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Old 12-18-2012, 03:24 AM   #1 (permalink)
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Hi all,

I feel a bit silly. I recently became a mum to a "toy" poodle pup but as he's 6.5 inches tall at 8 weeks I am worried that he is infact a miniature!

I think I was blinded by the puppies at the time (I had wanted a toy poodle puppy for years but partner didn't want a dog, then surprised me with going to view them!) but now thinking back, the parents were both on the large side.

Should I contact the breeder to confirm? I will absolutely love him regardless but in theory I definitely wanted a full grown dog around 10 inches, not one up to my knees!

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Were the parents up to your knees? If he is a pedigree pup, I would expect him to grow to around the same size as his parents, but if he is the result of crosses between toys and miniatures in the past, who knows! It sounds to me as if he may be heading for slightly oversized toy, which I find a perfect size - small enough to pick up easily, large enough to cope with the vagaries of the big wide world. And he is very, very cute!

Guessing a pup's eventual size is notoriously difficult, but this site may help: How Big Will My Puppy Get? | Pupvana
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Thanks FJM,

The father was not far from knee height (incl head) I think and the mother was smaller. I had a little worry earlier, but have done a bit more research and even if he is full miniature size I won't mind. I would just like to be able to pick him up easily!

Thanks for the link it's a great resource. What lovely dogs you have! Is the poodle a toy?
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Dust and things, what a beautiful baby. My boy walter's parents were both toys and all four of his siblings are toy size, Walter is my baby huey who is by now i think around 15 inches and his sister can walk under his belly. He weighs around ten pounds and is all legs. he is easy to pick up and not heavy to hold. I love him just as he is but must laugh seeing him play with his sister. Just enjoy your sweet puppy, he will be what he will be.
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... have done a bit more research and even if he is full miniature size I won't mind. I would just like to be able to pick him up easily!
Your pup is adorable! I'm a grandmother with an over-sized mpoo, a tall boy of 17.5+," 22 lbs. and I can and do pick him up, often! I'm sure you're going to love every inch of your poodle. Enjoy him!
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Thanks both! What a lovely little dog you have waltersmom and Chagall's mom - he is so handsome!

I'm so in love with the little thing.
We're having fun house training at the moment and meeting the cat.
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He looks like he will be mini size. Swizzle is a tall toy (within breed standard at 10 inches) and he was around 2.5 pounds at 8 weeks, I don't recall his height. I think he will probably be a small mini which is a lovely size. He should be easy to carry and sturdier than a toy. My toy is 6 pounds so even if your dog is a few inches taller he will still feel light as a feather. What an adorable puppy!
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He looks like he will be a smallish mini to me. Raven was 6.5-7" tall at just over 3 months, he's matured to be around probably 11-12" I haven't measured him in a while. I don't remember how tall Trev was at 8 wks, but he is now 16.5" and 18 lbs. I can lift him quite easily, and he fits in my lap just fine. I wouldn't worry what size he will be, just enjoy him. In a bit you won't even be worried about it because you'll be having so much fun with your baby.
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Poppy is around 11 inches - oversize for a toy in the US, top end of size in the UK. She seemed to grow so fast as a pup that there were days when I envisaged her turning into a small standard, but she slowed down at around 5 months. Just have fun with your pup - I can practically guarantee that by the time he is 12 months old he will be the perfect size for you (so you will firmly believe, anyway!).
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OMG! With that face he could be as big as GD and I'd still love him! Size DOESN'T matter when it comes to poos!! hahahaahahahha!
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