The Miniature Poodle is a joyful, intelligent, clever, and lively small dog breed that can bring a lot of love and happiness into your life. The Miniature Poodle may also be called by the name of Caniche, Barbone, Chien Canne, Carniche Moyen, Barboncino Miniatura, French Poodle, Pudle, Zwergpudel, which is why you may not have heard of this amazing dog yet. If you want to know more about the dog you are looking into, it is best to start with their descendants, the Miniature Poodle descends from Standard Poodles. The Miniature Poodle is a great choice of small dog for your home as they will be around for 12 to 15 years! According the the American Kennel Club, the Miniature Poodle is part of the Non-sporting, Toy breed group, which allows you to find other dogs that are similar to them. Many who have owned the Miniature Poodle are very happy with their choice in small dog due to the joyful, intelligent, clever, and lively personality that it has. If you feel like the Miniature Poodle may be the right fit for you, please continue reading to learn more about them!

Body Characteristics

The Miniature Poodle is known for its Medium size, which may be a deciding factor for those searching for a small dog. The Miniature Poodle ranges in height from 11in up to as tall as 15in, which many feel is the perfect size for an inside dog. While weighing between 12lbs to 18lbs, the Miniature Poodle may be just the small dog breed that you are looking for. The Miniature Poodle has a Long coat that can often be described as curly or corded, wiry, and dense, making them perfect for being inside or outside pets. Those who are looking to buy one of the Miniature Poodle will find that they are available in the colors of black, blue, silver, gray, cream, apricot, red, white, or brown.


The Miniature Poodle is a highly intelligent dog, which is great for owners who want an inside dog as they can leave the house knowing they will not come home to a disaster. The Miniature Poodle is excellent when it comes to training. It learns a lot of tricks and skills in a short time with little effort. The Miniature Poodle is an extremely playful small dog that is full of energy and always ready for you to throw that ball! The Miniature Poodle is full of energy, which means that you will never have a dull moment with this small dog! The Miniature Poodle will constantly want to spend time with you showing how much you mean to them, they are a great addition to any family. The Miniature Poodle is a good dog around children, especially ones that it knows and loves, but as all species, it may become annoyed on occasion. The Miniature Poodle is above average in meeting new people, you should have no problem introducing this dog as long as the new people are friendly. The Miniature Poodle is average at being a watchdog, it could either do really well or not even care depending on its mood. The Miniature Poodle is above average with other dogs and will get along with them very well, however on occasion it may need time to itself. It may some time, but the Miniature Poodle can come around to enjoy the company of cats, but it will take some effort.


If you are looking for a dog that does not shed, the Miniature Poodle is a perfect choice for your home. The Miniature Poodle is hypoallergenic and is a great dog for those who have allergies but still want a pet. The Miniature Poodle requires a lot of grooming for its Long curly or corded, wiry, and dense coat, you will spend quite a bit of money and time on doing this. The Miniature Poodle is not a very health dog, it is known to have a lot more health problems than the average dog. If you are looking to bring the Miniature Poodle into your home, some of the health problems you might have to encounter include Epilepsy, Hip Dysplasia, and Hypothyrodism. The Miniature Poodle, like all dogs, will need to have routine visits to the vet and groomer, the upkeep for this dog is $1400 per year.