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How much does your hav weigh?

I am just curious on how much everyone's hav weighs. Milo is just over 9 pounds, but Marley was weighed at just over 17 pounds last week at the vet. I am wondering if this is an unhealthy weight. I will talk about it with the vet next time around but was just curious to ask here.





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Can you feel his ribs? He might just be a big boy, though that is pretty big for eight months. My Lola is 12.5 at seven-and-a-half months, but she is not fat at all.
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Muthu is about 8.5 lbs. Though my vet always tells me that all of the other havs who come to her are muchh bigger. I think there's a lot of variance between havanese, I don't think their sizes and weights conform as much as other breeds (which is why there might be such a big difference between your two dogs). Are they from the same breeder?
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Can you feel his ribs? He might just be a big boy, though that is pretty big for eight months. My Lola is 12.5 at seven-and-a-half months, but she is not fat at all.

I can feel his ribs, yes. I'm assuming that would be a good sign...





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Muthu is about 8.5 lbs. Though my vet always tells me that all of the other havs who come to her are muchh bigger. I think there's a lot of variance between havanese, I don't think their sizes and weights conform as much as other breeds (which is why there might be such a big difference between your two dogs). Are they from the same breeder?

They are not from the same breeder. Many online sources say the weight generally falls between 7-13 pounds, so that's why I was curious.





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I am just curious on how much everyone's hav weighs. Milo is just over 9 pounds, but Marley was weighed at just over 17 pounds last week at the vet. I am wondering if this is an unhealthy weight. I will talk about it with the vet next time around but was just curious to ask here.
If they were both full grown, I'd say they were certainly within the possible weight range for Havanese. Kodi is almost 17 lbs and is not at all fat. He's just a muscly boy, and at the top of the standard for height, at 11 1/2". Pixel is 9 1/2 months, so could grow a bit more, but she has slowed WAY down, so she may be done. She is only 9 1/2 lbs.

There are oversized Havs that are very large, and if Marley is one of those, he could be in good weight and still weigh 17 lbs. you should be able to easily feel his ribs, and he should have a nice "tuck up" behind his ribs, but his back bone and hips should be covered.


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A dog's desirable weight depends on age, gender, and genetics. Ricky was bred to be a Conformation competitor and his parents were selected to meet the breed standards. He was the largest puppy in his litter of five. Although Ricky was a top five finisher in the Havanese Specialty Conformation competition as a puppy in 2014, Conformation just didn't work out for him so now we will be competing in Obedience competitions and it appears that he will be a champion there too. Ricky's avatar picture is from August, 2014, as he was being prepared to show in the Conformation ring. He weighed about 9 pounds at 7 months in that picture.

Ricky, an almost 2 year old young adult, now weighs 14+ pounds. This will be his permanent weight for the rest of his life. He meets all the male Havanese breed standards for weight and size. He is healthy, energetic, and agile at this weight. However, other Havanese dogs may vary from the standard and still be perfectly normal and healthy. You should be able to feel the ribs under a thin layer of fat and there should be a "tuck up" behind the rib cage and the rear legs - kind of like an old time coke bottle.

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Just to be clear, the Havanese standard has no weight requirements, only height.
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Just to be clear, the Havanese standard has no weight requirements, only height.
Yes, this is true for AKC standards, but from what I read, most (but not all) Havanese that meet the AKC height standards fall within the the 8 to 14 pound range. I was talking about general standards rather than specifically AKC standards.

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Yes, this is true for AKC standards, but from what I read, most (but not all) Havanese that meet the AKC height standards fall within the the 8 to 14 pound range. I was talking about general standards rather than specifically AKC standards.

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Actually, the ones on the taller end of the standard typically weigh considerably more, unless their conformation is quite un-Havanese-y. (too long legged, or too narrow in the body) An 11 1/2" Havanese that weighed 14 lbs would be a walking skeleton! I have heard several breeders say that their larger (but within standard) dogs weigh upward of 18 lbs. I haven't had my hands on these dogs, but according to their owners they are not fat... And of course, it's impossible to SEE under all that coat without FEELING them!


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