Hello all! I have been planning to do a 52 week thread for my girl, so here it is!
This is my baby, Lacey Rose. Her original name from the breeder was Rose, and I wanted to keep that in her name, so I thought I’d have that as her middle name. Lacey was the name of my favorite childhood doll I took EVERYWHERE with me. I spent a month before I got her agonizing over a name. But I kept coming back to Lacey.
She is registered as a red miniature poodle. I don’t think she’ll end up being red or the size of a typical miniature poodle! Looking at the skin on my girl’s toes, and the fact that her ears are darker color than the rest of her makes me believe she will fade out to a lighter color after she’s a couple years old. You never know with “reds!”
I don’t care if she fades. I just find it funny that she’s registered as a red. Her dad was a cream color and her mom was a dark red.
Another funny thing is her size. Supposedly she will get to be 10-12 lb. I have a feeling she might not make it to 10 lb. I wasn’t specifically looking for a tiny dog, just a smaller size, like less than 20 lb. I had a miniature black male poodle before and he was about 17 lb and very fit.
No matter the size or color she ends up being, she is everything I’ve wanted for the past 7 years. I’m so happy she’s home with me. I’ve had her for a little over a month now. She came home with me one day after she turned 8 weeks old. She’s currently between 12-13 weeks old.
At 8 weeks old she weighed 2 lb 12 oz.
At 12 weeks old at her most recent vet visit she weighed 4 lb.
I can’t wait to continue to watch her grow and see the dog she becomes! She has had a big personality since the day she came home. She bonded with me right away. She’s very strong willed, loves meeting new people, and is all about playing. There were 3 total in her litter. I met her twice before she was old enough to come home. The first time I met her I knew for sure she was the one! So much work (and repetition and patience needed for training). That’s why puppies are cute to get us through that difficult stage.
P.S. in the 11 week pics I had trimmed her muzzle hair since it was getting too long and kept poking her in the eyes. Total hack job if you saw it up close, haha! I am going to be doing all her grooming so lots more funny haircuts to come.