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LeStat is a jrt x chi born on the 9th June 2010 so now 15 months old. I'm presuming he's now fully gorwn?
His mother is a small jrt of around 11lbs and his father is a chi of around 4lbs i weight.
LeStat weighs around 900grms-1kg depending on what time of day you weigh him!

Well here he is. These are not uptodate but are only a few weeks old and he hasn't grown any since they were taken.

With his 'Daddy' Saxon the Rottie.




With his two other pals the min pin and my jrt puppy who is only 9 weeks in the pic.


Next to a 5 week old kitten I rescued recently.


Owning Saxon the Rottie.


I hope you don't mind all the pics?
I've never seen such a tiny dog does anyone else have one so small?
 

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He's adorable! And don't worry, we love pictures here. I have a stray we think is chi and jrt. But she's a bit bigger at 9 pounds. lol I do have a little one, she's 2 pounds, 14 oz. and there's quite a few that have smaller ones than me on here, too. At 15 months old, I don't think he will get any bigger. I just love the pic of him sitting on the rottie.
 

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He is SOOOO cute! And tiny! Based on conversion, he would be 2 1/4 pounds. I would think he is about adult size. He is smaller than my two, for certain! He is so cute with the big dogs. He has such a sweet face!!
 

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Thankyou he is a cute little thing considering I don't usually have the tiny breeds.
We only have the min pin Stanley because he was also a rescue. I've always had the molosser breeds for the last 25 years or so.

I've converted his normal weight of 900grms and that has converted to 1lb15ozs I was hoping he would grow a bit bigger as we do worry about him being hurt in the melee at our house with the other dogs and 11 cats we have.

He is a tough little character though and totally owns the rottie and the other two. He's a little nervous of the cats though as they aren't quite so patient with him. He's had a few swipes off them.
We don't 'baby' him as that would only cause jealousy with the other animals here.
 

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Aww he's darling! :)
 

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A couple of updated pics of LeStat

He hates the camera and it's not often I can catch him n ianything like a natural pose. He 'scrunches' up everytime I point a camera at him...lol



 

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He's just starting to trust us properly now. It's a real 'rush' to see him as he gets better and better. He's even putting weight on again.

At first he wouldn't sit with us at all or allow us to touch him without 'catching' him.
Now he comes and sits with us and will sometimes even 'cuddle up', not often though, we still have to catch him to pick him up though.
He's eating better and starting to 'be a dog' he even came to work with me tonight and managed to let a couple of people stroke him without panicking.

He's hard work and we all have a long way to go yet but he's come this far in around 3 months so I think he should be 'normal' in another 3 months hopefully.

Everyone seems to want to pet him because he's cute but he's so nervous he sometimes just panics. I force him to allow people to stroke him and he's slowly learning not to be scared anymore!
Even though he's never been beaten or neglected, as such, he wasn't allowed to socialise while he lived with my daughter and that has done just as much damage as neglecting him I think!
 

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He is sooo cute.
I have a 9 lb chihuahua named Sissy who is deathly afraid of my 15 year old cat, Comet. I guess because Comet swatted him with his (declawed) claw. So it didn't really hurt but i guess she learned her lesson. Poor thing. I also had a min pin (RIP2009) who used to get along with comet so easily. Awww.
 

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LeStat isn't scared of the cats or other dogs, in fact he bosses them around, he only weighs around 2lbs now he's put a bit of weight on and is smaller than our youngest kitten.

All our cats have walloped him at some point and as I'm in the UK they have their claws but don't seem to have them out when they hit him!

Our Min Pin is old now there are some pics of him on my new thread.
 

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All of the pictures are awesome. I take horrible pictures. He is absolutely "loveable!" But, 2lbs! I would be afraid to touch him!
Best of luck with him. He is precious!
 

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We were afraid of him at first, especially when he was a 'tiny baby', not afraid of 'him' but of breaking him!

He was ill as a baby as well.

My daughter became so afraid of hurting him that she became too protective and refused to let him go outside or meet new people and animals that is why he came to live with us. She realised he wasn't acting like a normal dog at all.

After 3 months or so here he's starting to become quite a nice little pet now. I don't think he's ever going to be 'normal' though!
 
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