|Barked: Sun Oct 12, '08 4:48pm PST |
|My pup Bingley is just 4 months old now, and I was wondering if he is typical sized, or a large-ish Shih Tzu?
He is probably around 8 pounds (was 6 pounds a month ago at his last vet visit) has a 14" chest girth, a 9" neck girth, and a big fat puppy head, so none of those nice puppia type harnesses fit him (i got him a vest instead since his head is too big).
Yesterday after his puppy class, there were 3 other shih tzu shopping with their families, one was his age, and he looked huge next to it, and then two were full grown, at about 10 years old, and he was almost the same size as them. Of course these three were girls, so that could make the difference, but up until then I thought he was a normal little Shih Tzu, now he just seems big for his age.
Am I making sense? He's not fat, he's a healthy weight, I was just wondering if he is normal sized for his age, and the others were just small Shih Tzu, or if he, being a male, will end up being big compared to those other Shih Tzu? Does anyone know?
Edited by author Sun Oct 12, '08 4:50pm PST