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Old 10-23-2010, 11:12 PM
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What age do they stop growing? i'm interested in a 6 month old bitch, the breeder has said she is around 3lbs right now...so i'm wondering how much bigger she may get....I don't want one too small...4-5lbs would be more ideal. I just lost a 3lb yorkie aged just 3 to a brain tumour and she was a very tiny 3lbs...she was beautiful and i'm totally devastated at her loss but i'm not sure i would want one that tiny again.
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My guess would be she'd top out at 4.5 pounds. They do quite a bit of growing even after 6 months and fill out up to about 14 months or so.
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I agree with Tracy. About 4.5 lbs. At about 1 year old you can figure their height and length is complete. They'll fill out after that until about 18 months.



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my girl was around 3lbs at 6 mths , she has now weighed 4.7lb for a long time now hasn't budged , so i would go with what everyone is saying
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I'd also ask the breeder if they kept her till 6 months try were either keeping her for breeding or showing purposes they should know their lines well although nit every dog grows at that rate (it's frustrating when they don't I'm in that boat now lol)

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Just to give you a frame of reference, I rescued Tango when he was around 7 months old. He was 2 lb 4 ounces at that time. At his mature weight, he's 3 lb 8 oz. So he gained a little over a pound between that 7 months mark and his adult weight.
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I'd also ask the breeder if they kept her till 6 months try were either keeping her for breeding or showing purposes they should know their lines well although nit every dog grows at that rate (it's frustrating when they don't I'm in that boat now lol)

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I have been emailing her breeder and we are meeting at a Chihuahua show in a couple of weeks...I can't wait..I have never been to a Chi show before.
The breeder kept her till now (6 months of age) because she was booked at 10 weeks old by someone, but they mucked her around and kept putting off the date for collection...the day they were due to get her they texted her an hour before to say they didn't want her anymore!
Her breeder became very attached to her, so she decided to not advertise her and just put her as available on their website in the hope that the right home would come along eventually, and if not, she would stay with her.
So, i'll let you guys know what happens...hopefully she will think we are the right mummy & daddy for this little girl...she would certainly be spoilt!
I'll try to attach a picture of the Chi girl in question..taken when she was a very lil baby...have asked the breeder to email me more recent pics so i can see what she now looks like at 6 months.
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Spaying before puberty prevents a bit of growing, and some people let their dogs have a season before fixing them so they can fully mature. (I didn't, I don't like the risks of not spaying.)

I second daisydoo too. A good, experienced breeder will have a great idea of their pups growth rates and adult weight better than outsiders can.


ETA: OMG that is the CUTEST little darling I've ever seen!
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