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MCD 11-13-2013 10:59 PM

Typical Weight For an Almost 6 Month Old Puppy
 
I know the vet(or at least the young one in our office) thinks that Dharma is too skinny. She is the runt of the litter and has always been 3 to 4 pounds lighter than her brothers and sisters. When we got her at 7 to 8 weeks old she was 7 pounds and a few odd ounces. I think she then weighed in at 6.1 kilograms(not sure in pounds any more). The next weight was 9.1 kilograms and the one after that was 11.1 kilograms. Today I took her to be weighed at the vet and she weighs in at 32and a 1/2 pounds. She looks like she is putting on some muscle everywhere else but you can still sometimes see her ribs a little more than I would like. I am trying to get her to eat more and it seems we have finally gotten the digestive upset under control.

Ksana 11-13-2013 11:12 PM

Re: Typical Weight For an Almost 6 Month Old Puppy
 
How old is your puppy now? I keep track of Marcus' weight, so I could look it up anytime. We got Marcus when he was only 3.6 kg (he was the smallest puppy in the litter). In one month he weighted 7.4 kg. Now, at his nine months, he is a standard size male Vizsla.

Ksana 11-13-2013 11:18 PM

Re: Typical Weight For an Almost 6 Month Old Puppy
 
I just noticed you said she is now 6-month old. Marcus was 40 pounds at this age. Females are usually a bit smaller, so she should be fine. It is Ok' to see Vizslas' ribs when they are running/ moving.

ZekeSnow 11-13-2013 11:24 PM

Re: Typical Weight For an Almost 6 Month Old Puppy
 
My boy was about 30 lbs at 6 months... There are some really big V's on here but there are also some smaller ones... Zeke is now 14 months and still only weighs 42 lbs... I freaked out a while back thinking I had malnourished him but then I got some great advice... Research mom and dad... Dad is 50lbs and mom only 40... He's super healthy and still gaining a little weight... Do some homework and see about genetics before you allow yourself to get too worried!!!

Oh yea... Some are just really gangly adolescents...

And check out some of the supplementing posts in dieting! A ton of really smart people who know the breed and know how to put good healthy weight on them!!!

harrigab 11-14-2013 02:03 AM

Re: Typical Weight For an Almost 6 Month Old Puppy
 
My Ruby nearly always looked like she was on the thin side as she was growing, after about 6 months when her height growth slowed down she started to fill out. She's about 48lbs now and imo looks superb.

Henning 11-14-2013 04:18 AM

Re: Typical Weight For an Almost 6 Month Old Puppy
 
I agree with ZekeSnow. Research the parents and I would say look at your dogs condition without thinking about their weight. If they look healthy then they probably are!

I say this because it seems to me that there are some big deviations in their weight while they are growing up. For instance, August was over 42 pounds before he hit 6 months and at that time he looked a touch on the scrawny side.

If your dog is healthy and you are happy with his condition, then he is fine. You say that his digestive problems are sorted and you are looking to increase his food intake so I am sure he will pick up the weight in no time :)

Vizsla Baby 11-14-2013 10:17 AM

Re: Typical Weight For an Almost 6 Month Old Puppy
 
Everyone told us our Sadie was very thin when she was 15 months or younger. Except the vet who told us that this breed stays thin until they are about 2 and then they fill out into their adult size.

Which is absolutely true! She is now 2 1/2 and looks fantastic. She has a normal Vizsla body - still thin - but very healthy looking.

32 pounds at 6 months sounds about right to me - but it depends on the height of course. If you are worried, just add a little more food into your dogs diet. Plus an extra treat here or there.

Vizsla Baby 11-14-2013 10:20 AM

Re: Typical Weight For an Almost 6 Month Old Puppy
 
MCD, put up a picture or two and you'll get better advice! I'll bet you have nothing to worry about.

MilesMom 11-14-2013 11:39 AM

Re: Typical Weight For an Almost 6 Month Old Puppy
 
Seems ok to me. Chase is 38lbs and I think he and Dharma are the same age. Our breeder says at 6 months they are roughly 80% of their weight so she would be about 40 lbs which is in normal limits for a female.

texasred 11-14-2013 11:49 AM

Re: Typical Weight For an Almost 6 Month Old Puppy
 
You can't just go by weight, you have to go by how the dog is filled out. Seeing a little rib is good. If you stand over the dog and look down, you should see some narrowing at the waist. The spine should not be prominent, and the hip bones should have some cover.


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