I posted about my V and her weight/height on a recent post but just wanted to mention it here. As a rescue Vizsla we never knew her exact age so we dont know how big she will become. I think she is going to be very small. She is only about 19 inches in height and 33 lbs. She is about 9 or 10 months. She has grown about 3 inches in 3 months. She was extremely thin when we got her and wondered if her poor start would affect her height, or if she is just small anyway. I guess time will tell. But she looks so tiny I think that maybe she is a lot less than 10 months. The rescue centre always neuter (?) their homeless dogs so whether this also has a bearing on her growth? I suppose time will tell.
jujuli, size is predetermined by genetics. She might have had a slow start due to poor nutrition but once they start being well fed they will often make up for that poor start with a sudden growth spurt. It will be interesting to see how much more she grows.
I doubt that the neutering will effect her mature height, but I often wonder whether it effects the strength and development of their bones. It's a bit like women who have a hysterectomy prior to menopause. However, it is done now so I don't think there is much point in worrying about.
I have a 6 mo male Vizsla and his weight is 33 ibs / 15 kg and 19.3 inches / 49 cm tall.
Does this mean he is going to be smaller than usual or is there a chance that he will catch up eventually?