Miniature Poodle

Miniature Poodle

Breed Fact

Country of Origin: Germany
Hypoallergenic: Yes
Height: 28 – 35 cm (Adult, At the withers)
Weight: 15-17 pounds (7-8 kg)
Color: Apricot, Fawn, Black, Blue, Brown, Cream, Gray, Red, Silver, Silver Beige, White
Life Expectancy: 12 – 15 years
Temperament: Active, Alert, Faithful, Instinctual, Intelligent, Trainable
Litter Size: 2 - 8 puppies
Health Problems: Generally healthy.

Brief info: The Poodle coat may be groomed into three basic styles: the "pet clip" with relatively short hair all over the body, the "English saddle" clip, and the "Continental" clip with the rear half of the body shaved, bracelets left around the ankles and pom-poms left on the tails and hips. All other clips are not admissible in shows. The coat is either curly or corded.

All solid colors are permissible. Examples: black, blue, silver, gray, cream, apricot, red, white, brown, or cafe-au-lait. The tail is set high and docked to half its length or slightly less. Dewclaws are generally removed. The feet are small, oval and webbed, with arched toes. The ears are long, flat, and wide, laying close to the head. The eyes are black or brown, with a lively expression. The head is long and the neck is solid and slightly arched. A good Poodle has a square silhouette, with approximately the same length as the height at the withers.