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Old 10-25-2012, 10:38 PM   #1 (permalink)
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So, Gucci is home. I love her to pieces, as expected. When I picked her up, the breeder said she expected her to be small. She made a joke and said "Watch you call me and tell me how much she weighs and I'll be in shock"..meaning she would be bigger than expected. When I asked her what she estimated her weight to be, she said that she was the smallest in the litter and that she assumed she'd be smaller than her mother (who, I believe is about 6lbs). Her father is 5.5.
Well, I weighed her and she is 3.4 lbs. Does anyone think that is really big for being a couple of days shy of 12 weeks??
According to the charts, it says she will be 7lbs. What do you think???
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Old 10-25-2012, 10:49 PM   #2 (permalink)
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I think the chart is probably right. Tyler was only about 4.5 pounds when he was 8 months old and he's around 5 lbs now. Didn't the breeder have a scale??
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Old 10-25-2012, 10:52 PM   #3 (permalink)
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It really is so hard to judge what the weight will be. She can grow up until she it 2. My Zoe was 3.8 lbs. at 6/7 months old and now at 2 years is 5.2 lbs.
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We weren't at her house. She actually came to meet me, so I don't know. I used our scale, so that's where the 3.4 came from.
I'll love her regardless, but that stinks if she gets to 7lbs or more. ALL the stuff I bought would basically be too small and most of it is not able to be returned now
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[QUOTE=italianna82;2075165]We weren't at her house. She actually came to meet me, so I don't know. I used our scale, so that's where the 3.4 came from.
I'll love her regardless, but that stinks if she gets to 7lbs or more. ALL the stuff I bought would basically be too small and most of it is not able to be returned now [/QUOTE

Puppies grow quite a bit...so clothes you bought for her now will not fit when she is grown. But 7 lbs seems right if she is over 3 lbs. now.
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Bella was 3lbs 4oz at 12 weeks and is around 8lbs now (10 months). But you know what... no matter what size Gucci turns out to be you'll love her just the same. Can't wait to see pictures of her now that she is home.
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Old 10-25-2012, 11:01 PM   #7 (permalink)
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It is difficult to estimate because different breeding lines grow at different paces. Both of mine are right around 7lbs but grew at different rates. London slowly grew over 1 1/2 to 2 years. Preston matured at a younger age (just as his breeder said he would).

Just keep in mind that Maltese come in all different shapes! You may see a 5lb Maltese that looks the same size as a 7lb Maltese. Some are longer, some are shorter in length, some are taller, etc. Show breeders strive for consistency in their lines so it is easier to gauge their adult size usually.

She seems a little heavy to me for her age, but that doesn't necessarily mean she is going to get 10lbs or anything. Just enjoy her.
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It's true I agree with Karen, not matter what weight she is....your going to love her to pieces.
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I bought things for her when she's full grown, estimating she would be between 5 and 6 lbs. I know, it's a silly complaint, but it's sad because I had an idea of her being 5 lbs and now I have to worry that she's going to be a lot bigger.
But, you're right....I will love her the same.
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Old 10-25-2012, 11:02 PM   #10 (permalink)
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Well, now how big will sophie get? Gucci and her are the same age and she's only about a pound and a half max.
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