[/QUOTE]Originally posted by angel@Jun 17 2005, 10:01 PM
ok, that was my topicand thats just my preference for my maltese, but all dogs of different sizes are amazing no matter what. Yes, I have seen the parents and they are quite small, the dads pic is on my avatar and in my photo album, hes 4 pounds.
Your breeder is the one who can tell you. She knows, not just the parent's size but the lines (relatives) behind the parents.....and what their weight was at various stages of development. However, there is never a guarantee. Seven pounds is within the breed standard. Some people say to take the weight at 12 weeks and double it and add a pound. But that doesn't always work.Originally posted by Kallie/Catcher's Mom+Jun 17 2005, 05:28 PM--><!--QuoteBegin-angel
[/QUOTE]Originally posted by puppymom@Aug 12 2005, 06:29 PM
I hope that for anyone adding any type of pup to their family health and personality are way ahead "how much is my puppy going to weigh" on the list of concerns. There has been lots of education for us out there about the bill of goods we are sold when breeders tell us they have "tea cup maltese". A 7 lb maltese is within the breed standard. At almost 6 months Ty is 4.5 lbs, what ever weight he is I just want him to be healthy and have a good personality.