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post #1 of 19 (permalink) Old 08-31-2009, 03:03 PM Thread Starter
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When do puppies stop growing?

Nico is almost a year old (his birthday is September 1, 2008) - and as of yesterday, weighs 45 pounds. Height-wise he looks ok but he still hasn't really filled out yet - you can see his ribs quite a bit.

Does anyone know when vizsla puppies usually stop putting on weight? I hope he still has 10 or so pounds to go...although that will definitely be harder for Nico to keep being a lap dog! ;D
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post #2 of 19 (permalink) Old 08-31-2009, 04:05 PM
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Re: When do puppies stop growing?

The vet will tell you they're not fully grown until the 18-24 month mark. However, most V's "struggle" with their weight. We adopted our male at a year old, he weighed 44.5lbs, I think now he weighs 48-49.

I wanted a large male, instead I got a peanut! Sometimes that's just the way it goes.
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post #3 of 19 (permalink) Old 08-31-2009, 04:23 PM
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Re: When do puppies stop growing?

You'd actually be surprised at what +/- 2-3 lbs. can do for the look of a dog. Another 10 lbs would be a 22% weight increase, which is pretty significant.
Rule of thumb ( and we all know about thumbs and hammers ) is that the ribs should be felt, but not seen at rest, but seen when running and working.
My experience is that they get their height first and then fill out. 18-24 months sounds like a good number.
I can't speak for all Vizsla's, but there has been a food bowl with food in it 24/7 on my floor for 23+ years, and I've never had a "fat" Vizsla.


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post #4 of 19 (permalink) Old 09-01-2009, 11:42 AM
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Re: When do puppies stop growing?

Hi,
My V just turn 2. He was 48 lbs last yr, now 54 lbs.
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post #5 of 19 (permalink) Old 09-02-2009, 12:44 AM
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Re: When do puppies stop growing?

Our 1st V weighed 45 Lbs full grown and always wanted in my lap.

Virgil our 2nd V is 16 months & at his checkup last week he weighed 67 lbs. He's not fat just large & solid. He gets plenty of exercise since we farm & are home with him most days so he is constantly running/walking around with us. I only feed 2 times a day a little more than the bag says but once in a while he manages to crawl under a bench behind a pet house and scrunch down real low to steal the cats food that is hidden. Instead of a lap dog, I use him for a pillow.

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post #6 of 19 (permalink) Old 09-02-2009, 02:17 AM
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Re: When do puppies stop growing?

nooo don't grow stay puppy forever v_____v
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post #7 of 19 (permalink) Old 09-02-2009, 01:44 PM
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Re: When do puppies stop growing?

mine weighs 16 kilos, and he is 6 months old. I thought he looked a bit skinny so i upped his food by about 20% and over the last week he doesn't seem to have put on anything! When i put his food down its gone in one go and takes about 2 minutes for him to eat. He never leaves anything but I'm still over the recommended amount on the feeding guidelines. Is this normal?> I hear so many people who say there dog eats at its own pace but not mine!
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mine weighs 16 kilos, and he is 6 months old. I thought he looked a bit skinny so i upped his food by about 20% and over the last week he doesn't seem to have put on anything! When i put his food down its gone in one go and takes about 2 minutes for him to eat. He never leaves anything but I'm still over the recommended amount on the feeding guidelines. Is this normal?> I hear so many people who say there dog eats at its own pace but not mine!
our female eats slow but our male eats his food fast, then when he's done he looks for more to eat ;D
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Re: When do puppies stop growing?

Yeah, our 5 month old will eat very quickly if he's hungry. Otherwise if he's not too hungry he will take his time and usually leave half in there.
His weight fluctuates. Last we checked about 4 weeks ago, he was 30lbs, he was 19" tall. Last weekend he decided to do the supermodel thing and throw up a few times so we fed him boiled chicken breast and white rice. I think he may have lost a pound or two cause he looks a little thinner. But he is back to normal (if he ever was) and he is on his kibble, 3 squares, 2 cups.



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post #10 of 19 (permalink) Old 09-02-2009, 03:56 PM
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Re: When do puppies stop growing?

Since we are on the topic of food ... our Vizsla chows down on his food, and then gets the hiccups, poor fellow Anyone else experience this? It happens when he eats and drinks really fast. He's 12 weeks.
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