Miniature Poodle Guide, Origin, Characteristics, and Personality

Miniature Poodle Guide, Origin, Characteristics, and Personality

Breed Info Summary

Breed Suits (families with young children/families with older children/active lifestyles/apartment living/companionship):


Size: Small/Medium/Large


The miniature poodle originates from the standard Poodle — a water retrieving dog that is very much a worker. The Miniature Poodle was made as a smaller type of the original Poodle for owners who are more comfortable with smaller dogs but were captivated by their personalities and enthusiasm for all kinds of work. The greatest influencers for a smaller Poodle were circuses - who were using this very intelligent, easy to train, friendly and even entertaining dog in their shows with great accomplishment but found the Standard Poodles just a little bit too big.


Miniature poodles are a bundle of joy. They are highly intelligent, and can easily adapt to their environment which makes them exceptionally trainable. They are sociable, sweet and active dogs who are both intelligent and entertaining, making them an incredibly awesome and fun companion! They love to be included in all family gatherings and can be good watch dogs. They bond strongly with their owners and consequently do not like to be left alone at home.

Pros and cons to consider:


  • Adapts well to small house living
  • Good for newbie owners
  • Tolerates hot weather
  • Affectionate with family
  • Kid-friendly
  • Easy to train
  • High intelligence 
  • Do not Bark or Howl much
  • Very energetic
  • Low Tendency to Drool  
  • Non-shedding coat


  • Cannot tolerate being alone
  • Requires more grooming  
  • Potential to weight gain 
  • Prone to certain genetic health problem that should be tested for

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