By AKC Standards of Perfection, there are ONLY 3 sizes for Poodles:
“Standard”, “Miniature” and “Toy”.
As pictured here, the “STANDARD POODLE”, Percy is above 15 inches tall. This measurement is taken from the floor (ground) to the top of his shoulders (withers).
The “MINIATURE POODLE” Niko is between 10 inches and 15 inches tall and the “TOY POODLE”, Sandy is under 10 inches tall.
Sadly, since the introduction of “Doodles”, a good, quality Standard Poodle is becoming harder and harder to find.
Why Doodle when you can Poodle?
Our Mission Statement has always stated: PICKET FENCE POODLE RESCUE AND RE-HOME will accept an adoptable Poodle who is either abandoned in a shelter, or purchased/rescued by any concerned person, or living with an owner who can no longer care for the Poodle.
I am truly blessed and thankful for the ability to financially help Poodles through your donations. And then find them a loving “forever more” family to enjoy before they fly into our Great God’s loving arms.
Thank YOU for your donations and trust in me. We can and do make a difference in the life of a Poodle. As the story goes….
Once upon a time, there was an old man who used to go to the ocean to do his writing. He had a habit of walking on the beach every morning before he began his work. Early one morning, he was walking along the shore after a big storm had passed and found the vast beach littered with starfish as far as the eye could see, stretching in both directions.
Off in the distance, the old man noticed a small boy approaching. As the boy walked, he paused every so often and as he grew closer, the man could see that he was occasionally bending down to pick up an object and throw it into the sea. The boy came closer still and the man called out, “Good morning! May I ask what it is that you are doing?”
The young boy paused, looked up, and replied “Throwing starfish into the ocean. The tide has washed them up onto the beach and they can’t return to the sea by themselves,” the youth replied. “When the sun gets high, they will die, unless I throw them back into the water.”
The old man replied, “But there must be tens of thousands of starfish on this beach. I’m afraid you won’t really be able to make much of a difference.”
Adapted from the book: The Star Thrower, by Loren Eiseley (1907 – 1977)
Please keep in mind that the TRUE HEROES of this world are those who are willing to open their homes, lives and wallets to our Poodles. While I greatly enjoy and truly love what I do, I am only a small part in the lives of our Poodles before they go to their “Forever More” families.
Also, a big THANK YOU to those families who have been most willing to adopt special needs or senior Poodles. These Poodles have done nothing wrong, but provide unconditional love to the families who owned them.
They have come to us in need of a “forever more” home with a family willing to love and care for them until they go into the arms of our Great God!
You already knew this, but listen to this song which says it all…
GoD and DoG