Are miniature poodles as intelligent as standard poodles?

Asked By: Chase Blick
Date created: Mon, Feb 22, 2021 4:37 AM
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Generally, Miniature Poodles are just as smart as Standard Poodles. Although different in size, the Standard Poodle and Miniature Poodle have a lot in common. They are intelligent, easy to train, good companions, and suitable for families with children.
Answered By: Ashlynn Willms
Date created: Tue, Feb 23, 2021 6:40 AM

Slightly larger than the Toy Poodle, the Miniature Poodle stands at about 15 inches tall and should weigh in somewhere between 12–20 pounds.

Miniature Poodles are extremely smart, adaptable and easy to train, so it's no surprise that they were once very popular circus dogs.

Most Standard Poodles make great watchdogs and some even have mild (and sensible) protective instincts, but this is not an aggressive breed. Their attitude toward people varies from friendly to politely reserved… With other dogs and cats, Standard Poodles are usually peaceful and accepting.
A study carried out by researchers from six universities and published in Frontiers in Neuroanatomy suggests something that dog advocates may claim they already knew: that dogs could be more intelligent. Researchers have found that dogs have around twice the number of neurons in their cerebral cortex than cats.
The Toy Poodle stands up to 10 inches tall, and weighs about six to nine pounds. The Miniature Poodle stands 11 to 15 inches tall and weighs 15 to 17 pounds. The Standard Poodle stands 15 inches and taller (usually 22 inches); males weigh 45 to 70 pounds and females weigh 45 to 60 pounds.
Poodles of all sizes (toy, miniature, and standard) can do well in apartments. These dogs are intelligent and have moderate to high energy levels. Some poodles might need extra exercise to keep them happy in a small home. But fortunately, they tend to be disciplined and obedient with proper training.
Poodles are good family dogs β€” fun, energetic, smart and easy to train. They do best with plenty of exercise for both mind and body and prefer to be with people most of the time. They are not good kennel dogs. Socialization should begin early and include other people, other pets and the grooming routine.

These are the smartest dog breeds, according to Coren:

  • 1 Border Collie. Getty Images.
  • 2 Poodle. Getty Images.
  • 3 German Shepherd. Getty Images.
  • 4 Golden Retriever. Getty Images.
  • 5 Doberman Pinscher. Getty Images.
  • 6 Shetland Sheepdog. Getty Images.
  • 7 Labrador Retriever. Getty Images.
  • 8 Papillon. Getty Images.
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