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Old 12-03-2013, 09:27 AM   #181
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Our Barney would definitely fit into the moderate category on the scale. He is a healthy weight for his size, but I would not want him to get any heavier, but he may still be growing.

His ribs are very easily felt just under his skin, but are not sticking out, not that we would notice with all that fur!
This is a very important point! There is NO WAY of knowing a Havanese's body condition without putting your hands on them. That coat can make a painfully thin dog with a very profuse coat look "chubbier" than an obese dog with less coat. You HAVE to learn to assess your dog's condition by feeling them. Then, once they are full grown, and you know they are in good condition, you can weigh them and use that as a guide. But I still think hands-on is better.
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Old 01-21-2014, 09:09 AM   #182
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Old 02-07-2014, 06:10 PM   #183
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Ellie is 5 1/2 yrs. and 15.3 lbs. She is quite thin in that one can feel her ribs and see her "waist", as the vet calls it.
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Old 02-10-2014, 08:45 AM   #184
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Bojangles, who turned 2 yesterday, weighs in at 18.6 pounds.
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Old 02-10-2014, 08:54 AM   #185
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Wow, I did not know a Havanese could weight in at 18 lbs. Django's fighting weight use to be 10 lbs but after his Addisons diagnosis and thanks to the wonder drug prednisone, he had gained 2 pounds. I am happy to report however, through a slow diet, he has managed to loose 1.4 pounds and has an amazing spring in his step now. So on a good day, he's 10.9
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Old 02-10-2014, 06:05 PM   #186
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Sophie is 5 months and is weighing in at 12 pounds! I think she will be a big girl too!
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Old 02-11-2014, 12:25 AM   #187
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Rory is 9 months (yesterday) and weighs 6.8 lbs. The breeder told me she'd be small and I was/am totally fine with that. He says he expects she'll get to 10 lbs. but I'd be surprised if she gets to 9 lbs.
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Old 02-11-2014, 12:00 PM   #188
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Fitz just got weighed at the vet today. He will be 11 weeks old tomorrow, and he weighs 4.9 pounds. The vet said at his 8-week visit he was a little thin, but now he's just right. (I have to add that he was the cutest animal at the office, too!)
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