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Old 07-13-2013, 02:31 PM
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I've been wondering does anyone have dog same size as my dog? He (my dog) just seems bit big than "common" size to me? Here is a picture of my dog, Blaze.... he is 3 years old.

Uh... I don't know how to do this, to post pictures here? Help? lol Thanks a bunch.
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Old 07-13-2013, 04:30 PM
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How much does he weigh and how long is he? My almost 5 month old already weighs 6 lbs
There are lots of different sizes from 1-2lbs to 10-12lbs
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What are his measurements? Girth (the width of his chest behind his paws), length, height, and weight can help us get an accurate pictures of his size, since pictures can be inaccurate depending on the way they are taken.

The chi standard is 2-6 pounds. But many, many, many Chis weigh more than 6 pounds. They are full bred Chis, just not bred to meet the standard.

Toby has just under a 12.5" girth, a 9.5" length and weighs just about 5.5 pounds, if you want a reference to a "standard size chi". My previous chi was anything but standard. He was 11 pounds! Full chi, just poorly bred.

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The average size Chi within standard is about 5 to 6 lbs. This size Chi is quite small, and many times referred to as a teacup size. Since there is so much misconception about Chi size and weight, many do not realize how tiny a 5 to 6 lb. dog is. Breeders will tell people that say the parents are 3 lbs. When actually they are 5 to 7 lbs. They easily pass for this weight, because they are so small. Anything under 4 lbs is by far the norm. You'll see a hundred in the 5 to 7 lb range, and very very few under 4 lbs

Now days Chi's are bigger. But actually if you look back at older pics of Chi's most were 5 to 7 lbs too.

It is very common to see 6 to 10 lb Chi's. Even at 10 lbs they are small dogs.

As Ashley mentioned, pics can be hard to judge unless you see many shots from different distances. Up close pics can make them appear larger, while far distances can make them look smaller. I've found a good way to judge is by seeing someone hold them. This will vary somewhat too depending on the size of person holding them. Without seeing several pics, it would just be a random guess.

But unless your Chi is over 10 lbs, he's probably about average.



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Example of pic deception. You would never know how teeny she is if I had only posted the cropped in picture.
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My old girl is about 10lbs and my new girl is about 5. Granted they're rescues so I'm not sure of they're 100% Chihuahua but they look like it. You can see the difference in size in this pic.
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I still think Simcha is the size champ of this forum. He weighs 14 lbs, and he is of 'normal' build for his weight. Since he is a rescue, the only pedigree I have for him is the $75 wisdompanel.com DNA test, which (sort of) establishes his Chihuahua purity; no other breed could be found. I like his size, because he is less fragile, and I can wrestle with him with impunity, and he's still small enough to be a lap dog.
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I still think Simcha is the size champ of this forum. He weighs 14 lbs, and he is of 'normal' build for his weight. Since he is a rescue, the only pedigree I have for him is the $75 wisdompanel.com DNA test, which (sort of) establishes his Chihuahua purity; no other breed could be found. I like his size, because he is less fragile, and I can wrestle with him with impunity, and he's still small enough to be a lap dog.
Lol! I can't mentally picture a 14lb chi! Mine are both 4lbs. Do you have any photos of him with you so we could get an idea? He sounds huge! Lol


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