Cooper has the biggest feet! I’m betting if I put him up next to a really big breed at this age, Cooper’s feet would be almost the same. I did some googling and I think the measurements of his feet are fairly normal for a Dachshund puppy but his feet are so thick! It doesn’t matter. We’ll love him no matter how big he gets.
But, I found some pictures on the blog of Oscar when he was almost the exact age Cooper is now.
It’s not real easy to compare but I think Oscar was a good bit bitter than Cooper is now.
It’s really hard to compare without them being at least in the same position.
Oscar didn’t have the big feet that Cooper has.
They both have on the same type/brand harness – Oscar’s was blue, Cooper’s is orange but look how tight Oscar’s is and how loose Cooper’s harness is.
To be a mini-dachshund, I think they need to weigh under 11 pounds when grown. I’ve never had one stay under 13 pounds. A Tweenie is between 11 and 16 pounds and a full size is 16 – 32 pounds. Oscar is about 15 pounds right now. I try to keep him at 14 pounds but he’s had extra snacks for behaving with Cooper. If our vet’s office wasn’t always so busy, I’d call and ask them how much Oscar weighed during his puppy visits. It doesn’t matter. We love them both unconditionally.
Do y’all think one of them is bigger than the other in the above photos? I suppose Oscar could have been larger at this age and then Cooper just passes him up. I’m really not concerned about it.
Speaking of dachshunds, this picture popped up on my Facebook memories yesterday.
I sure loved Speck. Life was different back then. When we got him, Chad was in middle school or maybe elementary school. Vince worked at a job where he was gone more than he was home so I spent lots of days home alone and then Chad had activities going on, especially once he got into high school so Speck and I spent LOTS of hours together. He went everywhere with us – Georgia, Louisiana, New York, Vermont, Tennessee, Texas,
Oscar doesn’t stand up like that. I wonder if Cooper starts doing it, if Oscar will try it. I’ve seen Oscar almost do it but not really. Speck would sit there like that the entire time we were eating . . just quietly hoping someone would hand him a bite of our food. Oscar will be two in a couple of months and he does not raise his leg to pee. Both my previous dachshunds did and even Cooper kinda hikes up his leg when he squats. TMI? 🙂 Sorry but don’t you feel more enlightened now?