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I just joined tonight after finding this site using Google. I adopted a poodle 2 weeks ago, that I named Fonzie. I believe him to be a light apricot color (please let me know if I'm mistaken). He's almost 6 months old and lots of fun. I got him from a rescue group who acquired him following a puppy mill bust in Columbus, GA. He was described as a toy, but I think he'll end up being a small mini. He's already 10 inches tall and over 8 pounds, but he's not fat. How much more can I expect him to grow, given his current age?

I also have a senior black lab, Chipper, age 12, as well as a brindle boxer, Duke, age 7. Fonzie plays hard with Duke and doesn't miss a beat. Chipper tolerates Fonzie, but won't play with him; he's a cranky old fart! :eek:hwell:

Here's a picture of Fonzie. Tomorrow morning, he's going in for a grooming (face, feet, base of tail, sanitary areas). I can't wait to see his new look!

 

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I just joined tonight after finding this site using Google. I adopted a poodle 2 weeks ago, that I named Fonzie. I believe him to be a light apricot color (please let me know if I'm mistaken). He's almost 6 months old and lots of fun. I got him from a rescue group who acquired him following a puppy mill bust in Columbus, GA. He was described as a toy, but I think he'll end up being a small mini. He's already 10 inches tall and over 8 pounds, but he's not fat. How much more can I expect him to grow, given his current age?

I also have a senior black lab, Chipper, age 12, as well as a brindle boxer, Duke, age 7. Fonzie plays hard with Duke and doesn't miss a beat. Chipper tolerates Fonzie, but won't play with him; he's a cranky old fart! :eek:hwell:

Here's a picture of Fonzie. Tomorrow morning, he's going in for a grooming (face, feet, base of tail, sanitary areas). I can't wait to see his new look!

Hi, I am new as well. Is he a miniture?
 

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I believe Fonzie will be a small miniature. He's already 10 inches tall; maybe a little more, and he weighs 9.4 lb. as of today. He's not fat all. I can feel a couple of ribs, which is good. Here's a picture of him taken today after his first "big boy" grooming. What a sport! I'm really curious: do you all think he's a light apricot or a cream color?

 

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Aw cute. How old is he? I think cream.
 

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Yea, definitely a cream, as his ears are creamy, but he is white all over.
As he grows, he'll probably end up having white ears, as most creams fade.
But, when he is wet, you'll see the apricot ears

This is a good coloured apricot poodle

 

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Thanks for the info. regarding his color. Cream makes more sense than light apricot, which is on his paperwork from the rescue group (they're not specialists in poodles). Fonzie is estimated to be close to 5 months old. The rescue's vet estimated his birthday to be near the end of May (est. DOB of 5/24/09 is on his paperwork).

My vet looked at him yesterday while he was there to be groomed and found that his baby teeth aren't falling out as the adult teeth are starting to come in :(. Dr. Matt said that if they haven't fallen out by the time he gets neutered (6 mo.), he'll have to pull them - yuk!

Here's Fonzie with my husband. Joe LOVES this little dog! :)

 

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What a lucky, adorable boy! He definitely seems like he is living the good life now! Welcome to the forums!
 

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Thanks for all the compliments. Fonzie's still doing well, and is finally learning to ring the bells to go outside. I'm currently working on slowly changing him over to a better food-Innova Puppy Food (he came to us eating Royal Canin). We're also going for walks, which is, naturally, a work in progress. Since Fonzie's not quite 5 months, the ability to focus isn't there yet, so he's everywhere but where he should be, but it's getting better :). Walking with my husband and our two other well-behaved dogs is giving him good role models. Fonzie's definitely won a place in our hearts already!
 

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He's so cute and has an adorable name. My cousin had an "apricot" toy poodle, when we were kids. (That how the breeder classified her.) I'm still not sure what color she really was. She looked light cream, but when her hair grew out, she had apricot tips on her ears and tail and an apricot stripe down her back. It was a clear apricot color, not cream. My SIL has a spoo that's black but has lighter colored ear tips and mustache. He's definatley not a phantom or silver, maybe he's a blue? The colors are confusing sometimes, lol.
 

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I think we have already compared notes on this elsewhere on the forum, but your Fonzie is almost exactly the same age as my Teddy (05/31/09). Mine was also supposed to be a toy, but is now 11 inches at the shoulder (unless I'm measuring incorrectly). He's just under 9 lbs.

My boss's wife had a large mini; they used to say she was a 'maxiture poodle'. haha

Fonzie is a very lucky dog!
 

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He's so cute and has an adorable name. My cousin had an "apricot" toy poodle, when we were kids. (That how the breeder classified her.) I'm still not sure what color she really was. She looked light cream, but when her hair grew out, she had apricot tips on her ears and tail and an apricot stripe down her back. It was a clear apricot color, not cream. My SIL has a spoo that's black but has lighter colored ear tips and mustache. He's definatley not a phantom or silver, maybe he's a blue? The colors are confusing sometimes, lol.
I agree! Fonzie also has an apricot looking stripe down his back, and has the darker ears, but otherwise looks cream.
 
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