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Hi there, new to the forum. Had a question for everyone here with small standards or Moyens if that's what you choose to call them. We currently have a 32lb cream poodle girl who is the perfect size for us, so we have been looking to add a pup that would be the same size. We found a great breeder that we have a great relationship who had a litter, the dam is 45lbs and sire 20lbs. The puppy we chose is 3.08 lbs at 3 weeks old (the smallest pup in the litter is just over 2lbs). Is there anyone on this site who growth charted their puppies weight who ended up being in the 35lb range as a adult? Unfortunately we didn't track our first girls weight. The boy we chose is beautiful but is the biggest in the litter, so we are hoping he is charting to be in that 35lb range and not too much bigger. Is it far too early too tell? is there a ball park weigh he should be at 8 weeks?

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I did use that site and he comes out to 36.5lbs on it which makes sense but every other site puts him over 50lbs...probably because of the young age.

I was just hoping others on this forum had similar sized dogs to compare the puppy weight with.
 

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There are so many variables. That calculator accurately predicted Peggy's size from about 12 weeks on. Before that it put her at much smaller, likely because she was underweight when we first brought her home. It was predicting 35-40 before more accurately predicting 45-50.

What weight have previous litters finished at? That's probably going to be the most reliable.

Or is this a first breeding of those poodles?
 

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That's tough then for sure. Hmmmm.

Did you choose your puppy based on a temperament test? If not, and assuming all the puppies aren't spoken for, maybe you could give it another few weeks before making your final decision.

I agree that 30 - 35 lbs is a fantastic (and unfortunately rare) size.

I do recall seeing someone around here when I first joined, who mentioned their poodle (Cammy, I think?) finished at about 35 lbs. I remember because I was envious!

Wish I could remember their user name.... Maybe they're still popping in here sometimes and might see this.

Good luck! And congrats on your new poodle. :)
 

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My Iris was 37 lbs. I got her at 9 weeks and she was 10 lbs. Her brother was the exact same size. I did not keep a growth chart on her, however both she and her brother were the exact same height, 21" and weight 37 lbs for 14 yrs. Itt was a great size. When I got Poppy I was told to guestimate her adult size by taking her 16 week weight and double it. That should be about the adult size give or take 10%. Poppy was 22 lbs at 16 weeks and finished at 23" and 45 lbs. I have attached Poppy's growth chart.
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That's tough then for sure. Hmmmm.

Did you choose your puppy based on a temperament test? If not, and assuming all the puppies aren't spoken for, maybe you could give it another few weeks before making your final decision.

I agree that 30 - 35 lbs is a fantastic (and unfortunately rare) size.

I do recall seeing someone around here when I first joined, who mentioned their poodle (Cammy, I think?) finished at about 35 lbs. I remember because I was envious!

Wish I could remember their user name.... Maybe they're still popping in here sometimes and might see this.

Good luck! And congrats on your new poodle. :)
it wasn’t on temperament, we did drive out a few hours to meet the breeder and make our pick as we had second pick for the males. We went off of feel I guess and colouring. There is 10 in the litter and 4 including us spoken for but that is what I was thinking, although I feel attached to him already as weird as it sounds so it would be hard to make the switch now.
 

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My Iris was 37 lbs. I got her at 9 weeks and she was 10 lbs. Her brother was the exact same size. I did not keep a growth chart on her, however both she and her brother were the exact same height, 21" and weight 37 lbs for 14 yrs. Itt was a great size. When I got Poppy I was told to guestimate her adult size by taking her 16 week weight and double it. That should be about the adult size give or take 10%. Poppy was 22 lbs at 16 weeks and finished at 23" and 45 lbs. I have attached Poppy's growth chart. View attachment 465451
thank you, I was thinking about 7-8 lbs would make sense at 8 weeks so with what iris was at 9 week that seems to be about on par. Thank you for the reply!
 

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I think it is very hard to say with an inter variety cross like this. You are likely to get much more variation than you would with two standard or two mini parents. Also, three weeks is very early to pick a pup. It is generally preferred to pick on temperament, and usually with direction from the breeder (or have the breeder pick entirely), but you won't get a feel for temperament until several weeks later. Does the breeder require you to pick that early?
 

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I think it is very hard to say with an inter variety cross like this. You are likely to get much more variation than you would with two standard or two mini parents. Also, three weeks is very early to pick a pup. It is generally preferred to pick on temperament, and usually with direction from the breeder (or have the breeder pick entirely), but you won't get a feel for temperament until several weeks later. Does the breeder require you to pick that early?
It wasn't a requirement but they did let people with deposits make their picks after 3 weeks if they chose too. Temperments on both parents are amazing which was a big part in it but I get that pups can be different, we could still hold off or switch picks but I think we will stick with him. Unless he is a mammoth at 8 weeks:oops:
 

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it wasn’t on temperament, we did drive out a few hours to meet the breeder and make our pick as we had second pick for the males. We went off of feel I guess and colouring. There is 10 in the litter and 4 including us spoken for but that is what I was thinking, although I feel attached to him already as weird as it sounds so it would be hard to make the switch now.
I totally get it. And if you're already feeling that bonded, you'll love him at whatever size. :)
 

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I do recall seeing someone around here when I first joined, who mentioned their poodle (Cammy, I think?) finished at about 35 lbs. I remember because I was envious!
Hi, that'll be peppersb and her Cammie.

Here's a link to a thread on spoo weight, including Cammie's


Since the poodle varieties are defined by size rather than weight, here's another link to a growth chart by variety, age, and height. We all know how hard it is to get a height on a wiggly puppy :).

 

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The growth estimater you used that said 36.5 lbs, I used my (former) chi's stats and it was spot on, only .10 lbs off. But when I used it for my poodle, it said he would go to about 10.3 pounds. I wish my 17lb poodle knew he was supposed to stop at that lol.
 

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My breeder had bred so many in that lineage that she told me the exact height he would be, and was right on. Weight would depend partly on how much and what is fed. I have seen some vastly overweight poodles.
 

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That's tough then for sure. Hmmmm.

Did you choose your puppy based on a temperament test? If not, and assuming all the puppies aren't spoken for, maybe you could give it another few weeks before making your final decision.

I agree that 30 - 35 lbs is a fantastic (and unfortunately rare) size.

I do recall seeing someone around here when I first joined, who mentioned their poodle (Cammy, I think?) finished at about 35 lbs. I remember because I was envious!

Wish I could remember their user name.... Maybe they're still popping in here sometimes and might see this.

Good luck! And congrats on your new poodle. :)
Cammy is Cleo's grandma! Cleo's sire, Sam (Cammy's son) is way bigger than Cammy, though, and Cleo is pretty tall at one year old and weighs 49lbs. New Destiny is our breeder, and we are very happy! I hope that helps.
 
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