Are they runts?
The short answer is no. Pocket Beagles are the smallest variety of the beagle breed, just like the toy poodle is the smallest variety of their breed. AKC recognizes the 13" and 15" beagle as standards, but the pockets haven't been on the scene quite long enough to make it to AKC. Eventually I am sure they will, but it's going to take more time. Other registries recognize a pocket beagle as being 100% pure bred beagle and the standard measurement is 11" at the withers. We can't really take weight into accountability here due to differences in diet, but on average I would venture to say the full grown Pocket is usually around 15-16lbs, of course that would suggest the dog is healthy, active and not being overfed or underfed.
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