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Size/Weight Estimate?
« on: November 14, 2011, 06:59:02 PM »

Can you estimate a puppy's full-grown size when they are young? Our Riley is 13lbs @ 10 weeks. Her breeder thinks she will be on the slim side around the mid 40lbs range, but I was wondering if there is any way we can make an estimated guess at it. How big were your dogs at 10 weeks and how heavy are they now?
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Re: Size/Weight Estimate?
« Reply #1 on: November 14, 2011, 08:30:10 PM »

Tanner was 12lbs at 12 weeks and now he is 35lbs at 18 weeks.  6 weeks later & almost triple the size.... hey you never know!
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Re: Size/Weight Estimate?
« Reply #2 on: November 14, 2011, 08:44:46 PM »

Ruby was 13lbs at 10 weeks iirc, she's 4.5 months old now and weighs 28lbs and stands 18.5 inches at the shoulder
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Re: Size/Weight Estimate?
« Reply #3 on: November 14, 2011, 09:44:32 PM »

Scarlet was 11 lbs at 8 weeks and now, at 2 yrs, is 78 lbs.

Dexter was 9 lbs at 8 weeks and now, at almost 3 yrs, is 75 lbs
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Re: Size/Weight Estimate?
« Reply #4 on: November 15, 2011, 12:48:49 PM »

Chili was 18lbs at 11 weeks and now at one years old he is 61lbs
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Re: Size/Weight Estimate?
« Reply #5 on: November 15, 2011, 05:13:41 PM »

Odin's weight so far:

9 weeks: 12 lbs
10 weeks: 12.5 lbs
12 weeks: 15 lbs

We have to head to the vet this week for shots (he's 14 weeks) and he's grown a ton. Curious to see what the scale says.
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Re: Size/Weight Estimate?
« Reply #6 on: November 17, 2011, 12:58:03 AM »

We were just at the vet this week and Pippa (5 1/2 months) is 32 pounds!  We are excited to see where she will end up.... :)
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Re: Size/Weight Estimate?
« Reply #7 on: November 17, 2011, 06:42:53 AM »

Dax was 12 lbs. at 11 weeks and is now 50 lbs at 18 months.

An excellent chart was compiled by one of the forum members for his dog Bohdi.

http://www.ophale.com/bodhi_tales/?tag=growth-chart
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Re: Size/Weight Estimate?
« Reply #8 on: November 18, 2011, 04:48:41 PM »

Thanks for all the input!

We just weighed Riley and it looks like she may have already gained another 2lbs... is that possible??? I've never had a big dog before, so this rate of growth is crazy fast for me!
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Re: Size/Weight Estimate?
« Reply #9 on: November 18, 2011, 05:58:25 PM »

I think it would be pretty hard to estimate their adult size with great accuracy, but of course, you can tell a lot by looking at the parents.  (Same with people!)

threefsh, the term "big dog" is relative.  I used to think Willie was a big boy at 70 lbs.  I have a neighbor whose dog gets loose fairly often.  I always snap a leash on him, put him in the car and take him home...  but first, I let him into Willie's back yard and they have a good romp together!  This dog's name is "Sonic", he's a male German Shepherd, and he must weigh 120 lbs.  Now THAT'S a big dog!  Next to Sonic, Willie looks positively petite.   ;D    They are friends, though. 
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Re: Size/Weight Estimate?
« Reply #10 on: November 18, 2011, 08:58:38 PM »

120lbs?!? That's more than I weigh!  :o

I come from a family where we mostly had dogs under 10lbs... so anything above 40lbs is a big dog for me!
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Re: Size/Weight Estimate?
« Reply #11 on: November 18, 2011, 10:26:40 PM »

threefsh, I understand.  I'm not a very large person myself.  But I have had at least one dog all of my adult life (which is a pretty long time), so I am very comfortable around dogs, and they seem to know it.

I found your comment about 10 lb. dogs kind of cute, really.  To me, anything UNDER 40 lbs. isn't even a dog.  HA-Ha-ha!  Just kidding...  No offense.  But seriously, I've never had a dog that weighed less than 40 lbs. 

Sonic the German Shepherd is a magnificent animal.  He's young and strong, and you wouldn't believe how nice he walks on a leash!  It's like a dream.  He's intimidating to look at, but really very gentle.  Willie enjoys the friendship, too.  (I wish Willie was that good on a leash.)   :D
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Re: Size/Weight Estimate?
« Reply #12 on: November 19, 2011, 01:37:16 PM »

Our Vizsla is 11months old and she weighs 38pounds. She probably won't go past 45 if that.  The whole litter is on the small size acrording to the breeder.   Mother Jasmine Sullivan weights 60 pounds and Father Vangaurd's Reco weights 45 pounds.  I am glad to have her on the smaller size.  Enjoy!
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Re: Size/Weight Estimate?
« Reply #13 on: November 19, 2011, 03:18:21 PM »

That's very interesting our German Shepherd dog was 87 pounds. And that's considered overweight.
Average for GSD is 65-85 lbs and height is 22 - 26 inch at shoulder. Depends where you look but 90 lbs is max.
The size difference is remarkable. They look big and scary because of the fur and long bushy tail. Lovely dogs.

A Vizsla with as much fur would look similar.

Our V.(intact male) at 9 months is 48 lbs. Still pees like a girl  :D
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Re: Size/Weight Estimate?
« Reply #14 on: November 19, 2011, 10:20:51 PM »

Well, I guess it is possible that I have exaggerated a little.   ;D 

Sonic LOOKS that big, but maybe he is only about 100 lbs.  The only dog I have ever seen that was any bigger was at the Detroit Kennel Club Dog Show, and it was a Mastiff of some sort.  HUGE!  Just amazing!  The Newfoundland is another pretty big dog. 
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