MINIATURE POODLES DESCRIPTION

For the AKC, the Miniature Poodle stands between 25 and 38 cm, for the FCI the size is between 28 and 35 cm; with that it is larger than the toy Poodle, but smaller than the medium. The eyes are dark, and slightly oblique, not round or prominent or too large; the ears, hang close to the head, with a long lobe, covered in wavy and very long hair; the skull is rounded with a slight but defined stop; smooth cheekbones; long, straight and fine muzzle, slightly chiseled under the eyes, and shouldn’t seem pointy. The shoulders well sloped backwards, not straight; forelegs straight and parallel; oval and quite small feet, not opened. Straight hindquarters, well angled. The coat should be curly, with a rough texture by nature, and always thick.
 
Who are Poodle people? They are habit dog people, which have many scissor and machine work; they never sneeze, since the Poodle doesn’t shed; they are proud and smart trainers with the smartest dog in the world. 

When the Poodle reaches perfection, it leaves anyone speechless. Flaunting at the show rink with its pompons and stripes, the Miniature Poodle has no competition. 
 
The Poodle can display one of the four accepted fashion clips: Puppy, English Saddle, Continental and Sporting. The color should be solid and uniform (different tonalities are accepted): blue, gray, silver, brown, café-au-laits, apricot and cream. Particolor disqualifies for exposition. The nose, eyelids, lips, nails and eye color should combine with the coat.
 
WHO IS IT RIGHT FOR             
The most popular of Poodles, the Miniature, fits into many lifestyles, it’s a perfect good taste bled – not “medium” or too “small” -. The Miniature Poodle is lively and charming. Every Poodle is a smart learner and loves to please its owners. Some allow spoiling from their owners. This is a pity, since this dog has a fantastic character; it loves people and dogs, and listens more closely than any other breed.
 
DEVELOPMENT             
Litters are usually six to ten puppies weighing from 170 to 200 g. Tail is docked during the first week, leaving almost three thirds of its original length. The Poodle has a great variety of solid colors, and a tone change can be expected as an adult. The typical coat grows quickly, but will not be mature until after the first year. It is recommended to choose the puppy carefully, consulting about health and character, and making sure that it has been bred correctly. Hair care should be started early to make the dog used to this routine, and ease adult coat growth.
 
HEALTH             
More than anything, the true Poodle people are selective. As the most popular of Poodles, there is much to choose from. A spoiled Miniature Poodle promises years of disappointment, barks and bites. Likewise, don’t spoil your miniature, don’t ruin a potentially attentive and wonderful partner. 

The breed’s practical size, its great intelligence and charm as a companion are all excellent characteristics. It requires a lot of grooming, and whichever the elected clip is, it will need a professional hand. Here we should emphasize in selecting a puppy very carefully, since there are many problems in the breed, although with varied incidence. Ear, eye and skin problems are frequent, including otitis, distichiasis, tear duct anomalies, cataracts, Rodcone degeneration (between the third and fifth year) and progressive retinal atrophy; atopic dermatitis, hereditary sebaceous adenitis and seborrhea. Anomalies and serious diseases as Von Willebrand, Legg-Perthes, kidney stones, achondroplasia, epilepsy and amaurotic idiocy appear although not frequently. The buyer should also watch for cryptorchidism, incomplete dentition and unlevel bite. The Poodle can have reactions to the anti rabies disease.