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How old was your Hav at full height/ weight?

I know the weight question has been asked a lot, and although I'm curious as to what Oliver will weigh full grown (he's been REALLY slowing down at 7 months. He's about 8.5 lbs, and has grown less than a pound over the past 2 months. Breeder thought 10-11 lbs full grown, but for some reason I feel it will be 12.) But they stop growing sooner in height, I have heard? I'm interested since height is the breed standard. He's about 10 1/8 inches now. How much taller did your dog get past 7 or so months?
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Oh, and breeder says this line tends to be full grown around ten months. Makes sense because he grew quickly till around 6 months.
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Shadow was 10 months when I got him. He was 9 inches tall(I think but he was pretty wild and untamed and could not stand still!) and 7.0 pounds. The breeder said that he had been up to 9.2 and had lost over 2 lbs. in a month while he was with the owners that returned him.
He is 2 yrs, 4 mo now, 10 inches tall and 10.6 lbs. That has been his height and weight since he was 1.5, so I would say that he was full grown at 1.5 years old.
He is an excellent eater. I can't imagine how he lost that weight. Maybe they were not feeding him. He was so bony and thin but steadily gained back the weight after I got him.
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Shadow was 10 months when I got him. He was 9 inches tall(I think but he was pretty wild and untamed and could not stand still!) and 7.0 pounds. The breeder said that he had been up to 9.2 and had lost over 2 lbs. in a month while he was with the owners that returned him.
He is 2 yrs, 4 mo now, 10 inches tall and 10.6 lbs. That has been his height and weight since he was 1.5, so I would say that he was full grown at 1.5 years old.
He is an excellent eater. I can't imagine how he lost that weight. Maybe they were not feeding him. He was so bony and thin but steadily gained back the weight after I got him.
Oh gosh that’s terrible. I’m glad you were able to care for him like that! Oliver isn’t big on food but that’s another topic entirely
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He was very sad looking since they had shaved his hair down very short except for his face and tail and so very thin. You could feel every bone in him and see them even. He had started to put weight back in the time he had been back to the breeder so I did not see him at his worst.
I almost did not take him because he looked so bad when I met him the first day. He is so enthusiastic about his food. He goes nuts over a kernel of his dog food, it is even funny to see.
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Perry was 9 pounds when I got him at 8 months. the rescue said he wouldn't get more than a pound more (and if he did he'd be fat ). He's 3 now and varies between 11-12, ideal is probably 11.5.
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Perry was 9 pounds when I got him at 8 months. the rescue said he wouldn't get more than a pound more (and if he did he'd be fat <img src="http://www.havaneseforum.com/images/smilies/smile.gif" border="0" alt="" title="Smile" class="inlineimg" /> ). He's 3 now and varies between 11-12, ideal is probably 11.5.
This is the trajectory I think Oliver will follow. I can’t believe the rescue thought 2-3 lbs would be fat. Oliver is just now to the point where I can easily feel his ribs but he’s not so thin even my husband (who doesn’t obsess over such matters) isn’t saying things like, can’t we figure out a way to get him to eat more? I guess it depends on bone structure and I think Oliver is medium. I can tell when he’s solid with a bit of muscle vs when he’s on food strike and still exercising a ton, when his little body feels brittle. Because we walk a lot as family AND we have little kids he’s chasing after and playing with all day. I think, especially if he grows height-wise, he should fill out a pound or two for his bone structure as an adult. I don’t care about weight, society obsesses over it, but I want him to be healthy for HIM. Otherwise it’s just a number &#x1f609;
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It’s a good thing you took Shadow!!! My Zoey is a spunky little Hav with a great appetite and so affectionate with spurts of energy but also loves lying quietly near me. I’m glad you gave Shadow a good home!!
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In our specific case, full grown at around 18 months.

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