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Shama is the runt of a runt. She was about half the size of her brother. She weighed 1.9 pounds when we first took her to the vet at 9 and a half weeks. Now she weighs 8.5 pounds and loves to run agility! Below is a photo of her and her brother when she was five and a half weeks old. Then one of her the day we brought her home. Then one taken three weeks ago. Probably best to avoid runts, but we adore ours!
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Thank you all for your replies. The litter was taken to their vet today and our small pup weighed 2.2 pounds - he's exactly 5 weeks old. The next smallest was 2.4 pounds, then 2.6. The largest was a little over 3 pounds. The difference from 2.2 to 2.4 didn't seem that bad? Their vet gave them all a positive report, hearts sounded good, no parasites, no hernias. I feel a little better - if he gets to be at least 2.5 pounds by the time he's 8 weeks, wouldn't that mean he'd be about a 9 or 10 pound adult? Using that "four fold" calculation?
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I bought home a 2.5 pound pup at 8 weeks old. Her last weight check was 11.75 pounds at 17 months.
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thank you! that makes me feel better! I should hope he could put on 1/4 of a pound in 3 weeks?
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My Apollo weighed exactly 2.2 lbs at his 8 week check up. I posted about him earlier, he topped out at a healthy 13#'s his breeder estimated he'd be maybe 8 or 9.
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Molly was 3.4 lbs. at 10 1/2 weeks old. At one year she was about 6 lbs. She did have an improvement in appetite and at three years old she weighs about eight lbs. She was the only girl in a litter of seven and was definitely one of the smaller ones. I spent a lot of time worrying that she had some health issue causing her to be so small but she has never had any issues come up so far. She is the perfect size for me!
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Thank you all for your replies. The litter was taken to their vet today and our small pup weighed 2.2 pounds - he's exactly 5 weeks old. The next smallest was 2.4 pounds, then 2.6. The largest was a little over 3 pounds. The difference from 2.2 to 2.4 didn't seem that bad? Their vet gave them all a positive report, hearts sounded good, no parasites, no hernias. I feel a little better - if he gets to be at least 2.5 pounds by the time he's 8 weeks, wouldn't that mean he'd be about a 9 or 10 pound adult? Using that "four fold" calculation?
That's not exceptionally small for a Havanese puppy at 5 weeks. I don't think Pixel was much over 3 lbs when I brought her home at 9 weeks. I think, as long as the vet says their fine, that wouldn't keep me from choosing the puppy. HOWEVER< don't choose that puppy just BECAUSE he's small. There are far more important reasons to choose a puppy!
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thank you! that makes me feel better! I should hope he could put on 1/4 of a pound in 3 weeks?
Absolutely! They re growing every day at this point!
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That's not exceptionally small for a Havanese puppy at 5 weeks. I don't think Pixel was much over 3 lbs when I brought her home at 9 weeks. I think, as long as the vet says their fine, that wouldn't keep me from choosing the puppy. HOWEVER< don't choose that puppy just BECAUSE he's small. There are far more important reasons to choose a puppy!

Thank you! I chose him first from his picture - I thought he was cute. We had already picked our breeder and we were just waiting for the litter - she sent me photos and I picked. When the litter was about 2 weeks old, the breeder told me he was the smallest one. We were able to visit the pups in person when they were 4.5 weeks old and they were all very sweet and they all had deposits at that point, including our boy. I really do feel comfortable with the breeder, I feel like she's kept me in the loop every step of the way. I just got a little worried about him being smaller - I tend to google a lot and I started reading all of these horror stories about runts. I thank you krandall and everyone else who responded to me - I feel comforted by your stories! And this latest weight check also has me thinking that even though he's smallest, it doesn't seem like he's alarmingly small. His adult size doesn't matter much to me as long as he's healthy, and so far it seems that he is. Thank you to all!!
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My story is reversed. Tux was the LARGEST of his litter. At 8 weeks he weighed 3 lbs. He is almost a year and a half now and weighs 8.2 lbs. and is about 10 to 10 1/2" at his shoulder.
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