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Poodle vs Miniature Poodle vs Toy Poodle – Which one is a better dog breed for you?

"Find similarities and differences between Poodle vs Miniature Poodle vs Toy Poodle" Compare Poodle and Miniature Poodle. Which is better: Poodle or Miniature Poodle or Toy Poodle?
Name Poodle Miniature Poodle Toy Poodle
OriginsGermany France Germany France Germany France
Group Companion Dogs Companion Dogs Companion Dogs
Popularity Rank7435449
Reviews711
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Other Names French Poodle, Caniche, Barbone, Chien Canne, Grosse Pudel Caniche, Barbone, Chien Canne, Carniche Moyen, Barboncino Miniatura, French Poodle, Pudle, Zwergpudel Caniche, Barbone, Chien Canne, Teacup Poodle, French Poodle, Pudle, Teddy Poodle
Breed Type Purebred Purebred Purebred
AKC Group Recognized by the American Kennel Club in 1887 as a Non-Sporting & Toy breed. Not recognized by the American Kennel Club. Not recognized by the American Kennel Club.
FCI Group Recognized by FCI in the Companion and Toy Dogs group, in the Poodle section. Not recognized by FCI. Not recognized by FCI.
Breed Recognition American Canine Registry
American Kennel Club
America's Pet Registry
Canadian Kennel Club
Dog Registry of America Inc.
Federation Cynologique Internationale
Kennel Club of Great Britain
North American Purebred Registry, Inc.
American Canine Association, Inc.
Australian National Kennel Council
Continental Kennel Club
National Kennel Club
New Zealand Kennel Club
United Kennel Club
Canadian Canine Registry
American Canine Registry
American Kennel Club
America's Pet Registry
Canadian Kennel Club
Dog Registry of America Inc.
Federation Cynologique Internationale
Kennel Club of Great Britain
North American Purebred Registry, Inc.
American Canine Association, Inc.
Australian National Kennel Council
Continental Kennel Club
National Kennel Club
New Zealand Kennel Club
United Kennel Club
Canadian Canine Registry
Dog Registry of America Inc.
Price $1000-$1500 1000-1500 1000-1500

General Appearance - Poodle vs Miniature Poodle vs Toy Poodle

Size Medium Small Small
Weight Male: 45-70 pounds (20-32 kg), Female: 45-60 pounds (20-27 kg) 15-17 pounds (7-8 kg) Male: 6-9 pounds (3-4 kg)
Avg. Weight Male: 57.5 pounds (26 kg), Female: 52.5 pounds (23.5 kg) 16 pounds (7.5 kg) Male: 7.5 pounds (3.5 kg)
Height 15 inches (38 cm) or more 11-15 inches (28-38 cm) Up to 10 inches (25.4 cm)
Avg. Height 15 inches (38 cm) or more 13 inches (33 cm) Up to 10 inches (25.4 cm)

Hair & Care - Poodle vs Miniature Poodle vs Toy Poodle

Coat Curly Dense
Curly
Thick
Dense
Curly
Thick
Colors Apricot
Brown
Gray
Silver
White
Fawn
Blue
Cream
Red
Beige
Black
Apricot
Black
Brown
Gray
Silver
White
Fawn
Blue
Cream
Red
Beige
Apricot
Black
Brown
Gray
Silver
White
Fawn
Blue
Cream
Red
Beige
Grooming
Professional: This breed needs a lot of work to keep in good condition.
Professional: This breed needs a lot of work to keep in good condition.
Professional: This breed needs a lot of work to keep in good condition.
Shedding Level
Poodles shed none to minimal.
Miniature Poodles shed none to minimal.
Toy Poodles shed none to minimal.

Characteristics - Poodle vs Miniature Poodle vs Toy Poodle

Temperament Active
Faithful
Intelligent
Alert
Instinctual
Trainable
Active
Faithful
Intelligent
Alert
Instinctual
Trainable
Active
Faithful
Intelligent
Alert
Instinctual
Trainable
Intelligent Rank
Outstanding: Poodle is one of the brightest dog breeds.
Outstanding: Miniature Poodle is one of the brightest dog breeds.
Outstanding: Toy Poodle is one of the brightest dog breeds.
Trainability
Poodles are easy to train.
Miniature Poodles are very easy to train.
Toy Poodles are very easy to train.
Playfulness
The Poodle is a playful breed.
The Miniature Poodle is a playful breed.
The Toy Poodle is a playful breed.
Sensitivity Level
They are a little bit more sensitive than other dog breeds.
They are a little bit more sensitive than other dog breeds.
They are a little bit more sensitive than other dog breeds.
Affection Level
Poodles are genuinely loyal, soft and gentle, loving and affectionate dogs toward their handlers.
Miniature Poodles are genuinely loyal, soft and gentle, loving and affectionate dogs toward their handlers.
Toy Poodles are genuinely loyal, soft and gentle, loving and affectionate dogs toward their handlers.
Social Needs
Poodles need a lot of social interaction.
Miniature Poodles need a lot of social interaction.
Toy Poodles are a social breed.
Barking
Average to high: The Poodle is a vocal breed.
Average to high: The Miniature Poodle is a vocal breed.
Average to high: The Toy Poodle is a vocal breed.
Watchdog Ability
Poodles are good watchdogs.
Miniature Poodles are good watchdogs.
Toy Poodles are good watchdogs.
Territorial
Poodles strongly protect their territory.
Miniature Poodles are average defenders.
Toy Poodles are average defenders.
Biting Potential Low
The Poodle has a low chance of biting somebody.
Low
The Miniature Poodle has a low chance of biting somebody.
Low
The Toy Poodle has a low chance of biting somebody.
Mouthiness
Poodles have a higher than average tendency to nip, chew, play-bite, or herd people.
Miniature Poodles have lower than average tendency to nip, chew, play-bite, or herd people.
Toy Poodles have lower than average tendency to nip, chew, play-bite, or herd people.
Impulse to Wander or Roam
Poodles have average wanderlust potential.
Miniature Poodles tend to escape less than other breeds.
Toy Poodles tend to escape less than other breeds.
Prey Drive
Poodles have low to an average impulse to chase and catch something like a cat or any other small aminals.
Miniature Poodles have low to an average impulse to chase and catch something like a cat or any other small aminals.
Toy Poodles have low to an average impulse to chase and catch something like a cat or any other small aminals.
Apartment Friendly
Poodles are very apartment-friendly dogs.
Miniature Poodles are very apartment-friendly dogs.
Toy Poodles are very apartment-friendly dogs.
Adaptability
Poodles adapt very well to lifestyle changes and basically all living environments.
Miniature Poodles adapt very well to lifestyle changes and basically all living environments.
Toy Poodles adapt very well to lifestyle changes and basically all living environments.
Tolerates Being Left Alone
Poodles tend to have separation anxiety when their owners left them alone at home because they bond very closely with them.
Miniature Poodles tend to have separation anxiety when their owners left them alone at home because they bond very closely with them.
Toy Poodles do best when a family member is at home during the day or if their workplace is dog-friendly so they can take the dog at work.
Fighting Dog Not really
In history, this breed was not really used for combat dog.
Not really
In history, this breed was not really used for combat dog.
Not really
In history, this breed was not really used for combat dog.

Good With - Poodle vs Miniature Poodle vs Toy Poodle

Stranger Friendly
Poodles are stranger friendly dogs.
Miniature Poodles are stranger friendly dogs.
Toy Poodles are stranger friendly dogs.
Child Friendly
Poodles are very kid-friendly dogs.
Miniature Poodles are very kid-friendly dogs.
Toy Poodles are very kid-friendly dogs.
Cat Friendly
Poodles are cat-friendly dogs.
Miniature Poodles are cat-friendly dogs.
Toy Poodles are cat-friendly dogs.
Dog Friendly
Poodles are dog-friendly dogs.
Miniature Poodles are dog-friendly dogs.
Toy Poodles are dog-friendly dogs.
Office Friendly No
Poodle is not the best dog breed for office environment.
No
Miniature Poodle is not the best dog breed for office environment.
No
Toy Poodle is not the best dog breed for office environment.
Senior Citizens Friendly
Poodles are one of the best breeds for elderly people.
Miniature Poodles are one of the best breeds for elderly people.
Toy Poodles are one of the best breeds for elderly people.
Pet Friendly
Poodles are usually friendly towards other pets.
Miniature Poodles are usually friendly towards other pets.
Toy Poodles are usually friendly towards other pets.
Good For First Time Owners No
Poodles are not good for novice owners, due to their stubborn personality.
No
Miniature Poodles are not good for novice owners, due to their stubborn personality.
No
Toy Poodles are not good for novice owners, due to their stubborn personality.
Service Dog Yes
This breed makes good as a service dog.
Not really
This breed generally not used as a service dog.
Not really
This breed generally not used as a service dog.
Therapy Dog Yes
This breed makes a perfect therapy dog.
Yes
This breed makes a perfect therapy dog.
Yes
This breed makes a perfect therapy dog.
Detection Dog or Sniffer Dog Not really
A detection dog or sniffer dog is a dog that is trained to use its senses (mostly its smell) to detect substances such as explosives, illegal drugs, wildlife scat, currency, blood, and contraband electronics such as illicit mobile phones.
Not really
A detection dog or sniffer dog is a dog that is trained to use its senses (mostly its smell) to detect substances such as explosives, illegal drugs, wildlife scat, currency, blood, and contraband electronics such as illicit mobile phones.
Not really
A detection dog or sniffer dog is a dog that is trained to use its senses (mostly its smell) to detect substances such as explosives, illegal drugs, wildlife scat, currency, blood, and contraband electronics such as illicit mobile phones.
Search and Rescue Dog (SAR) Not really
The use of dogs in search and rescue (SAR) is a valuable component in wilderness tracking, natural disasters, mass casualty events, and in locating missing people.
Not really
The use of dogs in search and rescue (SAR) is a valuable component in wilderness tracking, natural disasters, mass casualty events, and in locating missing people.
Not really
The use of dogs in search and rescue (SAR) is a valuable component in wilderness tracking, natural disasters, mass casualty events, and in locating missing people.
Boat Dog Yes
Poodle breed usually likes being on a boat.
Not really
Miniature Poodle breed usually doesn't like being on a boat.
Not really
Toy Poodle breed usually doesn't like being on a boat.
Cart Pulling or Drafting Dog Not really
A drafting dog or draft dog is a dog bred and used for cart pulling.
Not really
A drafting dog or draft dog is a dog bred and used for cart pulling.
Not really
A drafting dog or draft dog is a dog bred and used for cart pulling.

Health Factors - Poodle vs Miniature Poodle vs Toy Poodle

Health Issues
The Poodle is a healthy breed, but there are certain health issues that you should check with your vet regularly.
The Miniature Poodle is a healthy breed, but there are certain health issues that you should check with your vet regularly.
The Toy Poodle is a healthy breed, but there are certain health issues that you should check with your vet regularly.
Health Problems Addison's Disease
Allergies
Bloat
Canine Atrial Septal Defect (asd)
Cataracts
Cushing's Syndrome
Ear Infections
Epilepsy
Hip Dysplasia
Hypothyroidism
Legg-perthes Disease
Neonatal Encephalopathy (news)
Optic Nerve Hypoplasia
Patellar Luxation
Premature Graying
Progressive retinal atrophy (PRA)
Runny Eyes
Sebaceous Adenitis
Von Willebrand's Disease
Addison's Disease
Bloat
Epilepsy
Hip Dysplasia
Autoimmune Hemolytic Anemia
Canine Diabetes Mellitus
Ear Infections
Epilepsy
Heart Murmurs
Progressive retinal atrophy (PRA)
Skin Allergies
Slipped Stifle
Life Expectancy 12-15 years 14-16 years 14-16 years
Hypoallergenic Yes Yes Yes
Energy Level
Poodles have a higher energy level than other dog breeds.
Miniature Poodles have a higher energy level than other dog breeds.
Toy Poodles have a higher energy level than other dog breeds.
Exercise Need
Poodles need quite a lot of exercise.
Miniature Poodles need quite a lot of exercise.
Toy Poodles need quite a lot of exercise.
Sleeping Need
Poodles are quite energetic dogs and they don't spend to much time with sleeping.
Miniature Poodles are quite energetic dogs and they don't spend to much time with sleeping.
Toy Poodles are quite energetic dogs and they don't spend to much time with sleeping.
Avg. daily food consumption 2 to 3 cups of high-quality dry food a day, divided into two meals. 0.5 to 1.5 cups of high-quality dry food a day, divided into two meals. 1/4 to 1 cup of high-quality dry food a day, divided into two meals.
Weight Gain Potential
Average to High.
Average to High.
Average to High.
Weather & Climate Tolerates warm and cold weather. Prefers average to warm weather conditions Prefers average to warm weather conditions
Stinkiness Medium
The Poodle has an average chance of bad smell.
Low
The Miniature Poodle has a low chance of bad smell.
Low
The Toy Poodle has a low chance of bad smell.
Drooling tendency
The Poodle is a perfect example for very low drooling tendency.
The Miniature Poodle is a perfect example for very low drooling tendency.
The Toy Poodle is a perfect example for very low drooling tendency.

Reproducibility - Poodle vs Miniature Poodle vs Toy Poodle

Gestation Length 60-64 days 60-64 days 60-64 days
How often can the have a litter? Once a year.
More frequent breeding is not healthy.
Once a year.
More frequent breeding is not healthy.
Once a year.
More frequent breeding is not healthy.
Litter Size 2-4 puppies 2-8 puppies, average 5 2-4 puppies

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