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Our guy weighed in at @ 22.5lbs at 13.5 weeks - just over 3 months old. He was 9.5 lbs at just over 7 weeks old. So he's gaining on avg 2 lbs a week. He keeps that pace up for the next few months (doubt he will) he'll be one large boy!...and he's not at all chubby or fat!

No idea about height....he won't sit still for that!
 

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We had Osha weighed again recently and she's now 24.8 pounds at 4.5 months and we think about 18 inches, although she would not stay still so we're a little unsure :D
 

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Emily1970 said:
I'm not sure I'm reading the chart right. I have a 3 month old Vizsla (Riley) and he weighs 16 pounds. Is that small?
At 13 weeks my puppy was 21.2 lbs, BUT every dog is different. My dog was small at 9 weeks and my vet's advice was to just let him eat what he wanted... he is a puppy, he isn't going to get fat. How much are you feeding him now?
 

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3/4 cup in the morning and 3/4 cup at night. He isn't any bigger than a large cat. We feed him Taste of the Wild which he loves.
 

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I have a 4.5mnth old girl who is about 18inchs and 29.3lbs. I am wondering if she is going to be tall or if this is a normal height for a girl V at this age?
I have always fed her lots and tried to keep her on the fatter side rather than thin when a puppy, so Emily1970 I would feed him as much as he wants.
 

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Emily1970 said:
3/4 cup in the morning and 3/4 cup at night. He isn't any bigger than a large cat. We feed him Taste of the Wild which he loves.
Like I said, I don't think a puppy is going to get fat. At first I was feeding my puppy 1/2 cup 3 x a day per the bag's recommendations. I stepped that up to 1 1/2 cup three times a day. So 3x as much food as I had been feeding him! At first he would eat absolutely everything then want more. Once he got used to that amount of food, he gradually ate less and less as he stopped growing so fast.

Just my opinion, but I don't think you're feeding Riley enough. Feed him til he won't eat any more!
 

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I feel so bad now. He really isn't skinny. He looks like a fat sausage with legs! But I'm going to give him more. I do supplement with healthy snacks too.
 

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Oh, well at 11 weeks and 15 lbs Kobi looked anorexic. In fact, he still does look a bit anorexic! Can you see his ribs when he is standing? My breeder said you shouldn't be able to see them when they're standing but you should be able to when they're turning/moving. However I can still see Kobi's ribs, he only pigs out on food if it's people food. He gets as much kibble as he wants though!
 

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No, can't really see his ribs, but going by all of the measurements everyone has given, I think he's a runt. He's really short and petite.
 

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Yes, he could just be a small guy. You could try asking your breeder how the other males in the litter measure up. If he doesn't LOOK skinny, I probably would not worry about it too much. However, I don't think you can go wrong with letting him eat as much as he wants for the first six months.

Oh and post some pictures of him... Vizsla puppies are too cite!
 

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Looking through the pictures, he looks fine. You can see some rib but he looks healthy. Mine always went through that leggy stage around that age.
 

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I think He is fit looks swell and Deb is spot on and all should have showing muscles and Rib Flairs in the better then Great V"'

Rudy's a Gladiator V and coming in at 72 lbs and packing muscles like a mac truck ;)

Baby Willow will be shorter and much lighter she will be the take out the Ground wars Girls thrill killers and getting nasty with the Rose Hips and such

Sir CopperTopper 2 a chubby V and packed and sent to extreme (Boot camp Birds 101) and lean kite resistance training ;D ;)

fast muscle groups most sports win

even under waters basket weaving" ;D ;)
 

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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.
I have a 5-month-old Mehagian male named Cash. He's on the smaller side and will probably end up in the 40-50 lb range.

How is Cedar doing? I've only heard good things about Mehagian Vizslas, which isn't a surprise knowing Marge Mehagian has been involved with the breed for over 50 years!
 

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First, I'm new to the forums and I'm glad I found one this one! My (almost) 5-month old Milo seems to be underweight if I was to use Bohdi as the standard. He turns 5 first week in February but as of last weekend, he weighs in at 29 lbs. Does that seem right? His vet at his last visit said that he's doing fine but I can't help but feel that he's underweight. Thoughts?
This is my first time to the forum I also have a male vizsla called buddy who is nearly 5 months old and he is also 29 lbs, I’m glad that I found your post it makes me feel better
 
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