Pomeranians are small “toy-sized” dogs but, they can vary greatly in size.
In this article, I provide a weight and growth chart to help you figure out how much your puppy should weigh at a specific point in time as well as a tracking guide to guestimate how big your Pomeranian puppy will get.
- How Do You Determine The Weight Of A Pomeranian
- How Much Should A Fully Grown Pomeranian Weigh
- Pomeranian Growth Chart
- How Much Should My Pomeranian Puppy Weight
- How Big Will My Pomeranian Get
- Are Puppy Growth Charts Reliable
- How Much Does A Pomeranian Puppy Gain Each Day
- Pomeranian Growth Rate Within The First Year
- Can A Pomeranian Weight 15 Pounds
- Is 10 Pounds Heavy For A Pomeranian
- Can A Pomeranians Growth Be Stunted
- How Do I Know If My Pomeranian Is Overweight
- Are Some Pomeranians More Prone To Weight Gain
- How Do I Know If My Pomeranian Is Underweight
- Final Thoughts
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How Do You Determine The Weight Of A Pomeranian
When you take home your little fluffy Pomeranian puppy it can sometimes be hard to know how big your dog will get.
Your Pomeranian’s full-grown size and weight will depend on a variety of things including your dog’s genetics, gender, and lifestyle.
You should get a good idea of how big your Pomeranian will end up if you look at your dog’s parents and compare their adult sizes.
How Much Should A Fully Grown Pomeranian Weigh
According to the standard, a full-grown Pomeranian should weigh between three and seven pounds.
There are many exceptions to this rule.
The standard is designed specifically for breeding with the intent to enter the dog into a dog show.
Show dogs are “more desirable” when they are within three to seven pounds.
Many Pomeranians that are bred as pets may be bigger due to different genetics.
I currently have three Pomeranians that weigh between five pounds and eleven pounds.
The smallest is actually the only one that could be considered a bit overweight.
Pomeranian Growth Chart
|BIRTH WEIGHT||2.5 oz||3 oz||3.5 oz||4 oz||4.5 oz||5 oz||5.5 oz||6 oz||6.5 oz|
|1 week||3.75 oz||5 oz||5.5 oz||6.5 oz||8 oz||9 oz||9.5 oz||10.25 oz||11 oz|
|2 weeks||5 oz||6.5 oz||9 oz||11 oz||12 oz||12.5 oz||13.5 oz||14.5 oz||1 lb|
|3 weeks||6 oz||8 oz||9 oz||11 oz||14 oz||1 lb||1.09 lb||1.16 lb||1.25 lb|
|4 weeks||7 oz||9 oz||11 oz||13 oz||1.06 lb||1.19 lb||1.31 lb||1.44 lb||1.55 lb|
|5 weeks||8 oz||11 oz||13 oz||15 oz||1.22 lb||1.37 lb||1.5 lb||1.62 lb||1.81 lb|
|6 weeks||9 oz||12.5 oz||15 oz||1.09 lb||1.38 lb||1.5 lb||1.69 lb||1.88 lb||2 lb|
|7 weeks||10 oz||14. 5 oz||1.06 oz||1.38 oz||1.53 oz||1.69 oz||1.88 lb||2.06 lb||2.19 lb|
|8 weeks||11 oz||1 lb||1.19 lb||1.34 lb||1.69 lb||1.81 lb||2.06 lb||2.25 lb||2.44 lb|
|9 weeks||12 oz||1.09 lb||1.25 lb||1.44 lb||1.81 lb||2 lb||2.19 lb||2.44 lb||2.62 lb|
|10 weeks||13 oz||1.19 lb||1.38 lb||1.56 lb||1.94 lb||2.12 lb||2.38 lb||2.56 lb||2.81 lb|
|11 weeks||14 oz||1.31 lb||1.5 lb||1.69 lb||2.12 lb||2.31 lb||2.5 lb||2.81 lb||3.06 lb|
|12 weeks||15 oz||1.38 lb||1.62 lb||1.88 lb||2.31 lb||2.56 lb||2.81 lb||3.06 lb||3.31 lb|
|13 weeks||1 lb||1.50 lb||1.75 lb||2 lb||2.5 lb||2.75 lb||3.06 lb||3.31 lb||3.56 lb|
|14 weeks||1.06 lb||1.62 lb||1.88 lb||2.12 lb||2.69 lb||2.94 lb||3.06 lb||3.31 lb||3.37 lb|
|15 weeks||1.19 lb||1.75 lb||2 lb||2.31 lb||2.88 lb||3.19 lb||3.5 lb||3.81 lb||4.06 lb|
|16 weeks||1.25 lb||1.87 lb||2.12 lb||2.44 lb||3.06 lb||3.37 lb||3.69 lb||4.06 lb||4.38 lb|
|17 weeks||1.31 lb||1.94 lb||2.25 lb||2.56 lb||3.19 lb||3.56 lb||3.88 lb||4.19 lb||4.5 lb|
|18 weeks||1.38 lb||2.06 lb||2.31 lb||2.69 lb||3.38 lb||3.75 lb||4.06 lb||4.44 lb||4.75 lb|
|19 weeks||1.44 lb||2.13 lb||2.44 lb||2.75 lb||3.5 lb||3.8 lb||4.19 lb||4.5 lb||4.81 lb|
|20 weeks||1.5 lb||2.19 lb||2.56 lb||2.88 lb||3.63 lb||4 lb||4.38 lb||4.75 lb||5.06 lb|
|21 weeks||1.5 lb||2.25 lb||2.63 lb||3 lb||3.75 lb||4.13 lb||4.5 lb||4.88 lb||5.25 lb|
|22 weeks||1.56 lb||2.31 lb||2.69 lb||3.06 lb||3.87 lb||4.25 lb||4.63 lb||5 lb||5.38 lb|
|23 weeks||1.63 lb||2.38 lb||2.75 lb||3.13 lb||4 lb||4.38 lb||4.75 lb||5.13 lb||5.5 lb|
|24 weeks||1.63 lb||2.44 lb||2.81 lb||3.18 lb||4.06 lb||4.44 lb||4.88 lb||5.25 lb||5.63 lb|
|ADULT WEIGHT||2 lbs||3 lbs||3.5 lbs||4 lbs||5 lbs||5.5 lbs||6lbs||6.5 lbs||7 lbs|
How Much Should My Pomeranian Puppy Weight
It’s important that we do not overfeed or underfeed a Pomeranian puppy.
The growth stages are extremely important and your puppy needs the perfect amount of fuel and nutrients.
How Big Will My Pomeranian Get
There are many factors involved in a dog’s growth with each and every dog being unique.
This chart is a good idea of what you can expect but, many dogs may not fit within this guideline.
|WEIGHT AT 8 WEEKS||FULLY GROWN WEIGHT|
|11 oz||2 pounds|
|13 oz||2.5 pounds|
|1 pound||3 pounds|
|1.18 pounds||3.5 pounds|
|1.34 pounds||4 pounds|
|1.50 pounds||4.5 pounds|
|1.68 pounds||5 pounds|
|2.06 pounds||6 pounds|
|2.44 pounds||7 pounds|
Are Puppy Growth Charts Reliable
Puppy growth charts are just a tool based on statistics and averages it’s never 100% accurate.
If your dog isn’t following the information that you find in a growth chart it doesn’t mean that something is wrong with your dog or that its growth is not on track.
Take this information with a grain of salt and discuss growth concerns with your vet that care for your dog.
Your vet is always your best resource for customizable information for your dog.
How Much Does A Pomeranian Puppy Gain Each Day
Pomeranian puppies on average gain around five to ten percent of their body weight each day equalling one to five ounces a week.
Pomeranian Growth Rate Within The First Year
Pomeranian Puppies grow a an incredible rate within the first year of life going from a newborn that is unable to do anything on its own to a full-grown dog.
The first couple of months are filled with the most rapid growth of all followed by a year filled with an amazing transformation.
For exact details of each stage of growth during the first year of life read the article I wrote on Puppy Growth Stages.
Can A Pomeranian Weight 15 Pounds
It is possible for a Pomeranian to weigh 15 pounds or more if the dog has a large stature with throwback genetics.
Is 10 Pounds Heavy For A Pomeranian
Pomeranians can vary drastically in size and stature making one ten-pound Pomeranian overweight while another is ideal at ten pounds.
I have both, our little Willow is small and is overweight when she hits six pounds.
Our big guy Murphy feels skinny around nine pounds and is the healthiest when he is between ten and eleven pounds.
Can A Pomeranians Growth Be Stunted
Your Pomeranians’ growth can be stunted and affected by nutrition and health issue.
If you are not noticing your Pomeranian growing at a steady rate I would consult with your vet to make sure that your dog is healthy.
How Do I Know If My Pomeranian Is Overweight
Since Pomeranians are small toy dogs it’s very easy for them to become overweight.
You can tell by how round your dog feels in its chest and abdomen, that is the first place and most obvious place I will notice when my dogs start to put on a little weight.
Are Some Pomeranians More Prone To Weight Gain
Just like people some individual dogs are more prone to weight gain.
Our little female is always on the fence of being overweight, our large male, on the other hand, can easily become underweight.
Our female small stature and genetics play a role as well as being a female, her body instinctive wants to hold a little extra weight in case she were to become pregnant.
You will get to know your dog and its body and weight so you can adjust its food intake and exercise.
If you are concerned with your dogs weight it’s best to speak with your vet.
How Do I Know If My Pomeranian Is Underweight
Just like some dogs can become overweight it is possible for Pomeranains to be underweight.
Genentics, nutrition, health, and lifestyle are the biggest contributing factors to weight gain or loss.
I suggest you have your vet evaluate your dog’s weight and monitor the fluctuations in your dog’s weight.
The first year of life is a fast and steady one when it comes to a Pomeranian’s growth.
After that first year you dog will still grow with weight fluctuations and growth with maturity.
Growth charts are just meant to be a guideline of averages, don’t be alarmed if you dog doesn’t fall within a chart.
You should always seek the advice of your vet when you are concerned about your dog’s growth and health.