Miniature Poodle

Easy to Train

2 stars review

Good with kids

5 stars review


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Heat tolerance

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Cold tolerance

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Miniature Poodle Personality traits and Temperament

They are skillful, agile and obedient, could be used for tracking, and even herding.
Miniature Poodles could be used as retrievers or gun dogs and are still being used for that purpose. They are good apartment dogs and should not be housed outside or kennelled. Miniature Pinscher is a very active breed, requires lot of exercise or at least a daily walk. Above all they are outgoing, active and an independent breed. They tend to run around and are very agile, and are good watch dogs.

They are also called as water retrievers as their coats are moisture-resistant, which helps their swimming. The poodles are active, intelligent and elegant dogs have an alert and intelligent expression.

This is a very good watchdog for its size, seldom becoming aggressive. Dogs may start to bark a lot without proper human to canine communication, rules to follow and limits to what they are allowed to do. Poodles are friendly with other dogs and non-canine pets.. Miniature Poodles are for experienced dog owners and no for novices.

Grooming, Haircuts and Shedding

Miniature Pinscher’s hair is short, smooth, and shiny with a tight skin and no undercoat. Common hair colour is chocolate & black or brown & black. They are considered high maintenance on. Although it is commonly believed that they do not shed this is a misconception. Poodles shed small amounts of hair. Grooming is easy, as they are smooth and short-haired, only requires little attention, like occasional brushing and shampooing. They shed very less and easy to maintain. This breed is often presented in a lion-cut or other, similarly shaven look. During cold weather care must be taken from getting chills.

Size and Characteristics

Price Range: this dog for sale may cost between $1000-$1500

Life expectancy: the life span is generally of about 12-15 YEARS

Weight:5-10 pounds

Height: 8-10 inches

Colors: White, Cream, Black, Brindle, Silver, Grey, Red, Blue, Brown, Apricot and Sable.

How to Train this dog

The Miniatures Pinschers need a lot of exercise; they are very active and spirited, if trained well they could become an excellent companion as well as watch dog. They excel in advanced obedience competition, where retrieving and jumping skills are required, and in agility (obstacle course) competitions, where they fly over and under and through the obstacles with a strength and grace that is breathtaking to watch. They also get along well with kids too. Early crate training, socialization and exposure towards many different people, sights, sounds, and experiences are essential make this an excellent animal.

Health Issues and Food

Diet: Food supplies from this breed’s native environment found out as sugar beet, potato, cabbage, and meats from pork, venison, and rodents, therefore a diet contains blend of pork, beef, wheat, potatoes, yellow corn, and beet pulp would be serve the purpose. However, try to avoid feed that contains ocean fish, soy, or rice to this breed. The requirement generally depends on the size and their activity level, so proper diet and exercise is needed to maintain an overall well being.

Allergies: Hypoallergenic

Health problems: The Miniature pinschers are strong and sturdy animals but, hip dysplasia, epilespsy, hypothyroidism and Progressive Retinal Atrophy (PRA) had been reported in this breed.

Mixed breeds

Pinny Poo is a mix or cross of Miniature Pinscher and Poodle. These dogs are energetic, sensible and protecting in nature. They are nice with children and love going on walks.

Best female and male dog names

You can name your Beagle as Oliver or Marley if he is a male and Gabby or Maggie if she is a female.

How to adopt this dog

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Pictures and Videos

Miniature Poodle puppy

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