Caniche, Barbone, Chien Canne, Carniche Moyen, Barboncino Miniatura, French Poodle, Pudle, Zwergpudel
Miniature Poodles have a shoulder height of 28-38 cm (11-15 in) and weigh 7-8 kg (15-17 lbs). Poodles are very elegant in appearance. They have a long, narrow muzzle, slight stop (point at which the forehead meets the muzzle), dark eyes, and wide ears. Miniature Poodles have flat backs, straight, docked tails and small, oval feet. Their length is approximately the same as their height.
The Miniature Poodle is sensitive, intelligent, lively, playful, proud, and elegant. It bonds closely with family and makes a great companion. Miniature Poodles are very smart, obedient, and graceful, which makes them one of the most popular pets in the world. The Miniature Poodle is bouncy, alert, and usually eager to play. Miniature Poodles are more energetic than Standard Poodles, and more likely to bark.
|Height||11-15 inches (28-38 cm)|
|Weight||15-17 pounds (7-8 kg)|
|Colors||Apricot Fawn Black Blue Brown Cream Gray Red Silver Silver Beige White|
|Good In Apartments||
The Miniature Poodle is good for apartment life. It will be calm indoors if it receives enough exercise. It will do okay without a yard.
|Good With Children||
Good with Kids: This is a suitable breed for kids and is known to be playful, energetic, and affectionate around them.
|Good With Dogs||
|Good With Cats||
The Miniature Poodle requires less exercise then the Standard Poodle, but should be walked or allowed to play outdoors.
Easy Training: The Miniature Poodle is highly intelligent, making training a fairly simple process. They quickly understand what is expected of them and can learn a wide variety of tricks and games. Poodles are likely to enjoy the training process. Any effort put into training the Poodle will reap large rewards.
High Maintenance: Regular weekly grooming with a brush and the occasional bath will keep them clean and looking their best. Grooming can be a wonderful bonding experience for you and your pet. Their strong fast-growing nails should be trimmed regularly with a nail clipper or grinder to avoid overgrowth, splitting and cracking. Their ears should be checked regularly to avoid a buildup of wax and debris which can result in an infection. Teeth should be brushed regularly.
Minimal Shedding: This dog will shed a negligible amount. Recommended for owners who do not want to deal with dog hair in their cars and homes.