View Full Version : ACD puppys/Growing

07-15-2007, 05:02 PM
I have an ACD puppy thats about 8 weeks,ok now we have fed her and wormed her and she still looks very small...Are some of ACD puppys really small?

07-15-2007, 05:15 PM
Do you mean small as in weight? We didn't get Jake until he was ten weeks old but he weighed about 10 lbs and was pretty chunky:


However, Jake stayed small in general for a male. He only grew to be 16 inches at the withers and only weighs 30 lbs. He's very small for a purebred male ACD (I have his whole lineage so I know he's purebred). Since Jake is not the ideal size cattle dog among other small physical traits that are not ideal, we had Jake neutered as soon as the vet said he was ready.

Here's Jake next to a standard size female -- you can see the size difference:

07-15-2007, 05:35 PM
Yes thats what i ment..maybe she'll be the size of jake.It also looks like she'll have the same color as Jake.

07-15-2007, 06:01 PM
A fellow ACD owner commented that Jake is "jockey size" while another commented that he was the sports model. Regardless, we love him and his small size since he thinks he's a lap dog.