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    Default Smallest dog you've trained

    I've got a pup that just turned 4 months old the 11th of this month. She is just a little over 20 lbs. so small that you just about can't do anything with her it seems. What's the smallest you've seen?

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    call me, she may throw a little fire into my "british boat dog" breeding program!
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    I have two Boykins, one is full grown and 21lbs and the other is 8mths and 18 lbs. They are fire breathers!

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    9 pounds. Of course it was my wife's Yorkie!

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    Can be a skewed conclusion that everybody trains one or more of the "big three" when it comes to retrievers. Here's 23 pounds - not counting payload



    - refuting that notion for 12 years now.

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    How about labs, what's the smallest people have worked with there? John you may be onto something, maybe you should seek a patent?

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    OB trained yorkie, did the leash work on the dining room table, so I did not fling him across the room, then went on to CC him. He did well
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    My current one is 55 lbs.

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    That seems really small for a Lab. Typically double the weight of 4 months to get adult weight, though that isn't hard and fast, 20 lbs, is small. Smallest one I have is 50 lbs and I think she's too small, for me personally and not because she can't do the work, she certainly can and does. I just don't like really small Labs, if I liked little dogs, I'd choose another breed. I've seen a couple 40-45 pounder adult Labs, they look like puppies.
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    My smallest is about 50 as well other than this pup. I prefer 70 lbs and up but I guess I'll have to get used to it. She's a ford pup so what she lacks in size she makes up for in drive, lol. I'm holding out hope she hits 50 lbs.

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