner, it could show some displeasure when left alone, and rather it will be happier to play in the family. It wants to remain in the center of attentions.

To adjust in your family environment, you need to socialize them and ensure the shy or small dog syndrome temperament should not develop in them. They are ready to learn willfully, make use of this offer and train them as per your defined norms. In the form of watchdog, you need to adjust communication with them, introduce with other harmless animals, and make your families aware of dog’s trends. A wide area is not required for exercises. They are quite comfortable single but regular walk. Off course the dogs used to walk would get less aggressive to other dogs. Make them to follow you during walk and keep them on hold. They tend to bark more, make use of training in this regards and acknowledge them for their warnings.

Owner Should Know

  1. The breed is fully family dependent and cannot live outdoor.
  2. Miniature Poodle proves good watchdog, with less violence but a little more barking.
  3. They are not followers, however, they will get involved in games, and will amuse and entertain you. They will remain around you.
  4. The Miniature Poodle has diverse applications, including watchdog, show dog, works in circus, water sports and retriever.
  5. Being active, they need exercises; apartment life is ok if you are able to get them for one round of walk daily.
  6. Harmless to non canine pets, so suitable for all types of pet family.
  7. Always seek trustworthy breeder, or reputed supplier to get healthy puppies. Never buy puppies form fake pet stores or irresponsible suppliers.
  8. Make sure the puppies are clinically checked and not infection or active disease is held with puppies.

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