This is interesting to hear! Gemma is approaching 6 months in less than a week and she's only 2.6lbs, so I was wondering how much she would gain from here on.It is variable as you suggest.
I consider my girls grown now at 19-23 months old. Since 6 months of age my youngest has gained 1/4 lb., my middle 1 lb. and my oldest 3/4 lb. They get the same exercise, nutrition and medical care. Body type and genetics clearly win out!
Interesting! It seems like it varies with every Chi. Gemma's been around this weight for almost 2 months now. I'm waiting for some huge growth spurt to kick in or something, lol. I can't believe she's going to be 6 months in a few days. She still looks like a baby to me!For me, Zeus weighed about 2.2 pounds and now at almost a year he is 2.5 or MAYBE 3 pounds. He didn't gain much weight but he got taller. He looks smaller than he is because of the way his body shape is. I think it just depends on the dog though, I think Luna is "charting" to be around 3 1/2 - 4 pounds but her parents were 4 and 5 pounds. However, when I saw the photos of her parents they seemed a bit overweight (which made me a little sad for them), and Luna was the runt of the litter as well.
Gemma may not get much bigger. I didn't see a whole lot of growth in Zeus when he turned 6 months to now. He certainly looks the same size to me.
This was ABOUT his 6 month mark.
This was a few weeks ago. (Dont look at me, I look ridiculous cause I just got out of the lake)!
AW! Thank you! Hahaha! I bet you are beautiful getting out of the lake, moreso than I am! i bet Gemma will stay smallish, I was waiting for Zeus to have a growth spurt but he never did. He got taller but that was it. And by taller, he stands probably 9 inches tall. LOLInteresting! It seems like it varies with every Chi. Gemma's been around this weight for almost 2 months now. I'm waiting for some huge growth spurt to kick in or something, lol. I can't believe she's going to be 6 months in a few days. She still looks like a baby to me!
And wow, I wish I looked that good getting out of a lake!! Seriously, you are beautiful.