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post #1 of 38 (permalink) Old 01-19-2011, 03:55 PM Thread Starter
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5 month old size

I have a female pup. 5 months old. she is only 16 inches tall at the shoulders. Does that seem on the small side? Does anyone know where she should be at height wise at 21 weeks?
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post #2 of 38 (permalink) Old 01-19-2011, 05:10 PM
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Re: 5 month old size

My Molly is 5 months old female and she weighs 35 lbs and is 20 inches tall. I have no idea what they should be at this age. I also asked when they stop growing but I don't have an answer for the either.
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post #3 of 38 (permalink) Old 01-20-2011, 03:19 AM
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Re: 5 month old size

Don't know if this will be helpful, as Bodhi is a male, but it might give you an idea of the growth (mass) curve I measured over the last 2+ years.



Bodhi's growth rate slowed down at about 8 months and stabilized at 12 months. He seems to be having another growth spurt around 22 months.



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post #4 of 38 (permalink) Old 01-20-2011, 09:23 AM
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Re: 5 month old size

I replied in another thread as well. Pumpkin is 5m, and she is 21" to withers. 16" of leg. Bodhi, where did you find that growth chart for male Vs?
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post #5 of 38 (permalink) Old 01-20-2011, 11:03 AM
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Enjoyed the growth chart, that is very helpful.
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post #6 of 38 (permalink) Old 01-20-2011, 12:59 PM
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Re: 5 month old size

kellygh,

Bodhi, our male Vizsla (still in-tacked), lives with a scientist (me)... As such, he was subjected to weekly mass measurements and the corresponding scatter chart plots as part of his "growing up rituals" in our home. I lived in a home with pencil marks on the door jam with date and height notations, so I figured it was not that odd (geeky) to do the same with Bodhi.

Anyway, I had the same questions you guys had. How big is Bodhi going to be? Other than the odd person telling us we had a cute pup, and he has big paws and therefore he will be a big boy, there was no growth charts for Vizsla's to be found to help predict his final weight. So, I started weighing Bodhi weekly... I hope this chart will help others by comparing your dogs weight and age to Bodhi's and determine if your pup is going to be bigger or smaller than ~ 57 lbs at 1.8 years (20 months). I also heard that Vizsla grow in spurts, but the data suggests that he had a consistent growth rate until about 8 months when it slowed down and finally tapered off at about 12 months. However this is just one dogs growth progression, "your mileage may vary"...

I plan on continuing Bodhi's mass measurements but at a reduced frequency and post them on his blog (see signature below for the URL). If I could do it again, I would have measured Bodhi's height to the withers at the same frequency as the mass measurements to have a more complete growth chart. I guess that will be corrected when we decide to add another Vizsla to the family.

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post #7 of 38 (permalink) Old 01-20-2011, 01:30 PM Thread Starter
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Re: 5 month old size

So my math may be off since I am no scientist. But, at 5mo old I could probably expect anouther 25% in growth, by that she seems a bit on the low end of the size standards, but still within the exceptble range.
That graph is pretty cool.
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post #8 of 38 (permalink) Old 01-20-2011, 01:58 PM
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Bodhi-
The graph is great & kuddos to you for keeping up with it! Thanks for sharing
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post #9 of 38 (permalink) Old 01-20-2011, 02:08 PM
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Re: 5 month old size

Our guy stopped growing at about 15 months. When I say that I mean in height.
He is still filling out and he is just 2 months shy of 24 months.
Last time he was on a scale was at the beginning of December, and he weighed 22.9kg, he is 24" to the withers.
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post #10 of 38 (permalink) Old 01-20-2011, 02:14 PM
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Bohdi,

I came across your blog about three months ago and love reading Bohdi's adventures. I have been consulting your growth chart ever since. Dax has always been a pound or two behind Bohdi so I expect he'll top out in the low to mid 50's.

How tall is that handsome boy of yours? Dax just turned eight months old and is 48 lbs. and about 22 inches tall.

One last question... I know Bohdi is named after the tree, but how is it pronounced, is the "i" a long i, or does it sound more like an "e"?

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