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Hi I have a 5 1/2 month old white male supposed to be purebred who is already 11.4 lbs and like 13-14 inches tall. Anyone else have a big boy like this 馃槼
 

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Hi I have a 5 1/2 month old white male supposed to be purebred who is already 11.4 lbs and like 13-14 inches tall. Anyone else have a big boy like this 馃槼
Do you have photos of him that you can share?
 

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Wow he's got long legs :) Curious - has he been neutered already? (I read somewhere that male dogs neutered really young can grow "taller" than they would otherwise - don't know if that's actually true or not).
 

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No he has not! The vet said not until fully grown which he said was 9 months!
Good that he hasn't been yet :). Perry was neutered at around 6 months (he is a rescue and they tend to neuter/ spay earlier than you might want/ recommend) before I got him (I got him at 8 months), but I don't think he's taller than "normal" because of it ...

Did you meet his parents - wondering if either were particularly tall or if he's just an interesting (and very very cute) aberration?
 

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No he has not! The vet said not until fully grown which he said was 9 months!
Smart vet! I think, especially in THIS case, I'd want him to be fully mature before neutering him! Personally, I'd wait until at least a year.
 

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Those are unusually long legs for a full Havanese. Did you get papers? If it matters to you you could do a dog dna test. If you paid for pure Havanese and you ended up with a mix, you shouldn鈥檛 pay the same price as a full Havanese.

Otherwise, he鈥檚 a handsome pup!
 

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Those are unusually long legs for a full Havanese. Did you get papers? If it matters to you you could do a dog dna test. If you paid for pure Havanese and you ended up with a mix, you shouldn鈥檛 pay the same price as a full Havanese.

Otherwise, he鈥檚 a handsome pup!
Yes we have papers that he鈥檚 purebred but it doesn鈥檛 matter to us. Just hope he doesn鈥檛 end up the size of a sheep dog lol
 
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