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Yorkie Size


My yorkie weighs about 14 lbs. Is this normal?


The average weight for a yorkie is 6-7 lbs. Some of my readers have told me that their yorkies weigh 9 or 10 lbs. 14 lbs does sound a bit too much for a yorkie. How old is he?

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Feb 05, 2010
Yorkie size
by: Anonymous

My friend Linda has 2 Yokeis Louie is 15 lbs and Oliver is 14 lbs. They are big boys.......... Honestly, I have never seen such large Yorkies. Very unusual to that particularly in that breed.

Jun 25, 2010
My big boy!
by: Anonymous

My Harley is a 14 pound Yorkie! I was told he would weigh between 5 and 7 pounds so not sure what the deal is???? I love him to death and wouldn't trade him for the world!!

Sep 27, 2010
by: Anonymous

My Molly weighs about 13 pounds. We never thought she would grow so much, but she's great, funny, active and very loving.

Sep 28, 2010
Yorkie size
by: Anonymous

I was told that originally, Yorkies were used as work dogs in England. Their job was to find rats or other rodents in farms. They were not as tiny as we know them today. Their original weight was about 10 or 12 pounds.
Breeders today have shrunken the race, which leads to a lot of genetic diseases.
Bigger yorkies are more resilient and healthy than tiny ones.

Dec 13, 2010
Yorkie size
by: Anonymous

I have a 3 months old yorkie named Halo, whom I love to death, she weighs about 7 lbs. and 17 inches long. Some people say she's probably mixed with something else. Is she normal? Can someone please let me know if she's going to be bigger once she gets old.

Sep 20, 2012
Yorkies weight
by: Anonymous

My female yorkie weighs 24lbs. She gained most of her weight after she was spade. She is 6yrs old.

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