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Old 10-04-2015, 05:00 PM
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Smile How much do your babies weigh?

Cookie is almost 5 months now (born 14/05/15) and I went to the vet today for just a general check up, and the scale showed 2.8kg (just over 6lbs)

I knew she wasn't going to be a tiny little baby when I got her, both her parents were deer head chihuahua's and both had quite long legs! ha ha! So this comes as no surprise for me

I was just wondering when did your chihuahuas, kind of like, stopped growing? or putting weight on?

When we got Cookie on the 18/07/15 (best day of my life! ha ha! ) She was 1.4kg (3lbs) then when she got weigh on 06/09/15 she was 2.6kg! (5.7lbs) which is crazy! Now, a month after that she's 2.8kg (6.1lbs) which I'm quite pleased with because I was very scared that she was going to put a crazy amount of weight on! like last time! ha ha!



Do you guys remember how much did your babies weigh when they were puppies? and how much they weigh now?
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Old 10-04-2015, 05:30 PM
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Our old man (he is 15yrs old now) grew like that when he was a puppy. At first, I thought is he going to keep gaining weight. I asked the vet if I should change him to adult food instead of puppy food. Once CheLu hit 6lbs he stopped growing. There was a period he was gaining weight he did tip the scale to almost 7lbs. We realized he was eating Harley's food when we were not looking and she didn't complain at the time.
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Chihuahuas generally reach their full height by 6 months old (or a bit later than that sometimes) and then they carry on filling out a little. My chi Lilo is about 4.5 pounds (if I remember well she was about 2 pounds when I got her at 13 weeks old). She stopped growing at about 6 months old and then gained a little bit of weight in the following months and that was it. Rocky is 5 pounds and has also been at that weight since I got him at 8 months old.
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I'm right there with Camille. Every dog is different but it is true, around 6 months they are usually as tall and as long as they will be. Growth plates usually close around 10 months. My youngest pup Ava was 3 lbs at 6 months and by 8 months she was 3.6 lbs and now just a few days shy of 2 yrs, she is 3.6 lbs. when looking to bring a chi pup home there are different things people should factor in. Some want a chi on the bigger side, if they are really active people and all in all just want a small dog but a sturdy one, then a bigger chi is more suitable. Others want a chi within standard ( 3-6 lbs ). I often times meet people or come across people who are shocked about their chi's weight. They think that because their chi is 8 weeks old and 2 lbs that it will only be a pinch bigger as an adult. While there is no way to 100% guarantee a chi's adult weight, you can most certainly get a fairly good idea. Going by the chi's birth weight, their bloodlines and weight of their parents and their current weight at the time they are set to go home are all things to factor. So for example if the person is seeking a chi within standard yet the 8 week old in question is already 3 lbs or more than chances are the chi will be a bigger adult. Nothing wrong with that. This is just useful info to help pet owners make a decision on what they want. Too many of these babies end up in shelters because they end up not meeting an owners expectations.

Anyways lol let me get back on track. Since your baby is 5 months, I wouldn't expect her to get too much bigger. I have 2 chi's in the 7 lbs range and they were about your girls size at the same age.
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Finley is 4 months, and is 3.7lbs when we just had him weighed at the vet. He was 1.5lbs when we brought him home at 7 weeks old.

Gizmo was 2lbs when we brought him home at 10 weeks. Now, as a 2-year-old adult, he's about 5.6lbs. Finley will likely mature around the same size, and appears to be about the same build.

Tinkerbell is our "large" dog. She's 9lbs as an adult. We're a pretty active family who loves to be outdoors on long walks, hikes, etc. with the dogs, so we aren't after a Chi any smaller than about 5lbs, they're just better suited to our family
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Peanut weighs 4 lbs at 2 yrs (No clue what his puppy weight was as he was brought to me at around a yr old)and Prissy is 3lbs at 8 weeks! I was like OMG! But I think hers was due to the hideous food they had her on before I got her! She was on that nasty puke pedigree crap! Now she is on 4health and Whole Earth Farms! I about died when she told me what she had her on!

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Millie is 10 months in a week and she weighs 4.25lbs.
The puppies were weighed last week and it's on a bit of paper downstairs I will be weighing them again tomorrow though
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Millie is 10 months in a week and she weighs 4.25lbs.
The puppies were weighed last week and it's on a bit of paper downstairs I will be weighing them again tomorrow though
How do you weigh the pups? They are such tiny things, it'll be interesting to see how much they've grown.
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