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I just got a puppy chi. He is the cutest! I'm just concerned about his weight. He is almost 10 weeks old and he is almost 3 lb's. Breeder told me that his mom weighs 4.5 and his dad is 5, so she said he should not grow more then their weight. What do u think?
 

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If he's only 10 weeks old, he's gonna be one of the larger chis. Definatly more than 5 lbs.
Did you actually see the parents?
 

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no i haven't, she did not show it to me because she said she does not take people to that area. I was kind of suspicious, but i just loved this puppy so much i could not resist even though i was looking for a smaller size puppy. oooops i'm sorrry i said he is 10 weeks, he is actually going to be 11 weeks tomorrow.
 

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10 weeks or 11 weeks, it really doesn't make that much difference.
He is not going to be one of the smaller chis.
And welcome by the way :wave:

There are some members here that have chis in the 10 or 12 pound range. If you love him, it doesn't matter what size he is.
 

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Thank you so much for your help and for welcoming. You are right, i will love him no matter what, but it just makes me frustrated that she have lied to me. Plus where ever i read it says pure breed chi should never grow more then 6 lbs, she sold it to me a purebreed one. I'm just a little upset.
 

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Just because it's going to be bigger than 6 pounds doesn't mean it's not a purebred chi. It's just a large chi.
The chihuahua standard is 4 to 6 pounds, that doesn't mean ALL chis are that weight.
He could still be a purebred, just a large one. Like I said there are some members here with purebred chis that are over 10 pounds.

If you can, post a pic of him, we would love to see him!
 

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Hi and welcome! Zeus is purebred and he's almost 2 years old and weighs 10 pounds and he is not overweight. As long as your pup makes you happy and you love him, then that's all that matters. :)
 

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:wave: HI!

The same thing happened to me. When I bought Charley the breeder told me his parents both weighed less than 6 lbs and he wouldn't get bigger than that ... and I actually saw his mom! He was so adorable that I bought him without even planning on getting a dog.

He's now a healthy boy of 13 lbs! Just think of this this way ... at least you won't be afraid you're going to break your new chi when you hug him! :wink:


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He is so darn cute... I love those tri color balck pups....

Gadgets mom is 6pounds and his dad is about 5 1/2 pounds... Gadget is almost nine months and he weighs 4 1/2 pounds. His brother from the same litter is not even 3 pounds yet... So you can never tell what size the babies are going to be. I do know that Gadget isn't going ot grow that much more.. His growing has slowed down so much that I think he might make it to 5 pounds.. but I wouldn't care if he was 10 pounds... He is my little man and that is all I care about.. that and he is very healthy....
 

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Oh my gosh that's really worrying they wouldn't let you see the parents :(
But he is too cute. Don't worry too much about the weight issue, like the others said it's not really possible to determine a specific weight, but I'm sure he'll still be a small dog :)
I'm sure you'll love him no matter what size he ends up :wink: :)
 

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He sure is cute no matter how much he weighs.
You've got a real cute baby there!
 

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Yes, even a 10 lb dog is a small dog. But it is common and very disconcerting when you are lied to just so the breeder can make a buck. Your dog will most certainly NOT be near the weight she told you. On the other hand, he is very cute!

And I always think of it this way; bigger doggie = bigger bladder! :lol:
 

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I have to agree with everyone. My breeder assured me that both my pups (siblings) would be tiny. Of course they were both tiny when I got them, but rapidly grew (laugh). Poncho is well over 5 lbs. now and Sasha isn't too far behind ... and they're both about to turn 8 months. I'm actually glad they aren't that tiny anymore. In comparison to other dogs --- they still are very small. Nevertheless ... WELCOME :wave:
 
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