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    phil_uk is offline Junior Member
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    DefaultIs my dog a dwarf!

    Hi all

    my boy Osti is 13 weeks now, and has had his full vaccines and chip, so we've begun acclimatization to our outdoor surroundings. we were walking along today, and a woman stopped me to tell me "your dog is far to young to be outside!" I pointed out he was 13 weeks, but she said he looked about 3! he has always been small, the vet said he'd never be a big dog. so, he's 3.3kg now (8lbs ish). I googled it (i know, mistake!) and it seems he is way way below typical size? anyone have any thoughts?

    Will upload pics asap, apparently my attachments are too big, which is a bit ironic

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    Did you believe him to be a purebred Lab? Did you see a parent? That is quite small for a Lab, but there is quite a bit of variation in Labs that are not bred according to the standard.
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    Quote Originally Posted by BigBrownDog View Post
    Did you believe him to be a purebred Lab? Did you see a parent? That is quite small for a Lab, but there is quite a bit of variation in Labs that are not bred according to the standard.
    yes, sorry, forgot to add, saw both parents (average size and build) and have pedigree certificates for them both
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    and here he is

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    Well, he's a cute little guy! Were all the puppies that small?
    Sharon, Blaise and Diesel.

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    yes, they all looked identical! the litter was 8 I think. At the end of the day, he's a happy little chap, plays alot, eats like a lab(!!!) and has that daft look in his eyes he's brought alot of love to our house, and we wouldnt change him for anything!

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    Quote Originally Posted by phil_uk View Post
    yes, they all looked identical! the litter was 8 I think. At the end of the day, he's a happy little chap, plays alot, eats like a lab(!!!) and has that daft look in his eyes he's brought alot of love to our house, and we wouldnt change him for anything!
    Love this!! And think he must be just perfect then <3
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    He is adorable!
    I have no idea what average is. When I picked my guy up at 10 weeks old we was 22lbs/10kg and he's 85-90 lbs now.



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    He is so cute. A little fluff ball. If you love him and sure you do, and he is healthy then that is all that matters.
    Kassa was little at that age, but had a growth spurt at about 6-8 months. She was at the lower end of the standard.

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    Labrador Retriever | Dwarfism

    Dwarfism is a serious health issue. Besides the short legs (topped by relatively normal looking everything else) it has repercussions you need to be prepared for if he is truly a dwarf. Check the link, ask your breeder if sire and dam carry the gene.

    He could be a runt which also makes him prone to health issues. Heart defects are not uncommon in runts. But, you say all the litter were small? Are you sure these are purebred Labs?

    Either way, if your puppy is that small I suggest you be working closely with your Vet and checking out your health guarantee.

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