What A Yorkie Growth Chart Does
A Yorkie puppy weight chart, a puppy growth chart and many dog weight charts are simply a guesstimate of what a full grown, adult Yorkie may weigh. There are just too many factors that can skew what an actual Yorkie, full grown will be, such as genetics, quality of food, environment, etc.
- Convert your Yorkie puppy weight to ounces 16 oz equals 1 pound
- 10 week old puppy currently weighs 2.2 lbs – conversion 16 x 2 + 2 = 34 ounces.
- Now find puppy\’s current age to the left, and follow along until you find 34;
- next follow to the bottom of that column estimated adult weight is 5 lbs.
Realize this is just a guide – it is not to be taken literally
Q Is buying a Yorkie who was 2 ounces at birth safe? I have stayed in contact with a breeder now for several months, and I called her Sunday to see if she had any puppies available yet, and she said that she had a little male Yorkie born Saturday, who was 2 ounces, and he’d be ready between 8-12 weeks (so Christmas time). I looked on the Weight Chart, and 2 ounces at birth isn’t even on there.
The least was 2 1/2 ounces and at full growth it will be 2 pounds.The breeder told me that I do NOT want a 2-3 pound dog because they generate SO many problems, so maybe I misunderstood how much she said he weighed. The parents she has are between 5-7 pounds, so I know she doesn’t breed for smaller sizes. Could he possibly grow bigger than 2 pounds?
Is it a DEFINITE thing that he WILL have health problems being so small? This breeder has been recommended by A LOT of other breeders, that I have contacted personally, so I know she is reputable and very well thought of and respected for her care of her animals. She ISN’T a puppy mill, and she also has a rescue program of other types of dogs…
She is a professional groomer, and a boarding facility.
Knowing she is a good breeder, and speaks against “teacups” (no such thing), would this be ok, for me to get him, being so small?
She decided to breed dogs for the betterment of the breed and for her love of them also, and on the side, she has a small rescue group that she works with.
A That’s like saying: you can either
1. Breed dogs
2. Own a grooming service/business for dogs
3. Have a rescue group, but you can only do ONE, and you can’t do anything else.
That doesn’t seem fair to limit what a person can do.
I personally think more of her for not only breeding, but providing a rescue for those unwanted dogs out there.
Matter of fact, I’m buying a Yorkie from her, and my sister is rescuing a dog from her rescue, so that works out pretty well, don’t you think?
As long as you know what you’re doing, it should be fine to be versatile in what services you provide.
As far as your opinion of Veterinary employers NOT giving advice on Yahoo…
I think that’s also wrong.
On one side, I do not believe that Veterinary Licensed Doctors have the time to spend on yahoo, answering questions, and that it is either Technicians or just employers, like Kennel Assistants or Receptionists, who give the advice.
I myself have worked at 2 Veterinary Clinics in the past…
So are you saying that because I have had previous expert experience, I’m NOT qualified to give such advice?
And that I SHOULDN’T be allowed to answer questions, just because I was an employee of such practice?
A I think it is well within ANYONE’S right, to give an educative answer, based on facts and experience, rather then to get answers based on opinion or nothing at all
Posted by PAINTED PONY :::
A I love your answer. It’s very supportive and very informative…
Posted by Tanya
Q I had one last question though, if you could answer please…
** How would I know if he will get as big as a full-size adult, and not as small as 2 pounds, like the chart estimates? **
I know the chart is more like a guideline and isn’t accurate.
** and if he were to stay that small, is it guaranteed that he WILL have problems? **
Posted by Brittany
A I can tell you from personal experience that the weight chart is rarely accurate. It is used by breeders to “predict” the approximate adult weight of small and toy breed puppies but there are so many variables, it’s just not that reliable. Could be that your very tiny at birth puppy just isn’t eating as well as the other litter mates, that this is his mom’s first litter (first litters sometimes produce smaller that average puppies that grow to be normal size adults), could be the mom’s milk is just not that rich, etc.I have raised many, many tiny at birth puppies that have grown to be normal full size adults with the occasional “runt” also exceeding all predictions to be a small full grown dog.
ADD: Most reliable and reputable breeders are not in the business simply to sell puppies but to better the breed and do all they can to support and promote the breed. Rescue is a big part of that breed support and promotion. I personally know many reputable breeders and most participate in some type of rescue work and still have time for breeding and selling. But, that being said, your puppy could develop into a smaller than normal adult. From what you describe of this breeder, she “sounds” as though she is reputable and knowledgeable about her breed, but if possible you should visit her facility.