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Miniature Poodle - Fun Facts and Crate Size

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Miniature Poodle - Fun Facts and Crate Size

Miniature Poodle

Quick Facts:

  • AKC recognize in:1887 
  • Lifespan: 13-15 years
  • Size: Medium
  • Energy: Medium
  • Recommended Crate Size: 24” dog crate*

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Miniature Poodles are categorized under the non-sporting group, larger than their toy and smaller than the Standard Poodle. Charming looks, a kind and loyal nature are the consistent qualities that make this breed a popular choice as a family companion. Poodles originate from France, although there are some people that believe the breed originally comes from Germany, long time ago immigrating with German soldiers who took them into France. Some stories say that Poodles worked for Germany’s marshland hunters. In France, they are used to reclaim ducks and some are used to sniff out truffles.


Known more for looks than its brains, Poodles are an very intelligent breed. This makes it exceptionally easy to train. 


Quite skillful and active, this breed is well proportioned and built. The Poodle’s head is rounded, while the shoulders and neck are sturdy. The Poodle in general is very sturdy. Poodles have a straight chest and carry the tail. They have oval and small feet. The Poodle has a curly and harsh coat. 


It is important to provide feed formulated specifically for the Miniature Poodle. It is highly recommended to discuss your dog’s feed and care maintenance with your veterinarian or breeder in order to determine size and frequency of meals. This will ensure the proper health and good lifespan. As always, it is important to provide clean and fresh water and have it readily available.


It is not hard to take care of Poodles. Brush their teeth at least three times in a week. During your daily grooming sessions, it is important to pay attention to the fur. The occasional bath is required in order to keep clean and healthy. Consider a professional grooming every 6-8 weeks.  


As the owner mostly give the daily exercise to stimulate their happiness and get them well dog energy. Miniature Poodles need one hour exercise every day if needed. The lead time is needed as much as possible. It would be fine, if you take a short walk with Poodle in the morning. Let them to get off the steam and it can help Poodles to roam around the garden. Extremely high fence is needed to secure the Poodle. Avoid the dog jump up too high and down the stairs.

Pet Crate Size

 Pet Crates Direct recommends the 24” dog crate* for most adult Miniature Poodles.

* Links for crate sizes will bring you to the most appropriate Amazon page.

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