Kubrick & Hitchcock's Mom
Join Date: Apr 2007
Location: New York, NY
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Lotus, not at all! Kubrick was 7.25lbs at 16 weeks and Hitchcock at 15 weeks was 6.75lbs. It all depends on how fast your dog grows. Kubrick topped off at 14.5lbs and stopped gaining weight at 10 months (he also only gained 1lb between 8 and 10 months). and I'm pretty sure Hitchcock will be close to the same size. I don't consider that fat, especially because you can feel their ribs well and they are both the perfect weight for their size - if you really are worried about Mochi (or just wondering) then you should do a rib check to see if she's overweight.
This is not directed at anyone on this thread, but it really bothers me when people are worried about their dogs' weight as a number. It doesn't matter if your Hav is 8lbs or 16lbs as long as he is HEALTHY and is not overweight. Check their ribs. Make sure you know what overweight, normal, and underweight feels like. If you don't know how to check, ask your vet, your breeder or someone else who knows to check for you and teach you how to do this. Worrying about a number is just as silly as worrying about a number for YOU. People shouldn't be worried about how much they weigh, they should be worried about being healthy by exercising regularly and eating well. Just like your dog should.
Just my 2 cents.