Doodle size.

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stevied
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Doodle size.

Post by stevied » 26 Feb 2014, 18:28

I expect this has been asked countless times before but I can't seem to find a satisfactory answer to an open ended quuestion. How big will my doodle be? She is an F2 from an F1 standard bitch and an F1 Miniature male. Her Mum is 2 and a half years old and not too tall and very slim. I didn't see the dad but apparently he had to use a box! My puppy,Lucca, weighs about 5kg and she is 9 weeks old. Any clues appreciated.

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Re: Doodle size.

Post by Liz!! » 26 Feb 2014, 18:34

5kg seems quite large to me - Lola is only 6kg and 4 YEARS old! Mind you, she is a mini...

I think the answer is - nobody really knows... some grow quickly at first and slow down, other get slowly bigger and outstrip them.
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Re: Doodle size.

Post by Benben » 26 Feb 2014, 18:48

I think Liz is right: Ursa has put on a kilo per week over the last five. She's more than doubled in size in that time and now weighs 10.7. She was about 1.5kg when I brought her home at six weeks and five days.

I don't think there's any way of telling really, not with a cross breed! The Aussies are a lot more predictable, aren't they?
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Re: Doodle size.

Post by Liz!! » 26 Feb 2014, 19:54

Yes, I was told she'd be 14 inches and the vet weighed her and did a height/age/weight measurement, and said she'd be about 15 inches.

She is 14 inches.
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Re: Doodle size.

Post by beeeerock » 26 Feb 2014, 20:33

Hmmm, a bit early to know for sure, but Bodhi weighed in at 5.5 kg at 9 weeks. He's now 30 kg at 13 months and 26" tall. Parents weren't small. So who knows... I charted his growth here: http://www.nanson.org/wordpress/?p=1235

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Re: Doodle size.

Post by Ianto! » 26 Feb 2014, 21:10

.... how long is a piece of string?? :roll:

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Re: Doodle size.

Post by Harvey's Mum » 26 Feb 2014, 21:34

Harvey was 2.5 kilos at that age and they have said he will be about 16 inches. His mother is a mini F1 and his dad a miniature poodle.

Not that that is very helpful - I don't reckon is it proportionate.you'd end up with a 32 inch dog! :lol:

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Re: Doodle size.

Post by michala » 26 Feb 2014, 21:40

I would guess at standard size my puppies are always about that weight at 9 weeks and ours are quite large standards

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Re: Doodle size.

Post by Oscar2011 » 26 Feb 2014, 22:09

Oscar is the product of a standard girl doodle & miniature male doodle, He has ended up at 25kg.

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Re: Doodle size.

Post by wobble.gob » 26 Feb 2014, 23:02

Ozzy was 5kg at 9 weeks old, he is now 22kg at 9 months old. His parents were both medium labradoodles.

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Re: Doodle size.

Post by Samdunn » 26 Feb 2014, 23:13

Hi
Sam was about 5kg at 9 weeks, then at 16 weeks he was 8 kg and 14". We're guessing adult size around 20" and 20 kg but that's quite vague. His mum was a standard labradoodle ( not massive though) and his dad was a miniature poodle, making Sam a F1b I think.

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Re: Doodle size.

Post by dutydruid » 27 Feb 2014, 12:23

couldn't say what Jack weighed in his early days but the vet was always satisfied as he is now, height wise he stands at 27" to the shoulders, he is an F1b mum large standard and dad a first gen labradoodle.
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Re: Doodle size.

Post by stevied » 27 Feb 2014, 18:27

Thanks for the tips. Lucca's mum is a small standard so hopefully she will take after that. She is going to the vet tomorrow so I may get a clue. i don't think I realised how big doodles could get! We live in a terraced house in Bristol. However she turns out she is very laid back except when the cat appears. She doesn't chase him but she is very curious. the cat legs it at the first movement. Early days yet though, it has only been 5 days!

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Re: Doodle size.

Post by Immi » 28 Feb 2014, 09:58

I'd hazard guess she'll be of medium build, similar to our Immi. Height and weight aren't always in proportion either, doods being a crossbreed have a particularly diverse range of builds. Immi is only 18.5kg but she stands at 22 inches to the shoulder. We've met doods 6" shorter but of the same weight. I think doods are like a lucky dip in canine form, you just never know what you'll end up with! :D
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Re: Doodle size.

Post by Lizzie-Lou » 28 Feb 2014, 10:36

Lizzie is also an F2 with a miniature F1 mother (about 16 inches) and a 50-50 father (about 19 inches).

Here are a few weights I noted over her first year:
10 weeks - 3.5 kg
4 months - 7 kg
7 months - 10 kg.

She has hardly grown since, now weighing 11.5 kg at just over a year old.

She has long legs, standing 17 inches to the shoulder. The breeder estimated she would make 15 to 16 inches, and 15 kgs, so she's taller and lighter than predicted.

I read somewhere that a rough rule is to take a pup's weight at 8 weeks, it should roughly double that at 4 months and double that when full grown. Obviously that's only a guide especially with crossbreeds but it's fun to see how they match up all the same.

Enjoy seeing your doodle grow and change!

Sonia

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