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Dog size

PostPosted: Mon Oct 12, 2020 4:41 pm
by Fieldlab
Hi, just picked up a new lab pup male 10.3lbs at 8wks was wonder what he may top out at has a great pedigree just not sure if he will be more the 60lbs or os this big enough for geese can a 60lb dog do it all rough currents tidal water etc thanks

Re: Dog size

PostPosted: Mon Oct 12, 2020 4:55 pm
by HNTFSH
Smaller side for a male for sure at 60lbs but it's gonna be the dog not the weight. How big were the sire and dam?

Congrats!

Re: Dog size

PostPosted: Mon Oct 12, 2020 5:36 pm
by Fieldlab
Sire 75 dam 60

Re: Dog size

PostPosted: Mon Oct 12, 2020 6:24 pm
by HNTFSH
Fieldlab wrote:Sire 75 dam 60


I think breed standard for males is 64-65 on the low end so he'll probably be there or better. Muscle weighs more than fat too.

Re: Dog size

PostPosted: Mon Oct 12, 2020 8:51 pm
by Irishwhistler
Fieldlab wrote:Hi, just picked up a new lab pup male 10.3lbs at 8wks was wonder what he may top out at has a great pedigree just not sure if he will be more the 60lbs or os this big enough for geese can a 60lb dog do it all rough currents tidal water etc thanks


Aye Mate,

Plenty large to handle geese. Ye need to be cautious with regard to tides and currents, regardless o' the dog's size.

Good luck with ye new pup.

Cheers,
Mike

Re: Dog size

PostPosted: Tue Oct 13, 2020 4:20 am
by Dakota Creek
Rough estimate on adult weight is to multiply weight at 16 weeks X's 2.

Re: Dog size

PostPosted: Tue Oct 13, 2020 6:06 am
by Rick Hall
Dakota Creek wrote:Rough estimate on adult weight is to multiply weight at 16 weeks X's 2.


That's proven remarkably accurate with mine over the years.

Another such rule of thumb being that their profile at 10 weeks is apt to be much the same as at adulthood.

Re: Dog size

PostPosted: Fri Oct 23, 2020 7:59 pm
by uglymug
My 40 pound spaniel handled river current just fine (within reason), probably not something to worry about too much.

Re: Dog size

PostPosted: Sat Oct 24, 2020 5:45 am
by Mike the Fox
Not the size of the dog in the fight, but the size of the fight in the dog.


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Re: Dog size

PostPosted: Sat Oct 24, 2020 10:49 pm
by Fieldlab
He just turned 10wks and weighs 14lbs the vet thinks 60-70 I would be happy with 65 he is very bold and prey drive which
Probably matters more so will see thanks

Re: Dog size

PostPosted: Sun Dec 06, 2020 8:57 pm
by Fieldlab
He just hit 30lb at 4 months so I am hoping 60-65 but he is really progressing well with his training very bold

Re: Dog size

PostPosted: Mon Dec 07, 2020 4:43 am
by Dakota Creek
Dakota Creek wrote:Rough estimate on adult weight is to multiply weight at 16 weeks X's 2.


So you should be looking at roughly 60 lbs .... just what you were hoping for!

Re: Dog size

PostPosted: Mon Dec 07, 2020 4:49 pm
by Fieldlab
Hope so was hoping for closer to 70 but I will take 60 our migrator goose population has been off the charts last couple of years and runs to feb 15th lots of big cripple honkers in a thick swamp but so far he has shown lots of boldness and perseverance been on chuckers twice so far and has been swimming 3 times with no issues single marks out to 150 yards so I happy thus far ff and formal obedience in 2 months

Re: Dog size

PostPosted: Mon Jan 25, 2021 7:38 pm
by cartervj
At almost 7mths he’s right at 55. Are we still looking at around 75 or 80. He looks grown already and I was hoping he’d be on the smaller side. I don’t think he’ll be small by any means.

Re: Dog size

PostPosted: Tue Jan 26, 2021 4:55 am
by Dakota Creek
cartervj wrote:At almost 7mths he’s right at 55. Are we still looking at around 75 or 80. He looks grown already and I was hoping he’d be on the smaller side. I don’t think he’ll be small by any means.


What was his weight at 4 months? Double that weight and that should give you the best "guesstimate" of adult. Much easier than + or - at seven months! :smile:

Re: Dog size

PostPosted: Tue Jan 26, 2021 10:48 am
by cartervj
Around 38 if I recall correctly