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Is she small?

Postby DOHMAN » Mon Jul 06, 2009 9:47 pm

Just had my girl fixed at the vett and she weighed in at 27 pound and she is right at 6 months old. Curious what you all think, is she a little on the small side? I was hoping for her to get up to around 65-70ish but at this rate I am not sure if she is going to or not..

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Re: Is she small?

Postby Sirchow » Tue Jul 07, 2009 1:03 am

She sounds quite small. Bramble weighed about 40lbs at that age and she is quite a small chow just on the low side of breed standards for a girl. Small is beautiful!!
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Re: Is she small?

Postby lightforce18 » Tue Jul 07, 2009 8:00 am

Yogi is almost 4 and a half months and is only 23 lb's i think. I too am wondering if hes going to be a smaller chow.

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Re: Is she small?

Postby Judy Fox » Tue Jul 07, 2009 8:03 am

My Milly and Mabel are quite small for chows too - again, just within the size for breed standard. I don't worry, I just love them the way they are. :D
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Re: Is she small?

Postby chow fancier » Tue Jul 07, 2009 10:25 am

There is quite a range of sizes for chows. I have had girls from 48lbs to 70lbs myself. I think Auddy's Lily is the smallest girl I've met. I would guess she is less than 40lbs.
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Re: Is she small?

Postby Auddymay » Tue Jul 07, 2009 11:01 am

Lily was
7 pounds at 3 mos
13 pounds at 4 mos
22 pounds at 5 mos
27 pounds at 6 mos
33 pounds at 7 or eight months, when I had her spayed.

She porked to 34 lbs at 2 years, but lost a pound. She topped out before a year, which I didn't expect. I tried to feed her more, but only got her to eat more treat-like foods, and less of the staple food. People are confused by her size, and add to that she is a dilute color many people don't know Chows even come in, and as a result, she is called puppy or Pomeranian all the time! Victory's Firesong is also a petite thing. It does not change their 'tudes one bit!

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Re: Is she small?

Postby Judy Fox » Tue Jul 07, 2009 11:06 am

Milly was weighed at the vet's this morning and she weighed 35 lbs.
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Re: Is she small?

Postby AngelsMom » Tue Jul 07, 2009 5:45 pm

Angel is pretty small, too! She last weighted 38 pounds (up from 35 and a half last year at this time!) and she is full grown (12 going on 13). I wouldn't be too concerned, but I'm not sure many lady Chows get to be 60-70 pounds?
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Re: Is she small?

Postby Mailie's Mom » Tue Jul 07, 2009 6:20 pm

Louie is 36 pounds at 19 weeks old and Mailie is 60 pounds and is 4.5 years old.
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Re: Is she small?

Postby vicster605 » Wed Jul 08, 2009 5:13 am

They sure do come in a wide range of sizes.
Kearra is almost 3 yrs and has weighed 34-35 since she was 8 mos, it never changes
Kyra on the other hand is 2 yrs and weighs 56lbs she tends to gain weight easy and has been up to 60......she will eat all of what you give her.....sneek Kearra's food if she can get away with it....and anything else she can find....squirrels, lizards, birds, toys etc.
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Re: Is she small?

Postby bellabear27 » Wed Jul 08, 2009 11:18 am

Bella is also one of the smaller shows around here she was about 28-30 at 6 months. she is fully grown now and is 17 months and she only weighs in at a whopping 38 pounds. Very "petite" says the vet. But they do have a large range in sizes, Bruin is already pushing 50 and is not 7 months yet.
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Re: Is she small?

Postby Grab » Wed Jul 08, 2009 6:08 pm

I think females do tend to be a bit smaller. Aesop is a male and was 26 lbs at around 13 weeks. He's 16 months now and he was 73 lbs last month.
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Re: Is she small?

Postby lightforce18 » Wed Jul 08, 2009 7:55 pm

19 weeks this week for yogi weighed in at 25lbs


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