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« on: June 22, 2012, 03:24:07 AM »

How big do Bichons get?   We were told he would only get up to a max of 12 lbs as an adult.  I have seen some Bichons that look like they're over 12 lbs and bigger in height.  Over 12 lbs and they were not chunky. 
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« Reply #1 on: June 22, 2012, 09:55:10 AM »

The truth is they come in all sizes. My present girl is big and weighs 17 pounds. She is perfectly in proportion. I have had a very small bichon frise also. I like the bigger bichon frise.

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« Reply #2 on: June 22, 2012, 10:50:20 AM »

I agree,all sizes.Abby is about 13lbs.

I found she doubled from 6-12 months.She filled out afterwards,but never gained weight.She was full size by 3.I don't mean her height grew,but her chest and neck thickened.Alison
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« Reply #3 on: June 22, 2012, 12:57:08 PM »

There are many bichons in our Meetup group.  They are all different sizes from some big enough to be called a "medium" sized dog to my girls who are just 10 pounds.  Brady, one of the larger bichons, is over 20 pounds.  He is a gorgeous bichon, just bigger than the standard.  What you were told is the size limit for the standard.  But there are "breeders" who are breeding them larger.  I had a hard time finding a breeder who had smaller sized puppies here in New England. 
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« Reply #4 on: June 22, 2012, 01:25:03 PM »

As you've read, they come all sizes.  The standard for conformation is a small dog, 12 to14 pounds.  But if the dog is not bred for conformation, well, you just wait and see!

Ozzy Dozzy was my smallest, 10 pounds soaking wet.  Sugar was bred for conformation, she was 12 pounds.  Marlin was 19 and Willy is 22!  The largest I know of is PD who is 37 pounds and not an ounce of fat on that boy!!!  There is an online group for the big ones, they are called Marshmallow Fluffs, ha haa.
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« Reply #5 on: June 22, 2012, 04:33:57 PM »

They come in all sizes  Laughing Lucy is 7kgs, dont know what that is in pounds,  :thinking:My groomer says Lucy is just slightly taller than the bread standard  nodding but ive seen them a lot smaller and a lot biger  nodding
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« Reply #6 on: June 22, 2012, 05:52:20 PM »

"BREAD standard?"  Tina, you buying bichons by the loaf?  LOL sometimes typos are so funny!!
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« Reply #7 on: June 22, 2012, 06:36:13 PM »

The pup is 8 lbs now and going to be 16 weeks this Sunday.  Made me wonder how tall and big he is going to be when he reaches adulthood.  When we got him he was 2 lbs at 9 weeks.
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« Reply #8 on: June 22, 2012, 06:40:43 PM »

Abby was 3.6kgs at 6 months when she was spayed,and 6.3kgs at a year old,so I'd think he has a lot of growing to do yet.Alison
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« Reply #9 on: June 22, 2012, 08:03:03 PM »

My breeder told me that you can take a pup's weight at 20 weeks and double it to get a good estimate of his/her adult weight.  It was correct for both of my girls.  Mattie was 5.5 pounds when I got her at 22 weeks.  She is 10.5 pounds now.  Sassy was 5 pounds at 20 weeks and is 10 pounds now.  I would say you likely have a 16 to 20 pound boy growing there!
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« Reply #10 on: June 22, 2012, 10:42:55 PM »

"BREAD standard?"  Tina, you buying bichons by the loaf?  LOL sometimes typos are so funny!!


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« Reply #11 on: June 23, 2012, 12:30:12 AM »

I have had 3 bichons so far.  My first was Scruffy, he was 18 lbs, Charlie was a bichon mix and was about 20 lbs, and Pepper is 15 lbs.  All were good weights for these bichons.
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« Reply #12 on: June 23, 2012, 01:14:29 AM »

That is really interesting about doubling their weight at 20 weeks to estimate their adult weight!  I think it would have been pretty accurate for Sumo.  Seems like around then he was about 6 pounds or so.  He's just under 13 pounds and will be two in August. 

Their sizes can be anywhere like you see from responses.  Sumo's "cousin" a rescue my sister got when he was three is almost 20 pounds.  I think his ideal weight is about 18 ... but that's another story.  original
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« Reply #13 on: June 23, 2012, 10:43:15 PM »

Chance was just weighed this week....11.5 lbs. and will be one year old on June 28th.
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« Reply #14 on: June 24, 2012, 02:15:15 AM »

My boy is 15 pounds @ 3 and half years of age and my little girl is 11 pounds @ just 3 years of age.
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