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Growing Lab

Postby raidersboy » Thu Sep 29, 2005 8:35 am

My pup just turned 6 months and he's already 77lbs. I was just wondering how much more weight I should expect. He isn't fat, just a big dog, and I was hoping he would be about this big full grown when I got him. Most of the other dogs in his pedigree weighed about what he does now full grown, except the sire who is a very solid 95lbs.
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Postby BearBeatsAll » Thu Sep 29, 2005 9:16 am

Dont know how big the mom is but my guess is about 80-85 pounds thats just what i have seen in the past.

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Postby phillipstd » Sun Oct 02, 2005 4:57 pm

wow, that's pretty big realy, my chessy is 85, and at four months he was 40 lbs five he was 50 and so on, I think labs do tend to grow a little faster though, he'll probably be about 80 85 at least though!!
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Postby choclab » Sun Oct 02, 2005 8:58 pm

Are you gonna ride him to the blind! :laughing: Thats a big puppy, I bet he will go 85-90.
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Postby Duck Whittler » Sun Oct 02, 2005 9:48 pm

My Blm weighed 70 at 7 months , now at 14 months weighs 92, he is not fat just long and tall.
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Postby DROPDUX » Sun Oct 02, 2005 11:34 pm

gunny weighs 65 lbs at 7 months
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Postby shrpshtr » Tue Oct 04, 2005 3:01 pm

labs do grow pretty quick. my 10 y/o choc lab was about 70lbs at 6 months. he carries 122lbs in great working condition now. he was as high as 137lbs. he is a very big lab though. how tall is your dog? i wouldn't worry too much about weight as long as he is proportionate to his frame.

here is a pic of him at 137lbs. i'll take a couple tonight and show you the difference.

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Postby shrpshtr » Wed Oct 05, 2005 5:48 pm

here are a couple of pics after a dove hunt the other day. as you can see, he lost some weight but still is right at 120lbs.

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Postby raidersboy » Wed Oct 05, 2005 7:02 pm

I asked the vet the same question I asked here, and she said he is still very proportionate and not overweight at all. I am just hoping he won't get too big to be in a canoe w/ a hunting buddy. He is what he is I guess. Thanks for the pics, gives me an idea of what I might be looking at in a year.
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Postby 7greenslady » Sun Oct 09, 2005 7:51 pm

My black lab is about 60 right now at 6 months (today!). I wonder how big he will get....I'm not a big gal, but I want a big dog mostly to keep me safe.....and it might look like I have a date riding shotgun in my truck...jokes. Anyhow, I figure the bigger the better, because those little guys don't do too well in the river of ice chunks of Montana's December hunts. Also, I have an 8 month Choclate female who weighs about 60 and won't get much bigger, she's really fast, too. I've kind of concluded that either way, they're good at something, and you just have to find out what that is. I, however, ended up with the best of both worlds.
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Postby Greg Wile » Sun Oct 09, 2005 8:14 pm

When my black lab female was 14wks old the vet told me she would be between 80 and 95 lbs fully grown and she is 2yrs 8 months and weighs 92 lbs and that is a lean 92. I haven't weighed my yellow lab pup yet but she probably goes 35-45lbs at 5 months of age.
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Postby sadie10 » Wed Oct 19, 2005 10:11 am

Dang! I have a one year old black lab that weighs 50lbs and doesnt seem to get any bigger.
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Postby PinTeal » Wed Oct 19, 2005 3:50 pm

Took my lab to the vet last week at 7 weeks, she weighed 9#. Vet is guessing 65-70#...perfect!

We had a STUD of a lab some years ago and he was 110-ish without an ounce of fat. I miss that hound, he was a good dog.

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