mini growth chart - Poodle Forum - Standard Poodle, Toy Poodle, Miniature Poodle Forum ALL Poodle owners too!
   

Go Back   Poodle Forum - Standard Poodle, Toy Poodle, Miniature Poodle Forum ALL Poodle owners too! > Poodle Forums > Poodle Talk

Poodle Talk General Poodle Talk! Ask questions, meet new people.

PoodleForum.com is the premier Poodle Forum on the internet. Registered Users do not see the above ads.
Reply
 
LinkBack Thread Tools Display Modes
Old 06-28-2010, 09:38 PM   #1 (permalink)
Senior Member
Points: 2,536, Level: 32 Points: 2,536, Level: 32 Points: 2,536, Level: 32
Activity: 0% Activity: 0% Activity: 0%
Last Achievements
 
Join Date: Apr 2010
Names of dogs: Rocket
Poodle Type: Standard Poodle
Location: Cold Lake Alberta, Canada
Posts: 102
Thanks: 0
Thanked 6 Times in 6 Posts
Default mini growth chart

Just came back from the vet he thought my mini needed to gain weight he is exactly 6.1lbs and 11 weeks old. All this Vet wanted to do was sell his dog food so he went into trying to use a scare tactic. Does anyone have a real mini weight chart I am sure my mini is perfect, he is happy and healthy and active and eating well.
Rocketagility is offline   Reply With Quote
Sponsored Links
Advertisement
 
Old 06-28-2010, 11:34 PM   #2 (permalink)
jak
Points: 22,214, Level: 100 Points: 22,214, Level: 100 Points: 22,214, Level: 100
Activity: 0% Activity: 0% Activity: 0%
Last Achievements
 
jak's Avatar
 
Join Date: Aug 2009
Names of dogs: Saffron (Spoo), Duke (Dobe), Coco (Englsh Toy Trr), Walter (Lab/Newf)
Poodle Type: Standard
Location: Dunedin, New Zealand
Posts: 1,546
Thanks: 0
Thanked 11 Times in 11 Posts
Default

There isn't really specific growth charts for miniature poodles, it can vary so greatly...

Take a look at this picture, and you can relatively see what your dog should be like

http://media.wiley.com/Lux/18/109618.image0.jpg
jak is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 06-28-2010, 11:37 PM   #3 (permalink)
Senior Member
Points: 26,026, Level: 100 Points: 26,026, Level: 100 Points: 26,026, Level: 100
Activity: 2.6% Activity: 2.6% Activity: 2.6%
Last Achievements
 
schnauzerpoodle's Avatar
 
Join Date: Apr 2010
Posts: 2,364
Thanks: 1,907
Thanked 1,631 Times in 737 Posts
Send a message via AIM to schnauzerpoodle
Default

I have been looking for a growth chart for minis too but have no luck. But here's the stats for Nickel when he was 11 wks old - 11 inches tall and weighed 6.7 lbs. (But Nickel might be on the larger side. According to Nickel's breeder, both of his parents are 15 inches tall and weigh 16-18 lbs.)
schnauzerpoodle is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 06-29-2010, 12:03 AM   #4 (permalink)
fjm
Senior Member
Points: 57,229, Level: 100 Points: 57,229, Level: 100 Points: 57,229, Level: 100
Activity: 56.3% Activity: 56.3% Activity: 56.3%
Last Achievements
 
fjm's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jun 2010
Names of dogs: Sophy (Papillon), Poppy
Poodle Type: Toy Poodle
Location: North of England
Posts: 6,685
Thanks: 1,241
Thanked 7,163 Times in 3,112 Posts
Default

I tend to concentrate more on whether they are growing at a reasonably steady rate (recognising that pups grow in spurts, so may actually lose weight slightly for a week or so). If you suspect your vet is simply trying to sell you stuff, I would be looking for another vet!
fjm is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 06-29-2010, 12:45 AM   #5 (permalink)
Senior Member
Points: 19,877, Level: 97 Points: 19,877, Level: 97 Points: 19,877, Level: 97
Activity: 0% Activity: 0% Activity: 0%
Last Achievements
 
JE-UK's Avatar
 
Join Date: Mar 2010
Names of dogs: Vasco
Poodle Type: Black Miniature Poodle
Location: Surrey, UK
Posts: 1,736
Thanks: 176
Thanked 999 Times in 476 Posts
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by Rocketagility View Post
Just came back from the vet he thought my mini needed to gain weight he is exactly 6.1lbs and 11 weeks old. All this Vet wanted to do was sell his dog food so he went into trying to use a scare tactic. Does anyone have a real mini weight chart I am sure my mini is perfect, he is happy and healthy and active and eating well.
Over many years, I have failed to find any agreement around how much to feed a dog, so keep going back to the common sense approach. If the dog is bright and happy, I wouldn't worry about it too much. My mini (a year now) went through skinny phases when he was younger, phases when he ate like a horse, and phases when he wasn't that interested. The only thing I did was add some olive oil to his dinner when he started looking skinny to me (which he LOVES) ... it adds some calories without a lot of bulk.

In general, I think it is probably healthier to err on the side of too thin rather than too heavy.
JE-UK is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 06-29-2010, 07:35 AM   #6 (permalink)
Senior Member
Points: 7,845, Level: 61 Points: 7,845, Level: 61 Points: 7,845, Level: 61
Activity: 0% Activity: 0% Activity: 0%
Last Achievements
 
FozziesMom's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jun 2010
Names of dogs: Fozzie (Mini); Raven (cat)
Poodle Type: Miniature Poodle
Location: San Francisco
Posts: 632
Thanks: 263
Thanked 236 Times in 97 Posts
Default

great advice here. Remember too, if this is your first poodle, that poodles generally do not tend to overweight. they are pretty good at regulating what they eat and may skip a meal occasionally. Better to be a little thin rather than overweight.

FWIW Fozzie is 15 inches at shoulder and weighs a little over 13 lbs. he's been this weight since I got him at 7 months, though he did grow a little bit in height. I thought this was thin but every good source from the breeder to the vet etc said don't worry, he'll gain as he gets older and his metabolism slows down. Now that I had him shaved down after the puppy cut I can see he's normal.

Lastly, after spay/neuter calorie consumption decreases by 25% so don't forget to factor that in when the time comes.
FozziesMom is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 06-29-2010, 07:40 AM   #7 (permalink)
fjm
Senior Member
Points: 57,229, Level: 100 Points: 57,229, Level: 100 Points: 57,229, Level: 100
Activity: 56.3% Activity: 56.3% Activity: 56.3%
Last Achievements
 
fjm's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jun 2010
Names of dogs: Sophy (Papillon), Poppy
Poodle Type: Toy Poodle
Location: North of England
Posts: 6,685
Thanks: 1,241
Thanked 7,163 Times in 3,112 Posts
Default

Good advice about how they fill out when the metabolism slows down - I swear Poppy went from skinny adolescent to positively plump in the week I was away on holiday! She has a tendency to be greedy, so I have to watch her intake now she is no longer growing.
fjm is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 06-29-2010, 08:04 AM   #8 (permalink)
Senior Member
Points: 2,536, Level: 32 Points: 2,536, Level: 32 Points: 2,536, Level: 32
Activity: 0% Activity: 0% Activity: 0%
Last Achievements
 
Join Date: Apr 2010
Names of dogs: Rocket
Poodle Type: Standard Poodle
Location: Cold Lake Alberta, Canada
Posts: 102
Thanks: 0
Thanked 6 Times in 6 Posts
Default

Hi Jak

Thanks for posting that picture of the Labs. So how come when I went to a dog show last month why are all the Labs in the ring looking more like the grossly obese dog on the chart? Is that really what we want our Labs to look like? Why would anyone think it's a good idea to ruin a perfectly awesome working dog by making them fat?

Funny thing happened I was outside the ring with my Std and a lady who is actually an obedeince judge was showing her dog. She wanted me to get away from the ring she said her dog would jump out of the ring and bite my dog, first her dog was too fat to jump and run and second shouldn't an obedeince Judge of all people have her dog under control?
Rocketagility is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 06-29-2010, 09:16 AM   #9 (permalink)
Senior Member
Points: 59,809, Level: 100 Points: 59,809, Level: 100 Points: 59,809, Level: 100
Activity: 14.3% Activity: 14.3% Activity: 14.3%
Last Achievements
 
Cdnjennga's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jul 2009
Names of dogs: Darcy
Poodle Type: Miniature Poodle
Location: Toronto, Canada
Posts: 2,314
Thanks: 50
Thanked 119 Times in 43 Posts
Default

I was at the vet with Darcy my 17 week old mini yesterday and he is 9.6 pounds. On our first visit at 10 weeks he was 5 point something then at our last visit at 14 weeks he was 8 point something. So as long as your guy is going steadily up and doesn't feel too thin I wouldn't worry.

My vet said take Darcy's current weight and double it and that's probably where he'll end up! I feel like that's not right, although if it is Darcy's going to be an almost 20 pound mini!
Cdnjennga is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 06-29-2010, 09:34 AM   #10 (permalink)
Senior Member
Points: 40,761, Level: 100 Points: 40,761, Level: 100 Points: 40,761, Level: 100
Activity: 0% Activity: 0% Activity: 0%
Last Achievements
 
cbrand's Avatar
 
Join Date: Aug 2009
Poodle Type: Standards
Location: Boulder, Colorado
Posts: 2,686
Thanks: 0
Thanked 50 Times in 43 Posts
Default

Puppies at 11 weeks should still have some baby fat on them. Does this puppy look skinny and rangy? Can you easily feel rib or hip bones? When was the last time the puppy was wormed?

Quote:
Originally Posted by Rocketagility View Post
Funny thing happened I was outside the ring with my Std and a lady who is actually an obedeince judge was showing her dog. She wanted me to get away from the ring she said her dog would jump out of the ring and bite my dog, first her dog was too fat to jump and run and second shouldn't an obedeince Judge of all people have her dog under control?
What was the venue? Why were you there with your dog? I don't know the situation, but maybe your dog was distracting her dog. It is possible that she had already subtlety tried to get you to give her some space and that you missed that clue. Perhaps she finally gave up and said something that was sure to make you move your dog.
cbrand is offline   Reply With Quote
Sponsored Links
Advertisement
 
Reply

Thread Tools
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are On
Pingbacks are On
Refbacks are On


Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
Standard Poodle Weight/Growth Chart kimstm Poodle Talk 11 08-06-2013 06:58 AM
Growth Of Spoos Olie Poodle Talk 4 01-21-2010 11:14 PM
Growth Spurts? taxtell Poodle Talk 8 11-02-2009 07:06 AM
growth chart for standards dt7624 Poodle Talk 9 10-07-2009 08:20 AM
Help! Gabie has a growth! Pamela Poodle Talk 3 03-09-2009 02:00 PM


All times are GMT -8. The time now is 07:55 AM.



Powered by vBulletin® Copyright ©2000 - 2014, Jelsoft Enterprises Ltd.
Search Engine Friendly URLs by vBSEO 3.3.2
All (C) PoodleForum.com
PetGuide.com
Basset.net DobermanTalk.com GoldenRetrieverForum.com OurBeagleWorld.com
BoxerForums.com DogForums.com GoPitbull.com PoodleForum.com
BulldogBreeds.com FishForums.com HavaneseForum.com SpoiledMaltese.com
CatForum.com GermanShepherds.com Labradoodle-dogs.net YorkieForum.com
Chihuahua-People.com RetrieverBreeds.com