(Emy and Sparky)
People are always asking me what weight pups will grow to when they come from different breedings... they expect that puppies who have a STANDARD Poodle parent will be bigger than those with a MINIATURE Poodle parent. And they could be right... some of the time...IF size was influenced by ONLY the parents' weights. But that's not the way it works.
The size of the grandparents, great-grandparents, great-great-great/etc. is part of the equation. Think about it... if you have 6 children with the same mother and father, they will be 6 different sizes. Same with dogs.
My pups GENERALLY mature in the 25-40 pound range regardless of who their parents are. Ann-Marie just emailed that her Hershey, who is from
Emy and Shadow's first litter, is 33 pounds while her Biscuit, who is from Di and Brogue's last litter is... wait for it... 33 pounds.
I rest my case!