Size: Miniature Poodles have a shoulder height of 28-38 cm (11-15 in) and weigh 7-8 kg (15-17 lbs). Poodles are very elegant in appearance. They have a long, narrow muzzle, slight stop (point at which the forehead meets the muzzle), dark eyes, and wide ears. Miniature Poodles have flat backs, straight, docked tails and small, oval feet. Their length is approximately the same as their height.
Coat: The Miniature Poodle has a distinctive fine, frizzy, wooly coat similar in texture to sheep’s wool. Solid white is most common, but the coat may also be solid grey, brown, apricot, or black. Miniature Poodles do not shed, making them a good match for allergy sufferers, for which reason they are commonly used for crossbreeding.
Character: The Miniature Poodle is sensitive, intelligent, lively, playful, proud, and elegant. It bonds closely with family and makes a great companion. Miniature Poodles are very smart, obedient, and graceful, which makes them one of the most popular pets in the world. The Miniature Poodle is bouncy, alert, and usually eager to play. Miniature Poodles are more energetic than Standard Poodles, and more likely to bark.
Temperament: The Miniature Poodle gets along well with other animals, other dogs, and children. It is best to socialize it as a puppy. Miniature Poodles will announce the arrival of visitors, but are generally friendly toward them. Poodles are highly adaptable and make good watchdogs. They may find their way into some mischief! Small children should be watched around Miniature Poodles to prevent snapping or rough play.
Activity: The Miniature Poodle requires less exercise then the Standard Poodle, but should be walked or allowed to play outdoors. It should do fine with apartment life