Growth Stats

This page will be updated as Indie and Tulsi continue to grow, so continue to check back! Indie is now 2.5 years old and is full grown.  Right now we have a large Toy Aussie, Tulsi, and are tracking her weight.

{For a little statistics fun, see my post on here on how to Estimate your puppies Adult Weight!}

Last Update: Apr 26, 2015
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20 comments:

  1. So I tracked Tesla's weight gain and you know how they say quadruple their 8 week weight or double their 16 week weight? Well at 8 weeks she was 3.8 lbs putting her at 15.2 lbs and at 16 weeks she was 9.2 lbs putting her at ~18lbs which is exactly how much she is! It's just funny that she was almost half Indie's weight at 8 weeks and now they are almost the same size! Anyways thought it was interesting that Indie didn't get bigger, and based on the numbers you gave I was sure he'd be at least 25 lbs! :)

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    1. Wow, interesting! You'll have to send me an update photo of Tesla! :) I bet they probably have similar body types. It's funny, isn't it? It's so hard to predict their adult weight. Indie is about 21 lbs now and would up bigger than both his parents (they were small mini's too). At one point I was worried he wasn't growing enough, but he's always been so healthy and energetic and has perfect structure, so I guess it all worked out, lol!

      Originally we wanted a dog between 30-35 lbs or so. Now, we are SO glad he turned out smaller. Holy smokes. He's the perfect size in our opinion! For example, this weekend I completed a mini adventure race at the college we work at with running, mountain biking, and kayaking in the lake. I was able to take Indie with me in the tiny river kayak! He was the perfect size. I'll post a photo here when they get the race photos up. Too awesome. Mini-mini's are the best, ha ha!

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  2. FYI, I have found your site engaging and bookmarked it a while back. Darwin at 35 weeks is 30 pounds, but he shot up super fast, and we took him off puppy food at about 5 months as it's supposed to hlp slow growth spurts (which can harm legs). He's gained maybe 1-1/2 pounds the last 7 weeks. He think he's clise to tapering off. At 16 weeks he was 15 pounds as well.

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  3. Hi Jaina, any updates on Tulsi's weight? I have a mini, but so far her weight seems to match up with your toy's. Thanks!

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    1. Hi! Tulsi is about 16 or 16.5 lbs now at 6 months old. It's interesting...they are sort of close in weight now, but totally different in movement and size. I'm learning that weight is not much of an indicator of what an aussie will look like or do. Tulsi is very much a toy dog in how she runs and acts. She is dense for her size. Indie is much longer, taller, and sleeker than her and moves like a normal dog. He just happens to be skin and bones. He would rather play than eat! lol! So even though they are closer in weight than I ever would have imagined, they are night and day in terms of speed, agility, movement, and overall body shape and size.

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    2. Thanks for the response! My mini (Tule (pronounced too-lee)---there seems to be a trend here of minis with "T" names) is 15 weeks now and weighs 10.2 lbs. She had sort of plateaued between 8 and 12 weeks, but seems to be growing again. She might even be more than 20 lbs, if the "double weight at 16" thing happens to her. Thanks for your site, it's really helpful. Any updates welcome!

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  4. I am so happy I found your site!! We just picked up our mini aussie on Saturday. She is really, really tiny. I am thinking she may be a toy. Her father was a larger toy (16 lbs) and mom was mini (25 lbs.). We were really hoping for one on the larger side, like her mom. Our Coco is 9 weeks today and three days ago, weighed in at 3 lbs. 10 oz. My 12 year old is reading your site and picking up advice on potty training, etc. Thanks so much for all your information!!

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  5. Hi, I like the web page and all the info. Question though if anybody can help. I have a mini Aussie puppy that's just over 16 weeks and is about 17 1/2 lbs.. At 11 weeks when I got her she was only 10 lbs.. Looking at your growth stats for indie, mine was just slightly over indie at 11 weeks but has gained much more weight compared to indie. I am worried she is growing to fast. Currently per vets orders, I am feeding her 1/2 cup 3x per day of holistic health extension dry food and 2 tablespoons 3x per day of holistic health extension wet food. Is this too much? When this runs out I plan on switching her to Orijen food but still need to find a wet food. Also, I have read from many people to.not give puppy food to mini Aussies because they will grow too fast. The food I currently feed is for puppies and adults but when I switch to orijen, they have a separate puppy food. Any thoughts on all this? Thanks

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    1. Hi sorry this is so late and probably doesn't matter anymore, but don't worry. Puppies are so different. Indie is a small mini and his parents were almost toys. So long as your dog is healthy and happy, it's totally fine. Tulsi was half Indie's weight as a puppy and now she weighs more than him! She has a totally different body type, she is more stalky and Indie is thin and athletic. :)

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  6. Hi! We have a mini Aussie and he is only 5.5lbs at 16 weeks! Is this abnormal??

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  7. Thank you for sharing all of the info! We just got our first mini Aussie this past Saturday. We are learning as we go!! I have a question about his weight tho after looking over some other mini aussies at his age. He is 8 wks and weighs 7.8 lbs...is this large for a mini??

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    1. I just love your site!! Thank you for taking the time to educate myself and other newbie mini aussie parents πŸ˜†...update on my mini boy, he's 11 weeks now and weighs 13 lbs!! I think he going to be a large mini???

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  8. I have 3 Mini Aussie's now 7, 6 and 5......my 7 yrs old neutered male, measures 20inches at withers and weighs 36 pds...over standard for Mini in height. My 6 year old neutered male, weights, 33 pds and measures 17.25 inches at whithers, our younger non-altered male measures 17.5 inches at whithers and weights 36 pds but is the leanest of them all. We just added a puppy late last year, a full brother to my youngest two and he currently weighs 25 pds at 26 weeks and looks still short to me...withers measurement not quite accurate, but certainly not taller than 14 inches at this time. I'm hoping he grows a bit more in leg.

    I compete in Agility pretty actively with my two younger adults, my 6yrs old was 2016 AKC Top Agility Mini American at the AKC Invitationals. Also dabble in herding and dock diving, aside being the bestest buds ever!! We love them

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  9. Hi there! We just got Lucca, our first mini (at least that's what the breeder claims he is...) and we love him. BUT, he is six months old, and weighs just over 6 lbs!! he is absolutely tiny. So tiny, in fact, that not only do I feel that he's NOT a mini but a toy, and a very small toy at that... This is very disappointing, as we definitely wanted an on-the-larger-side mini, or even a small regular size Aussie. I spoke to the breeder and told her that she seriously misled us about this puppy (we've been communicating with her about Lucca for months) and what's more our vet told us he tested positive for giardia (yikes!). Her response "Oh, he'll grow. He's just a picky eater, and that's not giardia, it's something else and it's very common..."

    I don't want to give up on this puppy, but I'm so upset! Any thoughts from anyone out there? As for the 'picky eater' part, that is an understatement. He eats NOTHING. No treats we can tempt him with, and we tried everything. If he's ever going to grow, he needs to eat! Would love some advice, and any thoughts about what we can realistically expect on the growth side (provided we can find some food to tempt him with). Thank you so much!

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  10. Hi there! We just got Lucca, our first mini (at least that's what the breeder claims he is...) and we love him. BUT, he is six months old, and weighs just over 6 lbs!! he is absolutely tiny. So tiny, in fact, that not only do I feel that he's NOT a mini but a toy, and a very small toy at that... This is very disappointing, as we definitely wanted an on-the-larger-side mini, or even a small regular size Aussie. I spoke to the breeder and told her that she seriously misled us about this puppy (we've been communicating with her about Lucca for months) and what's more our vet told us he tested positive for giardia (yikes!). Her response "Oh, he'll grow. He's just a picky eater, and that's not giardia, it's something else and it's very common..."

    I don't want to give up on this puppy, but I'm so upset! Any thoughts from anyone out there? As for the 'picky eater' part, that is an understatement. He eats NOTHING. No treats we can tempt him with, and we tried everything. If he's ever going to grow, he needs to eat! Would love some advice, and any thoughts about what we can realistically expect on the growth side (provided we can find some food to tempt him with). Thank you so much!

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    1. Hi, you have been seriously misled about this puppy and the quality of the breeder. I'm so sorry! How much did Lucca weigh when you go him? Did you see his parents or ask about what size the parents are? If you haven't already, ask you breeder what height and weight the parents are and ask for pictures. If the parents are normal, then that is a good indication that something might be actually wrong with Lucca (such as an autoimmune disorder, or perhaps he's just genetically small). It's also possible that if he was having diarrhea and was sick with giardia as a tiny puppy, that can stunt their growth. Typically by 16 weeks (4 months) dogs are approximately half the weight they will be as adults. By 6 months, they should be getting close to their full grown height. Not only do you not have a mini, you don't even have a toy. It sounds like you have a teacup size! This breeder sounds VERY suspicious to me. You should absolutely pursue calling her out somehow. You should report her to one of the mini aussie organizations (where all breeders should be registered anyways). The fact that he doesn't eat is very worrisome. My dog, Indie, is not wild about kibble, but he eats when he's hungry. And of course he LOVES cheese, chicken, toast with butter, and other kinds of dog treats. Have you tried cheese or other human foods with Lucca? Try getting some ground hamburger or turkey and cook him some and see if he likes that. Then you can mix some cooked meat into his kibble to get him into eating. It sounds to me that Lucca will not be bigger than 8-9lbs as an adult. So it's up to you if want to keep him or try to find him a new home with someone who wants that size dog.

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    2. Thanks so much for your response. He's finally started to eat (most expensive frozen raw chicken dog food ever...) - though I'm sure you're right on most counts. I imagine he will grow some, but not much. To answer your question - when we got him (one week short of 6 months) he literally weighed 6lbs - tiny and terrified! - and his parents were (if the breeder is to be believed?!) both in low-mid 20's. He's calmed down some and has a pretty feisty personality, but would honestly fit into a tea-cup. Or cereal bowl!! The breeder is Keisha, from Color Country Aussies in Utah. I talked to her once more, and told her I thought her behavior/way of dealing with us had been incredibly misleading, dishonest and unprofessional. Her response (I do hate it when people are condescending!): "Oh, he'll grow. Trust me, I've been breeding Aussies for 20 years." Just infuriating. I will definitely be reporting her, and give her an 'honest' review on the internet! Thank you for caring. J.

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