Chihuahua Weight Charts

Written by Sierra Rein
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Chihuahua weight charts are good methods by which a breeder or owner can monitor the proper growth of a Chihuahua. For example, if a Chihuahua puppy is 4 1/2 ounces at birth, he is more likely to grow to be 50 ounces at 19 weeks. However, if a tiny 2 1/2 ounce girl is born, she may not get to be any more than two pounds at 18 months (full grown age).

Normal Chihuahua weight charts can only be applied to the growth of purebred puppies. A knowledgeable breeder should be able to pick out which puppies' weights can be estimated using Chihuahua weight charts. It is impossible to use these weight charts on mixed breed Chihuahuas, as they have too many genetic variables attached to them.

Variations on Chihuahua Weight Charts and Estimates

The weight of a Chihuahua can vary greatly depending on his or her genetics, diet, and bloodline. Knowing the weight history of a puppy's parents can aid a breeder in understanding how he or she may turn out as well. When a pup is eight weeks old or younger, he may be fatter than usual due to the fact that he is still consuming his mother's milk.

These weight charts can be used by breeders and pet store owners to guarantee a certain size of adult Chihuahua to potential customers. Thus, if someone is interested in a "teacup" Chihuahua, she should be given a 10-week-old puppy that is no bigger than 13 ounces. While the science is not exact all the time, it is a good estimating tool that is accepted by most breeders.


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