Other Common Names:
Poodle - Miniature, Caniche Nain, Caniche Miniature
The Miniature Poodle is a squarely built and well proportioned dog breed, who was bred down from the Standard Poodle. With proud carriage and elegant appearance, it is a smart and lively breed. The Miniature Poodle, being an extremely intelligent dog breed, is very easy to train and makes a great family pet.
Country of Origin:
The Miniature Poodle originated in Europe.
Miniature Poodles range from 11 inches to 15 inches.
Miniature Poodles range from 15 to 20 pounds.
Miniature Poodles can be any solid color.
Miniature Poodles have frizzy or curly coats, which are dense and frizzy. The coat requires regular grooming.
The Miniature Poodle is intelligent, alert, playful, anxious to please, obedient and responsive. Good with children and other pets; sometimes tend to bark excessively. Can be shy with strangers. Sometimes nervous and aggressive, Miniature Poodles have been known to bite as a result of being over-pampered.
The Miniature Poodle is susceptible to epilepsy, skin and eye problems.
The expected life span of the Miniature Poodle is 13-15 years.
Miniature Poodles are less active than the Standard Poodles and do well in apartments. A walk each day and a play session at home is a sufficient amount of exercise for this dog breed.
The Miniature Poodle is in the Non-Sporting group.