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Poodle vs Miniature Poodle vs Cavapoo – Which one is a better dog breed for you?

"Find similarities and differences between Poodle vs Miniature Poodle vs Cavapoo" Compare Poodle and Miniature Poodle. Which is better: Poodle or Miniature Poodle or Cavapoo?
Name Poodle Miniature Poodle Cavapoo
OriginsGermany France Germany France Australia
Group Companion Dogs Companion Dogs Companion Dogs
Popularity Rank7435555
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Other Names French Poodle, Caniche, Barbone, Chien Canne, Grosse Pudel Caniche, Barbone, Chien Canne, Carniche Moyen, Barboncino Miniatura, French Poodle, Pudle, Zwergpudel Cavoodle
Breed Type Purebred Purebred Cross Breed
AKC Group Recognized by the American Kennel Club in 1887 as a Non-Sporting & Toy breed. Not recognized by the American Kennel Club. Not recognized by the American Kennel Club.
FCI Group Recognized by FCI in the Companion and Toy Dogs group, in the Poodle section. Not recognized by FCI. Not recognized by FCI.
Breed Recognition American Canine Registry American Kennel Club America's Pet Registry Canadian Kennel Club Dog Registry of America Inc. Federation Cynologique Internationale Kennel Club of Great Britain North American Purebred Registry, Inc. American Canine Association, Inc. Australian National Kennel Council Continental Kennel Club National Kennel Club New Zealand Kennel Club United Kennel Club Canadian Canine Registry American Canine Registry American Kennel Club America's Pet Registry Canadian Kennel Club Dog Registry of America Inc. Federation Cynologique Internationale Kennel Club of Great Britain North American Purebred Registry, Inc. American Canine Association, Inc. Australian National Kennel Council Continental Kennel Club National Kennel Club New Zealand Kennel Club United Kennel Club Canadian Canine Registry American Canine Hybrid Club Designer Breed Registry Designer Dogs Kennel Club Dog Registry of America Inc. International Designer Canine Registry
Price $1000-$1500 1000-1500 $1200-$1800

General Appearance - Poodle vs Miniature Poodle vs Cavapoo

Size Medium Small Small Medium
Weight Male: 45-70 pounds (20-32 kg), Female: 45-60 pounds (20-27 kg) 15-17 pounds (7-8 kg) 12-24 pounds (5.4-11 kg)
Avg. Weight Male: 57.5 pounds (26 kg), Female: 52.5 pounds (23.5 kg) 16 pounds (7.5 kg) 18 pounds (5.7.5 kg)
Height 15 inches (38 cm) or more 11-15 inches (28-38 cm) 11-18 inches (28-45 cm)
Avg. Height 15 inches (38 cm) or more 13 inches (33 cm) 14.5 inches (36.5 cm)

Hair & Care - Poodle vs Miniature Poodle vs Cavapoo

Coat Curly Dense Curly Thick Curly Wavy Straight
Colors Apricot Brown Gray Silver White Fawn Blue Cream Red Beige Black Apricot Black Brown Gray Silver White Fawn Blue Cream Red Beige Black White Chestnut Tricolor Apricot Cream Sable Red sable Phantom
Grooming
Professional: This breed needs a lot of work to keep in good condition.
Professional: This breed needs a lot of work to keep in good condition.
Advanced: The Cavapoo requires a lot of grooming.
Shedding Level
Poodles shed none to minimal.
Miniature Poodles shed none to minimal.
Cavapoos shed moderately.

Characteristics - Poodle vs Miniature Poodle vs Cavapoo

Temperament Active Faithful Intelligent Alert Instinctual Trainable Active Faithful Intelligent Alert Instinctual Trainable Gentle Loving Intelligent
Intelligent Rank
Outstanding: Poodle is one of the brightest dog breeds.
Outstanding: Miniature Poodle is one of the brightest dog breeds.
Very smart: Cavapoo is an excellent dog breed.
Trainability
Poodles are easy to train.
Miniature Poodles are very easy to train.
Cavapoos are very easy to train.
Playfulness
The Poodle is a playful breed.
The Miniature Poodle is a playful breed.
Cavapoos, like any other dog breed, like playing.
Sensitivity Level
They are a little bit more sensitive than other dog breeds.
They are a little bit more sensitive than other dog breeds.
They are a little bit more sensitive than other dog breeds.
Affection Level
Poodles are genuinely loyal, soft and gentle, loving and affectionate dogs toward their handlers.
Miniature Poodles are genuinely loyal, soft and gentle, loving and affectionate dogs toward their handlers.
Cavapoos are genuinely loyal, soft and gentle, loving and affectionate dogs toward their handlers.
Social Needs
Poodles need a lot of social interaction.
Miniature Poodles need a lot of social interaction.
Cavapoos need a lot of social interaction.
Barking
Average to high: The Poodle is a vocal breed.
Average to high: The Miniature Poodle is a vocal breed.
Average: The Cavapoo barks occasionally.
Watchdog Ability
Poodles are good watchdogs.
Miniature Poodles are good watchdogs.
Cavapoos are one of the best watchdogs.
Territorial
Poodles strongly protect their territory.
Miniature Poodles are average defenders.
Cavapoos are not the best to protect their territory.
Biting Potential Low
The Poodle has a low chance of biting somebody.
Low
The Miniature Poodle has a low chance of biting somebody.
Low
The Cavapoo has a low chance of biting somebody.
Mouthiness
Poodles have a higher than average tendency to nip, chew, play-bite, or herd people.
Miniature Poodles have lower than average tendency to nip, chew, play-bite, or herd people.
Cavapoos have an average tendency to nip, chew, play-bite, or herd people.
Impulse to Wander or Roam
Poodles have average wanderlust potential.
Miniature Poodles tend to escape less than other breeds.
Cavapoos tend to escape less than other breeds.
Prey Drive
Poodles have low to an average impulse to chase and catch something like a cat or any other small aminals.
Miniature Poodles have low to an average impulse to chase and catch something like a cat or any other small aminals.
Cavapoos have an average prey drive, which means that they don't have a high impulse to chase and catch something like a cat or any other small aminals, but it might happen.
Apartment Friendly
Poodles are very apartment-friendly dogs.
Miniature Poodles are very apartment-friendly dogs.
Cavapoos are very apartment-friendly dogs.
Adaptability
Poodles adapt very well to lifestyle changes and basically all living environments.
Miniature Poodles adapt very well to lifestyle changes and basically all living environments.
Cavapoos adapt very well to lifestyle changes and basically all living environments.
Tolerates Being Left Alone
Poodles tend to have separation anxiety when their owners left them alone at home because they bond very closely with them.
Miniature Poodles tend to have separation anxiety when their owners left them alone at home because they bond very closely with them.
Cavapoos tend to have separation anxiety when their owners left them alone at home because they bond very closely with them.
Fighting Dog Not really
In history, this breed was not really used for combat dog.
Not really
In history, this breed was not really used for combat dog.
Not really
In history, this breed was not really used for combat dog.

Good With - Poodle vs Miniature Poodle vs Cavapoo

Stranger Friendly
Poodles are stranger friendly dogs.
Miniature Poodles are stranger friendly dogs.
Cavapoos are very stranger friendly dogs.
Child Friendly
Poodles are very kid-friendly dogs.
Miniature Poodles are very kid-friendly dogs.
Cavapoos are average friendly dogs towards children.
Cat Friendly
Poodles are cat-friendly dogs.
Miniature Poodles are cat-friendly dogs.
Cavapoos are average friendly towards cats.
Dog Friendly
Poodles are dog-friendly dogs.
Miniature Poodles are dog-friendly dogs.
Cavapoos are very dog-friendly dogs.
Office Friendly No
Poodle is not the best dog breed for office environment.
No
Miniature Poodle is not the best dog breed for office environment.
No
Cavapoo is not the best dog breed for office environment.
Senior Citizens Friendly
Poodles are one of the best breeds for elderly people.
Miniature Poodles are one of the best breeds for elderly people.
Cavapoos are commonly okay with elderly people.
Pet Friendly
Poodles are usually friendly towards other pets.
Miniature Poodles are usually friendly towards other pets.
Cavapoos are generally with other pets.
Good For First Time Owners No
Poodles are not good for novice owners, due to their stubborn personality.
No
Miniature Poodles are not good for novice owners, due to their stubborn personality.
No
Cavapoos are not good for novice owners, due to their stubborn personality.
Service Dog Yes
This breed makes good as a service dog.
Not really
This breed generally not used as a service dog.
Yes
This breed makes good as a service dog.
Therapy Dog Yes
This breed makes a perfect therapy dog.
Yes
This breed makes a perfect therapy dog.
Yes
This breed makes a perfect therapy dog.
Detection Dog or Sniffer Dog Not really
A detection dog or sniffer dog is a dog that is trained to use its senses (mostly its smell) to detect substances such as explosives, illegal drugs, wildlife scat, currency, blood, and contraband electronics such as illicit mobile phones.
Not really
A detection dog or sniffer dog is a dog that is trained to use its senses (mostly its smell) to detect substances such as explosives, illegal drugs, wildlife scat, currency, blood, and contraband electronics such as illicit mobile phones.
Not really
A detection dog or sniffer dog is a dog that is trained to use its senses (mostly its smell) to detect substances such as explosives, illegal drugs, wildlife scat, currency, blood, and contraband electronics such as illicit mobile phones.
Search and Rescue Dog (SAR) Not really
The use of dogs in search and rescue (SAR) is a valuable component in wilderness tracking, natural disasters, mass casualty events, and in locating missing people.
Not really
The use of dogs in search and rescue (SAR) is a valuable component in wilderness tracking, natural disasters, mass casualty events, and in locating missing people.
Not really
The use of dogs in search and rescue (SAR) is a valuable component in wilderness tracking, natural disasters, mass casualty events, and in locating missing people.
Boat Dog Yes
Poodle breed usually likes being on a boat.
Not really
Miniature Poodle breed usually doesn't like being on a boat.
Yes
Cavapoo breed usually likes being on a boat.
Cart Pulling or Drafting Dog Not really
A drafting dog or draft dog is a dog bred and used for cart pulling.
Not really
A drafting dog or draft dog is a dog bred and used for cart pulling.
Not really
A drafting dog or draft dog is a dog bred and used for cart pulling.

Health Factors - Poodle vs Miniature Poodle vs Cavapoo

Health Issues
The Poodle is a healthy breed, but there are certain health issues that you should check with your vet regularly.
The Miniature Poodle is a healthy breed, but there are certain health issues that you should check with your vet regularly.
Very healthy dog breed.
Health Problems Addison's Disease Allergies Bloat Canine Atrial Septal Defect (asd) Cataracts Cushing's Syndrome Ear Infections Epilepsy Hip Dysplasia Hypothyroidism Legg-perthes Disease Neonatal Encephalopathy (news) Optic Nerve Hypoplasia Patellar Luxation Premature Graying Progressive retinal atrophy (PRA) Runny Eyes Sebaceous Adenitis Von Willebrand's Disease Addison's Disease Bloat Epilepsy Hip Dysplasia Hip Dysplasia Patellar Luxation
Life Expectancy 12-15 years 14-16 years 10-15 years
Hypoallergenic Yes Yes Yes
Energy Level
Poodles have a higher energy level than other dog breeds.
Miniature Poodles have a higher energy level than other dog breeds.
Cavapoos have a higher energy level than other dog breeds.
Exercise Need
Poodles need quite a lot of exercise.
Miniature Poodles need quite a lot of exercise.
Cavapoos have an average exercise need.
Sleeping Need
Poodles are quite energetic dogs and they don't spend to much time with sleeping.
Miniature Poodles are quite energetic dogs and they don't spend to much time with sleeping.
Cavapoos are quite energetic dogs and they don't spend to much time with sleeping.
Avg. daily food consumption 2 to 3 cups of high-quality dry food a day, divided into two meals. 0.5 to 1.5 cups of high-quality dry food a day, divided into two meals. 0.5 to 1.5 cups of high-quality dry food a day, divided into two meals.
Weight Gain Potential
Average to High.
Average to High.
Average to High.
Weather & Climate Tolerates warm and cold weather. Prefers average to warm weather conditions Prefers average to cold weather conditions
The Cavapoo can adapt to well to cold weather conditions, some dogs even can be a good mountain dog.
Stinkiness Medium
The Poodle has an average chance of bad smell.
Low
The Miniature Poodle has a low chance of bad smell.
Medium
The Cavapoo has an average chance of bad smell.
Drooling tendency
The Poodle is a perfect example for very low drooling tendency.
The Miniature Poodle is a perfect example for very low drooling tendency.
The Cavapoo is a perfect example for very low drooling tendency.

Reproducibility - Poodle vs Miniature Poodle vs Cavapoo

Gestation Length 60-64 days 60-64 days 60-64 days
How often can the have a litter? Once a year.
More frequent breeding is not healthy.
Once a year.
More frequent breeding is not healthy.
Once a year.
More frequent breeding is not healthy.
Litter Size 2-4 puppies 2-8 puppies, average 5 2-8 puppies

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