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    Default Dog size question...

    I am looking at Chessies....

    Is there any correlation between the size of a puppy and how large it will grow?

    If a puppy is very small compared to his litter mates will he generally be a smaller adult compared to his littermates?

    I realize that sometimes the runt of a litter could end up being the largest adult but is that generally not the case?

    I am asking the question because I am getting a new dog and it looks like my only choice is going to be the smallest dog in the litter. He is also the mellowest. I want a dog on the larger size of his breed. I do not want a passive dog either. I do want a dog that will be good with the family however.

    I appreciate any input....thanks
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    Bigger is not better IMO. That's after having had very large, large, medium, and compact Chessies over the years. Have you thought about getting one of the females instead? I look more for a bold, outgoing pup that makes good eye contact, doesn't get scared when separated from the litter, wants to chase a ball or wing, is curious, etc. -- rather than male vs. female. If you get a female, just get her spayed & you won't have to worry about oops breedings & such.

    Best of luck to you, tjm, and hope you get the right puppy for you & your family!!

    Karen

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    thanks for the input......

    I have heard that bigger is not better several times and do believe that is the case....we just prefer a larger dog, not sure why, but we do...lol...maybe we just want a little more dog to wrap our arms around......

    I hope to see you around soon, I'm going to need all the help I can get to do a good job training the new pup...
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