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Is there an ideal weight?

Is there an ideal weight for a Havanese? I know I've read somewhere that the weight ranges from 7 to 13 pounds, but I don't see weight in the standard on the HCA web site (unless I'm missing it). I've also noticed a wide range of weights of the Havs on the forum, with some being below 7 lbs. and others well above 13 pounds. Is there a "preferred" weight that breeders aim for, or is it just whatever weight is healthy considering the height of the dog? This is just a matter of curiosity for me.
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I have read

that ideal is 8-10 on some breeder's pages. Others don't agree.

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i thought I read the standard used to state 8-12 lbs???? May have remembered wrong as I have short term memory loss LOL
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I read once that the average for showing is 10.5 in height and 10.5 lbs weight. However, weight is not given as an AKC standard so I don't think it's nearly as important as the height... I know of plenty of show dogs in the 13-15 lb range.
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I think she's asking....

is there an "ideal", knowing that standard is anywhere from 7-13 pounds. I wonder if there might be a height "ideal" also.

...I see Lina answered that question. Thank you!! And LOVE the new avatar pic...he's cuter every minute!

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The idel weight depends on how big or small your havanese is...I guess there can be a standard but there are small havs and some that are way to big. Just make sure you can feel ribs with out pushing to hard and you should be ok...
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I don't know where I heard it but I heard or read that the reason they took weight requirement out of the standard was because people were putting their perfectly healthy dogs on diets in order to get them to meet the weight requirement and possibly putting the dog's health at risk.

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The Canadian Kennel club which follows the European standard has a weight requiement. 7-13 ponds i think?
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Yeah 7-13 lbs sounds pretty acurate. I would think there would be a variable of about 2-3 lbs for the max weight.

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Is there an ideal weight

Racquet is six months old and weighs 15 pounds, he is one big boy.
My breeder told me she thought he was going to be too large to show. I see other people on this forum who have dogs in this weight range, but I think the norm is the 7-8 to 13 pound range. When Racquet arrived at 3 months he weighed 8 pounds . I think they vary but the average seems to be 10-12 pounds.
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