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Thread: Purebred Staffy Puppy 9 weeks old and tiny

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    Default Purebred Staffy Puppy 9 weeks old and tiny

    Hi,

    I am new to the DogForum and in need of some advice.
    Does anyone know how much a purebred staffordshire bull terrier should weigh at 9 weeks old? Our new puppy arrived last week from a breeder over east and he only weighs 1.7kgs and I cant seem to find any averages on what a staffy should be weighing in at 9 weeks.
    He has been vet checked and cleared by the breeder and by our vet. His ribs show and his back bone but he eats reasonably well.
    He also was found to have worms so we wormed him and he is due for his next worming tablet in a weeks time.
    We have come to the realisation that he was the runt of the litter.


    Any help would be appreciated.

    Thanks
    Rockina

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    Hi Rockina,

    It is hard to say what they should weigh as there can be such a variation in the breed. It is better to go off of the condition of the pup and if the vet thinks that puppy is fine I would be happy with that. Have you asked your breeder for advice? They should have a fairly good idea from previous litters.

    My Bella was the runt of the litter and we never had any issues with her being smaller.

    There is no psychiatrist in the world like a puppy licking your face.

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    1.7kg's???? are you sure???

    Brock was 7kg's at approx 12 weeks of age. 1.7kg's sounds like pretty close to newborn weight to me. Can you post a picture to show us what he/she looks like?

    Did you get your pup from a registered breeder? The fact that he arrived with worms is a worry

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    My pups an american staffy, hes just turned 8 weeks today. he weighs in at 5.2 kg's already, so i'd probs say 5-6 kilos for a healthy one.

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    The fact that the pup had worms is a worry. That should have been done at around 6 weeks with his first shots. What are you feeding him?

    There is no psychiatrist in the world like a puppy licking your face.

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    I'm not sure about the weight thing.......just wanted to say my guy was the runt and he turned out to be excellent.
    Hope all goes well with the new pup. Good luck


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