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Puppy Weight

Postby beretta24 » Wed Mar 12, 2014 11:46 pm

So our lab pup was a little big when we got her. Not fat, but a little bigger than some of her litter mates. I didn't think anything of it, but now she seems to be well above any age vs weight data I can find. She was about 32 lbs at 14 weeks.

I've read a couple articles that point to issues growing "too fast", but there have been no links to actual studies. For what its worth my vet confirmed her build is about perfect, but he never commented on her weight as it relates to her age. Any thoughts or references?

For reference the sire was 76 and the dame was 70.
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Re: Puppy Weight

Postby copterdoc » Thu Mar 13, 2014 1:36 am

You can try this out for size. (pun intended) http://www.puppychart.com/

Personally, I've found that doubling the pup's weight at 16 weeks, will be very close to it's adult weight.

I'd say that either way, your pup's going to be bigger than Mommy or Daddy.
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Re: Puppy Weight

Postby beretta24 » Thu Mar 13, 2014 6:03 am

copterdoc wrote:You can try this out for size. (pun intended) http://www.puppychart.com/

Personally, I've found that doubling the pup's weight at 16 weeks, will be very close to it's adult weight.

I'd say that either way, your pup's going to be bigger than Mommy or Daddy.

I looked at that and similar charts. I was more interested to see if anyone had info on whether or not there are health implications as a result of faster growth. It didn't ale sense to be unless as did is getting fat. Thanks for the reply.
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Re: Puppy Weight

Postby HNTFSH » Thu Mar 13, 2014 6:29 am

beretta24 - I haven't paid that much attention other than learning of the protein overload and bone/platelet issues associated with aggressive feed. That and impact issues on large boned dogs in early times from jumping, etc.

Pure size wise I'm not sure there's a exact answer or study. Seen many 'large' pups that settled into average adults. I thought my current dog would push 90 lbs based on his pup size but in the end, came out just between Mom and Dad. Little less than 20 pounds lighter than that. Long legs fooled me.

Conventional thinking/estimation would put your dog at what, 74 lbs grown?
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Re: Puppy Weight

Postby beretta24 » Thu Mar 13, 2014 6:35 am

HNTFSH wrote:beretta24 - I haven't paid that much attention other than learning of the protein overload and bone/platelet issues associated with aggressive feed. That and impact issues on large boned dogs in early times from jumping, etc.

Pure size wise I'm not sure there's a exact answer or study. Seen many 'large' pups that settled into average adults. I thought my current dog would push 90 lbs based on his pup size but in the end, came out just between Mom and Dad. Little less than 20 pounds lighter than that. Long legs fooled me.

Conventional thinking/estimation would put your dog at what, 74 lbs grown?

I've seen stuff ranging from 60-90 based on her weight and age, but nothing that doesn't show her as above avg for her age. She eats a lot now, but I have only increased it to maintain weight. We her her recommended amounts initially and she quickly leaned out so we upped her feed until she seemed to maintain a given physique.
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Re: Puppy Weight

Postby Dakota Creek » Thu Mar 13, 2014 6:45 am

Like copterdoc, with any of the pups around here, as simple as it is, we have always found that the weight @ 16 weeks doubled always seems to be pretty accurate in trying to predict adult weight.
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Re: Puppy Weight

Postby HNTFSH » Thu Mar 13, 2014 8:21 am

beretta24 wrote:
HNTFSH wrote:beretta24 - I haven't paid that much attention other than learning of the protein overload and bone/platelet issues associated with aggressive feed. That and impact issues on large boned dogs in early times from jumping, etc.

Pure size wise I'm not sure there's a exact answer or study. Seen many 'large' pups that settled into average adults. I thought my current dog would push 90 lbs based on his pup size but in the end, came out just between Mom and Dad. Little less than 20 pounds lighter than that. Long legs fooled me.

Conventional thinking/estimation would put your dog at what, 74 lbs grown?

I've seen stuff ranging from 60-90 based on her weight and age, but nothing that doesn't show her as above avg for her age. She eats a lot now, but I have only increased it to maintain weight. We her her recommended amounts initially and she quickly leaned out so we upped her feed until she seemed to maintain a given physique.


You should run a pool! :lol3:

I'm going with 74. I haven't seen many bitches go 90. Unless they were show dogs. :lol3:
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Re: Puppy Weight

Postby jerdogg » Thu Mar 13, 2014 11:19 am

Every time I go to the vet, they all joke around that Storm is a 69 pound dog, with a 20pound head!! And he was small until he turned 1 year. As long as you dont over feed the puppy then im sure she will start levelling out.... she is only just that, a puppy. I wouldn't worry too much until about a year and she is 100 pounds!! Lol good luck!
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Re: Puppy Weight

Postby beretta24 » Sun Mar 16, 2014 2:41 pm

Keep the guesses coming.
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34.8 lbs at 15 weeks.
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Re: Puppy Weight

Postby Dakota Creek » Sun Mar 16, 2014 2:46 pm

72 #'s
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Re: Puppy Weight

Postby beretta24 » Sun Mar 16, 2014 2:49 pm

Dakota Creek wrote:72 #'s

My wife is hoping you're right.
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Re: Puppy Weight

Postby copterdoc » Sun Mar 16, 2014 4:10 pm

What ages were the weights measured at?
And what the hell is "wight"?
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Re: Puppy Weight

Postby Dakota Creek » Sun Mar 16, 2014 4:18 pm

copterdoc wrote:What ages were the weights measured at"?


I believe the # of weeks are shown across the bottom of the OP's graph.
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Re: Puppy Weight

Postby Dakota Creek » Sun Mar 16, 2014 4:23 pm

beretta24 wrote:
Dakota Creek wrote:72 #'s

My wife is hoping you're right.


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Re: Puppy Weight

Postby Rick Hall » Sun Mar 16, 2014 5:14 pm

beretta24 wrote:I've read a couple articles that point to issues growing "too fast", but there have been no links to actual studies.


Here's one with a ton and a half of references cited: http://www.joint-health-for-dogs.com/nutrition-dogs.html
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Re: Puppy Weight

Postby beretta24 » Sun Mar 16, 2014 5:54 pm

Dakota Creek wrote:
copterdoc wrote:What ages were the weights measured at"?


I believe the # of weeks are shown across the bottom of the OP's graph.

Graph is weeks vs weight...typo on the "Wight"
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Re: Puppy Weight

Postby beretta24 » Sun Mar 16, 2014 5:55 pm

Rick Hall wrote:
beretta24 wrote:I've read a couple articles that point to issues growing "too fast", but there have been no links to actual studies.


Here's one with a ton and a half of references cited: http://www.joint-health-for-dogs.com/nutrition-dogs.html

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Re: Puppy Weight

Postby copterdoc » Sun Mar 16, 2014 6:23 pm

beretta24 wrote:Graph is weeks vs weight...
Yeah, but it isn't graduated, and defined well enough for me to tell what week the weight was measured.

One week makes a big difference.
Way more than one pound of difference.
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Re: Puppy Weight

Postby beretta24 » Sun Mar 16, 2014 6:58 pm

12.5 weeks was 26.2 lbs, 8 wks was 16 lbs...
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Re: Puppy Weight

Postby ChasinTail » Sun Mar 16, 2014 10:14 pm

Those are some big pups. My pup is almost 18 weeks old and around 22lbs.

Any Idea how big she'll be full grown. She's tall and lanky, doesn't have big paws.
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Re: Puppy Weight

Postby Bluesky2012 » Mon Mar 17, 2014 5:21 am

Yeah mines at 14.5 weeks and 31 lbs.
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Re: Puppy Weight

Postby copterdoc » Mon Mar 17, 2014 2:02 pm

beretta24 wrote:12.5 weeks was 26.2 lbs, 8 wks was 16 lbs...
Her growth rate is pretty slow.
She had a big head start, being a big puppy, but she's not growing as fast as most pups.

Weigh her next week, on the day that she is 16 weeks old. I bet she weighs about 37.5#, and will weigh 70# to 75# as a two year old adult.
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Re: Puppy Weight

Postby jerdogg » Mon Mar 17, 2014 2:27 pm

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Re: Puppy Weight

Postby RCLCJR » Mon Mar 17, 2014 6:48 pm

My dog was 45 lbs at 16 weeks which would put him at 90 full grown according to the double the weight rule. He just turned 1 year old and is 82 lbs and very lanky so when he fills out I assume he will be right at 90 pounds. So, more times than not, the double the weight rule at 4 months is pretty dang close.
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