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Old 11-13-2012, 10:32 AM   #1 (permalink)
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Orginally I was planning on showing Sandy. I've taken a handling class and I wasn't thrilled with the teaching part of it as the teacher was pretty negative towards newbie's but still thought we would give it a shot.



Anyways I've still been growing out coat and topknot with the plans on trying to show my girl. I think she's pretty nice conformationally though could have better poodle feet. Today I measured on top of her shoulders to see where she was height wise and I got 15.5... ..she's 15lbs but could use about 2lbs on her. She's 10months so could still grow.

I do know her Daddy was a bit oversize at 16inch (I bet he's more and they didn't measure he almost looked like a small standard) and her mom is a smaller mini.


So I guess we are going for agility/obediance instead. Well at least I don't have to worry about not sitting when she looks at me *sigh*. I still think I'm going to keep the coat for awhile and have it put in a proper puppy cut.
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Ah, that's too bad! You *could* still show her, it happens all the time. But, before you give up, are you 100% certain? Did you measure her with a wicket? It can be hard to get a proper height measurement.
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So sorry to hear you didn't have a good time in your handling class, but I bet you & Sandy will have a ball in Agility! Most people I know who have done agility have a bond with their dogs that is just amazing. I'm sure you'll find your niche no matter what you do...Good Luck!

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I didn't measure her with a wicket but I measured her with a measuring tape using my hand feeling the top of her shoulders. It's hard to tell if it's 15.p\5 or 16inch but doesn't look smaller.

I'll go try again using something straight across the top and see what I get. BRB
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... I believe that everything happens for a reason, although we do not understand it at the time. Perhaps remeasure and then also look at other options... Like Molly said, you will find the right thing for you both Best wishes!
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Remeasured again. This time using a CC poodle comb across Im getting just under 15.5. Now if she puts her head down/leans down and looks down I get 15inch but with her head up like it should be, she's over.

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Aww, I'm sorry. Honestly, you probably could get away with it...I see a lot of oversized minis and toys in the rings around here. I went to a show on Sunday and I swear I saw some 11-11.5" toys. 1/2" with all that coat isn't hardly noticeable. You could show her UKC as a standard, that's what I've done with Trevvor, he is 16.5". They didn't even bat an eye, I think they see a lot of the Klein size so it was normal to them. Either way, you'll like agility too I'm sure! I'm still working on getting Trev into that.
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most dogs will "settle" when they mature. so just remeasure her in 6 months :-)
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Well show as a UKC standard is an idea :0). Is it allowed if her akc papers say that she's from mini parents? If it is she would be the smallest standard out there but it would still give me experiance.

There is a ukc show in dec. not that far from me that I will think I will go to and see how it is (without the dog).


Tinlet you give me hope :0).


I emailed her breeder and asked about her dad's size and she told me he is oversize but 15 at the shoulder? A bit confused about that one. From what I remember he looked a bit taller than my girl does now. Females also don't get as big as males either right? So either I am measuring all wrong or she is ..


I'm giving her a bath today so I'll see what I get when she's wet.
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I wouldn't give up if you really want to show. I talked to a handler at a show and she was showing a 16" male mini. She said he's so beautiful that most judges just overlook the extra inch.
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