Country of Origin:
France - Oldest of the varieties of poodle. Miniature and Toy bred from Standard Poodle. Closely related to the Portuguese Water Dog and Irish Water Spaniel. Used for hunting and retrieving in Europe. The poodle clips originated as protection for vital organs and joints against the elements when retrieving in cold waters as well as not bogging the animal down with a heavy coat.
Poodles are sensitive, intelligent, lively, playful, and eager to learn. They bond closely with their family.
This breed gets along well with other animals, other dogs, and children. Visitors will be announced, but they are generally friendly toward them.
Fine, frizzy, wooly. Permitted colors are grey, brown, apricot, black, and white. A Poodle with a corded coat is rare.
The amount of grooming necessary for show dogs should be left to a professional and requires a substantial investment of time and money. Poodles that are not intended for show competitions are usually trimmed with the hair left longer on the head, legs, and ears. Poodles do not shed and can be washed often.
Any solid color
Family Pet, Watch Dog