Miniature Poodles Puppies for Sale in Scotland
Larger in size that their cousin, the Toy Poodle, the Miniature Poodle is smaller than the larger Standard Poodle, however, he’s a popular companion dog loved by families, couples and single people the world over.
The Miniature Poodle also known in the canine world as the ‘Caniche’ or ‘Barbone’ dates back over 500 years when it was put to work as a water retriever in Germany. People often think of the Poodle as a French dog, however, it’s thought to have been taken into France by German soldiers.
The smaller dogs were prized for their ability to sniff out truffles and they also became popular in Royal and nobility circles in Europe. The Miniature Poodle hit its popularity peak in the fifties and sixties when it was popular across the world.
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If you’re looking for a Miniature Poodle puppy for sale in Scotland, it’s worth knowing that this breed loves to be part of a household; he loves companionship and can suffer from separation anxiety if left, even for a short time. If the Miniature Poodle could have his pick of human companions, he would choose someone who is able to work or stay at home with him as his home-buddy!
Kind, lively and playful, the Miniature Poodle was once a favourite circus animal – chosen for his extreme intelligence and trainability to learn new tricks! This little just guy loves to learn and he loves to play games like fetch and hide n’ go seek with his toys. He’s a very quick learner and loves routine but will easily learn bad habits as quick as new.
Early training by the owner to let the Miniature Poodle know his place in the pack and gain his trust and respect is really important. Remember, he’s a clever little guy, but you don’t want a dominant little know-all in the house. The Miniature Poodle is a dog who is naturally eager to please, so training using positive tone of voice, repetition of commands, rewards and treats will ensure this pooch stays in-line.
Early socialisation with humans and other pets in the home and in the park and to different noises and sounds will also ensure that the Miniature Poodle remains a confident a dog and not a stereotypical ‘Nervous Nerys’, which is often how the Miniature Poodle is perceived. This is a fallacy as when handled well from early puppyhood, the Miniature Poodle can become a well-rounded, balanced dog that’s makes a cheerful addition to the family.
The Miniature Poodle would make a good pet for a first-time dog owner, due to his easy trainability and kind and loyal nature. He is also good around children although all play between any dog and a child should be supervised to ensure mutual respect is given to both parties and that things do not get too boisterous.
The Miniature Poodle also makes a good little watchdog and will alert his owners to any strangers coming in to their domain. In the right hands, the Miniature Poodle is also good at doggy sports including flyball, agility and obedience training. Positive tone of voice is very important when training the Miniature Poodle who is very sensitive and almost intuitive to his owner’s moods
Description of the Miniature Poodle
If you’re looking for a Miniature Poodle for sale in Scotland, you should know that this dog is very clever, lively and playful. He is attentive and loyal but he needs plenty of mental and physical exercise and socialisation in order to ensure he’s a trusted adult dog and not too timid or shy.
Both male and female dogs stand at between 28 and 38 cm and weigh anything between 7-8 kgs. He’s actually a medium-sized dog, being quite a bit bigger than his Toy Poodle relations.
The Miniature Poodle is all in proportion. He’s a handsome and proud looking little fellow; his head is fine with a rather chiselled look and he has a strong jaw with a perfect scissor bite. He has almond-shaped dark eyes which match his coat. His is ears are long and bob along the side of his head and he has laid back shoulders with nicely muscled front legs. His hindquarters are also strong, while his tail is set high and carried away from the body.
The Miniature Poodle is a registered breed with The Kennel Club which recognises solid coloured poodles in variety of colours from - apricot to black and blue, red, brown, silver, cream and white - as breed standards. The Miniature Poodle has thick, curly hair that lies close to his skin.
If you’re looking for a Miniature Poodle puppy for sale in Scotland, it’s worth knowing that they can live up to 13 to 15 years! It’s a good lifespan for a curly new friend, who will follow you everywhere.
As a general rule, the Miniature Poodle is a high energy, smart dog that needs at least an hour of daily exercise and more where possible to ensure he’s not too highly strung.
The Miniature Poodle doesn’t shed though owners will find that they need to brush their dog daily to keep his coat from tangling and in good condition. A trip to a professional groomer will also be required every two to three months. Many owners choose to have their dog cut into a ‘lamb or puppy-cut’ style and many will learn how to do it themselves. The Miniature Poodle loves this one to one attention and enjoys grooming sessions. This dog can have problems with his teeth and owners should aim to try to clean his teeth or at least have the vet remove tartar at each visit.
Miniature Poodles should be fed twice per day and drinking water should always available. Owners should check with their vet to monitor their dog’s weight and ensure that he’s being given enough exercise andnot too pampered. These dogs can be a bit finicky, so it’s important that owners adopt a strict feeding regime and not give in to poodles, who only want to eat certain food and treats!
Cost of Keeping a Toy Poodle
If you’re looking for a Miniature Poodle puppy for sale in Scotland, you should know that the average price to buy a puppy from a reputable breeder can cost between £400 and £1200. It will cost on average between around £40 to £90 per month to keep a Miniature Poodle in your life. This includes all food, grooming, insurance, vaccinations and neutering.