Michele asked in PetsDogs · 1 month ago

How much should my 9 week old mini doxie weigh?

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  • 1 month ago

    If this is a mix-breed, and a miniaturised one at that, as there is no Standard, UNKNOWN.

    If this is a Dachshund, then talk to whoever you bought the puppy from - hopefully an experienced and reputable breeder.

  • 1 month ago

    Its weight should be proportionate to its height and body structure.

    If your pup is purebred and you acquired it from a reputable breeder, he or she is your best resource for any questions you may have about your dog's growth and development.  If you acquired the pup from an online source or an ad you saw on a grocery store bulletin board, you really need to rely on your vet's advice about proper care and nutrition (and everything else).

    A Miniature Dachshund is a Dachshund that is 11 pounds or less at 12 months of age.  So that's a really small dog (although substantial), even at maturity.  Correct weight at 9 WEEKS is a variation of ounces, not pounds, so it's really up to your vet to determine whether your pup is at healthy weight.

  • *****
    Lv 7
    1 month ago

    E.H., nowhere does it say the dog is a mixed breed! "Doxie" is a common nickname for Dachshund.

    Miniature Dachshunds do have a range of weights as adults, so can be a range of weights at that age. What's important is that the dog is an appropriate weight for its current size, and continues to grow at a healthy rate. Your vet can advise you at your post-purchase exam, which should occur within 2-3 days of purchase. 

  • Anonymous
    1 month ago

    Whatever the VET tells you it should weigh.  I can't believe anyone buys this breed which is so fraught with physical problems and, therefore, breeders continue to breed.

    Whatever were you thinking?

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  • 1 month ago

    1) Google the puppy growth charts for your breed and 

    2) Consult your VET if you did not BUY from a reputable breeder who could be COUNTED on for answers!

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