Poodle, Miniature

Characteristics


Size:

25% Complete (success)

Grooming:

100% Complete (success)

Exercise:

75% Complete (success)

Intelligence:

75% Complete (success)

Good with Kids:

75% Complete (success)

Breed Description


Overview:

The Miniature Poodle is of a later origin than the Standard Poodles and used exclusively as a companion.  Lively, spirited and responsive, they are easily trained and reliable companions. Although their show clip can make them look frivolous, they are serious, willing good-natured workers and make excellent companion to active owners.


Country of Origin:

France


Size type:

Small sized dog


Character: 

Miniature Poodles are lively, playful dogs that are intelligent, keen to learn, but sensitive, and they bond closely with their owner and family.


Breed Group:

Toy dog breed


Height:

Under 38cm (15in) but not less than 28cm (11in).


Weight:

12 – 14kg (26 – 30lb).


Temperament:

These are generally trouble-free dogs in terms of getting along with other dogs, and pets. They announce visitors but that is all.


Coat:

The coat consists of fine, woolly but fizzy hair. Acceptable colors are monotone white, black, apricot, brown, and grey. Poodle that form corded coats after a time are very exceptional.


Care:

Poodles are majorly show dogs. Show dogs have to be clipped out according to the breed-style. This requires considerable skill and knowledge and is best left to a professional specialist salon. Keeping a dog in this condition requires not only considerable time but also cost some fortune.

The poodle is regarded as one of the most difficult breed-standard patterns to achieve – if not the most difficult. The competition is usually considerable in the show-ring. Poodles that are kept as pets are usually closely trimmed leaving longer hair on the head, the ears, and the legs.  They do not shed their hair. Check the teeth for tartar and clean the ears regularly. Poodles can be washed quite often. 


Training:

Miniature and toy Poodles are very intelligent dogs, when handled properly, quickly learn what is required of them. The best results are achieved with a gentle but consistent approach.


Characteristics:

The head is long and fine with almond-shaped eyes, and the chest is deep and moderately wide. The back is short and strong. The tail is normally docked. Poodles are often chosen as pets by those who are normally allergic to dogs, as they do not shed their hair and lack the distinctive “doggy” smell.


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