Looking for a Poodle?
The Toy Poodle is the smallest of the three varieties. It is popular with apartment owners, retired people who enjoy traveling with their pet and those who prefer a very small dog. By definition, the Toy poodle should not be taller than 10’’ at the shoulder.
The Miniature Poodle is the medium size variety. Ideally not taller that 15’’ at the shoulder, this sturdy size is small enough to be a rough and tumble child’s companion.
The Standard Poodle has no height restriction although the majority are usually between 21’’ and 27’’ at the shoulder, with females leaning towards the lower end of the range. The Standard, originally a water retriever, is now enjoying a myriad of roles; hospital therapy dog, hunting dog and loyal companion. He is ideal for those individuals who prefer a large dog.