Canis ISSN: 2398-2942

Poodle: Miniature

Synonym(s): Caniche


General information

  • Originated in France as a companion dog. It is a miniaturization of the German herd-guarding and water-retrieving standard poodle.
  • Independent, agile, thoughtful and responsive, they are easily obedience trained and are good with children.
  • Size makes them suitable to the urban environment, and they like both hot and cold climates.
  • Woolly, springy, curly resilient hair requires very regular grooming. Does not shed hair.
  • The miniature poodle is the mid-size in the breed.

Biological Data

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