Hello I am just wondering how much my 8 week old basenji puppy should weigh. I think she is a little small for her age but it could just be her genes. She has a nice size belly and isn't showing ribs but I cant find anything about weight on the internet and thought that maybe some of you could help! Thanks so much!
It really varies. I'd look more toward weight gain, if ribs aren't showing, etc. A puppy, unlike an adult, should carry a little weight. Once they hit around 6 to 8 mos, I like to be able to almost see the ribs in the back .. or a waist if you will and tuck up. You should ask the breeder how much the other puppies weigh, and also the size of parents etc so you get an idea what to expect once grown.
That said, I'd expect most 8 week old puppies to be between 6.5 to 8.5 pounds.