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Male & Female Poodle Weights & Heights by Age

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With their elegant posture, curly coats, and expressive eyes, Poodles are more than just a symbol of sophistication; they are a blend of beauty and brains. But before they reach their majestic adult stature, these dogs undergo a fascinating growth journey. Whether you’re welcoming a toy, miniature, or standard Poodle into your home, understanding their typical growth patterns is crucial. This article delves into the average weights and heights of Poodle puppies, offering insights to help owners ensure their furry friends grow healthily and harmoniously. Join us as we chart the captivating growth story of the Poodle.

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The following chart contains the average weights and heights of male Poodles from newborn to 3 years of age. Please note these are only averages. Always consult with your veterinarian if you have any concerns about your Poodle’s growth.

Age Toy Poodle Weight (lbs)(kg) Toy Poodle Height (inches)(cm) Miniature Poodle Weight (lbs)(kg) Miniature Poodle Height (inches)(cm) Standard Poodle Weight (lbs)(kg) Standard Poodle Height (inches)(cm)
Newborn 2.5-4 (1.1-1.8) 3-4 (7.6-10.2) 2-4 (.9-1.8) 4-6 (10.2-15.2) 5-6 (2.3-2.7) 6-8 (15.2-20.3)
1 Month 3-5 (1.3-2.2) 4-5 (10.2-12.7) 6-10 (2.7-4.5) 5-7 (12.7-17.8) 15-23 (6.8-10.4) 8-11 (20.3-27.9)
2 Months 4-6 (1.8-2.7) 5-6 (12.7-15.2) 7-12 (3.1-5.4) 6-8 (15.2-20.3) 20-35 (9.1-15.8) 10-14 (25.4-35.5)
3 Months 5-7 (2.2-3.1) 6-7 (15.2-17.8) 8-15 (3.6-6.8) 7-9 (17.8-22.8) 30-50 (13.6-22.6) 12-17 (30.5-43.1)
4 Months 5-8 (2.2-3.6) 6.5-8 (16.5-20.3) 9-18 (4.1-8.1) 8-10 (20.3-25.4) 40-60 (18.1-27.2) 14-20 (35.5-50.8)
6 Months 6-9 (2.7-4) 7-9 (17.8-22.8) 10-20 (4.5-9.1) 9-11 (22.8-27.9) 45-70 (20.4-31.7) 17-23 (43.1-58.4)
8 Months 6-10 (2.7-4.5) 7.5-9.5 (19-24.1) 11-21 (5-9.5) 10-12 (25.4-30.5) 50-75 (22.6-34) 19-24 (48.2-61)
12 Months 6-10 (2.7-4.5) 8-10 (20.3-25.4) 12-22 (5.4-10) 10-13 (25.4-33) 55-80 (24.9-36.3) 21-26 (53.3-66)
2 Years 6-10 (2.7-4.5) 8-10 (20.3-25.4) 12-23 (5.4-10.4) 11-14 (27.9-35.5) 60-85 (27.2-38.5) 22-27 (55.8-68.5)
3 Years 6-10 (2.7-4.5) 8-10 (20.3-25.4) 12-23 (5.4-10.4) 11-14 (27.9-35.5) 60-85 (27.2-38.5) 22-27 (55.8-68.5)


Female Poodle Weights & Heights by Age

The following chart contains the average weights and heights of female Poodles from newborn to 3 years of age. Please note these are only averages. Always consult with your veterinarian if you have any concerns about your Poodle’s growth.

Age Toy Weight (lbs)(kg) Toy Height (inches)(cm) Miniature Weight (lbs)(kg) Miniature Height (inches)(cm) Standard Weight (lbs)(kg) Standard Height (inches)(cm)
0 months 1.5-2.5 (0.7-1.1) 3-4 (7.6-10.2) 3.5-4.5 (1.6-2) 4.5-5.5 (11.4-14) 4-5.5 (1.8-2.5) 8-10 (20.3-25.4)
3 months 3.5-5 (1.6-2.3) 5-6 (12.7-15.2) 8-10 (3.6-4.5) 8-9 (20.3-22.9) 25-30 (11.3-13.6) 15-17 (38.1-43.2)
6 months 5-6 (2.3-2.7) 7-8 (17.8-20.3) 10-13 (4.5-5.9) 9.5-11 (24.1-27.9) 35-45 (15.9-20.4) 17-20 (43.2-50.8)
9 months 5-7 (2.3-3.2) 7.5-8.5 (19-21.6) 10-14 (4.5-6.4) 10-12 (25.4-30.5) 40-50 (18.1-22.7) 18-21 (45.7-53.3)
12 months 5-8 (2.3-3.6) 8-9 (20.3-22.9) 10-15 (4.5-6.8) 10-13 (25.4-33) 40-55 (18.1-25) 19-23 (48.3-58.4)
2 years 5-8 (2.3-3.6) 8-9 (20.3-22.9) 10-16 (4.5-7.3) 10-14 (25.4-35.6) 40-60 (18.1-27.2) 20-24 (50.8-61)
3 years 5-8 (2.3-3.6) 8-9 (20.3-22.9) 10-16 (4.5-7.3) 10-14 (25.4-35.6) 40-60 (18.1-27.2) 20-24 (50.8-61)

These tables are based on general guidelines and can vary greatly depending on individual dogs. Always consult with a veterinarian or professional breeder for more specific information about your pet’s growth and development.

FAQs about a Poodle Puppy’s Growth and Development

1. How quickly will my Poodle puppy grow?

Poodles, depending on their size (Toy, Miniature, or Standard), grow at different rates. For instance, Toy and Miniature Poodles will reach their full size faster than Standard Poodles. Generally, your Poodle will see rapid growth in the first six months and slower growth until maturity.

2. When will my Poodle reach its full height?

Most Poodles will achieve their full height by 12-15 months, although Standards may continue growing in height until 18 months. It’s crucial to monitor their development and ensure they’re on track.

3. How much should my Poodle puppy weigh at 6 months?

The weight of a Poodle at 6 months can vary based on the type. Toy Poodles will be around 6-9 pounds, Miniature Poodles around 10-20 pounds, and Standard Poodles might weigh between 45-70 pounds.

4. When will my Poodle’s growth plates close?

Growth plates in Poodles usually close between 9 to 12 months for smaller types and 18-24 months for Standard Poodles. Before these ages, it’s essential to avoid strenuous exercises to prevent injury.

5. Are there growth charts for Poodles?

Yes, there are growth charts available for Poodles, but they are general guidelines. Factors like genetics, nutrition, and overall health can influence growth, so individual deviations are not uncommon.

6. How can I tell if my Poodle is underweight or overweight?

You should be able to feel but not see your Poodle’s ribs without pressing hard. If the ribs are visible, they might be underweight. Conversely, if you can’t feel the ribs, you may be overweight. It’s always best to consult your vet for precise evaluations.

7. How much should I feed my growing Poodle puppy?

The amount to feed varies based on age, weight, activity level, and the type of food you’re giving. Always refer to the feeding instructions on the puppy food label and consult with your veterinarian.

8. At what age is a Poodle considered an adult?

Poodles are usually considered adults between 12-24 months, with smaller sizes maturing faster than the Standard variety.

9. Will neutering or spaying affect my Poodle’s growth?

Neutering or spaying can slightly affect a Poodle’s growth, primarily by prolonging the closing of the growth plates. This might lead to slightly taller dogs if done too early.

10. Is it normal for my Poodle puppy’s weight to fluctuate?

Some weight fluctuation is normal, especially during growth spurts. However, sudden or significant weight loss or gain should be discussed with a veterinarian.

11. When should I switch from puppy food to adult food?

For Toy and Miniature Poodles, transition around 9-12 months. For Standard Poodles, consider switching at 12-18 months.

12. Is it possible for my Poodle to grow larger than standard breed sizes?

Yes, genetics, nutrition, and overall health can lead to size variations. Some Poodles may grow larger or smaller than the breed standard.

13. Can I determine my Poodle’s adult size based on its puppy size?

While puppy size can give an indication, it isn’t a definitive measure. Genetics plays a significant role, so it’s often best to look at the size of the puppy’s parents for a more accurate prediction.

14. Are there any supplements I should give my Poodle for optimal growth?

Unless prescribed by a vet, avoid supplements. A balanced puppy food should provide all the nutrients your Poodle needs.

15. My Poodle seems taller/shorter than others of its age. Should I be concerned?

Every Poodle is unique. If they’re healthy, active, and on a balanced diet, slight variations from the average shouldn’t be a concern. Always consult your vet if you have growth-related worries.

16. How long should my Poodle puppy exercise daily?

Exercise needs vary with age and size. For younger puppies, several shorter play sessions daily are better. As they grow, they can handle longer activities.

17. Does my Poodle’s paw size indicate its adult size?

While some believe large paws indicate a larger adult dog, it’s not a precise measure. Genetics and overall health will dictate their final size.

18. Why does my Poodle eat so much but doesn’t gain weight?

High metabolism, worms, or other medical conditions could be reasons. If your puppy is eating well but not gaining weight or growing, consult a vet.

19. Can I predict my Poodle’s coat type based on its puppy coat?

Poodle coats do change as they mature. A soft, wavy puppy coat can turn curly. Regular grooming will help you monitor any changes.

20. When will my Poodle’s face start to “clear” and reveal its adult color?

Most Poodles’ faces start to “clear” between 6-12 months, but it can vary. The transition from puppy to adult coat often brings about this change in facial hair color.

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