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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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