Yorkies are wonderful dogs, but no one will ever accuse them of being big pups. These are tiny dogs, suitable for living in your lap or riding around in your purse.
Even so, many Yorkie owners inevitably find themselves wondering if their pup is normal in terms of size. It’s understandable, as an overgrown Yorkie can be prone to health problems, while an undersized one may be malnourished.
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With that in mind, we’ve prepared a guide that lets you know just how big do Yorkies get, along with how big Yorkies should be at various points of their development. There are always outliers, of course, so don’t use this in place of a vet’s advice, but it should be useful as a broad guideline.
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Facts About the Yorkie
Yorkies are one of the smallest dog breeds on the planet, only tipping the scales at 3-7 pounds when fully grown. As a result, you may not see much change in their size from week to week or even month to month.
If anything, these charts may be more useful as indicators of whether your Yorkie is getting too big. Many people spoil these dogs, and they can often become overweight as a result. This is terrible for their health, so use the data below to make sure you’re not overfeeding your pup.
Also, keep in mind that all this information is designed for purebred Yorkies. If you have a mix, that can skew the data significantly.
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Yorkie Puppy Growth and Weight Chart
All the information below is a general estimate of where the average Yorkie will be at different stages of their development. As with humans, some Yorkies develop at different rates, and yours may be bigger or smaller than average at various points.
Therefore, you shouldn’t panic if your dog’s size doesn’t correspond with the chart below in a single time window. Instead, track their growth over several weeks or months, and only start to become concerned if there’s a consistent pattern of being too big or small.
Another important thing to realize is that one of the biggest factors affecting your dog’s growth will be their birth weight. If they were huge at birth, they’ll likely be bigger at every stage of development before ultimately becoming large adults. The opposite is true for very small newborns.
Yorkie Puppy Growth and Weight Chart (Male)
Weight Range Height Range 8 weeks 21.5 oz. 2-4 in. 9 weeks 23 oz. 2-4 in. 10 weeks 25 oz. 2-5 in. 11 weeks 28 oz. 3-5 in. 3 months 32 oz. 3-6 in. 4 months 40 oz. 4-7 in. 5 months 46 oz. 4-8 in. 6 months 51 oz. 5-9 in. 7 months 55 oz. 6-9 in. 8 months 58 oz. 7-9 in. 1 year 64 oz. 7-9 in. 2 years 64 oz. 7-9 in.