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Ok, this family sent me a recent picture of the male mini Poodle I sold to them. I know she don't like how he looks, because it looks to me she's shaming him in the pictures she takes. She tells me she loves him and he's the best dog ever..Except she thought she was buying a mini Poodle. You'll see in these 2 pictures that, I think the Poodle has dwarfism in his genes..(mother's genes.) The other 2 siblings are the same. She only had 3 puppies in her first litter.
This is the very first time I've ever seen such a thing in mini Poodles.
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Hi and welcome to PF.

Yes, osteochondrodysplasia is a genetic mutation known to be present in some miniature and toy poodles. It is genetic but whether it's introduced thru another breed or is inherent to some in the breed, I don't know.

It's seen enough that DNA testing has been created, along with a whole host of other testing that really should be done before breeding, so that the poodles born are not only the healthiest they can be, but will meet the poodle breed standard.

Osteochondrodysplasia (OCD) in Miniature Poodles | Veterinary Genetics Laboratory (ucdavis.edu)

This is a larger range of DNA testing which can be done
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Aliases: Canine degenerative myelopathy, DM
Osteochondrodysplasia
Aliases: Skeletal dwarfism, OCD
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Chondrodystrophy (CDDY and IVDD Risk) with or without Chondrodysplasia (CDPA)
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Health is generally compromised in these affected poodles. A normal life may not be theirs.
 

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This is a picture of an affected dog I saw in rescue. He'd been used as a stud in a puppy mill and, sadly, passed those genes on to who knows how many of his pups.

The expression of both dogs looks similar but I know Ajax wasn't being shamed. He does look sad, possibly in pain.

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It would be a kindness to contact anyone who has one of those affected pups and be sure that they're being followed by a vet with experience in this condition.
 
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