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    Is my Frenchie too small?

    I have a 19 week old Frenchie who is only 6lbs. I feel like he is underweight and something is wrong, but the vet says he is just fine. Are there frenchies that are just on the small side? It seems at this rate he won't go past 15lbs.

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    Re: Is my Frenchie too small?

    Was he the runt of the litter by chance? How big are the parents? Can you share some pictures?

    @davidh might be able to answer better than I can.

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    Re: Is my Frenchie too small?

    to you and your pup. That sounds small to me but as long as he is healthy and you don't plan to breed or show him it doesn't matter. Puppies, like people, grow at different rates. He could be a late bloomer. If he stays under 20 lbs. he can fly with you in a plane!

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    Re: Is my Frenchie too small?

    Quote Originally Posted by Cbrugs View Post
    Was he the runt of the litter by chance? How big are the parents? Can you share some pictures?

    @davidh might be able to answer better than I can.
    He was the runt of the litter from what I'm told, although I don't really know what that even means! I was given him as a graduation gift so I don't know much about his parents or where he came from, I just know he was born in January. He's gone to the vet multiple times now for exam and shots and is perfectly healthy. Here is a picture:
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    Re: Is my Frenchie too small?

    He looks perfect
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    Re: Is my Frenchie too small?

    There's a thread on here somewhere where we tracked the size of our Frenchies. It's worth having a search for as it shows the variety of weights well. Your baby looks great and is just going to be petite! Dexter is also small. He's around 22lbs at 2 years old.
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    Re: Is my Frenchie too small?

    Runts are usually the smallest in the litter. So he might stay on the smaller size but some Frenchies are just smaller than others.


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    Re: Is my Frenchie too small?

    Adorable!!!!!!

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    Re: Is my Frenchie too small?

    He looks adorable!!! Actually they are trying to breed for smaller micro frenchies so you are so lucky you got one!

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    Re: Is my Frenchie too small?

    They are all different and since he was the smallest baby, he could just end up on the smaller side.

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    Re: Is my Frenchie too small?

    Looks great and vet says he's fine; no need to worry.

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    Re: Is my Frenchie too small?

    Your dog is adorable !! I think smaller Frenchies is a North American thing. My Frenchie is a rescue, and originally from Russia. I think they are trying to breed them there really big, because she's really long and about 35 pounds-img-20170324-wa0002-jpg.

    Quote Originally Posted by Balfyre View Post
    He looks adorable!!! Actually they are trying to breed for smaller micro frenchies so you are so lucky you got one!

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