|09-01-2014 02:07 PM|
She looks and sounds 16 weeks to me, too. Why would a breeder lie about something that is easy to figure out? I would call the breeder's vet if I was still worried and ask them. They'll tell the breeder but you don't have a good relationship with her now so it won't matter.
My last puppy didn't loses the baby teeth by 5 months so a few had to be pulled.
|08-31-2014 02:33 PM|
Both Dena and Keefer were around 18/19 pounds when we got them at 9 weeks old. Halo was 11-1/2 pounds at the same age. Dena grew faster than Keefer did, even though she was a female - she weighed more than he did at 6 months old, but his adult weight is about 8 pounds more than hers was.
Halo is a smaller girl, at 55 pounds she's a couple pounds under the mid point of the standard for an adult female, but still well over the bottom of 48-1/2 pounds. Due to her smaller size at every stage of development, you could say she didn't look her age as a puppy, and even now people sometimes assume she's not full grown, even though she'll be 6 years old in November.
Obviously, a puppy whose healthy adult weight will be closer to 50 pounds will be smaller and weigh less than a puppy who will mature to 70 pounds as an adult. If she's truly underweight, as in overly skinny, feed her more. If she's just on the small side, so what? What motivation do you think the breeder would have to lie about her age and forge papers?
|08-31-2014 01:24 PM|
|my boy diesel||
i would say the ages are accurate
where did she come from?i mean where did you find the ad for her or how did you find her?
|08-31-2014 01:20 PM|
|08-22-2014 02:36 AM|
|Pax8||I wouldn't worry too much about her not being as big as you think she should be for her age. Kaiju was five pounds at eight weeks, 23 pounds at four months, 60 pounds now at a little over a year, and we're thinking he'll probably top out at maybe 70-75. A little on the small side, but it is the size that is healthy for him and that's all that matters.|
|08-22-2014 01:37 AM|
She looks 16 weeks old in that second picture. Starting to get lanky. Is she ACTUALLY underweight for her personal body condition or is she simply "small" compared to some stupid breed weight chart that some idiot thought was a good idea?
Zeke was 8lbs at 8 weeks old. Berlin was 16 lbs at 8 weeks old. Today they both weigh exactly 83 lbs (Berlin is a bit taller and lankier). Maybe she's a small female?
You didn't pay nearly enough or go to a good enough breeder if you're going by word and don't even have registration papers.
|08-21-2014 07:03 AM|
|08-20-2014 11:54 PM|
|08-20-2014 11:52 PM|
|hazards280||I just have to ask. Did she cause the destruction in the 2nd photo? :P|
|08-20-2014 11:49 PM|
Yes, we did. We do have papers for her.. but those kinds of things can be forged. We got her from what is supposed to be a good breeder, but he hasn't been very helpful about this all so we want to get a DNA test to make sure the parents are who we were told they are to quell any doubts.
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