21 May, 2016
Klein Poodle Dog
Klein Poodle Dog
Klein Poodle or Moyen is the French word for the fourth size of Poodle in France, but the remainder of Europe refers to them as Kleins. Its size falls in between the Miniature and Standard Poodle, but it is not obtained by crossing the two; it is an actual fourth Poodle breed size in Europe and is not a new size. Kleins (Moyen) are very common in the U.S., but because they are small, they are generally placed in pet homes, as they cannot successfully compete in the AKC ring against their larger counterpart, the Standard. However, they can compete in the UKC conformation venue and many are champions. Kleins tend to be in the 15-20 inch range, the size of a small Standard Poodle. Moyen means medium in French. Klein means small or mini in German. Both Moyen and Klein are common names for this in-between Poodle size. They are just a bit smaller than the original-sized Poodle. Here in the U.S. they are shown in the Non Sporting Class. In the UKC ring, they show in the Gun Dog Group.
When groomed to show dog standards the body is meant to give off a square appearance. It has approximately the same length as the height at the withers. The skull is moderately rounded with a slight but definite stop. It has a long, straight muzzle. The dark, oval-shaped eyes are set somewhat far apart and are black or brown. The ears hang close to the head and are long and flat. Both the front and back legs are in proportion with the size of the dog. The topline is level. The tail is set and carried high. It is sometimes docked to half its length or less to make the dog look more balanced. Dewclaws may be removed. The oval-shaped feet are rather small and the toes are arched. The coat is either curly or corded. It comes in all solid colors including black, blue, silver, gray, cream, apricot, red, white, brown or cafe-au-lait. While it does not make the written show standard, some breeders are breeding parti-colored Poodles.
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