My Runti

by Mike
(Brooklyn)

I bought my puppy few months ago.

She was born on February 1st so she's 7 months now.
Is it normal that she's only 10LB? She's very small & she was the runt in the litter.

Thanks :)

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Dec 30, 2013
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Small Jack Russell
by: William

General rule of thumb, for every inch the JRT is tall the weight should be 1 lb - l 1/2 lbs. Of course that also can vary on body style. Of course that is a dog that isn't over weight and is fit. Another rule of thumb regardless of body style is you should be able to easily feel the ribs but not see them, when look down upon your dog they should have a waist behind the ribs and they should have a bit of a tuck up behind the ribs when looking at them from the side. Usually adult Jacks are between 15-18 pounds but some of the longer legged ones weight more. It could be that yours is the runt and still growing. There is something called a Puddin Jack Russell and they are smaller with smaller legs and weigh less - like 10-11 pounds as adults.

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