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Is she likely to reach a standard size?

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Tripmomma
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Is she likely to reach a standard size?

Post by Tripmomma » Tue Jan 20, 2015 10:51 pm

I know you guys don't have a crystal ball, just looking to see if anyone has had a pup start out on the small side that still reached normal size?

Kitsune is 12 1/2 weeks and only 18 1/2 lbs, she was 14 lbs at 10 weeks. The whole litter is on the small side, seem to have shorter legs and compact bodies. Their mom is not a huge girl (58lbs and dad is around 70), and the litter did have to be hand raised from day 1 when she had a hormonal issue and lost her milk...they always looked a week younger than they were, but I would think they would be all caught up now by 12 weeks.

Anyone have a small pup that ended up normal size?

Just to kinda show what I mean, this is Kitsune with my friends DS pup Lycan. They are from the same breeder but different litters. Lycan is only 3 weeks and a couple days older. His parents are bigger than my pups parents to be fair.
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This is Kitsune's full litter brother...you can see he is pretty much her exact size so it is not just her being a female or being the runt thing...in fact Lycan's full litter sister was there too, and she was every bit as big as Lycan is.
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Re: Is she likely to reach a standard size?

Post by Mobil » Sun Feb 08, 2015 11:58 pm

18 pounds at 12 weeks is a normal size for a Dutch.
My male was around 19 pounds at that age and at 10 months now, he's 70 pounds. I don't remember how big my female was at that age, but she's always been a little bit smaller, and she's now 50 pounds at 10 months.
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Re: Is she likely to reach a standard size?

Post by NWDS » Mon Feb 09, 2015 12:59 am

Sounds like there are lots of dutchie in Oregon. I'm not sure on growth but both pups looks amazing. We may have to bring the dog the next we go to Joe's crab Shack
RB and Enzo

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Re: Is she likely to reach a standard size?

Post by Tripmomma » Tue Feb 10, 2015 6:34 pm

Thanks! She has hit a couple growth spurts. She will be 4 months on Friday and is now 26 1/2 lbs.
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Re: Is she likely to reach a standard size?

Post by stillfan45 » Tue Mar 03, 2015 5:05 am

She will probably go 55-60lbs based on her current weight and pictures. IMHO

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Tell us about yourself: My family welcomed our first DSD 12/14. I have shown GSD's and APBT's in conformation, my goal is to have more of a working interest with our Dutchie. My husband and I have 4 young children, Kitsune adores them. Kitsune has begun IPO training, we hope to get her BH in 2016. We are in love with this breed and have plans to import a male pup soon.
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Re: Is she likely to reach a standard size?

Post by Tripmomma » Wed Mar 04, 2015 1:30 am

That sounds pretty good to me. She is almost 19 weeks now, and 31 lbs...finally growing some leg.
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Re: Is she likely to reach a standard size?

Post by stillfan45 » Thu Mar 05, 2015 3:26 am

My male and female are 13 weeks and 27lbs. They will top out around 60-75ish. Mom is 55-57 and dad is 75lbs.

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Tell us about yourself: My family welcomed our first DSD 12/14. I have shown GSD's and APBT's in conformation, my goal is to have more of a working interest with our Dutchie. My husband and I have 4 young children, Kitsune adores them. Kitsune has begun IPO training, we hope to get her BH in 2016. We are in love with this breed and have plans to import a male pup soon.
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Re: Is she likely to reach a standard size?

Post by Tripmomma » Wed Mar 18, 2015 6:18 pm

My pocket Dutchie turned 5 months last week, she just weighed in two days ago at 36 lbs.
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Re: Is she likely to reach a standard size?

Post by TheBlacks » Fri May 29, 2015 4:20 am

Too cute! I have been calling Kratos de las Flores a pocket Dutchie as well! He seems to have grown a bit but it goes back and forth. Since we picked him up he has been on raw beef and puppy gold. I have been working on adjusting the amount he eats. But he is around 40-45 lbs now. His new love right now is finding big rocks that he thinks are chew toys and bringing them into the house! Working on stopping this behavior.

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Tell us about yourself: I have owned dogs all my life. My husband and I decided that after our 14 year old pit bull passed away we wanted to get a Dutch shepherd. We liked that their temperment was between a Malinois and a German shepherd. We also have a bug (Boston and pug mix) that finds white truffles.

Re: Is she likely to reach a standard size?

Post by TheBlacks » Fri May 29, 2015 4:35 am

Here are a couple updated pictures of Kratos.
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Re: Is she likely to reach a standard size?

Post by mastrom » Fri Jan 05, 2018 3:46 am

What is the smallest female than anyone has ever met?

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Re: Is she likely to reach a standard size?

Post by Tyler Durden » Sat Jan 06, 2018 1:00 am

I saw a documentary on military dogs and the soldier had a Malinois female that was the smallest in the base at 50 lbs. My trainer has some champion males at under 70 lbs but they hit like a freight train. My boy is huge, at 10 months he was 87 lbs. I feel like his size is getting in the way of his ability so I would actually prefer a more compact dog. I wouldn't worry about your dogs size.

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