Size, Proportion, Subtance
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 compitition 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 compitition 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, diminutiveness shall be the deciding factor when all point are equal.
PROPORTION: To insure the desirable squarely built apprearance, the length of the body measured from the breastbone to the piont 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 hindlegs are in proportionto 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 the norm.
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