Poodle (Miniature & Toy)

The Poodle (Miniature & Toy) are lively, spirited and responsive and are easy to train and make really good reliable companions.

These small dogs are best suited to active owners who have the time to clip their fur regularly. These dogs are good with children, other small pets and even unfamiliar dogs.

Poodle (Miniature & Toy) Facts

Poodle (Miniature & Toy)

Exercise Requirements:      3 star rating

Good with Children:             5 star rating

Easy to Train:                        5 star rating

Good Watchdog:                    5 star rating

Low Shedding:                       5 star rating

Good with Other Pets:         4 star rating

Vital Statistics

Size: Toy: 25-28 cm (10-11 in) Miniature: 28-38 cm (11-15 in)

Weight: Toy: 6.5-7.5 kg (14-16.5 lb) Miniature: 12-14 kg (26-31 lb)

Coat: Very profuse and dense. Does not shed at all

Colour: All solid colours

Lifespan: 14-15 years

Special Characteristics

These little dogs really do enjoy company and are alert and playful. You would also describe the Poodle as being spirited, good-natured, biddable, affectionate, calm and dependable.

Exercise Requirements

These dogs are classed as having medium exercise requirements. One or Two good walks each day is enough to keep this little dog happy and content.

Attitude Towards:

Owners: Are affectionate and responsive towards their owners.

Children: Are known for being really good around children.

Other Pets: Are good around other pets including cats.

Strangers: Are friendly towards strangers if well socialised.

Other Unfamiliar Dogs: Are friendly towards unknown dog breeds if well socialised.

What to Watch Out For

The dogs coat needs to be clipped regularly to be kept in tip top condition. The Poodle is recommended for first time owners, especially if they are prone to allergies.

With this breed you need to take care during the selection process to find a healthy dog that is free of inherited diseases.

Health Risks

Quite a few health risks to take note of here; Toy: patellar luxation, Legg-Calve-Perthes, cataracts, progressive retinal atrophy, epilepsy and hypoglycaemia.

Miniature: hip problems, Legg-Calve-Perthes, patellar luxation, progressive retinal atrophy, cataracts, glaucoma, deafness, heart defects and epilepsy.

Ideal Owner

The perfect owner of the poodle would be an active person that is affectionate and will enjoy grooming the dog. You will need to have lots of spare time for exercise, training and playing with this active little dog.

More Photos

Toy Poodle with white fur coat Miniature Poodle with grey fur coat

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