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Old 04-02-2010, 03:08 PM   #1 (permalink)
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May I ask how long and tall your baby is? What is standard? Thanks guys!
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Old 04-02-2010, 03:11 PM   #2 (permalink)
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I believe the standard only requires them to be the same number of inches in length & height. So 10" high and 10" long, or 8" high and 8" long, etc. The height is calculated from the ground to the withers, and the length is calculated from the withers to the base of the tail.

EDIT: Preston measures nice and square at approximately 9"x9". It's hard for me to measure him since he wants to play with the tape measure...I could be up to an inch off, but he is square. lol London is not very "standard" but measures closely at about 9"x10"...maybe 10.5"long. The rest of her isn't even close to the standard because of her pedigree. Preston was being held back for show when I got him, so he fits the standard very well.
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I think Lisa's right. Although, I remember Brit saying once that females tend to be a little longer than tall.

Leila is 7.5'' tall and 8'' long (she's 6 months).
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Thanks for responding! I am thinking of getting an older pup weighing in at 5 1/2 lbs at 9 months. He measures 9" x 9". Has he reached his maturity weight and height?
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I believe the standard only requires them to be the same number of inches in length & height. So 10" high and 10" long, or 8" high and 8" long, etc. The height is calculated from the ground to the withers, and the length is calculated from the withers to the base of the tail.

EDIT: Preston measures nice and square at approximately 9"x9". It's hard for me to measure him since he wants to play with the tape measure...I could be up to an inch off, but he is square. lol London is not very "standard" but measures closely at about 9"x10"...maybe 10.5"long. The rest of her isn't even close to the standard because of her pedigree. Preston was being held back for show when I got him, so he fits the standard very well.
I want to measure Poppy when he gets up. Can I ask what withers are?

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I want to measure Poppy when he gets up. Can I ask what withers are?

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Basically, shoulders from what I can tell.

Here's a picture:

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At nine months he may or may not grow more. A lot of maltese tend to get most of their growth the first year and then body out in the next two years.
Sometimes females are a bit longer than taller, BUT not all and really even males can be longer (or taller). It's all about the genes.
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Basically, shoulders from what I can tell.

Here's a picture:

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Okie dokie ... so the withers being the tallest point of their body, excluding their head. Interesting.

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My Gigi is 9x9 and shes almost two.

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Okie dokie ... so the withers being the tallest point of their body, excluding their head. Interesting.

HUGz! Jules
Correct -- you should be able to feel a little ridge on the withers (as you see in the picture) to help you measure from the correct area.
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