There is a show coming up a few hours from my house (we're in Texas, so that qualifies as 'close by) that I am still thinking about entering. The show is 4 days long, but I'm thinking about only doing one day with Kel (the specialty, because I'm not one for doing anything the easy way). No matter what, we are also getting him used to a few agility items around our yard because even if he does stay within size, we would love to be able to do agility with him. He certainly has the energy... I've been watching that little mudpuppy (our yard looks like a construction site thanks to him and his big brother shiloh), and when my husband came home from his ship for the weekend (he's been in philly for 2 months) he told me that he doesn't think Kel looks any taller, though his coat is beginning to come in and poof him out. Trying to measure him is, well, TRYING. I have two separate homemade wickets, plus a simple yardstick and 'across' stick. He's either on his tip toes reaching for a treat from hubby, or hunched down to grab treats hubby drops on the grooming table. Or wants to kiss up to me which means his legs are never vertical which is where I understand the measurement is supposed to be. I am not sure I'm measuring him correctly. I'm averaging anything from 15 to 15.78 to 16, but I'm not sure exactly WHERE on the shoulder blades do I place the 'measure'. Or do I place it right close to the neck or the back? And if he IS already exactly 16", would he be considered oversized? He's just a tad over 7 months. When I had mentioned his height a few weeks ago to his breeder, she mentioned that she didn't feel he would get much taller as both his parents are in the 15" range as are all his grandparents. I know I keep coming on to this forum with questions about his height, but this would be my first 'show' sheltie', and a part of me was kind of hoping I'd be able to see if both he and I could manage the show ring as a hobby (since we love this little bundle of chaos and mayhem). Any advice would be greatly appreciated.