View Full Version : Mia's size

16th January 2008, 04:06 PM
Was stopped outside shop by woman who asked me how old Mia was and what did I feed her as her 10 month old cav was much bigger. I feed Mia Royal Canin and she weighs 8kg and is 13 inches tall at 14 months. My friends cav was very large and developed lots of health problems and eventually died at 4. I know cavs can have heart problems and am carefull not to over feed her or give her junk. She feels ok to me and is not skinny, does her weight sound ok to more experienced cav owners?:confused:

16th January 2008, 04:19 PM
8 kg at 14 months id not tiny at all, but common.She is just fine and I wouldn´t worry for a minute!
My ruby-bitch Elja is also 8 kg and she is 8 months and have had that weight for ca 2 months now.She is a very "massive" and strong looking girl with good muscletone and strong bones.

16th January 2008, 04:38 PM
I forgot to post a pic....of my rather big girl :)


16th January 2008, 05:18 PM
Molly weighs 8 kg, too, and she is 15 months old. The vet saw her just after Christmas, and he praised her weight and stature - she looks very much like Elja. I think other people some times are surprised that cavaliers are so tiny!

16th January 2008, 09:08 PM
The 'correct' weight for any dog is whatever is a fit weight for that dog's size -- there should be a distinct waist and you should be able to easily feel the ribs without them sticking out.

You can see images of what a fit waist looks like by scrolling down this page:


Breed standard is 12-18 lbs (UK) or 13-18 lbs (US) but obviously a larger framed dog would be unhealthily skinny at breed standard. Oversized dogs are not uncommon. :) You sound like you will have a larger girl, whatever the size of the other cavalier!

This is the UK standard: