Poodle Sizes


poodle sizes

Did you know there are three different poodle sizes?


The Standard Poodle is the largest of the poodle sizes standing at over 15 inches tall at the shoulder. Renowned for their graceful appearance and versatile abilities, Standard Poodles were originally bred as water retrievers and hunting companions. Their commanding presence, coupled with their intelligent and playful nature, makes them excellent companions for active families and individuals who appreciate their regal charm.

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Poodle Sizes


The miniature poodle stands between 10-15 inches tall at the shoulder, offering a smaller package without compromising on the breed's signature traits. miniature Poodles are known for their spirited personalities and adaptability. Their size makes them suitable for apartment living, while their energy and enthusiasm make them wonderful companions for playtime and interactive activities.

Poodle Sizes: TOY POODLE

The toy poodle is the smallest of the Poodle sizes, standing under 10 inches tall at the shoulder. Despite their diminutive stature, Toy Poodles are brimming with affection, intelligence, and lively spirit. They thrive on human companionship and are often cherished lap dogs. Their compact size makes them ideal for individuals with limited living space, and their endearing personality ensures they capture hearts wherever they go.

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One more poodle size that is not officially recognized as a distinct size by the American Kennel Club is a Teacup Poodle that are miniature versions of Toy Poodles, often weighing just a few pounds. Due to their extremely small size, Teacup Poodles require extra care and attention to ensure their health and well-being. While they may be irresistibly cute, potential owners should be aware of the potential health challenges.

Regardless of the poodle sizes, all poodles share common traits that define the breed:

  • intelligence
  • playfulness
  • loyalty
  • desire for human companionship

These traits transcend size boundaries, making every poodle an engaging and cherished member of your family. Whether you choose a Standard poodle (which we hope you do), Miniature, or Toy poodle, you're inviting a loyal, captivating, fun addition into your life.



Choosing the Right Size

Now you understand the three different poodle sizes, it's important when deciding which poodle is best for you.  You must consider your living situation, activity level, and personal preferences. Standard Poodles thrive in active households, need room to exercise, and thrive with acreage to run and stretch their beautiful, graceful bodies.