Moyen Poodle Size Comparison

May 5, 2022

Moyen Poodle Size Comparison

A Moyen poodle is a medium-sized poodle. This means that a Moyen poodle is smaller than the standard poodle but bigger than the miniature poodle. “Moyen” is a French word that translates to “medium” in English.

Adult Moyen poodles tend to stand 15-20 inches at the withers (38 to 51 cm) and weigh between 20 to 30 pounds (9 to 13 kg). On the other hand, adult standard poodles are between 24 to 27 inches in height, and 50 to 70 pounds in weight. Adult miniature poodles weigh between 10 and 20 pounds (4.5 kg to 9 kg) and stand between 10 to 15 inches tall (25.4 cm to 38.1 cm)

Moyen poodles are usually bred by mating two Moyen poodles together. Moyen poodles can also be bred by mating a standard poodle with a miniature poodle. The American Kennel Club does not officially recognize the Moyen poodle as a size. Rather, a Moyen poodle is registered as either a miniature or standard depending on his height.

However, Moyen poodles are recognized as belonging to a distinct poodle size category in Europe. In Europe, Moyen poodles are also called Klein Poodles, especially in Germany. The word Klein means small, low, or little in German. Remember, the word poodle itself has German origins. The word poodle is from the German word “pud(d)eln” which means “to splash in water” (because the poodle used to be a water-dog that was used to hunt ducks).

Moyen poodles are recognized as a distinct poodle variety by the following dog organizations:

Fédération Cynologique Internationale (FCI): Europe-based FCI recognizes the Moyen poodle. The FCI refers to Moyen Poodles as the Medium Poodle. The FCI standard on poodles states that the height of Moyen poodles is over 35 cm up to 45 cm. The FCI accepts the following Moyen poodle colors as legit: Brown, Black, White, Grey, and Fawn
Dog Registry of America, Inc. (DRA): The DRA recognizes the Moyen poodle. Moyen poodles can be registered with the DRA.
However, the Poodle Club of America (PCA) only recognizes the three poodle sizes: Standard, Miniature, and Toy. The AKC does not recognize the Moyen poodle as a distinct poodle size.

As mentioned, the American Kennel Club (AKC) does not recognize the Moyen poodle as a distinct poodle variety. The AKC recognizes only three poodle varieties: Standard, Minature, Toy. However, you can still register a Moyen poodle with the AKC if you want to. You can register a Moyen poodle as a Standard poodle or as a miniature poodle.

The AKC defines any poodle taller than 15 inches as a standard poodle. Moyen poodles are usually taller than 15 inches. Also, adult standard poodles are usually way taller than 15 inches. Therefore, from the AKC`s viewpoint, a Moyen poodle is practically a standard poodle, a small standard poodle.

Registering a poodle with a dog club is important if you plan to exhibit your poodle in dog shows or if you want your poodle to participate in dog-club sponsored events, or if you plan to breed your poodle. Otherwise, you do not have to worry about which clubs recognize or do not recognize your poodle`s breed.

Cost of Buying a Moyen Poodle Puppy
The price of a Moyen poodle puppy from well-established Moyen poodle breeders ranges from $2 000 to $2 500. A lot of factors contribute to the price of a Moyen poodle puppy. There are:

The reputation of the Breeder: Breeders that have established the reputation of raising healthy, well-behaved Moyens charge higher for their puppy.
Color of the Puppy: Moyen poodle puppies with fancy colors such as tri-colored Moyen puppies are sold for more because people are attracted to the cute colors of these puppies.
Health Tests on Puppys Parents: Puppies from parents that have the paperwork that shows that the parents are free from genetic defects are sold for a higher price. This is important because poodle parents not screened for genetic defects can pass genetic defects to their offsprings. Pedigree of Puppy: Poodle puppies that came from champion bloodlines are sold for higher. For example, if a puppy has a parent or grandparent that has won awards in dog shows, such a puppy has a claim to fame and will be sold for a higher price. Factors to Consider when buying a Moyen Poodle puppy When buying a Moyen poodle puppy, you may have to keep in mind the following: Waitlists: You may have to be on a breeders waiting list until a puppy is available. Most reputable breeders sell their puppies very quickly. So, plan ahead
Deposit: You may have to pay a deposit to show that you are a serious buyer when dealing with a breeder. The security deposit on a Moyen poodle puppy can range from $300 to $500. This deposit is usually applied to the final price of the puppy
Sign Neuter/Spay contract: The breeder may want to ensure that your Moyen puppy will be a pet and not bred to produce more puppies. The breeder may ask you to sign a spay/neuter contract to assure the breeder that you will not breed your Moyen puppy in the future. If you want the rights to breed your puppy, the breeder might charge you up to an extra $2 000 for breeding rights.
Moyen Poodle Size (Weight and Height)
The height of a Moyen poodle ranges from 15 inches to 20 inches. The adult weight of a Moyen poodle ranges from 17 to 55 pounds. The adult size that a Moyen poodle will grow to be will be within these height and weight ranges. To better predict the adult size of a Moyen poodle, you should look at the size of its parents. The adult size of a Moyen poodle will be around the average size of both its parents.

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