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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 according to the American Kennel Club (AKC), larger than the Toy Poodle and smaller than the Standard Poodle. It is considered a small dog.

Charming looks, a kind, and loyal nature are the consistent qualities that make this breed a popular choice as a family companion dog.

Poodles originate from France. In fact, it is also known as the French Poodle.

Although there are some people that believe the breed originally comes from Germany, a long time ago immigrating with German soldiers who took them into France.

Continental Europe knew the Poodle long before either England or North American became acquainted with this breed.

Some stories say that Poodles worked for Germany’s marshland hunters. In France, they are used to reclaim ducks, making excellent water dogs. Some are used to sniff out truffles.


The American Kennel Club recognized this dog breed in 1887. Although it is known more for looks than its brains, Poodles are a very intelligent breed. This makes it exceptionally easy to train as show dogs or even circus dogs.

Common health problems are hip dysplasia and ear infections.

They are known to be a barking breed when the Poodle puppy is not properly trained at an early age.


Quite skillful and active, this dog breed is well proportioned and built. The Poodle’s head is rounded, while the shoulders and neck are sturdy.

The Poodle breed, in general, is very sturdy. Mini 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 the size and frequency of meals.

This will ensure a good lifespan with minimal health issues. 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 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 get off the steam and it can help Poodles to roam around the garden. An 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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