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Q: Mini pit

October 25, 2009 | By Anonymous | 9 answers | Expired: 1779 days ago

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Has anyone ever heard of a miniature pit bull? Because Romeo my six week old puppy is absolutely tiny. His siblings are normal sized though. I was wondering since Romeo is so underdeveloped maybe he might not get too much bigger and stay a really tiny pit bull. Have any of you guys seen or heard of a tiny pit bull?

If you read any of my posts you would know that Romeo had to be separated from his siblings because if his cleft lip. I am aware of the side affects and am working to make his life as normal as possible.

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Kelly
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Oct 29, 2009

There's a wide range of sizes for pits, but some of the breeders are now calling the smaller ones pocket pits & are breeding for that smaller size. Technically there's no such thing as a pocket pit or a miniature pit but they're "designing" them. Just standard pits can range in size from 18-22" tall & 22-110lbs so your dog could just be genetically on the small side or his size could be due to the cleft lip & having to be taken away from the litter so early. He may have a growth spurt. He is a cutie no matter what size he ends up being!

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jessica d.
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Oct 28, 2009

yes there is such a thing as a miniature pit bull.there can be any miniature dog.it doesnt matter the breed

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Debby
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Oct 27, 2009

never heard of them but there is almost always a runt some are a lot smaller than others.. the fact that he has a cleft lips means he might not have developed to be the same size or the same as his other siblings.. Hopefully he develops without any other issues..
I have seen many boxers in the rescue I volunteer with that are so much smaller and weigh so much less than a typical boxer.. they are breeding them intentionally like that.. but since his siblings are normal size I would just say he is a very small runt. One of the boxer girls actually weighed 30 lbs full grown.. she looked like a little puppy.

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DevilDawg
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Oct 27, 2009

Never heard of a mini before.

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Vicki
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Oct 26, 2009

Does Romeo have a cleff pallett? When I look closely at the picture I can see his top lip looks a bit deformed. I agree with "nograins4them" about Romeo being taken from his mother about 3 weeks to early. I guess that's besides the fact. I think, with him being the runt, he will still grow to the normal pitbull size. HE SURE IS A CUTIE!!

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Nograins4them
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Oct 26, 2009

6 weeks old?? no puppy should be removed from its litter before 8 weeks, *minimum*. add the breed characteristics of a pittie and that scenario = no good. stay on schedule with shots etc and as soon as he's cleared get him to some dog parks asap so he can catch up on everything he's missed in those crucial two weeks he should have been with his littermates, please!! and good luck.

www.cesarmillaninc.com/tips/puppy_development1.php

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Ethel02
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Oct 26, 2009

I know sizes vary, and there are no mini pits, but if he is smaller. so, he'll still be able to love, right ! I've had greyhounds all from the track, some up to my waist, some to my knees all great, I have a 90lb Black Lab, my dentist has 2 labs that are 30 lbs lighter that look overweight ( they are) but they are up to her chest & I've seen some bigger than Annie, it's fine unless you are going to show, then they have those stupid standard that the AKC endorses.

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daryl b.
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Oct 26, 2009

i have never heard of them either. as she said yours may have been the runt but sometimes the runts take off with good care and end up the biggest of the littler. she looks adorable

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Tricia L.
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Oct 26, 2009

No i havent. But my sister has a min pin that was the runt. She is wayyy smaller than any min pin I have ever seen. She is teeeny tiny.
Also my girl is a pit mix and she is Smaller than any pit I have seen. She is really short!! She is fat tho! haha
Cant wait to see more pictures =)

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