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post #1 of 7 (permalink) Old 01-16-2008, 08:42 AM Thread Starter
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I could just kill that lady

It's really my fault for not demanding to meet the parents. As some of you know a few months ago we bought a lovely white mini schnauzer pup. His name's Albus. He's horrible and obnoxious and evil because he's 4 months old, but for 4 months old he's actually less obnoxious and evil than most.

Anyway we bought him from a lady who just brought the pup to a place right off the interstate to give us because her house was way back in the boonies and hard to find so we never saw her breeders or her setup, etc. She seemed nice, pup was healthy. She said the parents were both minis under 10 pounds. Under 10 pounds my fat butt!

Albey is now 4 months old, just about to hit a big growth spert and he is already in the adult size range for a mini schnauzer at 13 in. high at the shoulders and about 14 pounds. Now I have a standard schnauzer that we've fallen absolutely in love with in my tiny duplex along with me the pug and my giant of a husband. It's going to get a wee bit crowded!
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My parents got a "miniature" dachshund from a good breeder. His parents were both well within miniature range, but Ozzie turned out to be 16 lbs (mini dachshunds are 7-11lbs). We say he got the whale gene. The bigger they are, the more there is to love

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My neighbors have a yorkie but you would never know he was a yorkie. They met his parents and the dad was rather tiny - not this guy! He is as big as my standard dachshunds.
I remember my grandmother had silkie terriers. They always said they were mother and son but the son was three times the size of the mom so I thought they just said that. I found out later she really was the momma. I asked my dad why they would breed that tiny little momma dog with a bigger male. My dad said the male had been smaller than her!
It could be that she was not truthful and he is just "special" but the fact that she met you makes me wonder....

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that happened to my mom. She bought a tea cup poodle from a nice lady and the dog ended up haing a hernia and was past the size of a full grown tea cup poodle at 2 months. my mom fell in love with her pup anyways.


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My parents got a "miniature" dachshund from a good breeder. His parents were both well within miniature range, but Ozzie turned out to be 16 lbs (mini dachshunds are 7-11lbs). We say he got the whale gene. The bigger they are, the more there is to love
That happened with my dog, Rocky, too! I wonder how common it is with dachshunds? It was funny because I met both his parents as well as other "relatives" and they were all miniatures.

Rocky is about 20 pounds and not overweight at all.

It's funny because my mom had wanted a really small dog...that's why she wanted a miniature.




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Well, thanks for all the replies, maybe he is just a little freak. One way or the other it doesn't matter we already adore him, and Mugsy pug has completely adopted him! She apparently thinks he's just a really ugly pug puppy. I guess the fact that he's gonna be bigger than we expected just means that we need to be really serious about the obedience training so he doesn't get a little out of control in the duplex.
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Thats good that even tho he is going to be bigger then what you expected,that you will still keep and love him!




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