Meet The Pack
About the Miniature Poodle
France has been officially recognized as the Poodle’s country of origin, but the Poodle’s earlier ancestors came from central Asia. The German variety has probably influenced the modern breed most (‘Poodle’ is German for ‘splash’ or ‘puddle’). In 18th and 19th century Europe, the Poodle served a wide variety of purposes, including duck hunting, guiding, and later circus performing, from whence the modern grooming style likely arose. The Poodle became a popular pet for the French aristocracy, and in time was officially adopted as the national dog. Poodles were imported to America in the 20th century. They slowly rose in popularity and eventually became the country’s most popular dog. Miniature Poodles have a shoulder height of 28-38 cm (11-15 in) and weigh 7-8 kg (15-17 lbs).
The Miniature Poodle has a distinctive fine, frizzy, woolly coat similar in texture to sheep’s wool. This breed is sensitive, intelligent, lively, playful, proud, and elegant. It bonds closely with family and makes a great companion. Miniature Poodles are very smart, obedient, and graceful, which makes them one of the most popular pets in the world. The Miniature Poodle is bouncy, alert, and usually eager to play. They are more energetic than Standard Poodles, and more likely to bark.
The Miniature Poodle gets along well with other animals, other dogs, and children. It is best to socialize it as a puppy. The Poodle is highly intelligent, making training a fairly simple process. They quickly understand what is expected of them and can learn a wide variety of tricks and games. Poodles are likely to enjoy the training process. Any effort put into training the Poodle will reap large rewards.
Archduke Maximillion, better known as Max, is our AKC red Miniature Poodle.
Max loves people and running. He is very athletic and with his long legs, we all think he resembles a rabbit when he's excited.
Max is so swift to learn. When we first got him, it took ten minutes and he know how to come. This guy is brilliant and very people-oriented. He comes from all red linage with a few blacks thrown in to keep the red dark. Isn't he stunning?
His favorite trick is leaping into my arms. He does it so energetically at times he almost flies over my shoulder!
Max's health testing is available upon request.
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He's very sweet, a total lovebug. He craves praise with a huge appetite and you should see his tail go when you give it.
Sergeant Spitfire fits Sarge very well. He's active, like any poodle ought to be, and he has his own opinions about things. But he's very quick to listen and obey, coming when I call. He has a middle to lower end of the pack mentality, but he doesn't stand for bullying.
Sarge is black and tan, but carries a huge mixture of colors in his background. He often throws black and tan, chocolate and tan, black tri color, chocolate tri color, red, and parti.
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