I  know there are a lot of puppies going around these days... how are your puppies doing?  How old?  How big? :)  Let's see!

Adult dogs too, I want to see how everyone's doing!

Little Toby has been home about 6 weeks and he's doing well.  He's almost 100% potty trained and Riley and him are definitely best buds.  He's doing really well with tolerating grooming, just did a feet/fanny trim today and he just lay down on the grooming table while I did his paws.  He's also doing well with socialization - we take him to our daughter's school during pick up time and the people and cars all over don't phase him at all.  

He really has a nice disposition even though he is in full-on puppy shark mode these days.  Riley is absolutely covered in scabs from Toby's attacks, I don't know how she has the patience to deal with all his biting.

Toby is about 16 pounds at 14 weeks old and going for his last shots next week.  Waiting for that 16-week guesstimate to see how big he's going to get!   He won't get anywhere near Riley's 75 lbs and 27" at the shoulder though... I'm guessing around 45 pounds.

Many silly noises were made to get them to sit still for half a second.  Look at those LONG poodle legs on Toby!

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What they looked like during all my other unsuccessful picture attempts:

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The aftermath:  an exhausted Riley enjoys some quiet time while Toby is napping elsewhere in the house.  This pic of her reminds me of memes I've seen of exhausted mothers dealing with toddlers, haha.  She has this look often like "WHY does he have to be like this!?"... but she loves him to pieces I can tell :)

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  • Okay, I'm going to put Jasper's "puppy updates" here even though he's 3 y.o., because the changes in his coat and coloring are pretty interesting.
    This is the day he came home at 10 weeks old:
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    This is after his first full grooming, at about 5 months:
    8611748862?profile=RESIZE_930xThis is his first birthday:
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    And this is Jasper today: 
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    • Wow, what a change!  He is so cute.  I think Toby's about as big as Jasper is right now, judging by the picture with you. 

      I love his colour, most of the poodles around here seem to be brown, white or black (and there aren't too many to begin with).  

      • Jasper is oversized at about 16" and he weighs a whopping 21 lbs, which is huge for a Miniature Poodle, lol. He has a big chest and big body, which all of his sire's sons seem to inherit. 
        He weighed 10.9 lbs at 4 months. 
        Silver is a relatively rare color in Poodles, compared to black and white, which is what wins in the show ring. 

        • His build looks very athletic.  I bet he is a joy to watch when he is running and playing.

          So he did double in weight from his 4 months weight, no +5-10 pounds though.  Maybe that's the biggest difference between the small and big dog estimates, with the big dogs you need to add 5-10 after doubling, but with smaller dogs just the doubling is more accurate?

          Riley was double + 10, I don't remember exactly how big Luna was at 16 weeks but I think she was probably double + 5 or so.

    • Love his color!

      • Thanks, Anne. I was hoping his color would be more even all over, but most people seem to like his "shading". 

    • He's like a lovely little storm cloud!! Sweet jasper! What a terrific color. 

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