(pictured at 1 year, sporting her first haircut, showing off her silver markings)
Like most of my dogs, Patsy has a low opinion of picture taking...
PATSY is a parti-colored (spotted) klein/moyen Poodle from a litter of 8 parti-colored pups.
Pat's parents are both parti-colored and both moyen or klein. Mom is 20 inches and dad just shy of 19.
At 20 months, Patsy is 18-19 inches and a solid 29 pounds.
(pictured on 10 months birthday)
Klein is the FOURTH Poodle size, recognized around the world except for guess where.
In the US, MINIATURES are up to 15 inches and everything over that is a STANDARD. The problem is, you won't see anything in the standard show ring under 23-24 inches and there are a lot of Poodle pups that mature bigger than 15 inches and smaller than 22. In the US, those pups are called oversized minis or small standards depending on which of the recognized sizes it is closer too.
Klein is German and moyen is French for MEDIUM.
The plan is to let Patsy grow up and then breed her to Boon (SCWT) for first generation Whoodles and, occasionally, to Hoo-Rah for purebred Poodles, medium size.
Patsy at 4 months