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size question

Discussion in 'The Sheltie Standard' started by Sumac3890, Oct 18, 2009.

  1. Sumac3890

    Sumac3890 Forums Sage

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    When a breeder says a puppy will be moderate size what does that mean height wise?
     
  2. corbinam

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    I would think that that means that they will most likely remain in size. In size being in conformation with the standard--13 to 16 inches.

    Of course, breeders can only make an educated guess and even dogs that seem moderate when they are puppies can be over or under the standard height.
     
  3. Sumac3890

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    If by knowing the height now can you tell what they will end up?
     
  4. corbinam

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    I think there are a couple different height charts that breeders use (maybe some on here could clear things up?) but by Googling it, I found this site:

    http://bowlingsite.mcf.com/size/size.html

    If you know your dog's height and age, you can place them on the chart to see if they are running on the high or low end--or moderate.

    But again, it's a guess based on averages.
     
  5. Chris

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    According to the growth charts, Beckon is going to be the size of an average Shetland...PONY!!!
     
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    MMM is right in there too......Shetland Pony size that is.......he is soooo tall this week.
     
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    HA HA- I have a saddle for sale :winkgrin:
     
  9. Sumac3890

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    Chris how tall is Beckon now and he is what age? I really like them taller personally.
     
  10. Chris

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    Beckon is just over 5 months and is 16 inches. EEK~:eek2: If like 'em tall, he's your boy!
     

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