Winston is 15 pounds!!! I weighed him a couple days ago and
. I have to be honest and say I was bummed. His mom is 10 and his dad 13-14. He doesn't look bigger than his dad [maybe dad weighs more]. He looks like his dad in almost every way. The breeder was remarking recently at the uncanny resemblance and she did tell me when I got him that they would look alike. He is small and adorable but not as easy to carry with one arm as I expected.
Megan has a dog from same litter that favors the smaller mother, it's Jillee. She is closer to the 10-11 pound range. Our breeder also told her that she would favor the mother and be in that range most likely; I believe the mother [GiGi] is 10-11 pounds.
His grandad breeds smaller dogs though. LOL. But thanks to good helpers, I was also able to look up the lines to great great something grandfather who was also close in appearance and looked larger so I KNEW more than likely that my dog would be on the large side [13 pounds]. I seriously did NOT expect him to weigh so much though. I can't decide if he just needs to lose a couple pounds [kids feed him their food] or what but OUCH my arm hurts. He is officially off people food and we affectionately call him 'moose'. LOL.
From my limited knowledge [I've done lots of research though] I would say that if both parents are 14 pounds you are more than likely going to have a larger dog. If that is not your preference for whatever reason, I would look elsewhere. BUT please please avoid breeders whose AIM is to be less than 8 pounds. There are too many health issues associated with this.
I do not see anything wrong with wanting a dog on the small side of the normal range and there are many REPUTABLE breeders that breed closer to 8-12 pounds. But obviously unless you buy an adult, you never know....odds are on your side if you've researched the line though and know general ideas of past litters, mom dad, grandparents.