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post #1 of 61 (permalink) Old 11-23-2007, 12:20 PM Thread Starter
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My Yoyo is only 7 months old and weighs about 14 lbs! He's not fat, he's just a very tall and long dog. We don't mind his size at all, but we were under the impression that they didn't get his big! We're feeding him puppy Innova with the recommended daily intake, and even then, sometimes he doesn't feel like eating the entire two meals. He's quite an active dog and loves his daily walks.

I've been told that they keep growing until they're a year old? Is this other people's experience?
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post #2 of 61 (permalink) Old 11-23-2007, 12:24 PM
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Different families lines grow at different rates. You could have a fast-maturing Hav. At 7 months old, he probably won't get a whole lot bigger, but he will probably put on a few more pounds.
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Cosmo is a big guy as well . he is 21 '' long and he weighs 15.6 lbs .. He seems to have stopped growing and he is a little over a year .. Asta grew a little bit after he was a year .. He was about 15- 16 lbs and he was 19' long ..
Ahnold is smaller he will be two in Feb and he has definetly stopped growing but he did gain a lb or two .. The vet says he is just fine ..
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My Yoyo is only 7 months old and weighs about 14 lbs! He's not fat, he's just a very tall and long dog. We don't mind his size at all, but we were under the impression that they didn't get his big! We're feeding him puppy Innova with the recommended daily intake, and even then, sometimes he doesn't feel like eating the entire two meals. He's quite an active dog and loves his daily walks.

I've been told that they keep growing until they're a year old? Is this other people's experience?
At 4 months, Bandit was 9 inches tall (to the shoulder). Full grown she's a bit over 10 inches. Different lines grow differently so ask your breeder about what their lines do to get a good guess on size.

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My Cash was 5.5 lbs at 3 months-- 12.5 lbs at 4 months-(talk about a big Hav) He was 17lbs when he was neutered at about 7 months and is now at year 19lbs. So he definately did most of his rapid growing early. Jasper on the other hand grew in height and weight after a year.




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Pictures!! What we really need is pictures! How snuggly cute he is, is waaay more important than how big he is LOL! It seems like there's a wide range of normal for Havs. My boy is 7 months too and recently weighed 12.5 but he could wiegh more now it's been a week or two LOL! Every month I've thought he would be just perfect if he stayed that size. I'm sure if he gains more I'll be happy with him at that size too!
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I think my girl stopped growing as quickly around 8 months, or rapidly slowed down. I'd say birth-8 months is the most rapid, just from reading on here, but there are always exceptions to every rule.

He sounds perfect! If he's not overweight,and the vet doesn't think he is, I wouldn't worry about it!

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I was told that Shelby would probably be on the big side, and I thought that's the way she was heading. When we got Kodi at 11 weeks, he was 3.2 lb. When we got Shelby, she was 11 wks but was 4.5 lbs and were told she would probably be on the big side. And we thought that was true, because by 10 mos, she was as big as Kodi, and he is a year older than she is.

Currently - Kodi is 11.4 lbs and Shelby is 10.8 lbs
Kodi is about 11" tall and Shelby is about 10" tall
They are both about 15" long


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Kubrick is almost 7 months old now and weighs 11.4lbs. My breeder said she thinks he will be anywhere between 12-14lbs, so he will gain some more, I think, but not a lot more. I agree with Jan... you should ask your breeder what he/she thinks.


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Brady is 17-18 pounds depending upon the day. He slowed down a lot after about 8 months, but did put on a few more pounds before he reached a year old. He is not fat, just a bigger hav. I will have to see how tall he is, I am not sure about that.


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