Miniature Poodle vs Standard Poodle: What’s The Difference?

Miniature Poodle vs Standard Poodle: What’s The Difference?

Poodles are an epic breed to own, irrespective of their gender, personality, and size. 

But if you are looking for a specific personality, temperament, or quality in a dog, knowing the differences between each type of Poodle might be important.

To help you with your choices, today we’re going to look at two of the most popular types: the Standard Poodle and Miniature Poodle.


To understand both types of Poodles, we have to dive back into their history to get a bigger picture. There are some unique differences in each breed type even though they come from the same family. To familiarize yourself with the Poodle breed, this ancient breed can be traced back to Germany.

Why Germany?

Well, Poodles were a dock kept for noblemen to hunt waterfowl such as ducks and birds. Their soft curly coat made them great swimmers in the water, allowing them to catch animals easily. Back then, it was only the Standard Poodle who was in existence and did such things. After some time in Germany, this dog became so popular it spread to France.

The breed itself became a sign of wealth for many aristocrats and ladies on their arms. It also became crowned as the national dog of France and appeared in circuses. During their circus period around the 1800s, the Standard was bred to be smaller, leading to the Miniature. Alongside being a circus dog, back then, the Miniature Poodle was regularly used for hunting truffles.

Edward Hollon is an avid dog lover and writer, knowing all there is to know about our furry friends. Edward has been writing for petdii for three years now, wanting to use her knowledge for good and share everything she can with new dog owners. Edward has two dogs herself - a German shepherd called Banjo and a chocolate labrador called Buttons. Edward knows more than anyone how adjusting to new life with a puppy can turn your life upside down, and she wants to ease some of the burdens through her articles.