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Classifying Havs by Size

It's funny that Havanese are "listed" as "toy" and typically between 7-12 pounds when so many of them exceed that by a long shot (e.g. my pup promises to be 20 pounds like others in his family and on this forum). Hard to think of a 6 or 7 pound dog in the same category as a 20-22 pound dog. Should there be two classifications as there are e.g. for poodles? Toy Havanese (7-12) and standard or Miniature or whatever comes next (13-25)? Who decides these things? Would seem to make sense or maybe there is this wild difference among all AKC breeds.

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i am pretty sure standard would be the 7-12 range... although maybe it should be adjusted to 8-14lbs or something. I'm not sure what determines the how and the why of the size of the havs. Some take after thier parents but some don't.

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If you read the AKC Standard for the Havanese, there is no weight listed. Only height. And yes, there can be a large difference between an 8 1/2 in tall dog and an 11 inch tall dog depending on their bone structure. You are going to get differences in any breed out there- I have seen smaller Labs and huge labs!!


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There is a big difference between our two,Dizzie and Nellie.Dizzie is about 15 pounds,and Nellie is around 9 to 10 pounds,that makes a huge difference when you lift them up,we call Nellie a one hander,cause she is so easy to scoop up with one hand,and Dizzie is very much a two hander,with a grunt as you lift him,and he does like to be picked up and cuddled!

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It's interesting really. By the way, how is height measured, from the shoulder to the floor?? For Dizzie and Nellie we're talking the difference between a lap dog and a wanna be lap dog. And for Lucky's sib at 25 pounds...we're talking...what a range. Anyways, they're great at any size. Was just thinking...thanks

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Measuring is from the shoulder blades to the floor. The HCA determines the standard, approved by the AKC. In most, if not all, breeds, there are variations. The ideal is for breeding is to come as close to the standard (of perfection) as possible. Occasionally there is heartbreak when the pretty puppy goes over or under in size.
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I have also noticed when Havs are are fixed, they tend to gain weight.



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Click on the forum column where the new posts show up and you can start a new thread there.....
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Mine are 8, 10 and 12 ...big difference between the 8 and 12 lb
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I have also noticed when Havs are are fixed, they tend to gain weight.
That's true for all dogs, and for the cats also.

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