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12 pound 12 week old Pomeranian

Discussion in 'Dogs - small breeds (toy) specific' started by redlady1226, Jan 13, 2011.

  1. redlady1226

    redlady1226 New Member

    My Pom puppy is 12 pounds at 12 weeks. Some people posted on another forums about big poms and that they must be mixes. Does anyone have any info? I saw the mom and the dad and neither looks like a mix. He is one of four pups. He was twice as big as two of his litter mates and three times bigger than the runt. Thanks for any input, it is greatly appreciated.
  2. Aqueous

    Aqueous New Member

    12 lbs at 12 weeks is awfully big for a Pom considering they usually only weigh 3-7 lbs on average fully grown (they can of course come larger or smaller). At 12 weeks they should only weight a fraction of their adult weight. Were his parents of average Pom size?

    Is the breeder sure that no other male got to your dog's mother? It is possible for pups in the same litter to have different fathers if different males got the mother while she was in heat.

    Of course in any breed it is possible to have oversized pups. My Yorkie is 18 lbs (he's older now, 12, but when he was younger was always 11-12 lbs on average) and both of his parents were in the standard range, but a lot of his ancestors were larger (the Yorkie has been bred down a lot in size, originally weighing 12-14 lbs, moreso in the US/Canada than in other countries like Europe where you can still find larger Yorkies).

    Since your puppy is nearly double its adult weight and still has a lot of growing to do, I would say that there is a good possibility that your dog could be a mix. Were the parents registered? There could also be the possiblity the one or both of the parents may be a mix but look mostly "Pom-like".

    On average at your pups age he should only weigh in at 3 lbs. 12 lbs at 12 weeks is closer the the growth cycle of a Golden Retriever (they usually average 15 lbs by 12 weeks).
  3. redlady1226

    redlady1226 New Member

    The person I got him from is my friend. She told me that both of his grandparents from the grandmothers side had papers and his father also had papers. She told me that the grandmother wasn't supposed to be bred. I wonder if maybe she got pregnant by one of her litter mates. I don't know the whole story. I love him just the same, what ever he is. I just wondered if it would be a problem if I try to stud him. Thanks for your help. It is greatly appreciated.
  4. oohlalaPOM!

    oohlalaPOM! New Member

    OH this might help

    ok first off not all big poms are "mixed", big poms can result from many reasons. in some cases the genes in the Pomeranian might mess up in some way and it will result in a "Victorian Pomeranian". that means that the new puppy might of contracted genes from its ancestor(the hefty giant Pomeranian) and thus resulting in a big pom. if you can post any pics or show links to a sight where pictures are available that would be great. or in the worse case it could just be a German Spitz Hope it helped a little

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