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Josie
Small Shelties
Wed Oct 8, 2008 18:02
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I have a Sheltie pup from a great breeder, but she's definately not going to make the standard. She's 17 weeks, 7 lbs, 11 inches at the shoulder. The whole litter was small (Chloe was the runt) but the dam's last litter the pups were all large.

Should I expect health problems with my little girl since she's so petite? She doesn't look like she's going to get much bigger as her growth has slown down tremendously.

Also, in reply to OP, I feed her Canidae dog food from the local pet store (usually not sold at name-brand pet stores). It's what the breeder and her vet reccomend, and she seems to be doing great on it!

    • Re: Small SheltiesTamara, Wed Oct 8 18:48
      At about 16 weeks, all dogs slow way down growing. She'll probably grow another 2 or 3 inches in height in the next 8 or so months. Based on my size charts, she'll be within the standard by the time... more
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