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Old 10-31-2015, 03:52 PM
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I'm a first time Chi mom and I've had my little Ruby for about 8 days. She has such a fun personality and is a great addition to our home. I am a little curious about her weight, though. She was the largest of the litter and at 9 weeks she weighed 2 pounds 10 ounces. Her parents were in the 6-7 pound range. I want to stress that I don't care how big she will get, however, she is completely off the weight charts so I have no reference. Have any of you had a larger pup? And how big did they end up to be?
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Old 10-31-2015, 04:05 PM
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Tinkerbell is "large" for a Chi - not the largest I've ever seen, but she's certainly not within the accepted breed standard. She's 9lbs at 11 years old. Unfortunately I don't recall her weight as a puppy, was so long ago. But it doesn't sound like your girl is massively off the charts. Finley is 20 weeks old and just a smidge over 4lbs now. He was 1.5lbs when we brought him home at 7 weeks. Gizmo was 2lbs when we brought him home at 10 weeks, and now at 2 years old he's matured to about 5.5lbs. Finley is on track to be about the same size as an adult.
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Thank you! That gives me some reference. And I've been doing research online as well. It was just frustrating when every chart I looked at only went up to 0.34 pounds for 9 weeks. LOL!
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I could be reading them wrong, also! Haha!
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Honey was born off the charts at 8oz, at 5wks she was 2lb, 12wks about 3-3.5lb, but as an adult she is 5.25-5.5lb. She was a chunky pup too. But her parents were i think 4.5 and 6lb. So you never know!
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Most weight charts only go up to about 7 lbs or so. The weight chart that I have shows your chi maturing at 7 lbs. I have two chi's who were around that size as pups. They are 7.6 lbs at 5 yrs. my second youngest is just over 2.4 yrs and 4.4 lbs, and my youngest just turned 2 and is 3 lbs 6 oz. Its really just a wait and see. Some chi's grow above chart and some grow under their charted weight. You'll have the best idea around 6 months of age or so. I find that most new chi owners (including myself back when I got my first) only know the chi breed to be a small breed. Thus expecting their chi pup to be tiny. And a lot of unscrupulous breeders lead people to believe that, so when they list 2-3 lb 8 wk old pups to be "teacups" lol ( though that term doesn't exist) and most people don't do the math that a young pup that size will mature a little larger than their 3 lb or less expectations. Not saying this is the case for you. Just saying that not many know how to do the proper research to find a chi in the size range they are looking for and sadly many end up disappointed. I learned with time. I love the breed and always knew I'd have multiples. So by my 3rd I got my small chi and by the 4th I got my tiny, closer to standard chi.
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Meoshia, how do you know when you choose a pup what size they will be? I know you find out the parents' size, but what kind of weight should they be at certain ages when they are young, to have the best chance of getting a smaller one? (if those questions make no sense, i will try again lol, i know what i mean!)
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Thank you for the responses! I have a 9-10 pound Yorkie, so I picked the larger pup, in hopes she'd be a little bigger....time will tell.
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