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#41 CptJack

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Posted 16 September 2014 - 11:22 PM

I don't actually remember all of Molly's.

 

But she was 14lbs at 12 weeks and 18lbs at 16 weeks.  We'll see where she ends up. It's kind of weird because for a while she looked huge to me, but now she seems Tiny. Perception is a strange thing.



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Posted 25 October 2014 - 09:24 PM

Update, at the vet at 14 weeks Aed was 16lbs. At 16 weeks now he's about 18lbs, though our scale is not nearly as accurate. So still 1lb per week.


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Posted 25 October 2014 - 09:59 PM

6 weeks: 6#
8 weeks: 11#
10 weeks: 14#
12 weeks: 17#
14 weeks: 23#
16 weeks: 27#
18 weeks: 31#
20 weeks: 35#
As you can see, she has had dangerously fast growth between 12-20 weeks (and we're paying the price with panosteitis despite all efforts to slow the growth).
At 20 weeks she is 3 pounds heavier than her mother and only 6 pounds lighter than her father and she is not particularly tall (18.5"). She's broad chested, stout legged and short backed and has a very delicate, feminine face. Go figure :/


At -26 weeks, Molly weighs 42#, stands 22.5" and went from stout legged and short backed to long legged and long backed. She is a complete athlete and runs faster than any dog I have ever had. She's sound as a trumpet and I swear she is making up for lost run and jump time.

I believe she is nearly done growing and is about to have her first heat. Apparently she is doing EVERYTHING at breakneck speed.
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Posted 25 October 2014 - 10:05 PM

I don't actually remember all of Molly's.

 

But she was 14lbs at 12 weeks and 18lbs at 16 weeks.  We'll see where she ends up. It's kind of weird because for a while she looked huge to me, but now she seems Tiny. Perception is a strange thing.

 

The last official weight I got on Molly was at 19 weeks and she was 23lbs.   The few weeks since then she's noticeably slowed down, but I don't have an official weight.

 

No clue where she's going to end up, but not overly fussed.



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Posted 25 October 2014 - 10:22 PM

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Posted 25 October 2014 - 10:27 PM

Double oops until I am near a proper computer and can process these images correctly.

Suffice to say, she is getting her long coat and looks like a lion presently. :)
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Posted 25 October 2014 - 10:30 PM


Kolt - 9 weeks, 12#. 14 weeks, 21#. 16 weeks, 24.5#. 19 weeks, 28.3#. 24 weeks, 33#, 19".

At 6 m/o he was 35#. He'll be 7 m/o in a couple days and weighed in at 38.5# tonight. He measured about 20". He's starting to fill out get a bit more broad (he's been quite lean and slender) and his head is starting to show a bit of masculine blockiness. I'm kinda hoping that he'll end up at about 21"/45#

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Posted 25 October 2014 - 11:31 PM

CMP, I could see the image just fine. She's huge!

 

Question for Maralynn: What technique do you use to measure him at home? Just get him to sit and use a tape measure or something?


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Posted 26 October 2014 - 04:54 AM

I decided I was getting too obsessed with Risk's weight. He's growing fine at a reasonable rate - currently at a stick insect stage.

I will weigh and measure him on Friday when he will be 4 months just out of interest to see whether he does turn out to be half his adult weight and 2/3 his adult height, as is often predicted.

I don't care about what weight he is or will be as long as he looks and feels right.

Height would be fine at 19-20 ins for an agility dog especially if he turns out to be light but we'll see. Nothing I can do about.



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Posted 26 October 2014 - 06:44 AM

Measure to the point at the top of the shoulder when your dog is in a standing position.



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Posted 26 October 2014 - 07:09 AM

The technique I use is to lay a straight piece of wood or plastic as level and as close to the withers as I can with one end touching the wall. Mark the wall and measure from the floor. Dog must be standing straight.

 

Our terrier was measured by his foster carer with a ruler or tape measure from the side and we were told he was 12 ins. He was actually 14.5 ins and that's a dog that stands full square so is easy to measure. I don't try to measure the dog directly because of the potential for significant error, especially with a wriggly pup.



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Posted 26 October 2014 - 02:25 PM

I use a carpenter's level on my horses, but the dogs don't tolerate it.



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Posted 26 October 2014 - 03:36 PM

Crow:

 

5.5 weeks= 6lbs

8 weeks= 10.7 lbs.

 

I'm interested to see what he will be at 12 weeks when we go back to the vet.


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Posted 11 November 2014 - 07:19 PM

10 weeks and 2 days he was 13.0 lbs.


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Posted 11 November 2014 - 07:37 PM

Tweed 9 months old 50 lbs  :blink:



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Posted 11 November 2014 - 07:53 PM

At 17 weeks Risk was 6kg (13.2 lb) and around 14in tall. He's not a roly poly pup by any means but he's growing steadily and starting to muscle up nicely in the hind legs. Nothing about him says unhealthy. Front legs still quite knobbly.

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Posted 11 November 2014 - 08:29 PM

Tweed 9 months old 50 lbs  :blink:



Holy cow! Big boy! :-)

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Posted 11 November 2014 - 08:38 PM

Yeah, didn't see it coming.  Sire is about 38 lbs, dam is about 32 lbs.   Not sure where the mutant came from.



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Posted 11 November 2014 - 08:42 PM

Bandit 9 months - 35 pounds.

 

Not quite as big as his brother!!


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Posted 11 November 2014 - 08:49 PM

Molly is 5.5 months and 35lbs.  I'm slightly terrified.




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