Poodle (Miniature)

About the Breed

The Poodle is a highly recognizable breed of dog known for its iconic curly coat. With three size varieties, the Miniature Poodle is the smallest of the three and is an affectionate and intelligent companion for families looking for a small but lively pet. Personality & Temperament The Miniature Poodle is an outgoing, social breed that loves spending time with their family. They are active and playful, so they will need regular exercise to stay healthy and happy. Miniature Poodles are smart and eager to please, making them easy to train. They can be mischievous at times but with consistent training they can quickly learn acceptable behavior. Ideal Ownership Miniature Poodles are a great choice for families who want a small pet that requires minimal grooming maintenance and loves being around people. They also do well in apartments given their size, however they will benefit from daily walks or trips to the park where they can get plenty of exercise and mental stimulation. People who have allergies may find that this breed does not trigger any reactions since their fur does not shed much. History of the Breed The original ancestor of all poodles was believed to be from Germany where it was used as water retriever dogs by fishermen in the late 1500s. Later on, smaller sizes were bred in France where these dogs became popular pets among aristocrats during the 18th century. The Miniature Poodle as we know it today was developed in America during the 20th century as a companion animal. It has been recognized by AKC since 1887. Healthy Weight & Important Health Checks Its important to keep your miniature poodle at a healthy weight in order to prevent any health issues down the road like joint pain or diabetes. A healthy weight range for adult miniature poodles is between 10-15 pounds depending on height. Regular vet checkups are key when it comes to preventing or catching any potential health problems early on such as heart murmurs or eye problems like cataracts or glaucoma which can be common among this breed due to its typical longer lifespan compared with other breeds. The Miniature Poodle is an outgoing and intelligent companion that loves being around people making them ideal for families who have allergies or live in apartments with limited space but still want an active pet that doesnt require extensive grooming maintenance. With proper care, regular vet checkups, and keeping them at a healthy weight, these little companions can bring lots of joy into your life!

Healthy weight:

7-10 lbs

Recommended Food

Small breed dog food such as Royal Canin or Hills Science Diet

Breed Colors

  • Apricot
  • Black
  • Blue
  • Cafe-au-Lait
  • Cream
  • Gray
  • Red
  • Silver
  • White

Ideal for owners that

  • Patient
  • Loving
  • Responsible
  • Active
  • Consistent
  • Flexible
  • Patient
  • Good Time Management
  • Knowledgeable About Grooming
  • Willing to Take the Time to Train the Dog

Health Considerations

  • Eye problems
  • Hip dysplasia
  • Patellar luxation
  • Epilepsy
  • Hypothyroidism
  • Allergies
  • Heart Disease
  • Bloat

This breed may be cute, but these are some of their common health issues to be aware of.

Temperment & Skills


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