Moby’s Measurements… 4 months

Moby has hit the 4 month mark, and I thought I would capture his details.

Height at the withers: 9 3/4 inches – 24.5 cm
Weight: 2.75 kg – 6 pounds
It is hard to find any sort of lookup charts to track his size. He is a maltese / poodle cross, and there is a lot of possible variability that comes with crosses. I would be a lot more informed if I had a chance to meet his parents. My thoughts are as follows:

  • He is already (just about) taller than the breed standard for a toy poodle, so assuming he is a miniature poodle
  • He is slightly below the growth curve for a miniature poodle, I think that has to do with his Maltese side
  • He is close to the top end of the Maltese on the breed standard size scale

Miniature Poodle breed standards for size are:

  • Height: 11-15 inches (28-38 cm.)
  • Weight: 15-17 pounds (7-8 kg.)
  • Maltese breed standards for size are:

  • 8-10 inches (boys)
  • 6½-9 pounds (3-4kg.)
  • Taking that into consideration, I am going to guess that Moby will wind up:

  • 13 inches (33cm) at the whithers
  • 13 pounds (6 kg)
  • He is certainly bound to be a small dog… but I am optimistic that he is growing up a happy, healthy, confident and well balanced boy that enjoys some running and romping, can handle a long walk or hike, and (hopefully) has no issues playing with larger and smaller dogs.

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