Riley is 28" tall and weighs 73lbs (not fat). What are your poodles stats?
I didn't realize the Standards were so heavy. I guess I really didn't think about it. Now that I do, it seems like a good weight. Since other dogs have a lower center of gravity and look so bulky, it made sense for them to be heavy. A Standard is too graceful to indicate their real muscle mass.
Well the pencil can't always be accurate, if you hold it to just a slightly different angle to the wall/cabinet you will get a different height...... I usually take something with a right angle to slide down the wall to stop at her back ( a book or a right-angled - triangle ruler is what I use) then mark the height and then measure it.I have to correct myself!! I just measured here - more scientifically. I held a pencil against her shoulder and mad a mark on the cabinet door. 14"!!!!!!!!!!