Canis ISSN: 2398-2942 Poodle: Miniature Synonym(s): Caniche Introduction Biological Data Introduction 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 This article is available in full to registered subscribers Sign up now to purchase a 30 day trial, or Login Further ReadingPublicationsRefereed papers Recent references from PubMed and VetMedResource. Other sources of information For information on Genetic Testing Providers (labs), genetic tests, and tests by breed, visit International Partnership for Dogs: https://dogwellnet.com/. For a list of DNA tests available for certain breeds worldwide, visit Kennel Club Worldwide DNA tests: https://www.thekennelclub.org.uk/health/for-breeders/dna-testing-simple-inherited-disorders/worldwide-dna-tests/. The Kennel Club Breed-specific requirements and recommendations including health screening: www.thekennelclub.org.uk/media/9846/abs_breed_specific_requirements_and_recommendations_web.pdf. Guidry V P The Poodle: an Owner's Guide to a Happy Healthy Pet. Howell Books: 1995. ISBN: 0 8760 5387 8. Organisation(s) Visit the Kennel Club website to search for details of KC-registered breed clubs: www.thekennelclub.org.uk/services/public/findaclub/breed/. Visit the American Kennel Club website to search for details of AKC-recognized breed clubs: www.akc.org/clubs/search. Poodle Club of America: www.poodleclubofamerica.org.