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Another question--I'm getting so excited that I can barely think about anything else other than 9 days until she comes home! I am wondering if anyone knows about how big she will get...I have read research that says anywhere from 8-16 lbs. Right now at 14 weeks she is 2 lbs. 13 oz....Does anyone have any idea how big she'll get?
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I always wonder that myself. My Saydee weighed 2.6 lbs when I brought her home at 9 weeks and was 4.4 lbs by 12 weeks! My breeder told me she would be about 7 lbs full grown. My breeder had another litter at the same time we got Saydee and while the puppies in that litter were the same age, they were MUCH larger. She told me those pups from the other litter would get to be about 14 lbs. I'm always amazed at how Havs vary so much in appearance and size. I've seen Havs that look like a tiny Maltese and I've seen them look like a large bichon or poodle!

My vet said often people estimate their pups full grown size by doubling their weight at 12 weeks. If that were the case Pancakes would be very tiny indeed! I'm sure that's just a rough estimate, and every breed varies.

Saydee is now 14.5 weeks and she's just over 5 lbs, maybe 5.5. At the rate she's growing I can't imagine she will only be 7 lbs full grown like the breeder told me. Either way, I don't care. I never worried about size. I picked her for her bright eyes and her deep personality

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She sounds little. I got both of mine when they were 11 weeks. Kodi was 3.5 lbs. He is almost 3 and is 13 lbs. Shelby was 4.5 lbs. She is almost 2 and is 11.5 lbs.


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Kona weighed about 2 lbs when he was 11 weeks old, and grew from there LOL pretty quick actually. He is now 7lbs at 9 months old.
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They can grown at different rates of speed and certainly to different sizes! Your best bet would be to ask your breeder since they know about their lines.
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Wow, she's about even with what Pixie was at 14 weeks. My dog is a very small Havanese, adorable Linus, on the forum too, is a bit smaller than that I think. The "guesstimate" is that you double the weight at 4 months and that will be the approximate adult size. There are so many variables though and no guarantees. You can factor in what size the parents were too. There are some like mine on the small side, and others on the really large side. (I think the really large dogs on the forum are so gorgeous-I think Lincoln is the dog I'm thinking of-beautiful black and white long coat- although I can't remember...). Now you really have to post pictures of Pancakes and I'm holding you to that!!
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Lulu was 2.3 at 12 weeks. At 16 months she is 6.8.
Vinny was 6.2 at 12 weeks. At 2 he is 20.8.
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My guess would be around 10-12 lbs. Some say you take the weight at 16 weeks and triple it give or take 2-4 lbs, another words, there is NOT any exact science at determining what the weight will be. <grin>
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My Beamer was 2lbs 14ounces at 14 weeks. He is now 18 months old and 11lbs. He is on a bit of a diet though.. think he should be closer to 10!

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I will love her at any size...just wondering on what size crate I should get because I'm trying to get the apartment ready for her...I was also wondering if anyone uses a play pen because when I was on a website (I don't remember the name of it) it suggested a play pen for at night and then putting the crate in the play pen with the door open so she can move about the play pen freely...has anyone else done this? Just curious?
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