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Maltese Growth Chart
Maltese growth chart
Overview

How big will my Maltese puppy grow to be?  What size will my Maltese be when he is an adult dog?  How fast do Maltese puppies grow?   These are the questions that so many new owners have !

The final adult weight will depend on:
  • The size of the parents
  • The size of the grandparents - great breeders have an excellent understanding of bloodlines.  This allows a breeder to produce litters of desired size, knowing the bloodlines in the parents of prospective pups
  • Activity, proper nutrition and more
Just like baby to human...it is not possible to know the exact adult weight and size of a Maltese puppy, however it is possible to make an educated estimate.  This is done by using a Maltese weight chart

While there will always be exceptions, this chart is usually accurate within 1/2 pound.



How to Use This Maltese Growth Chart

Maltese size chart1.  All numbers are in ounces.   Only the Final Adult Weight is in pounds.  There are 16 ounces in a pound.

2.  If you know your puppy's weight in pounds, converting to ounces is very easy.   Here are some examples:

Example 1:  If the puppy is
2.3 pounds the formula is:  2 x 16 + 2 = 34 ounces

Example 2:  If the puppy is 1.7 pounds, the formula is:  1 x 16 + 7 = 23 ounces.

3.  Find the puppy's age on the far left column.

4.  Move your finger across the row, moving to the right until you stop on the current weight of the puppy.

5.  Move down the column to the bottom, until you stop on the Final Adult Weight.

Remember, this is an estimate only, the final adult weight and size of your Maltese puppy will depend on its bloodline, activity level, proper nutrition and more.

 Birth - Day 1
3.5
 4 4.25
4.5
 5  5.5  6  6.5
 Week 1
 5.5  6.5  7  8  9  9.5 10.25
 11
 Week 2
 7  9  10  11  12.5  13.5  14.5  16
 Week 3
 9  11  13  14  16  17.5  18.5  20
 Week 4
 11  13  15  17  19  21  23  24
 Week 5
 13  15  17  19.5  22  24  26  29
 Week 6
 15  17.5  20  22  26  27  30  32
 Week 7
 17  19.5  22  24.5  27  30  33  35
 Week 8
 19  21.5  24  27  29  33 36
 39
 Week 9
 20  23  26  29  32  35  39  42
 Week 10
 22  25  28  31  34  38  41  45
 Week 11
 24  27  31  34  37  40  45  49
 Week 12  26  30  33  37  41  45  49  53
 Week 13
 28  32  36  40  44  49  53  57
 Week 14
 30  34  39  43  47  52  56  60
 Week 15
 32  37  41  46  51  56  61  65
 Week 16
 34  39  44  49  54  59  65  70
 Week 17
 36  41  46  51  57  62  67  72
 Week 18
 37  43  48  54  60  65  71  76
 Week 19
39 44 50 56 62 67  72  77
 Week 20
 41  46  52  58  64  70  76  81
 Final Adult Weight
 3.5 lbs.
 4 lbs.
 4.5 lbs.
 5 lbs.
 5.5 lbs.
 6 lbs.
 6.5 lbs.
 7 lbs.
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