I am getting a male toy poodle on January 9. I am excited and believe I have everything that I will need for him for now. His father was around 3 pounds mom was just over 7 pounds, he was in the middle of the litter when he was born and tracking that way. The breeder says he should between 5-9lbs. I thought he should be closer to 5 and at most 7 does this sound right I know weight depends if you over feed or not so it is hard to predict by a breeder but I try and keep my dogs fit. My vet says they should clearly have a waist line and you should feel the ribs not see them, is it the same with toy poodles? Also I would love to know if he does fade but not supposed to what he will turn out to be?