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Old 09-24-2008, 05:44 PM
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I know this is probably an odd question.
But im new to chihuahua's and small dogs also for that matter!

Ive had my little girl for a month now, shes almost 4 months, and only put on 0.05kg.
I contacted the breeder to enquire how big/small does she feel she will actually be.
And she said is she hasnt grown much at all, then she probably wont get too much bigger. She was the smallest girl, but there was a boy who was smaller when they were born but he has grown alot ( she said )

So it leaves me curious.
As i have no other people to size up my chihuahua with, but everyone is amazed at how small she is.
But then maybe none of those people have been in contact with too many Chihuahua's either. ( half of them dont even know she IS a chihuahua coz they think all chihuahuas are tan with smooth coats )

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My question is to you Chi enthusiasts

What is your opinion?
At what age roughly is a chi fully grown?

I read somewhere that a chihuahua stops growing around 6 months old. So im just here to check with people that know what theyre talking about, ( my large dogs wasnt even half done a 6months old! )

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What a good question. I am too looking forward to the answers this brings. I do believe that with smaller breeds, the pup reaches full size sooner than later, as in before a year old. I am guessing -going by the weight charts and such, about 6-8 months. With large breed dog they tend to keep growing( although more slowly) until about 18 month-2 years. I am sure there are some stories about big and small chi-s here.
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Old 09-24-2008, 06:18 PM
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lol im actually so glad u think its a good question, as i felt like a right berk asking it.

But they always say
If you dont ask then you wont know


I will also share with you i looked up on the internet the same kind of questions as these.
And one girl replied

" oh i didnt realise they grew after birth! "

Which made me feel a little more intelligent than i felt when i 1st started trying to find out
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Old 09-24-2008, 06:21 PM
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Dolly weighs 1.30kg
So i feel like she MUST grow or is that the right weight for a 4 monh old girl!
( vet just said that shes very healthy fun little girl but also said they dont get alot of chihuahua's in their surgery )
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Old 09-24-2008, 06:26 PM
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In my experience, Holly reached her current weight at about 7 months. She had basically stopped growing before I got her at 13 weeks old, then she started slowly growing again. Once she was spayed at 6 months, she hit a huge growth spurt and gained a full pound in the next month. And that's the weight she has stayed and she's now 2 years old.

From what I had read before, they say chihuahuas are pretty much done growing at 6 months and then will fill out for the next year (gaining about another pound just from filling out). I guess that's basically what happened with mine - she just gained that whole pound at once! LOL

1.3 kg = 2.86 lbs. Holly was 2.6 pounds at 13 weeks and now weighs 5.8 pounds full grown. That's not too low of a weight for her age as long as she isn't skinny.
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Thankyou,

Little Dolly likes her food and i will alert her to the "gaining pounds age"


So she didnt much any taller after 13weeks?


Im probably worrying about nothing as the vet says shes healthy and u can clearly see what a happy little lady she is, and loves to torment her fur brothers lol And if she stays a tiny Dolly tot then i guess thats the way she was ment to be, as long as she is healthy.
I guess i was secretly hoping she would get bigger after being scared about the problems surrounding tiny Chihuahua's.
Im probably the opposite to others that pray theirs wont grow **blushes** which is why i thought it a silly question i guess
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Old 09-24-2008, 06:35 PM
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My Willow was 1 lb 10 oz at 4 months. She will be celebrating her 1 yr birthday in a couple of weeks and she now weighs 3 lbs 2 oz.

My Sassie weighed 2 lbs 14 oz at 4 months and at 6 months weighs 3 lbs 11 oz. I think she's still has some growing to do.

So I'd guess you see your pup hit the gangley-teenage looking mark soon and start to grow and fill out some.

Example. Here is my Willow at around 4 months old.


Here she is now.
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i love Willows coat now!
She's got a firey red going on , shes beautiful!

And i am happy to see that dolly may grow into her bat~like ears too lol
Theyre the only bit that seemed to have grown up.... and up!
Dolly seems shorter in size but her coat is alot like young willow in the top picture. So hopefully she'll grow an adorable coat like willow,
( if all else fails u'll need to send me a can of what willow has to help do the trick xx )

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