Miniature Poodles are a great size and very adaptable to living in a busy household. They are cheeky and intelligent, which can be seen in their historic use as entertaining dogs in the circus.
They can be energetic in nature and do require a great deal of entertaining, however because of their intelligent nature they are very easy to house train.
They have a curly coat which requires a great deal of care, but on balance they do not shed so they are great for people who suffer from allergies. They make an excellent choice for the first time dog owner.