Can I get the good bad and ugly on this variety of poodle please?
Or could be my area! Here in Ontario the mini classes are generally pretty small at shows, while the standard entries are larger. And mini breeders are less common than standard. I don't really know about toy, but they seem to be more popular than minis. So maybe different regions/ countries, different sized poodles?Wow I always considered the standard poodles less common than toys or mini's. Must be my area, we have a lot of wonderful BYB's here and the petshops always have them as well.
This is REALLY off topic... and very sad... but this reminds me of this week's episode of Private Practice (TheFiance and I are addicted to Grey's and Private Practice)... two little people wanted to selectively choose an embryo that would be little like them, because a child of normal stature wouldn't fit in with their lifestyle and their friends, etc. I'll stop right here... and let you all revel in my nerdiness!Miniatures seem to get lost in the whole Poodle scheme of things. Why get a medium size dog when you can get a "cute little itty bitty teacup toy" or a "hardy standard hiking buddy type dog".
Lincoln's from toy parents and he's almost close enough that I could reg. him as a Standard (he's about 13-14" tall the last time I measured him). LOL
Are there any other breeds your willing to consider? You may want to try another pet forum just to watch and see whats out there. I am a member of another one its pretty large (not on often anymore) before finding this one (which I like a lot) and there is a lot of variety out there. Food for thought.I have 5 that start at 13 and the youngest is a 2 year old girl. They get knocked down by Harry when he gets a little too happy and in his zone where he's not paying attention. I think I was looking at a mini from the prospective of grooming a smaller dog. Grooming Harry for hours, my entire body hurts when I'm done because of the reach.
Why are you so insistant that I need to try another breed? No, there are no other breeds I would consider because 1. I have allergies to many breeds, 2. I want to become a professional groomer and 3. I know this breed because I own one.Are there any other breeds your willing to consider? You may want to try another pet forum just to watch and see whats out there. I am a member of another one its pretty large (not on often anymore) before finding this one (which I like a lot) and there is a lot of variety out there. Food for thought.
See that's what I thought a mini was! I see a lot of refined looking minis and they just look like large toys so I get worried that the temperament is like a toy. I don't like toy breeds as a general rule so I wouldn't want an oversized toy for that specific reason. This is all just information gathering at this point. I have no immediate plans.I grew up with minis...back when they were in the 15-25lb range. They were very sturdy, athletic, loyal, friendly, not hyper at all, not barky unless provoked or alerting us. My standards were the most vocal and had more energy than I was able to keep up with. LOL! I would LOVE to have a large mini/small standard but the mini's I've come across in the past few years have been hyper, noisy, and expected to weigh at 10-13lbs full grown. And, the standards I've seen within a day's drive from me have been very large...in the 65-90lb range.
Where are the medium sized poodles?!?! LOL!