Miniature Poodle

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Miniature Poodle

Miniature Poodle Overview

With their combination of smarts and beauty, Poodles are guaranteed to steal the show. They're elegant, proud, and clever. With an ancient history and high popularity, Poodles are a familiar face to everyone. They come in three sizes ranging from smallest to largest: Toy, Miniature, and Standard. Whatever size you prefer, the Poodle is sure to be the perfect fit in your family. Poodles most notable characteristic is their dense coat that comes in many colours. Apart from being elegant and luxurious, these curly cuties are also hypoallergenic! Their non-shedding coat is a very attractive feature for those who have allergies. As if Poodles aren't adorable enough on their own, they're one of the most fun breeds to groom. Their haircut is an ultimate fashion statement! But the truth is, keeping that lush, curly coat free of tangles and mats can be a full-time job. Their frequent trips to the groomers to get cleaned and trimmed expensive, so start saving up! Beneath that fluffy and furry coat is an elegant athlete and dedicated worker. Poodles can do well in both apartments and house settings as long as they get enough exercise. Bred as water retrievers, Poodles need a great deal of activity to stay healthy and happy. Walking, jogging, playing and swimming, you name it, they’ll love it. Despite their dignified personality, they're very playful and love to please their owners. That, along with their superb intelligence makes them very obedient. With proper training and exercise, Poodles make a calm and cooperative companion. Affectionate, loyal and energized, your Poodle will quickly become your best pal. There is nothing a Poodle loves more than getting doted with oodles and Poodles of love!

Did you know?

What do poodles have to do with puddles? Since they’re excellent swimmers, they were bred as working dogs and used by hunters to retrieve ducks. Their many hairdos have much more practical reasoning. Too much freezing wet fur would weigh them down, so hunters would strategically shear their hair.

Miniature Poodle Stats

  • Kid-Friendly Kid-Friendly

  • Good with other animals Good with other animals

  • Hypoallergenic Hypoallergenic*

  • Intelligent Intelligent

  • Easy to train Easy to train

Popularity ranking**
10-15 in / 10-15 lbs (S)
Average lifespan
10-18 years
Activity level
When necessary
Barking level
When necessary
Coat length

Caring for your breed

Daily serving

Daily kibble serving

3-5 cups

Daily exercise

Daily exercise

2 hours


Grooming frequency

Brushed regularly

Dog Food

Feeding your Miniature Poodle

With all dogs, but Poodles especially, the amount of food is dependent on their size and activity level. Poodles do best with good quality kibble that has a high protein content. This will ensure strong muscle development. Any food that contains fish oil can be a great option for Poodles to make their skin and coat very soft and shiny. If your Poodle is a picky eater, try choosing kibble that doesn't contain grain or gluten. This will allow for easy digestion and support it's overall health. It's also important to avoid unfavorable additives and chemicals. Since Poodles are subject to bloat, free feeding your dog is a bad idea. Dividing food into two to three meals per day will help to prevent it and keep your pup energized throughout the day.


*Contrary to popular belief, there are no 100% hypoallergenic dogs. There are breeds, however, that have non-shedding coats and are suited well to allergy sufferers.
**The breed popularity ranking is based on the most current ranking of the American Kennel Club (AKC)

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