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Old 06-24-2016, 03:12 PM
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Hi, so I did get that puppy and she's been with us for a week. At the firs vet visit she weighted 4.1 pound at 15.5 weeks. I did read that chi puppy is expected to get twice his weight at 16 week, which for us seems to be 8-9 pounds. Should I expect her grow that much?
I was told that her mom was about 5.7 till pregnancy and got to 6.8 while feeding babies, her dad is about 4 pounds. Both her parents have akc registration as does she. But I believe that akc standard doesn't allow chi to be more then 6 pounds. So how is that she's so big?
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Old 06-24-2016, 03:19 PM
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MANY chihuahuas get to be over the 6# mark. Even if the parents are within the standard, a puppy may revert to a bigger relative in the pedigree. Did you actually see the mama and papa? It doesn't really matter unless you were going to 'show' her. a lot of people actually prefer the larger size--better with children etc.
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I didn't actually see he parents, only the pictures. But her dad is a champion.
We aren't going to show or breed her, I was warned that she's not a show quality, so that's not an issue, just an curiosity.
Getting a puppy with registration I expected her to be in standard range, maybe a bit off, but not for like 2-3 pounds. Anyway that would be my fault since I should've check the weight tables and ask about it before getting her. Now she's already a family member anyway.

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http://www.petchidog.com/chihuahua-growth-chart
go to the weeks then over to gge weight in ounces
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My Bentley was charting to be around 6 pounds and he is 8. He sure doesn't seem like he is 8 pounds! Beverly is 5.5 pounds and they seem the same size but Bentley is so much stockier and Beverly is dainty. It is very common for Chis to be around this size.
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The weight charts aren't really that reliable. Mine was supposed to end up 5.5lbs and ended up 6 lbs 10 oz.
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She's not even in that chart Going to check her weight tomorrow (at exactly 16 weeks) and check again.
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The charts are only a guide.
She may have already done most of her growing and stay small, or she may well end up over 6lbs.
Bibi was charting to be around 6lbs as a young puppy (153g at birth) but she is only 3lbs as an adult
They roughly double their size at the 12 week mark, not 16, so I don't think she will be in the 8-9lb size range, 6lbs is much more realistic
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