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Miniature Poodle Puppies
Description: Well proportioned and squarely built, the Miniature Poodle was bred down from the Standard Poodle. They are an intelligent breed with a sporty disposition and are very easy to train. Miniature Poodles are delightful, good natured, and lively dogs. The Poodle makes an excellent family pet who will adapt to any situation and will try anything an owner wants. Miniature Poodles are very trainable and efficient to the owner who wants an obedient dog. They are affectionate with their family, a little wary with strangers, but still accepting of them. They love to be around family and friends, and should not be left alone for long periods of time. Miniature Poodles are slightly more sensitive than the Standard Poodle, but still get along well with other animals and children. They have had clownish cuts in the past, in which the owners were allowed to carve any design they wanted into the fur. Today the breed has the standard poodle cut, but if they aren't being shown they can simply be trimmed down. They are in between the sizes of the Standard Poodle and the Toy Poodle. They are thought to be extremely intelligent and very obedient. They come in any solid color, and have very curly, thick fur. Poodles have natural drop ears and a puff of fur on top of the head. Spirited and lively, the Poodle is an energetic and happy breed.
Other Names: Barbone, Caniche (from chien canard, meaning "duck dog"), Pudle
Type: Companion Dog
11 - 15 inches.
They come in all
Miniature Poodles are intelligent, lively, quick to mimic and learn.
They are highly intelligent and very obedient. Miniature Poodles love
to be around humans and are not good for kenneling. They are good with
other pets and children, but wary with strangers, although they do warm
up to them. They are friendly and affectionate, and are slightly more
sensitive than their Standard siblings. Minis have a spring in their
step and are well-mannered dogs.
High. They are a very alert breed.
Care and Exercise:
Frequent trimming, brushing and shampooing of the coat.
Ears must be kept very clean. Nails trimmed short and teeth brushed
weekly. Miniature Poodles enjoy outdoor exercise but will take indoor
play. They makes a great jogging partner, and are a good size for a
person looking for a lower-maintenance, yet not too small breed.
Health Issues: Mini Poodles are generally a healthy breed. Due to their popularity and size, however, some Miniature Poodles have inherited disorders. Some health concerns include stifle problems, PRA (Progressive Retinal Atrophy), junior cataracts, skin problems, Addison's disease, Cushing's disease, hip dysplasia, hypothyroidism, Legg-Perthes disease, luxating patellas, von Willebrand's disease, epilepsy and bloat. Bloat is a health issue common to most dogs, being the largest killer of dogs second to cancer. Bloat is also referred to as gastric torsion or twisted stomach.
Life Span: 14 -
Country of Origin:
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