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STANDARD POODLEPeople often get confused over poodle sizes, so letís see if we can help straighten that out:

Poodles come in three basic sizes -- Toy, Miniature and Standard. All three sizes share the same traits, including high intelligence, fur growth patterns and color. Size is what separates the poodles. Poodles are measured from their withers, the shoulder blades at he base of a dog's neck.

  • Teacup poodle is an unofficial size variation of the poodle. They are in reality, Toy Poodles, but are smaller in size than the toy poodle standard. They tend to be 8 inches and smaller, and under 6 pounds in weight. The teacup poodle is just a name given to very small poodles by breeders, and therefore, there is no universal standard for those who are breeding them.
     
  • Toy poodles are 10-inches tall or less at the withers.  (A teacup would fall into this category, since most registries will not recognize teacup as a size)
     
  • Miniature poodle is a poodle that is more than 10 inches at the highest point on the shoulder, up to 15 inches.
     

  • Moyen or Klein poodles falls in-between the miniature and standard poodle size. It is a poodle that stands between 15 and 20 inches at the highest point on the shoulder. Not an official  size variation, however, has become popular outside the USA.
     

  • Standard poodles is a poodle that is more than 15 inches at the highest point on the shoulder.