Miniature Poodle

Miniature Poodle

Other names Mini Poodle, Poodle

Adult size Small

Variants White, Cream, Brown, Apricot, Black, Silver, Blue

Coat type Medium hair, Long hair, Wooly

Weight 7 - 8 kg

Height 28 - 38 cm

Life expectancy 15 years

Required daily excersie At least 30 minutes

Good with small children No

Non-shedding Yes

Hypoallergenic Yes

Description

The miniature poodle is one of the smartest and most trainable of all dog breeds. Like their relatives the Standard Poodle and the Toy Poodle, they pay close attention to their owners, learn exceptionally fast, and respond eagerly to training provided there is positive reinforcement.
 
Poodles are soft and sensitive dogs that thrive off mental stimulation. They learn patterns very quickly and will become flustered if something changes in routine. Most will make great watch dogs as they will bark sharply at the door, yet are overall reserved towards strangers.
 
Miniature poodles can be a bit high maintenance as they require regular clipping and need daily exercise. If you’re an allergy sufferer, miniature poodles are one of the best coated breeds for you as they are hypoallergenic and don’t shed.

Lifestyle and Living Environment

Miniature poodles are great roommates for apartment dwellers or an elegant mansion. They are so intelligent that they will adapt to any kind of circumstance you live in. They are extremely clean house dogs and will be happiest when in your company and going for walks regularly.

Common Health Issues

Miniature Poodles are prone to: Progressive Retinal Atrophy (PRA), Cataracts.