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How Big Do Havapoos Get? Average Weight & Growth Chart

Cassidy Sutton

By Cassidy Sutton

Brown havapoo puppy sitting in the grass

Do Poodle hybrids make you smile? We’ve got another one to share with you today.

A Havapoo is a mix between a Havanese and a Poodle. It’s a smaller version of other Poodle hybrids—at least sometimes. You can never be too sure when mixing breeds. Adult Havapoos can range from 7 – 25 pounds and 8 – 15 inches. In this post, we’re sharing how big (or small) your Havapoo puppy can get within the first year of its life.

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Havapoo Breed Overview

Because it’s a hybrid breed, the Havapoo comes in all kinds of colors and coat patterns. Even entire Havapoo litters can have several different-colored puppies.

Crossing the Havanese and Poodle together results in a low-maintenance, friendly dog for first-time pet owners. Havapoos have a low-prey drive, are gentle around strangers and children, and generally do well with other pets.

If you like the energetic clingy types, this crossbreed could be the right fit for you. Havapoos are attached to your hip at all times. They never want you out of their sight. This makes them prone to separation anxiety, so it’s best if you’re home most of the time.

Havapoos Size and Growth Chart

Typically, Toy Poodles are preferred as parents since they’re already within the same weight range as Havanese dogs, but sometimes, breeders use full-sized Poodles for larger dogs.

This means that weight varies greatly with Havapoos, so take the following weight chart with a grain of salt. Generally, Havapoos stay under 20 pounds since Toy Poodles are the preferred genetic choice.

Age Weight Range Height Range
4 weeks 1.5 – 6 pounds 5 – 7 inches
8 weeks 2 – 6 pounds 8 – 10.5 inches
12 weeks 3.5 – 10 pounds 8 – 11 inches
6 months 4 – 12 pounds 8 – 12.5 inches
9 months 7 – 15 pounds 8 – 13 inches
12 months 7 – 25 pounds 8 – 15 inches

When Does a Havapoo Stop Growing?

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If you want to know when your Havapoo stops growing, it helps to know the parents’ genetic history. A standard-sized Poodle parent will mean your Havapoo will reach full maturity when it’s almost a year old. On the other hand, Havapoos with Toy Poodle parents will likely stop growing between 3 and 6 months since both parents are smaller.

Factors Affecting the Size of Havapoos

The biggest factor affecting the size of your Havapoo is the parents. However, other factors play their part.

Havapoos are prone to obesity since they’re so small and tend to live with owners who are homebodies. A chunky Havapoo will go beyond the standard weight range for a Havapoo and look much larger than other Havapoos.

Another factor most people don’t consider is parasites. These nasty critters live in your puppy’s body and steal precious nutrients, inhibiting growth.

A small Havapoo doesn’t mean your dog has parasites unless there are accompanying symptoms like a distended belly, but they can affect your dog’s overall size.

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Ideal Diet for Maintaining a Healthy Weight

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Getting your dog’s diet just right is tricky, especially with Havapoos. Because a Havapoo’s weight varies so much, it’s best to talk to your veterinarian to help determine an ideal weight and calorie budget for your Havapoo. Still, most dogs can safely follow the 10% rule.

The 10% rule is simple: however many calories your dog eats in one day, 10% can come from treats, but that’s it. So, if your Havapoo eats 400 calories per day, only 40 of those calories can come from treats.

Keep Life Stage in Mind

As you feed your Havapoo, their diet must reflect their season of life. For example, puppies are highly active, requiring more calories, fat, and protein. They also need fatty acids such as omega-3, omega-6, and DHA for brain development.
Senior dogs are generally less active and therefore don’t need to eat as much. Instead, their old bones and joints necessitate glucosamine and chondroitin.

No matter the stage of life, you can achieve a healthy diet through commercial food or a homemade diet (grain-free or grain-inclusive). If you choose the homemade route, we encourage you to work with your vet to ensure proper nutrition is met.

The key takeaway is to adjust your dog’s diet based on age, weight, and activity level.

How to Measure Your Havapoo

Occasional weight checks are always good for smaller dogs to ensure they’re not packing on the pounds. The nice thing is, they’re free!

You can weigh your Havapoo at home with a standard scale or take your Havapoo in for a quick weight update. It’s best to weigh your dog before he’s eaten, but it’s okay if you can’t.

You don’t necessarily need to know your Havapoo’s length and height, but if you’re curious, simply take a tape measure and record the measurement from the shoulders to the floor. Measure the length from the shoulders to the base of the tale.

Whenever you measure your dog, ensure they’re standing to get the most accurate measurement.

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There you have it—everything you need to know about your Havapoos size and growth. Does this mean your Havapoo will match these numbers exactly? Probably not.

This hybrid breed comes in all shapes, sizes, and colors, so don’t fret if your Havapoo is larger or smaller than the numbers we’ve listed. Stay up to date with routine vet exams and offer the best quality diet you can afford. Your Havapoo will grow into its natural size before you know it.

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