Orlando Poodle  Club, Inc.

BREED STANDARD  General Appearance, Carriage and Condition

That of a very active, intelligent and elegant- appearing dog, squarely built, well

proportioned, moving soundly and carrying himself proudly. Properly clipped in the

traditional fashion and carefully groomed, the Poodle has about him an air of distinction

and dignity peculiar to himself.

Size, Proportion, Substance

Size -    The Standard Poodle is over 15 inches at the highest point of the shoulders. Any Poodle which is 15 inches or less in height shall be disqualified from competition as a Standard Poodle

.            The Miniature Poodle is 15 inches or under at the highest point of the shoulders, with a minimum

height in excess of 10 inches. Any Poodle which is over 15 inches or is 10 inches or less at the highest point of the shoulders shall be disqualified from competition as a Miniature Poodle.

            The Toy Poodle  is 10 inches or under at the highest point of the shoulders. Any Poodle which is more than 10 inches at the highest point of the shoulders shall be disqualified from competition as a Toy Poodle .

       As long as the Toy Poodle is definitely a Toy Poodle and the Miniature Poodle a Miniature Poodle, both in balance and proportion for the Variety, diminuitiveness shall be the deciding factor when all point are equal.


PROPORTION: To insure the desirable squarely built appearance, the length of the body measured from the breastbone to the point of the rump approximates the height from the highest point of the shoulders to the ground.


SUBSTANCE: Bone and muscle of both the forelegs and hind legs are in proportion to size of dog.


There is no recognized Poodle Variety such as ROYAL,TEA CUP or TINY TOY

These are marketing terminologies to sell Poodles for more money.

In fact these are not a recognized terms.

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