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Moyen Poodle

Toni Grzunov - Last updated on June 22nd, 2021

All you need to know about the Moyen Poodle

Hearing the name Moyen Poodle might leave many of our readers puzzled as there is not much info available on this specific breed. That is because it is not a separate breed. Moyen Poodle is a name used for Poodles whose size is between the Miniature and Standard Poodles.

Other than the size, you can expect everything you find in Poodles in general. This underestimated breed is incredibly athletic, which surprises people. They are also smart, obedient, and constantly positive.

They are known for their elegant, curly coats which can be groomed in various decorative styles.

These pooches have a nice nature and their crossbreeds are becoming incredibly popular in recent years. However, don’t sleep on the Moyen Poodle, and we have all the info you will ever need about it.

Now that you’ve decided on the size of your Poodle, you probably want to know how different it is from other sizes. Read on to find out all you need to know about the Moyen Poodle.

Fast Facts  

Weight - 20-35 Pounds 

Height - 16-20 Inches 

Hair Length - Long

Shedding - Lite

Lifespan - 12-15 Years

The Appearance of the Moyen Poodle

Poodles are easily recognizable dogs, and the Moyen variety is medium-sized, placed tight between the Miniature and Standard Poodle. These dogs are fine-boned and have long limbs that only add to their dignified appearance.

Their heads are long and fine, and their eyes are dark and almond-shaped. Moyen Poodles have long, wide, floppy ears that hang close to their faces. They carry their neck high in an elegant manner and have a deep, wide chest.

Since these pups are surprisingly athletic, they have muscular legs with small feet. While the tail was often docked, as of recent times that has stopped being the practice.

Moyen Poodles are known for their curly, dense coats that have a harsh texture. Their coats grow continuously and should be groomed often, which is why many owners style them in various ways.

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What colors does a Moyen Poodle come in?

The breed standard states that all Poodles should have solid coat colors. Only those Poodles are allowed to compete in dog shows and competitions. Some of the allowed colors include:

  • Black
  • Brown
  • White
  • Gray
  • Red
  • Blue

Of course, not everyone will feel the need to compete with their pet, so you can definitely pick a Poodle that doesn’t have a coat in solid colors. Some of these color varieties include:

  • Sable
  • Brindle
  • Abstract

Now that you know what a Moyen poodle looks like, let’s go ahead and check its personality!

All about the Moyen Poodle personality

Moyen Poodles are incredibly smart dogs that will adore playing with you all day. They are also quite obedient and will follow your every command without question. These pups are never aggressive, although they might bark if they notice something strange.

Poodles love to learn new things and will make it their goal to please you whenever they can. They adore interacting with their owners and can read your body language and facial expressions to know how you feel.

All of this makes them amazing pets and companions. Moyen Poodles are known to be emotional dogs as well. They can be easily startled so always be careful around them.  At times they can become anxious as well.

However, in general, they are extremely positive dogs and are always happily running around. As they grow older they will calm down somewhat but never too much. However, Moyen Poodles are generally a bit calmer than the smaller varieties.

The behavior of a Moyen Poodle in front of new people is quite hard to predict. They can be really affectionate and friendly or act shy and ignore them.

Is a Moyen Poodle easy to train?

Poodles are known to be incredibly intelligent so you won’t need to worry about training them. As far as dog students go, they are among the best ones. They learn quickly and you will have fun while training with your Moyen Poodle.

These pups are smart and agile, so they do well in canine sports. They also love to please their owners, meaning there will be no problems during your training sessions. As long as you pick a fun method that includes plenty of positivity and praise you will do just fine.

Obedience training is crucial, as is early socialization. Make sure to use positive reinforcement to make your pet Poodle fall in love with you even more. With all of this, you surely won’t have any trouble training these pups.

It seems as if these pups know how to behave perfectly. Moving on, let’s take a look at their grooming needs and the type of living environment they thrive in.

How much Grooming does a Moyen Poodle need?

Let’s get this out of the way - Moyen Poodles are a high-maintenance breed when it comes to grooming. Their coat is the thing to blame here, as it will require a lot of care. You will probably need to groom it every three to six weeks, as well as brush it each day.

There are many different styles you can clip the coat of a Poodle into, although many owners just clip it short. Hiring a professional groomer for this is recommended. The Continental Clip is the most popular style of cut!

Moyen Poodles shed minimally, which makes them great for people with allergies. Yes, this breed is considered hypoallergenic, which only adds to its popularity.

Other than that, check your pet Poodle’s ears regularly, trim its nails and brush its teeth. The usual!

The Living Environment of the Moyen Poodle

Moyen Poodles will need plenty of exercise and will want to move around constantly, so having a yard would be excellent. However, as Moyen Poodles are on the smaller side of the spectrum, they can definitely live inside of an apartment.

Just make sure to give your pet plenty of walks and opportunities to play. Visit the dog park or any other area where your Moyen Poodle can run around freely without interruption. 

These dogs love outdoor activities and playing in the water. If you’re the type that goes on road trips often, your Moyen Poodle will thrive.

These dogs can easily be housetrained and can be left alone for a while, although they won’t enjoy it. Make sure to shower your Poodle with attention and never leave it by itself for extended periods of time.

The Health and Nutrition of the Moyen Poodle

Moyen Poodles are a healthy breed with a lifespan of about 12 to 15 years. They avoid a lot of common health conditions that affect most dogs. However, there are still some diseases you need to watch out for.

  • Bloat is one of them, and it can become a huge problem if you’re not careful. Your pup will have digestion issues if it is suffering from this, and you should react immediately if you notice it.
  • Hip dysplasia is also quite common, as well as a bleeding disorder called the von Willebrand disease. This bleeding disorder shows up as uncontrollable bleeding from various body parts.

Make sure to feel your Moyen Poodle the highest quality dog food you can find. Consult with your veterinarian about this, as well as the daily amount of food you should feed your pet.

Overeating is an issue and it is hard to resist these lovely pups, so many people tend to constantly give them food. Try to avoid this.

Where does the Moyen Poodle come from?

Poodles as a breed were always associated with France. As they should be since they were standardized there and are the national breed of the country.

However, most experts agree that the breed actually originated in Germany. They were called Pudelhunds there and were working as water retrievers during hunts there. The first mention of a Poodle we’re aware of was in the 15th century.

Although the Moyen Poodle as a size is not officially recognized by the AKC, it can still compete in various competitions.

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