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  • Breed: Mini Poodle
  • Group: Purebred
  • Height: 10-24"
  • Weight: 10-17 lbs
  • HypoAllergenic: Yes
  • Coat: Curly
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MINIATURE POODLE PUPPIES FOR SALE

Our Miniature Poodle puppies for sale are lively, bright, empathetic, allergen-friendly pups and make ideal companions for any dog-lover! These adorable curly-coated puppies are easy to train, low-shed, and get along well with children and other pets! Browse our Miniature Poodle puppies for sale, and bring home a new furry friend and some laughter, love, and friendship!

Does your family need a low-shed, allergen-friendly dog that’s easy to train and loves people and other pets?

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Miniature poodles are 10-15 inches tall and are perfect for small houses or apartments! They are intelligent, easy to house train, and loving – it’s even said that poodles can read their owner’s emotions!

Many people think of the elaborate, pom-pom like haircut (called the “Continental Clip”) when they think of poodles. However, poodles can be given regular haircuts that follow the contour of their body (called a “Sporting Clip”).

Purchase your Miniature poodle puppy today and experience the joy of a playful, intelligent, low-shed companion! You can also view our other puppies for sale.

Intelligent and trainable: Described as “wickedly smart” by AKC.org, a poodle can learn an incredible amount of commands and is even known to outwit its owners. Such intelligence means it needs opportunities to use its mind – do not keep a Poodle in a kennel. They need to be part of the family and allowed to interact and work with humans. Poodles make excellent therapy and companion dogs.

People Loving and Friendly:
Poodles love adults, children, and other dogs. They will sound the alarm at strangers but will be friendly. Poodles must be socialized at a young age, or they can become nervous and timid.

Allergen-Friendly:
The Poodle sheds less than any other dog breed (except the Mexican Hairless dog!). Many people with allergies can tolerate a poodle. However, if you have allergies, it’s always best to talk to your doctor before bringing any pet home.

Lively and playful:
Poodles love to be the center of attention. They are attentive to their owners and love walks or doing tricks. Poodles were bred for retrieving and swimming and are excellent at both.

The Ultimate Companion Dog:
People-loving, easy to train, eager to please, and Hypo-allergenic – miniature poodles make excellent companions for anyone! Poodles rank ninth in the breeds registered with AKC.

Although Poodles are the national dog of France, they originated in Germany, where they were bred and used as retrieving water dogs. At that time, the Poodle’s showy haircut was practical – it allowed the poodle to move about easily while hunting while still protecting certain parts of its body, such as the paws, chest, and head. 

With its elegance and intelligence, the poodle became a popular breed among the French nobles and in other parts of Europe. Because of their trainable, attention-loving nature and showy looks, poodles were often used in the circus. They have also been used for hunt truffles- underground mushrooms- with their long snouts.

The Standard Poodle was downsized to the Miniature and the Toy Poodle. If they are well-bred, each breed is a replica of each other. 

Today, the Miniature Poodle is the most popular size of poodle, and the three sizes together rank ninth in the breeds registered with AKC. 

Miniature poodles are 10-15 inches tall. A poodle taller than 15 inches is considered a Standard Poodle, and poodles under 10 inches are classified as Toy Poodles.

Miniature poodles weigh 12-15 pounds.

Miniature Poodles usually live 14-18 years.

Poodles are known for their elegant, square form when standing. They have a long, narrow muzzle with dark eyes set far apart. Their ears are long and flat and hang close to the sides of their head. 

Poodles are usually solid colored and can be black, blue, silver, gray, cream, apricot, red, white, brown, or café au lait.

Many people think of the elaborate, pom-pom like haircut (called the “Continental Clip”)  when they think of poodles. However, poodles can be given regular haircuts that follow the contour of their body (called a “Sporting Clip”). 

Although Poodles are known for minimal shedding, their curly coats still need some extra care. They need to be groomed every 4-6 weeks and brushed regularly, or their coat will become matted and tangled. You can take your Miniature Poodle to the groomer or learn to give them a haircut by yourself. 

Your poodle will also need its teeth brushed nails trimmed regularly. 

Most poodles are healthy and can live 14-18 years if they are well cared for.
Legg-Calve-Perthes and luxating patellas are orthopedic conditions that are common in Miniature and Toy breeds.

Two adrenal disorders, Addison’s disease and Cushing’s syndrome, can occur in poodles. These can both be treated with life-long medication and occasionally surgery.

Hypothyroidism- not enough thyroid hormones – is another condition in poodles which can be managed with medication.

Progressive retinal atrophy (PRA) is a genetic condition that leads to blindness, and poodles are susceptible to this condition.

Poodles can also be affected by Von Willebrand’s disease, a blood clotting disorder.

Here are the recommended tests from the National Breed Club, as noted on AKC.org:

  • Hip Evaluation
  • Ophthalmologist Evaluation
  • PRA Optigen DNA Test
  • Patella Evaluation

Like all dog breeds, they are susceptible to hip and elbow dysplasia, two of the most common health issues among dogs. Hip and elbow dysplasia occurs when the leg or hip becomes weakened, and it can result in arthritis or potential lameness if not addressed.

One of the best ways to prevent this is by keeping your dog from too much running on hard surfaces, especially when they are puppies.

 Allergens are caused by dander, which is dead skin cells. Both animals and humans shed these skin cells. Dander is attached to the hair that dogs shed. 

Poodles are one of the lowest shedding dog breeds and are considered hypo-allergenic. However, if you or someone in your home has allergies, please talk to your family physician before purchasing a puppy.

  • Why the Continental Clip on Poodles?
    Originally, Poodles were water retrievers. Poodle owners shaved their dogs because an unshaved Poodle was at risk of sinking due to all that thick hair. But they left the hair on their chests and joints to protect internal organs and prevent rheumatism. Clever, right? They shaved the Poodles’ faces so they could see well and easily retrieve game, but left the hair on the rest of their heads. Owners would tie the hair back in a top knot. Eventually, some owners started using brightly colored ribbons so they could tell their Poodles apart in the water - hence the top knots with bows!
  • What is the most popular size of Poodle?
    The Miniature Poodle is considered the most popular size of Poodle.
  • How is a Mini Poodle’s personality different from a Standard Poodle’s?
    Some breeders say Mini Poodles are more high-strung and less tolerant of kids than Standard Poodles. However, others disagree, and it all depends on the individual.
  • Do Mini Poodles bark a lot?
    They are moderate barkers. They will definitely let you know if someone is at the door. Some say Mini Poodles and Toy Poodles are yappier than Standard Poodles, but it often varies on the individual dog.
  • Do Mini Poodles like to swim?
    The Poodle breed in general are very good swimmers, as they were originally water retrievers. If your Poodle is accustomed to water it will probably like to swim. However, Mini Poodles often lead pampered lives and aren’t accustomed to water, so they can be apprehensive of water at times.
  • Do Mini Poodles get along with cats?
    Yes, they generally do fine living side-by-side with cats.
  • Are Poodles only good as a show dog?
    Absolutely not! Poodles get a bad rap because of the way show Poodles are done up and often portrayed in dog shows. But Poodles were originally hunting dogs, not sissy lap dogs. Even the fancy haircut originally served a purpose. Poodles are smart, active, and funny - not just good for dog shows!
  • Do Mini Poodles have a strong prey drive?
    Poodles do tend to have strong prey drives. Your Mini Poodle might chase birds, mice, and other small animals. If you don't want them to this, early and consistent training is critical.
  • Why don’t Mini Poodles shed?
    The truth is, Poodles do shed. However, since they have curly coats the loose hair gets stuck and doesn’t fall out. If you brush a Poodle it will lose hair. But you won’t often notice loose hair randomly lying around your house. Poodles do shed less than some dogs, though, because they have a single rather than a double coat and they do not shed with the seasons.
  • Why are Mini Poodles considered hypoallergenic?
    Allergies are caused by pet dander, saliva, and urine. Poodles don’t shed or drool nearly as much as some breeds, so quite simply, they produce less of the things that cause allergies, which means they aren’t as quick to trigger them. However, there is no such thing as a completely hypoallergenic dog, and if someone in your home has allergies, it’s good to talk to your doctor.