Yah, he's a big, sweet moose. He wants to do everything Bonnie does including sitting in the red chairs. She loves the red chairs because she can look out the window and really see what's going on outside. Jazz doesn't fit in them. When he gets up in one, he falls off or his legs are hanging out or his butt is off the edge. He has taken to using them to rest his upper body and chew a hoof (what he's doing in the picture). It's so funny!
Bonnie is a small standard. Jazz, I think, will be average to slightly bigger than average. He is about 23 1/2 inches tall now at 5 and a half months. I think he will be around 26 inches tall? We'll see...
As far as showing him, I am still vaccilating. Bonnie isn't spayed and I don't want to spay her yet. I may or may not breed her. She is due to come into heat in a month or two, right about a decent time to neuter Jazz. Jazz has had a minor bite issue which seems to have resolved itself. His personality is sparkly enough, but he can be standoffish with strangers. It depends who they are. Some he is really friendly, some he eyeballs closely. I wonder if dogs sense good folks from bad? I am not sure how he'd do in the ring or if he'd let a stranger check his teeth and feel him all over. He is in an obedience class now, so I'll see how he develops with that. Right now he is a bit of a handful, getting very strong and pushy. I also find all his hair a little overwhelming. I wonder what his cute body would look like if I kept his head hair like Sugarfoot and took his body down?
Names of dogs: Poppy (Italian Greyhound) & Lola (Toy Poodle)
Poodle Type: Black toy poodle
Location: Finedon Northants UK
Thanked 74 Times in 25 Posts
Originally Posted by outwest
13 weeks (3 months old):
stuck lips seem to be the norm lately:
another just standing because I can't get an action one in focus. He is black, but doesn't look it in these pictures. :( I don't know how to take a decent picture of black. I think I need to try lots of natural light. If I use the flash, his eyes are green. If I don't he is a black blob, so I bring the brightness up so he can be seen but, then he looks blue. eh, either I will get better at it or give up.
this head study picture is superb - beautiful Jazz
Thanks. I liked it because it showed his gentleness. He can be bold yet he's gentle/sensitive, too. I have to be careful because he gets his feelings hurt easily. One no usually is enough. He's easier than Bonnie was. She's full of beans.
Names of dogs: Baloo, Pepper, Dusty, Sammie, Trevvor, Raven
Poodle Type: Miniature, Toy
Thanked 1,554 Times in 729 Posts
Jazz is sooo handsome! I can't believe how big he got, so quickly. If you ever need to find another home for him call me! lol. I would not worry about the standoffishness he has at times. I've met a lot of standards who are a tad reserved. My mini Trev is too...he wants to check people out before allowing them to pet him a lot. I think it's normal and understandable....I certainly wouldn't want to be petted by a total stranger! He isn't unbalanced with it, and once he has checked them out, he is totally fine. He's growled at only one or two people....and those people were known crazies. I absolutely think dogs are a good judge of character. Most of my dogs are friendly and will allow people to approach and pet them....if they don't I know to stay away from that person. The only dog of mine that will absolutely love everyone is Raven. He thinks he is the cutest thing on this planet and should be recognized as such by everyone. He does bark at people though....not in an aggressive manner but more as a "hey someone is here!! I think I like them!!" way, but I'm still working on curbing it as a lot of people find it irritating.
"Love is the emotion that a woman feels always for a poodle dog and sometimes for a man." ~George Jean Nathan
The Following User Says Thank You to mom24doggies For This Useful Post: