20th November 2013, 07:29 PM
Newbie: Puppy to Adult Weight ?
Hello everyone! I lost a 14 1/2 year old Blenheim CKCS, Chloe, on August 5. I thought it would take me at least a year to get another one but because of the encouragement of others, and the fact that my husband needed one, I got another one. Instead, he is a boy and a tricolor. He immediately stole my heart yet I still have sad times about Chloe, as she was like an extension of my own body. Thatís the only way I could describe it to those who donít have a CKCS - like an extension of me. I stay at home, so she was always by my side for all those years unless I ran an errand. She traveled with me, too.
Teddy is now 5 1/2 months old and heís what every breeder should strive for in breeding! I cannot say one negative thing about him but with CKCSís that is almost impossible, anyway - isnít it! I have a question, which I may post separately since some may not see it in this posting. Teddy is already 15.5 pounds. His breeder estimates that his adult weight will be 18 to 20 pounds. She says that it is typical that the smaller Cavaliers continue to grow for about a year but the larger ones stop at around 6 or 7 months. What has your experience been? For whatever reason, Iím just curious to know what he might grow to be. He has had a big growth spurt over the past two weeks. The two weeks prior to that, he hardly grew at all. I just bought a scale because my breeder said that it is good to keep their weight monitored. Iím not concerned if heís a bit chubby (heís barely so) since chubby puppies, from what I understand, typically grow out of it. Thank you to all who give me a bit of insight! - Emily