Ideal Weights of Different Breeds
Pure Bred Dogs Height Weight
We obtained this information from several different sources. We truly hope this will help you to
determine what you want in a puppy. In most cases, this is how breeders will determine how to
class a puppy.
T-Cup- 3lbs or less
The weight of the parents DOES NOT always determine the size of the pup. When we breed the
smaller of these breeds,we always breed dams and sires who come from a long line of t-cup or
toy pedigrees. This will always give us a better chance of staying within the size range of the
parents (and that can vary easily by 1-3lbs).
With the breeds which are not classed as from above, we always breed dams and sires that
come from a long line of pedigree that conform to the AKC and CKC standards.
Bichon Frise 9-12 in. 7-18lbs
Boston Terrier 13-17 in. 15-25lbs
Dachshund (miniature) 5-8 in. 6-12 lbs
Havenese 8-11in. 7-13lbs
Jack Russell Terrier 9-15 in. 9-18lbs
Maltese 8-11 in. 4-10 lbs
Miniature Pinscher 10-13 in. 10 lbs
Pomeranian Under 11 in. 3-11 lbs
Poodle (toy) Under 10 in. 7-14 lbs
Pug 10-14in. 13-20lbs
Shetland Sheepdog (sheltie) 13-16 in. 14-24 lbs
Shih-Tzu 8-11 in. 9-16 lbs
West Highland Terrier 9-12in. 13-22 lbs
Yorkshire Terrier 7-9 in. 4-7 lbs
If you are considering one of our designer breeds, there are no standards set for them to
date. The best way to figure them is to look at the two breeds above which have been
crossed, and that should give you a good idea of what your pups weight and height will be.
When breeding designer pups, we always use dams and sires who are AKC registered. Our
pups are ALL first generation crosses. This means we start with a full blood breed, and
cross to another full blood breed. We do not breed a dog that is already a designer