Yorkie Puppy Weight Growth Chart
Almost everyone that adopts a Yorkshire terrier puppy, or is looking to buy a yorkie puppy, asks one question...what size will my yorkie be full grown? Unfortunately, there is no proven scientific method for predicting the exact full grown size of a yorkie puppy, but there are a few methods that will give you a good estimate of adult weight. These yorkie puppy growth chart below is a good tool to determine adult size. In addition always calculate the size of the puppies parents, size of litter mates, how many were in the litter and paw size. Using all these methods combined together and you can be fairly confident in predicting future adult size.
Size Really Does Matter...
While it is impossible to predict a puppy's exact adult weight, a general guideline is to triple a puppy's weight at 8 weeks, double its weight at 12 weeks of age or use the growth chart below.The growth chart is a good tool, but again your puppy’s actual size can and probably will vary.
Please remember this chart provides an estimate of the adult weight of a Yorkie puppy.
There are many factors such as nutrition and genetics that contribute to a dog's weight.
How to use this Yorkie Weight / Growth Chart:
1. Find your puppy's age in the far left column.
Weigh your Yorkie puppy and then convert that weight ounces. Remember, 1 lb = 16 oz
Example: 2 lbs 4 oz. = (2 x 16) +4 oz = 36 oz.2. Go across that row to find the weight that your puppy currently is. All numbers are ounces (except for the Final Adult Weight)
3. Follow the column down to the final adult weight.
Yorkie Yorkshire Terrier Puppy Weight Growth Chart
"When size really does matter"
*If you are unsure of the dog's weight, ask the seller to weigh the dog in front of you. Any breeder who refuses to do so may be unscrupulous.
Are you wondering how much your Yorkie puppy will weigh once your dog has reached their adult weight? The size of a Yorkshire Terrier depends mostly on the size of the parents. While it is not possible to know exactly how much a puppy will weigh as an adult, there is a method of calculating an estimate of the Yorkie puppy's final adult size. In general if you take the weight at 8 weeks and multiple this by a factor of 3, it will come close to the dog's full grown potential. For example:
1 lb. (.45 kg) at 8 weeks x 3 would give you a full grown adult Yorkie of 3 lbs. (1.36 kg).
1.31 lbs. (.59 kg) at 8 weeks x 3 would give you a full grown adult Yorkie of 3.93 lbs. (1.78 kg)
2.12 lbs (.96 kg) at 8 weeks x 3 would give you a full grown adult Yorkie of 6.36 lbs. (2.88 kg)
Your veterinarian will be able to tell you your puppy's exact weight. You may also use a kitchen scale at home. A human adult scale will rarely show you the tiny differences in ounces, and this is needed to calculate the dog's adult size.
A Yorkie is done growing by the 1 year mark. Most Yorkshire Terriers slow down in growth by 9 to 10 months and usually finish growing completely by 12 months.
Birth to 7 weeks: Newborn. There is rapid growth during this time. A newborn can double in size in just a few days. Born with eyes close and hearing not functioning, by the age of 3 weeks, the newborn pup has eyes open, can hear well and is learning to walk.
8 weeks to 1 year: Puppy. The first half of this year, the Yorkie will be a 'young puppy' and the second half of the year from 6 months to 1 year, he will be an 'adolescent'. During this time, a Yorkie is full with energy (sometimes too much), is super curious and habits are being formed. This is the perfect age to train, both for housebreaking and all needed commands.
1 year: Adult. While a Yorkshire Terrier is officially an adult at the 1 year mark, years 1 to 4, he will be a 'young adult'. From years 4 to 8, he will be simply an 'adult'.
8 years old: Most toy breed dogs are declared to be seniors by the age of 8; however there is no official age and a veterinarian may make the 'call' any time from 8 to 10 years old. Most 8 year old Yorkies are still full of spunk and show no signs of old age. However, by the 10-year-old mark, the Yorkshire Terrier is slowing down a bit. He will tire out a bit more, take a new more naps and be much more mellow.
A Quick Guide to Expected Growth
Birth: 2.5 to 5 ounces (.07 to .14 kg)
8 weeks old: 12 to 34 ounces (.34 to .96 kg)
12 weeks old: 1 to 2.5 lbs. (.45 to 1.13 kg)
20 weeks old: 1.5 to 4. lbs (.68 to 2.04 kg)
Final adult weight: 3 to 7 lbs. (1.36 to 3.17 kg)