Saturday, January 7, 2012

My big boy Chewy

A lot of people have been commenting on Chewy's "bigness".  While, Chewy does look larger than life in the photos, has grow a ton since I got him, Chewy's a mere 15 pounds (Oreo is about 17).

Chewy is the same height as Oreo ~ 15 and a quarter inches.  Chewy looks taller than Oreo, because he's 20x fluffier!  Plus, his head may sit a bit higher.

So,Chewy is bigger than some shelties, but he's much smaller than my Misty girl.

We were a bit worried that Chewy would be somewhat of an ugly adult dog.  I may be biased, but I think he turned out pretty darn cute (even with the Eddie Munster hairline). Not as cute as Oreo, but he's not going to win any ugly dog contests.

Since Chewy's over 15 inches, he'll be jumping 16 inches in agility. Somehow, I don't think that will be a problem for him!

22 comments:

Priscilla said...

Ugly adult dog, Chewy?!! No way! He is always our little handsome boy!

Dawn said...

I've been meaning to tell you how beautiful Chewy is, what a great coat, and a great grin and pretty little perky ears. But we'll just tell him he's a handsome young man and let it go. Oh...and that tail!!

Ricky the Sheltie said...

Chewy does look way bigger than Oreo!! He is adorable and has more fur than any Sheltie I have ever seen! I bet it is fun to brush all of that! :)

Ricky is 15/16 lbs and 14".

Reilly / Denny Cowspotdogs said...

No way is Chewy an ugly dog - he is just gorgeous and we love his - musnter hairline (denny had that too). Reilly is 17.5" so I guess compared to him Chewy is a small dog. The vets at Texas University told us shelties should weigh 1.5 pounds for every inch they are - but weight of dogs is what ever suits the dog I think...and you know what they say - skinny people have skinny dogs, medium have medium and overweight people have overweight dogs. Chuckles, they also say people look like their dogs....well I have long hair like both of them....I wonder what personality trait you share with them?

Bailey said...

UGLY!!!! I must confess I am a bit biased towards those sable colors since Bailey was our first Sheltie. One of our friends tells us his has the "Fabio" look.

It is hard for me to judge size. Since getting Katy I do realize what people have been telling us for a while, Bailey is a big sheltie. Katy is the more traditional size. When they are together people Bailey often gets called a collie and Katy a minature collie by those who don't know Sheltie's. While we don't have Katy's papers, Bailey's rescue papers do include his breeding papers which do prove he is a Sheltie. :)

LauraK said...

He is rather fluffy, but he sure has grown into it nicely! I can't believe he's ONLY 15 pounds,- that's nothing! I guess all that fur keeps him lofty and light :) Your boys are both cute in their own ways, and always so photogenic.

Joan said...

Reilly and Denny...As Sara's Mom I can tell you when Sara was a pre-teen, like Chewy, she was into Agility in the form of Gymnastics. She won medals like Oreo has and Chewy will win because of her practice habits and emphasis on form. Sara was also small and so lean, no fat anywhere and had the cuties pigtails bopping up and down as she did her routines. The Judges loved her. We wondered how she had the strength to do those routines that needed strong arms and legs. So, I think Sara and her dogs do share a few traits. >>>Sara's Proud Mother

Ellen said...

First off all...ugly? No WAY! Gorgeous and I can tell through your videos that both Chewy and Oreo have personality plus!!!

It is really hard to look at photos and tell the size of a Sheltie. I have always had small Shelties that were always pointed out by strangers that they must be puppies.

Then came Tucker who has been confused on my blog multiple times as being a collie. I love collies but Tucker is a Sheltie. Seems because he doesn't have the sable shade that most Shelties have and that his nose seems longer to the same that he looks like a collie pup. And weight. I was shocked at his last vet visit 2 weeks ago that he weighed a whomping 14 lbs. and 3 oz....at 4 months of age!

I don't care..I love him. He may have a washed out coat because of his being a sable merle. I know that seeing his mom, dad, and the other Shelties with the breeder that they looked bigger than I was use to from our previous dogs.

Ugly...no...Chewy is not...we never know what those little puppies that come into our furhome will look like, nor really does it matter. Their true loving ways meld into our hearts and we burst with pride over any new trick or silly thing they do as if they were our children.

Sara said...

Awww, thanks mom.

Lian said...

Well, he is one "big" handsome boy :)

corbinwooten said...

Chewy is very handsome! My boy is 15.5" and 15 lbs :) But he's not not nearly as fluffy!

betty said...

Sheltie Mom's are loving, lovable and strong. Their Shelties are, too.

Helen said...

I think he is so handsome! Helen

Helen said...

Chewy and Beckett are pretty much the same size. Chewy will have no problem at sixteen inches; Beckett doesn't. I see what you mean about the Eddie Munster hairline; Beckett sorta looks like ALF. But both our boys are still pretty darn cute.

houndstooth said...

He's got the classic Sheltie look! I think he's darned adorable! I always wished we'd get a blue merle when I was young and we were sharing life with Shelties, but it never worked out.

Kathy said...

I doubt 16 inches is going to be a problem. He looks a LOT like my Chloe, and she says, they could not be further from being ugly dogs, he is a very handsome guy!!! I do not think you are at all bias thinking that.

Nicki said...

How did you get the share buttons for facebook etc added to the bottom of your posts?

Nicki said...

Never mind, I found it!

Honey the Great Dane said...

What?? How on earth could you guys think that Chewy might turn out ugly?? :-) Certainly not based on his puppy photos!!

(no seriously - I'm curious - are there certain traits that are considered "ugly" in Shelties? I know there are certain undesirable physical traits in Danes - such as a tail carried very high & curled over (called a "gay" tail) and ears that are not placed right on the head and a sloping back, etc...is it the same in Shelties? Or did you mean some other form of "ugly"? I'm just really curious why you were worried about that! )

Hsin-Yi

Sara said...

LOL. I dont' think we were ever "seriously" worried. It had nothing to do with sheltie traits. I think it was mostly because when he was a baby he really looked like the star wars character Chewbacca! We were hoping he wouldn't keep looking like him as he grew.

He didn't.

Lassiter Chase and Benjamin said...

Chewy is so handsome! We really like the mane being half white and half brown. It's cute. It's distinctive. We read thru a lot of the comments -- because the vet said Benji is overweight, I know I'm overweight, and of course Mommy is overweight. So, the comments you got are very helpful in seeing what the average weight is. Oh, we really liked your mom's comment too. I hope you don't get any ideas and start braiding all of Chewy's fluffy hair into pigtails though. :)

Cat Chat With Caren And Cody said...

OMG you had me laughing with the "Eddie Munster Hairline" lol!!!!

I don't know how you ever could think that Chewy would be "ugly" he is so handsome!

i am sorry but I prefer the Sable Shelties so I obviously ADORE Chewy!!!

I love Oreo and Misty too but I am just partial to the Sables!