Is a
Miniature Poodle the best pet dog or puppy to suit your lifestyle.

Miniature Poodle

Choosing a Miniature Poodle as your pet dog or puppy:--

General Description

Poodles are often thought of as show dogs clipped in often extrordinary ways, but if their coats are left as nature intended they make handsome, intelligent and lively pets and companions.

Suitable Owners

Caring, active owner who enjoys exercising and grooming this active little dog.


Originates from Germany where poodles were bred as water retrievers the Mimiature poodle is now bred as a companion dog.

Dog Group - Kennel Club:


Profuse, dense coat that does not shed.

Medium brushing requirements but may need clipping every few months
Average Height:

26 -38 cms. 11 - 15 ins.
Average Weight:

12 - 14 kgs. 26 - 30 lbs.

 Usually black or white but any block colour is acceptable.


Good natured, playful dog that is easy to please. Always ready for games they make ideal family pets. Affectionate and responsive.

Medium exercise requirements
Average Lifespan: 

14 15 yrs.
Possible Disadvantages

Loves water and can be mischievous if bored.

Potential Health Concerns

Hip problems, heart problems, deafness and epilepsy.
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