The Miniature Poodle is a member of the poodle family that is smaller than the Standard Poodle but larger than the Toy Poodle. Traditionally bred as a gun dog, they are now more famed for their abilities in agility and obedience. They are loyal, intelligent and kind-natured which makes them a popular choice of pet.
The Miniature Poodle makes an excellent companion for those with allergies as its coat does not shed, however it does need a lot of grooming to stay in good condition.
Because it is so intelligent, the breed must be trained consistently from a young age as they may become dominant if they are allowed to get away with too much. The Miniature Poodle is good with children and thrives in a home environment due to its friendly and inquisitive nature.
High levels of intelligence and energy mean the Miniature Poodle needs plenty of exercise and mental stimulation.
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13 - 15 years
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