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post #31 of 54 (permalink) Old 01-04-2013, 08:56 PM
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Re: almost 7 months V - weight questions

Milo is 6 mos 1 week old at 38.5 lbs. but looks healthy with ribs showing a bit when she turns.
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I got Astro when he was 6.5 months old and from memory he was already about 55-57lbs. He is now just touching 80lbs. I think If I hear one more comment about his size i'll just die. Perhaps I'll have to come back with some witty remark like................... "No S__T Sherlock!"


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LOL bru

And just how on earth are you expected to stop her growing? Yes you could reduce her food but if she is genetically programmed to be a certain size then all you are doing is effectively reducing her size by malnourishment which can hardly be healthy. Assuming she isn't overweight I wouldn't worry about it.
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post #34 of 54 (permalink) Old 01-05-2013, 04:35 AM
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I totally agree with Lyra - the height of your Vizsla is predetermined by genetics. It is difficult to say how fast is too fast for a puppy to grow. I do know from raising 5 Gt Dane puppies that feeding puppy kibble can often encourage quick growth.

I have a male wirehaird vizsla, he wasn't one of the larger boys in the litter and he hasn't been fed puppy kibble and he was a bit heavier than yours at 6months, now at a year old he is 26Kg /58lbs and is taller than most vizslas we meet, and quite lean. So I think in another year he will be quite a big dog.

I am sure your pup is fine, probably going to be a big girl
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I got Astro when he was 6.5 months old and from memory he was already about 55-57lbs. He is now just touching 80lbs. I think If I hear one more comment about his size i'll just die. Perhaps I'll have to come back with some witty remark like................... "No S__T Sherlock!"
Uh oh... that's about how much Cooper weighed when we brought him home at around the same age.

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Milo is 6 mos 1 week old at 38.5 lbs. but looks healthy with ribs showing a bit when she turns.
We had Merritt, Milo's sister, weighed yesterday, she's up to 45.1 lbs but still looking pretty slim and muscular.
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Re: almost 7 months V - weight questions

Bella is 8 months old and 48 lbs, think she has slowed down a bit as she weighed this about 6 weeks
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I got Astro when he was 6.5 months old and from memory he was already about 55-57lbs. He is now just touching 80lbs. I think If I hear one more comment about his size i'll just die. Perhaps I'll have to come back with some witty remark like................... "No S__T Sherlock!"
Uh oh... that's about how much Cooper weighed when we brought him home at around the same age.

Nah, nh, nah, nah, nah.......Threefsh got a monster too!!!!!


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Re: almost 7 months V - weight questions

Ozkar,

Is Astro a Hubertus V?

All,

Here is a revised growth chart with our female V at 7 months old. Also recently posted in "Ideas on full grown size"



I would love to collect data from Vizsla community on the forum and produce a scatter plot from the data. Maybe a histogram... This would be great information for the community. Owners will feel better that their dog is not an outlier (too small or too big)... And if they are, so what... I bet your dog doesn't seem to care and you shouldn't either.

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Re: almost 7 months V - weight questions

@ Bodhi. Yep, sure is one of Agnes' dogs. She can produce the occasional big en. However, I've also met some of hers that are just petite as well. So she seems to have them at both ends of the spectrum and in between.

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