Yes, it would be difficult for an FCI dwarf to compete in the US. People who show toy and miniature poodles here tend to show ones that are just a bit under the maximum height. The allowable maximum size for AKC toys is 25.4 cm. AKC miniatures are 25.4 to 38.1 cm.So as I am European I have an FCI poodle. Not only does FCI have 4 varieties rather than 3 but the size limitations are slightly different for the toys and miniatures compared to non-FCI countries who have only 3 varieties. I suppose that you can call Evra a miniature but I prefer to call her a dwarf, or a FCI dwarf to distinguish her from AKC miniatures. Dwarf is just the term used in a lot of germanic languages for miniatures.
Evra is around 7.5 months old and last time I measured she was roughly 30cm and 3kg. She probably won't get any taller but she will fill out some more. I would be very surprised if she goes over 5kg, I think she will probably be around 4kg.
She is perfectly in the middle for her variety but I think that if she were to be shown in the US she would be too big for the toy group and although she would be allowed to compete as a miniature. She probably wouldn't be very successful because she is so small. Am I correct in this assessment @Johanna ?
Yeah I think that's why FCI has 4 sizes instead of 3. It is to give the dwarfs a fighting chance in the ring. At least the story that I heard was that it was because there were a lot of dogs who were too big for the toy group but got a little bit lost among the dogs now considered to be mediums but who were otherwise excellent examples of their breed. There is a lot of overlap between the toy and dwarf lines, breeding between the two still happens. Which I think is fine, they are extremely similar in structure, the gap between the variety is not the same as the gap between the AKC toys and miniatures.Yes, it would be difficult for an FCI dwarf to compete in the US. People who show toy and miniature poodles here tend to show ones that are just a bit under the maximum height. The allowable maximum size for AKC toys is 25.4 cm. AKC miniatures are 25.4 to 38.1 cm.
We like big, robust Standards....our girl Roxy stands 26" and is 65 pounds. Her sire (Archie the Great of Topnotch) stood 30" and weighed in at 100 poundsThe English and FCI standards are slightly different in regards to size, and FCI has a fourth size, called medium (moyen).
As best I can tell, Simon is 24" at ten and a half months, and he weighed 44.5 pounds yesterday afternoon. According to his breeder, his sire is 25" tall and weighs 52 pounds, and his dam is 27" tall and weighs 60 pounds.
Thanks for the efforts @Pavie! Well @EJStevenP based on Pavie's chart, I'm going to say your guess at Jeffrey's height is a little off, or he's a real porker!🤣Name: Lucy
Age: 3 years
Breed: Standard Poodle
Height: 22-23 inches
Age: 5 months
Breed: Standard Poodle
Height: Too wiggly however he looks to be half of Lucy's height
Weight: 35 pounds