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Old 11-08-2012, 05:08 PM   #1 (permalink)
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Hey everyone! Kelly at 10 months old is so tiny and I really hope she doesn't grow any bigger. So I was just wondering at what age did your Maltese stop growing?
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Old 11-08-2012, 05:37 PM   #2 (permalink)
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Marisol, Charlie was REALLY tiny up until 16 months. I just looked into his vet record and he was 3.6lbs at almost 10 months.
I heard that dogs grow till 12 - 16 months, but Charlie and my other friend's Malteses grew up until 2 years. His weight settled in approx. 22 months and that was the time he stopped growing in his spine (I'm not sure, if I'm making a sense here)
Charlie's now 5 lbs at 3 years.

The final adult weight and size can be told by his parents. Charlie's dad is only 3.5 lbs - teeny tiny fluff. His mom is 5.8 lbs. So he's in that range. I wanted him to be a bit smaller at the beginning, but honestly I couldn't care less now, lol.
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Old 11-08-2012, 05:47 PM   #3 (permalink)
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Rocky stopped getting taller, longer, I guess that would be skeletal growth? at about 12 months of age, however he kept filling out, becoming more stocky (not fat) filling and and firming up until about 14-15 months. I'd say he's about 6.5 lb or so now.

I keep asking Tucker not to get any bigger than he is now (he's about 4 lb at 7 months) but I'm pretty sure he'll catch up to Rocky
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Old 11-08-2012, 05:48 PM   #4 (permalink)
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My Luna stop growing at 2 years old dhe is 5 .4 pounds a bit chubby and Becky is almost 11 months last time she was weighed 4.8 pounds , she is long though and seems quite skinny to me , my vet tell me she is fine and good weight i feel her ribs and her spine it freaks me out especially when we bathe her , wish she fills in like Luna did
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My Luna stop growing at 2 years old dhe is 5 .4 pounds a bit chubby and Becky is almost 11 months last time she was weighed 4.8 pounds , she is long though and seems quite skinny to me , my vet tell me she is fine and good weight i feel her ribs and her spine it freaks me out especially when we bathe her , wish she fills in like Luna did
Ana I would love to see pictures of your girls. I think that Laurel stopped at 1 year. 6 pounds.
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At Bella's last check up she was 8.5lbs at almost a year old she probably won't be much more than this, which is ok with me I love my little baby
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Old 11-08-2012, 05:57 PM   #7 (permalink)
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Milo grew some more after he turned 1. He gained half a lb and grew taller.
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Old 11-08-2012, 07:11 PM   #8 (permalink)
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Leila has been rapidly gaining since I got her. She's 4 mos and 5 1/2 lbs. Both of her parents are 4 lbs. I was hoping she would be about as big as she's going to get by now. I've read on here that some didn't get much bigger after they were her age. Oh well, I still love her no matter how big she gets. But I was just hoping for a small baby.
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Old 11-08-2012, 07:48 PM   #9 (permalink)
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Little dogs tend to stop growing around 18 months.

They have longer lags between growth spurts than larger breeds, and their "spurts" are usually ounces instead of pounds so it seems like they stop growing....

Grace is 11 months and between high 5 and low 6 pounds (we still struggle keeping weight on her...).
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Old 11-08-2012, 08:14 PM   #10 (permalink)
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Mimi and Milo haven't grown much since about 10 months. They are currently a little shy of 16 months. Mimi has been ranging from 3.8-4.0lbs since 10 months-16months. Milo has been ranging from 3.2-3.4lbs since 10 months-16 months.
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