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|03-30-2005, 05:27 PM||#1|
Join Date: Mar 2005
Location: Hollister, CA
Size of yorkie mix
My yorkie/maltese mix seems to be rather large for his age. He is 13 weeks old and weighs 9 lbs. I am wondering if the breeder was not completely up front about his parents. I met them both and the dad did seem a bit on the large size for a yorkie but I was not expecting Coco to be this big. Does anyone know if this is quite abnormal, and do yorkie puppies grow very fast in the beginning and then taper off as they get older? Any input would be helpful.
|03-30-2005, 08:39 PM||#2|
The Royal Mommy
Join Date: Dec 2004
The general rule (term I am using loosly - there are exceptions to every rule) to Yorkies is to take the 12 week weight and double it to get an estimate on full grown weight. If this rule will apply to your puppy, sounds like he will be rather on the large side. But again, this rule doesn't work for everyone.
Yorkie puppies gain most of their weight in the first 6-7 months but can put on a little more up to a year or so after that, filling out. This is what I was told anyway. How much were you told the parents weighed? This also plays a role in how your puppy will turn out, as well as the weights of generations back.
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|03-30-2005, 09:33 PM||#4|
Senior Yorkie Talker
Join Date: Feb 2005
I would say that it shldve been expected for your pup to be in the ranges of the weights of what a maltese cld be and a yorkie. But I also think that whatever a person is feeding a dog cld also contribute to its weight. Also the body frame of a dog is what also determines big or small. You cld have a little heavier than usual small body framed dog or a skinny big body framed dog...I think you get what I'm sayin right?hehe For example a chihuahua...I've seen them big and small bodies. And the tall ones look skinny too...