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|05-10-2017, 03:10 PM||#31|
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Join Date: Apr 2011
Re- read Lorraine's post. She keeps track of the size of the pups in her litters. She knows the pedigree of her animals and what they have produced. Backyard breeders and puppy mill breeders have no idea about 3 or even 2 generations back. I would guess that Lorraine knows a very long history of her animals. As she said, she can give an educated guess but there is not guarantee. No reputable breeder would promise a particular weight. Watch the language they use. Genetics are tricky. Just because you have two parents that are the same or close to the same size does not mean that they will produce pups that are all close to that size. Those parents carry the genes of their ancestors. Sometimes something from way back pops into a litter. It becomes less likely with good line breeding but it cannot be completely eliminated. Line bred dogs need to occasionally have some new blood brought in and only someone very knowledgeable of that pedigree would have any idea which bloodline would be best to use in order to add the right mix. It's always an educated guess.
|05-12-2017, 09:54 AM||#32|
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Join Date: Nov 2005
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I have been tracking my Biewers for 12 years. Until most puppies are a year it is mostly a guesstimate. I have puppies make final size at 18-24 months of age.
Scrapindee--Team Furry & the Biewers
|09-06-2017, 07:36 AM||#33|
Join Date: Sep 2017
Accuracy of growth chart
For my Yorkie Oscar, the growth chart has not been accurate. At 8 weeks he weighed 1.2 lbs and was charting to be 3.6 lbs and at 12 weeks he already weighed 3.3lbs! Now he is 18 weeks and is 5.7 lbs. I annotate even guess what he will weigh fully grown but it does not matter.
|09-22-2017, 06:03 AM||#35|
Yorkie mom of 3
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Join Date: Feb 2008
Location: LaPlata, Md
It was saying Joey should have been 12 plus pounds but he only weighs 10.
Taylor, Veterinary Assistant
I Callie CGC NTD, Joey CGC TKP ETD, Penny and Ollie
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|09-22-2017, 10:25 AM||#36|
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Join Date: Jul 2004
As a couple of YT's experienced and respected and experienced breeders have said in posts in this thread and others, growth charts can be very useful to give us guestimates. Sometimes they are very accurate, but sometimes not.
Unless you are dealing with breeders who are very knowledgeable about genetics and have extensive information about their lines and how specific sires and dams genes mesh to produce pups, it is very difficult to predict adult size. Even then, in the end, you get what you get.
Both my Lollie's and Lacie's adult size/weight are very close to what the breeders predicted. They came from two very respected AKC Yorkie Breeders/Exhibitors. Their genetic lines were well documented for many generations. Both of these breeders KNEW enough about the history of their dogs and bitches to have a good understanding of what breeding outcomes would be. But but even with all of their experience and knowledge, sometimes a rouge "biggie" or "tiny" was thrown in the mix.
|05-14-2019, 06:14 PM||#37|
Join Date: Apr 2019
Location: Carlsbad NM
Very tiny baby
Hello I'm a new yorkie momma I have a 17 week old yorkie baby girl very cute and playful. I have a question about weight when she was born she weighed 2.4 oz she's 17 weeks shes gaining about a oz a month shes a whopping 1.8 oz she has a very healthy appetite. Vet says she very healthy so what I'm I looking at as far as adult weight ? I just hope she stays healthy
|05-15-2019, 03:11 AM||#38|
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Join Date: Feb 2014
Location: E.Stroudsburg, Pa.
Welcome to YT
Weight as an adult is a roll of the dice, more of a wait and see game. Taking a giant guess here with the info you have provided, if she stays at gaining an oz. a month she may stay under 5 pounds. These yorkies have growth / weight splurges so it's kinda hard to guesstimate.
Joan, mom to Cody RIP Matese Schnae Kajon Kia forever in my A House Is Not A Home Without A Dog