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    Dotties mum -they all grow at different rates - Merlin was a slow grower whilst Oakley seems to have matured really fast - he is 16 pounds at 6 months - sounds a lot but I think he is big boned - he is not fat ut he has feathers and slippers already whereas the same age Merlin had nowwhere near the same. - and they come from the same mum and more or less the same dad give or take a few generations
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    My Arthur is only 10.5lbs at 8 months....I think he is just going to be a little on the small side. As long as he is healthy this is fine by me...Duncan is 18 lbs (should be 16-17) so I imagine I will have one on each end of the scale.
    Ashley - Mom to Duncan (4 years/blenheim) and Arthur (3 years/ruby)

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    Oh my gosh you have such small little babies!!! Ellie just had her third round of vaccs, 13 weeks today, and is 8 pounds! The vet said their rule of thumb is to triple what the puppy's weight is at 12 weeks, but I'm sure every breed/puppy grows a little differently. Ellie has gained about two pounds in four weeks.
    *Kim, Teddy (10 month old Ruby boy), and Ellie (4 month old blenheim girl)*

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    I have a small one too. She weighed 5.5 lbs at 18 weeks. My other puppy weighed 7 lbs at 17 weeks. The vet said they were both very healthy, just that Carley was going to be on the small end of the breed standard - which is the same thing the breeder told us - around 12 -13 lbs when full grown.
    I can vouch for the 15 minute rule - it really worked for us and meal time is SOOOO much easier - not that it was a problem for the girls - it was just a constant worry for me!
    Mom to Harley & Carley (7months)

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    I was just out walking Ellie in downtown Chicago, and a lady ran up and was so excited because she has a Cavalier and she scooped Ellie up in her arms. I am not really that overprotective, but I thought that was a little forward, and Ellie was so excited that she was all over the place and accidentally scratched the lady on the face. So then of course the lady put Ellie down and kept touching her eye. I felt badly... anyway point being she mentioned that her puppy was 3 pounds when she got her at 11 weeks!!!! Holy COW that is smalL!
    *Kim, Teddy (10 month old Ruby boy), and Ellie (4 month old blenheim girl)*

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    Beware-- some stranger scooped up my 5 month old pup-- I said hey!! he will jump (he looked freaked out that a stranger scooped him) and she dropped him on his head on concrete. I was furious!

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    Kosmo also got dropped on his head on the concrete by one of my friends. Another dog was walking by and of course Kosmo though the dog was coming to see him.. Good thing he was OK..

    Scary isnt it Sandy?!
    Sara, mommy to Kosmo ~ 4 year blenheim boy and Faith 3 year b/t girl *rescue*

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    I don't know if it would be better or worse if I knew the person who did the dropping. I would never just pick up a strangers pup. And when I am encouraged to pick up a friends pup-- I am VERY careful. Accidents happen so easily.
    The rest of the day I held the pup trying to make sure he was fine.. I don't think I breathed a sigh of relief for days.

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    Wow!!! Isn't it funny how some people just have no sense of personal space? Would they do that to a child? A simple "Would you mind if I pet your dog?" does wonders... If she would have dropped Ellie I would have been SO mad! Was the puppy okay, Sandy?
    *Kim, Teddy (10 month old Ruby boy), and Ellie (4 month old blenheim girl)*

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    Quote Originally Posted by kimberlya
    Wow!!! Isn't it funny how some people just have no sense of personal space? Would they do that to a child? A simple "Would you mind if I pet your dog?" does wonders... If she would have dropped Ellie I would have been SO mad! Was the puppy okay, Sandy?
    The only reason I didn't tear her a new one was that she did try to slow his desent onto the floor. She also apologized profusely. This is the lil guy 6 months later. Yes, he was fine-- it could have been bad

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