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|09-10-2009, 12:50 PM||#1|
Join Date: Aug 2009
Location: Miami, Fl
Blog Entries: 1
How big can my yorkie get?
I just got a puppy he's now 3 months old and he's 5.8 pounds! he's very playful and loves to ruun everywhere! he's a stud! but im wondering when do they usually stop growing? ooh another question i went to check up today n the vet told me he had only 1 testicle. Do you think it'll drop soon? what if it doesnt :S? I hope he doesnt grow too much or i wont be able to carry him! lol
|09-10-2009, 12:54 PM||#2|
Donating YT 10K Club Member
Join Date: Apr 2005
Location: at da beach
Blog Entries: 2
General rule of thumb...double that 12 week weight so he's likely to weigh 12 pounds when grown.
Do you mean he has one retained testicle or one missing entirely? The retained one needs to be removed when he's neutered. There's a health risk if it's left.
Deb, Reese, Reggie, Frazier, Libby, Sidney, & Bodie
Trace & Ramsey who watch over us
|09-10-2009, 12:57 PM||#3|
No Longer A Member
Join Date: Aug 2005
Location: NEW YORK
Congratulations on being the proud owner of a Teapot.
Teapot is a loving term used on YT for the larger Yorkies.
I own one.
My guess for your boy would be around 11-12lbs when he's done
growing. Buddy is 16lbs and gained 1lb a month until he reached
1yr old and then stopped. Picked up a couple more over the years
and now at 5 1/2 he's 16lbs.
I would double his weight at three months and add a 1lb to be safe.
The larger Yorkies are pretty healthy which is a plus.
Good luck with him and welcome to the both of you here on YT.
|09-10-2009, 01:01 PM||#5|
Yorkie Kisses are the Best!
Join Date: Jul 2004
Location: Houston TX
Blog Entries: 1
KIDDING !!! They are going to be as big as what is in their genes...and I don't mean denuim
My un-expert guess is they do grow for up to 2 years - some stay the same size without really getting bigger after about 1 year old - but some will mature out at their life weight around 2....My Chanel did.
|09-10-2009, 01:18 PM||#8|
Donating YT 1000 Club Member
Join Date: Aug 2009
Location: Austin, TX
Wow 5.8 lbs! Is he a purebred Yorkie, or a Silky? For 3 mths (12 weeks) he's pretty big and still a growing boy, and the two breeds look so much alike but the Silky is the larger of the two and would weigh about that much at 12 weeks.
In the future you'll carry him with much love I'm sure. He'll keep your arms toned from lifting.
|09-10-2009, 01:24 PM||#9|
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Join Date: Dec 2004
Blog Entries: 5
|09-10-2009, 01:34 PM||#10|
Action Jackson ♥
Join Date: Dec 2008
Jackson is a hardy 12.5 lbs. I've seen larger on YT. I love and prefer his size.
Larger size in Yorkies can come from a variety of things really. "Bad" breeding if
you want to call it that but the original old Yorkie Terrier used to weigh between
11-15 lbs or so, so sometimes they have it in their genes somewhere from their ancestors!
~ Brit & Jackson CGC ETD TKP ~
|09-10-2009, 02:27 PM||#11|
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Join Date: Mar 2009
Jemma is 9 months and just a little over 4 pounds. I wish she were bigger. Less worries.
Carol And Jemma
Be Kinder Than Necessary, For Everyone You Meet Is Fighting Some Kind Of Battle
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