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How much should a Shih Tzu weigh at 4 months?

8 week old puppy Estimated adult weight in pounds Estimated adult weight in kg 1.75 lbs – 0.8 kg7.0 lbs – 8.0 lbs3.0 kg – 3.7 kg 2.0 lbs – 0.9 kg8.0 lbs – 9.5 lbs3.7 kg – 4.5 kg 2.25 lbs – 1.0 kg9.0 lbs – 10.5 lbs4.0 kg – 4.8 kg 2.5 lbs – 1.2 kg9.0 lbs – 11.0 lbs4.0 kg – 5.0 kg 2.75 lbs – 1.3 kg11.0 lbs – 14.0 lbs5.0 kg – 6.5 kg 3.0 lbs – 1.4 kg 12.0 lbs – 15.0 lbs 5.5 kg – 7.0 kg 3.25 lbs – 1.5 kg 13.0 lbs – 16.0 lbs 6.0 kg – 7.5 kg 3.5 lbs – 1.5 kg 14.0 lbs – 16.0 lbs 6.5 kg – 7.5 kg 3.75 lbs – 1.7 kg 15.0 lbs – 17.0 lbs 7.0 kg – 8.0 kg 4.0 lbs – 1.8 kg16.0 lbs – 18.0 lbs7.5 kg – 8.5 kg

As you can see, a puppy can weigh between 1.25 pounds (extremely small) and 4 pounds (in the large size for a Shih Tzu) by the time the puppy is 8 weeks old.

What is the standard size Shih Tzu

from 9 to 16 pounds (4kg to 7.25kg)

Any fully grown shih tzu found outside of these ranges do so due to intentional or unintentional reproductive abnormalities or underlying health problems. Terms Like «Teacup Shih Tzu» The terms «toy shih tzu» and «imperial shih tzu» refer to small dogs, not a separate breed.

When do Shih Tzu puppies reach adult size?

Shih Tzu puppies stop growing around ten months of age. Like other smaller breeds, this is much shorter than the large or giant breeds, which can continue to grow for up to eighteen months or longer. Of course, every pup is different, and you may find one that is a late developer! We have discussed when shih tzu puppies can eat solid food in our other article.

There are many methods to predict your puppy’s adult weight, and none are 100% reliable. One method is to multiply her weight (in pounds) at 8 weeks by 3 and add 2 pounds. Another suggests that at one month of age, your pup should be 10% of its adult weight, and by 4 months, it should be half its adult weight. In reality, a puppy’s growth is not linear, and each dog’s exact weight will be different. A sample growth chart for small, average, and large Shih Tzus can be found below:

How much should a Shih Tzu puppy earn per month?

For small breeds like Shih Tzus, the simple rule of thumb is to expect the puppy to gain about 5 ounces per week.

However, the growth rate of dogs is not usually the same every month.

Newborn to 3 months

As I said, a lot of important things happen in this phase. This is the period when puppies get their first teeth, open their eyes, and begin to explore and interact with their environment.

First, they teethe when they are 4 weeks old. The growth of the teeth prepares the pups for weaning, which will occur in the next period.