Intelligent. Energetic.

Also called Barbone and Caniche, the teacup-toy Poodle is an intelligent and loyal breed. If you want a best friend who is big enough to keep up with your adventures but small enough to ride in your lap, this energetic dog may be a match for you. They’re always ready to follow you and they have bottomless love and affection.



Eager & Playful
Miniature Poodles typically enjoy children and can get along well with other animals in the home as long introductions are timely.

Affectionate, eager, and playful, they are ready and willing to do what it takes to make you happy. Their intelligence makes them relatively easy to train, and early socialization will help your pup grow to be calm and happy around pets, children, and unfamiliar people.

Poodles are alert and eager, and they’re always ready to learn new things.

Though they’re affectionate with family members, they will not hesitate to bark at strangers, both to notify you and to signal their readiness to protect you.

They are a delightful all-around dog that has such strong qualities, it has been a parent breed for dozens of hybrid breeds.


Small & Word
Poodles have ears that lie close to the head. Their eyes are dark and brilliant and reveal their intelligence. Their nose is refined at the end of a long, narrow snout, and their teeth meet in a strong scissor bite. A miniature variation dictates that Teacup-Toy Poodles will have a squarely-built body with a deep chest and muscled shoulders. Their stance is elegant but sturdy, and their tail stands straight up.

Their hair is typically dense, curly, and even wiry. Because they don’t have an undercoat, they are considered hypoallergenic and could be a good choice for those with allergies. Their coats come in many colors:
  • White
  • Cream
  • Blue
  • Brown
  • Gray
  • Black
  • Different shades of these colors

Toy Poodles are around 10 inches in height and 6 to 9 pounds in weight.


High Activity
Poodles are athletes with medium to high energy. They are thrilled to take part in just about any activities, and they enjoy being the star of the show. Obedience training can allow your Poodle’s well-documented talents to bloom and grow. It will be a strong bonding time for you and your pup, and is mentally challenging as well as a way to burn some of their abundant energy.

This breed enjoys dog sports such as agility, rally, and tracking, which also make use of both their physical and mental skills. On days when you aren’t training, offer less-rigid activities like games of fetch and playing with toys.

We recommend 60 minutes of activity per day and about 9 miles of walking per week.
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Poodles are highly intelligent and multi-talented, and they originated in Germany where they were bred to find and retrieve waterfowl. In fact, they were called “Pudlehund” from the German words “pudle,” which means to splash about, and “hund,” which means dog. As they moved about Europe, they gained a reputation for being fast learners who were easy to train. They’ve worked as truffle-hunters, circus dogs, service dogs, therapy dogs, and even police and military dogs on occasion. After their long working history, they enjoyed cushy lives as companions to nobles of France and other European countries. The breed was recognized by the American Kennel Club in 1887. Though some Poodles are still working dogs today, most are happy companions and loving family members.

Major health concerns to be aware of:

  • Patellar Luxation
  • Legg-Calve-Perthes Disease


Minor health concerns to be aware of:

  • Addison's Disease
  • Mitral Valve Disease
  • Cushing's Disease
  • Idiopathic Epilepsy

The Miniature Poodle’s hair must be brushed daily to work out tangles and avoid uncomfortable mats. Bathing and clipping are necessary every three to six weeks, and a regular schedule will also help prevent mats. Grooming the coat can be done at home, though many owners use professional groomers to achieve a specific style or simply to handle a job they are uncomfortable doing themselves. A Mini Poodle with a fresh haircut is proud and dignified! Nails should be ground once or twice a week and clipped twice a month. Brush their teeth daily to keep them healthy and white.


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