Ask the Vet: “I’m looking to get a poodle, what are differences between a standard poodle and a miniature poodle?”
Q&A with Dr Pauline Taylor, BVM&S MACVSc
DR. PAULINE SAYS:
The ‘poodle’ is a group of formal dog breeds, the Standard Poodle, Miniature Poodle and Toy Poodle. Nowadays we also see Teacup Poodles around. The main difference is in their size, Standard are over 38 cm (15inch) while Miniature range between 28–38 cm (11–15 in). Ranked second most intelligent dog breed just behind the Border Collie, the poodle is skillful in many dog sports and activities, including agility, obedience, tracking to herding, are entertaining performers and make good assistance dogs.