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:
Maltese breed standards for size are:
Taking that into consideration, I am going to guess that Moby will wind up:
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.