Height: 10 in - 15 in. (Height is less than 15 in but more
than 10 in.)
Weight: 14-17 lb
is a very old hunting dog with an unknown place of origin.
Different versions were found in France and Germany, but
France made them their national dog. This breed was
originated from the Standard Poodle and is identical to
both the Standard and Toy Poodles, except for its size.
This variety of Poodle is also known as the French Poodle.
The Poodle breeds are believed to have originated in
either Russia or Germany. The temperament of the Poodle is
calm, loyal and affectionate. Because of these wonderful
qualities, they make wonderful family pets and are great
Poodles were once used to retrieve waterfowl and to this
day have a love of the water. The trim that is
characteristic to the poodle was designed to protect both
the vital organs and the joints from icy waters while
retrieving game. They are an excellent choice of breed for
individuals or families that live in the city due to their
small size. Also, they fit well into smaller sized
households such as apartments or homes that have no yard.
The Poodle needs to live and sleep indoors. Exercise:
minimal daily exercise required. The Miniature poodle
sheds minimally, but they do need to have frequent
grooming visits due to their coat. This breed needs
clipping on a regular basis, about four times a year. This
grooming can be extensive if kept in a professional clip.
This grooming can be lessened if kept in a "puppy
clip". The coat is dense with a harsh feel, the
length of which is medium. Miniature poodles are
intelligent dogs that are easily trained. Training:
socialization and obedience. Poodles are known for their
tricks! Colors are quite varied: black, blue, cafT-au-lait,
gray, silver, brown, apricot, cream or white. They are
good with pets within the home and with other dogs.