Being so tiny, Yorkie puppies are always interesting as to their size and if you are an owner – as to how fast and much they are supposed to grow up through the first months after birth and through the years. Indeed, these little dogs are sweet and awesome for being so delicate and almost fragile. However, as an owner you need to be extremely careful, because if too small or too big as size, Yorkie immediately falls in a danger due to several healthy negative consequences like non-regular blood sugar level, possibility of getting hurt, eventually to receive disorders like any of the following serious disorders: luxating patella and hip dysplasia.
General sizes and measures to take under consideration for a Yorkie puppy.
As a small and tiny dog breed, Yorkies, though, cannot be universally measures and always with the same size. It depends on the sub-breed of the dog and mainly of the genetic predisposition. Usually, as small as the father is, as the next generation puppy also gets. However, about 50% of the cases show that it is possible for a generation to be skipped. This means that if a puppy is small, not its child, but its child’s child will be smaller than usual. In all cases, it is important for an owner to be preliminary informed about the average sizes a Yorkie should have.
Indeed, we are not used to see standard height for a dog breed in general. However, when it comes to a Yorkshire terrier, average height of a puppy is about 6 – 9 inches (15.24 – 22.86 cm). Attention, when measuring your dog and trying to see if it corresponds to this norm, know that you need to measure it from the floor to the wither or in other words, from the puppy’s standing on the floor to the top of its shoulders.
Yorkie Puppy Weight Chart
As to the weight, the important thing for an owner is not to be that maniac to follow some standards. However, overweight might be a very serious problem for a small puppy. Eventually, too many kilos will make it harsh for it to move. Right on the contrary – if your dog is too light, it becomes weaker. Normally, a grown up Yorkie reaches 3 to 7 pounds (1.36 to 3.17 kg). Still, do not worry if in your case you have a puppy that is a bit over this weight: 8 or even 9 pounds (3.62 or 4.08 kg). These are still measures that can be concerned as normal and healthy.
Yorkie puppy Growth Chart / Weight chart
In order to use this Yorkshire terrier puppy growth chart correctly you have to convert:
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- your dog’s weight from lbs to ounces
- your dog’s age from months to weeks
How to calculate how grown up is your Yorkshire terrier puppy already?
It is not a human being to put it on the scales, but it is totally OK for you to try to use kitchen scales to check out your Yorkie’s current weight. Of course, you need to be 100% confident that it is not unpleasant for the dog (you know how sensitive they can be quite well), as well to own kitchen scales that show measures in ounces.
In all cases, you can also turn to your vet to follow your puppy’s growth. Many Yorkie owners claim that following the age of the Yorkie by months in order to get informed what weight it is already, as well as what weight it should be, is similar to following woman’s pregnancy in gestational weeks. Even the duration is similar. Experts say that Yorkshire terriers grow up about up to 10 months. There are cases with growing up puppies up to a year, too, though. However, below you will be able to find out what weight your dog should and might be depending on its particular age (in months):
1 lb (.45 kg) at 8 weeks x 3 would give you a full grown adult Yorkie of 3 lbs. (1.36 kg).
1.31 lbs (.59 kg) at 8 weeks x 3 would give you a full grown adult Yorkie of 3.93 lbs. (1.78 kg)
2.12 lbs (.96 kg) at 8 weeks x 3 would give you a full grown adult Yorkie of 6.36 lbs. (2.88 kg)
What to expect for a Yorkie’s puppy growth depending on the month?
In addition to all of the things we have said above, you need to be prepared with realistic expectations about your dog. It will help you avoid overweight and you can be tranquil that your Yorkie is not too small, either, so it can get hurt easily. Here is what to expect for your Yorkshire terrier growth in months:
Birth: 2.5 to 5 ounces (.07 to .14 kg)
8 weeks old: 12 to 34 ounces (.34 to .96 kg)
12 weeks old: 1 to 2.5 lbs. (.45 to 1.13 kg)
20 weeks old: 1.5 to 4. lbs (.68 to 2.04 kg)
Final adult weight: 3 to 7 lbs. (1.36 to 3.17 kg)
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