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Poodle (Small)

Poodle (Small)

A highly intelligent and playful dog, Miniature and Toy Poodles make for great lap dogs and companions.

About this Breed

Miniature and toy poodles are varieties of the poodle breed which originated in Germany in the 15th century. Unlike the larger standard poodle (>15 inches tall), these small poodles were not developed for hunting---except for truffles!---and were generally used as lap dogs and companions. Small poodles are frequently used to create designer dogs like Schnoodles and Maltipoos with low-shedding, hypoallergenic coats. All poodles are highly intelligent and energetic, and need daily exercise and stimulation. They are overall healthy dogs, although heritable eye disease, epilepsy and allergies are relatively common, and toy poodles also have a heightened risk of accidents/trauma due to their small size.

Height

Male: 10-15in

Female: 9-14in

Weight

Male: 7-20lb

Female: 6-17lb

Fun Fact

Although Toy Poodles are the most popular dog breed in Japan, Poodles as a group are the eight most popular breed in the US, with miniature poodles being the most common variety.

Most Closely Related Breeds

Favorite Names

For Males

  1. Charlie
  2. Teddy
  3. Buddy
  4. Oliver
  5. Max
  6. Cooper
  7. Finn
  8. Milo
  9. Toby
  10. Tucker

For Females

  1. Bella
  2. Lucy
  3. Daisy
  4. Luna
  5. Penny
  6. Sophie
  7. Rosie
  8. Molly
  9. Lola
  10. Lily

Common Locations

  1. California, United States
  2. Texas, United States
  3. Florida, United States
  4. New York, United States
  5. Arizona, United States
  6. Pennsylvania, United States
  7. Washington, United States
  8. North Carolina, United States
  9. Utah, United States
  10. Ohio, United States

Small Poodles on Embark

Explore some Embark dogs that share Poodle (Small) ancestry.

  • Winston

    Winston

    Purebred

    Holly

    Holly

    Purebred

    Teddy

    Teddy

    Purebred

    GiGi L

    GiGi L'Amour

    Purebred

  • Razzie

    Razzie

    Purebred

    Tiger

    Tiger

    Purebred

    Dutch

    Dutch

    Purebred

    Sophie

    Sophie

    Purebred

  • Scarlet

    Scarlet's Sammy

    Purebred

    Leeloo

    Leeloo

    Purebred

    Reeves The Majestic

    Reeves The Majestic

    Purebred

    Lizzy

    Lizzy

    Purebred

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