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Sunday
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posted 03-16-2004 03:36 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for Sunday     Edit/Delete Message
OK, I know that this question has been asked before. But, I did not find the topic so I'm asking it again. Please bare with me

Is there any way I can get a close estimate on how much bigger my Precious is going to get? My Vet tells me that she should get to 8 pounds. I think he might be underestimating. She's almost that now. At what age is a toy breed full grown? How much more can I expect her to grow?

I have no experience with toy breeds. My Cocker was full grown when I got her. I've heard that it is different with most breeds and comparing Cockers to ShihTzu/Pekapoos is like comparing apples to oranges.

Any experience, advise, web sites and armature guesses are appreciated!

Here are Precious Stats:
5 months old.
6 1/2 to 7 pounds, depending on the scale
Her Mother: 8 pound Pekapoo
Her Father: 12 pound ShihTzu
She was the smallest of her litter.
She was spayed last week, never went into heat. (I don't know if that makes a difference)
If you have anymore question just let me know.

Precious's Mommy,
Sunday


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karma
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posted 03-16-2004 03:45 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for karma     Edit/Delete Message
Sunday,

We could have a contest. My guess? 13 lbs.

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nern

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posted 03-16-2004 05:45 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for nern     Edit/Delete Message
I've heard that you can guestimate by doubling their weight at 4 months of age for small dogs and 5 months of age for larger dogs.
Do you know how much she weighed at 4 months? If so, I'd be curious to see if it worked out to be double that when she is full grown. Natalie weighed about 20 lbs. at 5 months old and now weighs about 42....so this estimate was very close for her adult weight.

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puttin510
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posted 03-16-2004 06:46 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for puttin510     Edit/Delete Message
Nern: I've heard the same too. If she takes on the peke genes she may be on the bigger side. Thats my guess.

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MonsterBailey
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posted 03-16-2004 06:54 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for MonsterBailey     Edit/Delete Message
Hiya Sunday!
I just bumped up an earlier subject that I started a couple of months ago on the same subject and ILOVEMALTIPOOS gave an interesting answer.... complete with algorithms, calculus and trig calculations (hehe.... j/k ilovemaltipoos! *kiss*). Anyhow, thought you'd find the thread interesting!

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dbuzzw
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posted 03-17-2004 06:44 AM     Click Here to See the Profile for dbuzzw     Edit/Delete Message
I'm up for the contest! My guess is 11 pounds.

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bellasmommy
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posted 03-17-2004 07:11 AM     Click Here to See the Profile for bellasmommy     Edit/Delete Message
well looking back on bella's records she was 6 pounds at 4 1/2 months.. when she reached 7 pounds they had were pretty sure at that point that she was done growing..

she's 2 now and weighs 11-12 pounds..

so based on bella i'm going to guess about 12 pounds.. maybe 13..

just a side note..
her mother was a 10 pound shih tzu and her father was a 5 pound toy poodle

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Sunday
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posted 03-17-2004 11:04 AM     Click Here to See the Profile for Sunday     Edit/Delete Message
Yeah, a Contest!

So far the contestants are:
~Karma, with a guess of 13 pounds
~Dbuzzw, at 11 pounds
~bellasmommy, with a guess of 12 maybe 13 pounds, so we'll call that 12 and a half pounds.

Any more? This is fun! I'll give a prize to the winner!

Thanks for playing!

Precious's Mommy,
Sunday

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nern

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posted 03-17-2004 05:55 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for nern     Edit/Delete Message
My guess is 10 lbs.

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PooGirl13
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posted 03-17-2004 06:29 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for PooGirl13     Edit/Delete Message
My guess would be about 9 1/2 - 10 pounds

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MonsterBailey
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posted 03-17-2004 07:30 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for MonsterBailey     Edit/Delete Message
what the heck, I'm going with 12.2 lbs

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goofie_newfie686
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posted 03-17-2004 08:00 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for goofie_newfie686     Edit/Delete Message
i would say that she'll only grow for mabye 4 more months at the most, this time is critical for gorwing though, so make sure she's got a good diet.
usually by 9 or 10 months they stop growing and then start to 'fill out' i would think mabye somewhere around 9-11 pounds at a healthy weight
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Sunday
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posted 03-18-2004 11:16 AM     Click Here to See the Profile for Sunday     Edit/Delete Message
Yahoo! We've got ourselves a real competition going here! OK, here's how things stand:

Our contestants are:
~ PooGirl13, with a guess of 9.5 pounds (right?)
~ Nern, with a simply stated 10 pounds
~ Dbuzzw, excited to be playing and coming in at 11 pounds
~ MonsterBailey, staking her claim on a firm and precise 12.2
~ Bellasmommy, with a guess of 12.5 pounds. (?) I don't want to put words in anybodies mouth or post, as the case may be.
~ Karma, coming in with the very first guess of the game of 13 pounds

Puttin510, would you like to make a guess as to if Precious will take on the Peke gene and come in above 13 pounds?

Claire,
Thanks so much for the growth information. You really addressed my curiosity about when she might stop growing. I've spent a lot of money on stuff she's grown out of. So Goofie_newfie, do we have a firm # from you for our little game? (9-11 want to go with an uncliamed 10.5?

I'll keep you ya'all posted as the game developed.

Precious's Mommy,
Sunday

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Sunday
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posted 03-18-2004 11:20 AM     Click Here to See the Profile for Sunday     Edit/Delete Message
OK, I must have clicked the wrong dot in the message icon because the little emotion face on my last post it all wrong. LOL

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sandangel
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posted 03-18-2004 11:24 AM     Click Here to See the Profile for sandangel     Edit/Delete Message
Hi, I'm new here but had to answer because your doggie was just so darn cute!!!!!!I'm guessing....11 1/2 pounds !!!!

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MyBabyShihPoo
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posted 03-18-2004 08:49 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for MyBabyShihPoo     Edit/Delete Message
Alright, just for the fun of it, I am going to throw in my guess...I say she'll be right around 11-12 lbs.!

That's my wild guess! I'm curious to know what she'll end up being...oh, the suspense! LOL

[This message has been edited by MyBabyShihPoo (edited 03-19-2004).]

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3Dogsihave
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posted 03-19-2004 06:01 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for 3Dogsihave     Edit/Delete Message
Ok now i want in on the fun, I am going to go with 9 1/2 lbs. She is so darn cute. Just have to add that cause I love her!

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goofie_newfie686
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posted 03-19-2004 08:43 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for goofie_newfie686     Edit/Delete Message
Sunday,
Lock me in at 10.5pounds for little furkid.
KEEP US POSTED
CLAIRE

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MonsterBailey
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posted 03-20-2004 08:47 AM     Click Here to See the Profile for MonsterBailey     Edit/Delete Message
I just thought of something... if she's only 5 months now, we won't get to know the big "WINNER" for 7 months! LOL... this is almost as bad as waiting for a baby to be born and guessing sex/weight, etc.!

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Sunday
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posted 03-23-2004 05:44 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for Sunday     Edit/Delete Message
The contest is on! Here are our contestants and their guesses:

~ PooGirl13, 9.5 pounds (right?)
~ Nern, 10 pounds
~ Goofie_newfie686, 10.5
~ Dbuzzw, 11 pounds
~ MyBabyShihPoo, 11.5
~ Sandangel, 11.5
~ MonsterBailey, 12.2
~ Bellasmommy, 12.5 pounds.
~ Karma, 13 pounds
~ Puttin510, 13.5 pounds?

Results will be posted on Preciou's Birthday, October 16. The person, or persons coming closest to Precious's weight without going over will receive a prize from me. (Most likely a gift certificate from PetCo or PetSmart, etc...) Please let me know if I got your guess wrong or if you have any other questions.

Precious's Mommy,
Sunday

I'll be posting our contest in the new forum under "Guess Precious's Weight"

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puttin510
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posted 03-24-2004 06:28 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for puttin510     Edit/Delete Message
Yeah count me in for the weight you said. That sounds about what I was thinking. Can't wait to see who the winner is. Its so hard to guess being she has more than two mixes in her bloodline.

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bellasmommy
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posted 03-24-2004 07:49 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for bellasmommy     Edit/Delete Message
thanks for cross posting this over on the new forum

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MonsterBailey
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posted 03-24-2004 08:34 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for MonsterBailey     Edit/Delete Message
yep.... thanks!!!

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PooGirl13
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posted 03-25-2004 04:06 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for PooGirl13     Edit/Delete Message
Can you put me at 10 I think she'll be closer to 10 ~ thank you!

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