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post #1 of 22 (permalink) Old 08-17-2010, 11:41 AM Thread Starter
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Hi, this is my first post and boy am I grateful you guys are out there. My husband and I are picking up our first dog ever in Las Vegas tomorrow. We will not be showing, he is strickly a pet. The pup is a 4 month old Chocolate named Hector (we will be renaming him) and already 11lbs. He is a "big boy" and and have been told he will likely get up to twenty pounds! Are there any special considerations you know of for larger dogs? Thanks,





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Can't wait to see pics of your new baby,although he won't look so tiny!I think there are some friends on here who have larger Havs,they will be able to help you.So what are you going to call him?by the way I like the name Hector!Are his Mum and Dad on the large side?

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Welcome to the forum! Don't have an answer to your question as my male (Beau) is 13.8 lbs. Glad you found the forum and hope to see pictures of your chocolate boy!

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Congrats on your new Hav. I have one that is on the larger side at 17-18 lbs. I like her size. I wouldn't change a thing about her. I also have one in the 11-12 lb range. I think they are both perfect! I'm not sure what you mean by special considerations. Remember that though he may be 11 lbs, he's still a baby so you'll need to be careful of letting him jump off furniture. Can't wait to see photos. I really like the chocolates.

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Maddie is 21 lbs...she doesn't really do anything differently than Roscoe (10 lbs) and Stella (9 lbs). If anything, there are more considerations for the smaller Havs rather than the larger ones. The only thing I can think of is that it's easier for Roscoe and Stella to use the indoor potties because the are smaller and their bums don't hang over the side. Maddie uses wee pads and even with all four paws on the pad, she can still pee over the edge. Not so for the smaller pups.

Good luck with your new pup, and make sure you post LOTS of photos

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Kodi is almost 17 lbs (16.7) and as far as I'm concerned, there's just more of him to hug!!!

He was an armful to carry around until he was old enough that he had had all his shots and could walk on the ground in public places, though. I don't know how old your guy is... at 11 weeks, Kodi was 6.5 lbs, but 16 weeks, he was 10 lbs.


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Kodi's 16 week weight surprises me. Mojo was less than nine pounds at 16 weeks, didn't make 11 pounds until he was 6 months old, but now he's 16 months old and topped out at 16 pounds.

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Kodi's 16 week weight surprises me. Mojo was less than nine pounds at 16 weeks, didn't make 11 pounds until he was 6 months old, but now he's 16 months old and topped out at 16 pounds.
He was a BIG baby!<g>


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How exciting and congratulations!!!!! I have two one is 17 pds and is like a giant puff ball and a almost 9 pd tiny one. We are crazy about them. I like the bigger Havs for myself because as we age we are less likely to step on one! Here are two pictures. We love pictures here can't wait to see yours!!!! Oh and we will bug you....
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