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Our Harley is a small one. She was the runt of the litter and weighed 1.5 lbs at 8 weeks. She is now 12 weeks and she has doubled her weight and is coming in at a hefty 3 lbs! 😀 She is happy, healthy, eats well, and she is feisty! She has a voice and let’s us know when she needs something, but doesn’t bark excessively. Small in size, but a big personality! She is just a delight! She appears healthy and strong with no issues.
With small dogs you do have to be extra special careful with safety, such as jumping from any height, going up and down stairs until they get a little bigger, gentle handling, because they are so tiny, and being especially careful where you step or sit. If you have children you have to teach them how to be gentle and how to handle the dog appropriately. Several years ago I had a 5 lb Pomeranian that I raised from a .8 lb puppy at 8 weeks, so I have some experience with the tiny ones. They may be small, but in their minds they are big dogs! 😀 She was also healthy and happy. Our Cavalier King Charles Spaniel at 18 lbs couldn’t keep up with her.
Good luck with your decision!