Puppy Growth Rate
Posted 26 May 2012 - 10:08 AM
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Posted 14 September 2014 - 07:51 PM
I'd actually love to see this thread continued, it's really interesting to get an idea of where dogs are weight-wise at their different ages. I keep referring back to it when I want to get a vague idea of how big Aed will be at which age. So far I can only contribute:
7.5 weeks: 9.2 lbs
8 weeks: ~9.5 lbs
9 weeks: ~10 lbs
10 weeks: 11.8 lbs
11 weeks: ~13 lbs
Posted 14 September 2014 - 08:30 PM
I'm also curious about what size Rook will be when he grows up and it's fun to see how other dogs grow and try to extrapolate It looks like he started off quite a bit smaller than your pup Chene but has grown quicker. He is not pudgy at all though. He has grown some legs and is definitely lean. I'm guessing he will be about 15-16 lbs at 16 weeks which should mean he'll be 32 ish as an adult. It will be interesting to see how he actually turns out. It will be fun to compare them both at a year.
7.5 weeks - 5 lb 5 oz
9 1/2 weeks- 8 lb 10 oz
13 weeks -- 12 lb 6 oz
Posted 15 September 2014 - 03:25 AM
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 :/
Posted 15 September 2014 - 04:07 AM
I picked Risk up a week ago at 9.5 weeks and he weighed 2.9kg (around 6lbs). The 10 or so pups in the litter were still together and starting to compete.
I last saw him at 7 weeks and all the litter were the same size so he wasn't the runt. He has grown since then but not in a wow sort of way. Apart from being tiny he is everything a pup should be - certainly not sickly.
Neither sire nor dam are small dogs.
A friend's pup from the same breeder and breeding that is 8 weeks older (same sire, dam a full sister) was also tiny when she got her but is growing fine.
We'll see how much he has put on next week when he has his second injection. In the meantime I have ordered some high quality protein food.
Posted 15 September 2014 - 06:21 AM
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Posted 15 September 2014 - 10:02 AM
9 weeks - 7.5#
12 weeks - 10.5#
16 weeks - 17#
18 weeks - 20#
24 weeks - 23#
A couple of weeks ago I had my puppy with me when I took the other dog to the vet. The vet hadn't seen Nattie since she was in for her last set of shots. The vet laughed and said, "She is so cute and tiny! I think you have a mini Border Collie."
Posted 15 September 2014 - 10:30 AM
2 days old - 0.8#
1 week - 1.6#
2 weeks - 2.8#
6.5 weeks - 10#
9.5 weeks - 12#
13.5 weeks - 20#
16.5 weeks - 27# (almost 4 months)
26 weeks (6 months) = 40#
He will be 7 months on Wednesday and I will weigh him then as well. He is tall, though I've never measured him.
Edited to add...I was curious so I weighed him (2 days before 7 months, likely he won't gain anything in those 2 days) and he is 42.4# at 7 months (exactly 30 weeks).
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Posted 16 September 2014 - 11:02 AM
12 weeks - 15 lbs
16 weeks - 19 lbs
20 weeks - 23 lbs
24 weeks - 29 lbs
27 weeks (today) - 32 lbs
When put in this format it makes it look like Keeper grew really quickly, but he's been going low and slow from day one. He hasn't hit a single big growth spurt, and he's been lean the whole while. I'm noticing a big slowing in his growth lately. He hasn't grown in height hardly at all, and is starting to feel more muscled instead of just boney. His dad was really, really muscled, they called him their bodybuilder. He's the spitting image of him, so I think I can expect the same build. I'm guessing between 40 and 45 lbs. I've been shocked this far, his whole 32 lbs fits in a very small package. I think of much larger dogs than him when I hear 32 lbs. I was a little worried that he'd be a giant, but I don't think 45 lbs end up being big at all with these dogs.
Posted 16 September 2014 - 12:00 PM
I *wanted* something of a mini Border Collie. At just about 5 months and 35 pounds, looks like the joke is on me :/
Posted 16 September 2014 - 12:11 PM
Yeah, my pup looks like he had a few big growth spurts, but in all honesty, I think he put on a little too much weight, so I've been cutting back on his food a bit. Hence, a much less weight gain in the last month. He could still stand to thin out just a little bit. I expect him to top out around 50, maybe a couple more when he's full grown. His dad was pretty big.
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Posted 16 September 2014 - 12:37 PM
Posted 16 September 2014 - 03:47 PM
Ross tracked very close to 1 pound per week of age from the time I picked him up at ~ 7.5 weeks until, I forget, six months or so? Anyway, even after the first few weeks, he was 14 pounds at 14 weeks, 18 pounds at 18 weeks, 19 pounds at 5 months, 22 pounds at six months of age. Puppy growth charts told me he'd top out at 27 pounds. At a year of age, he was 28 pounds. But he's continued to grow (in height; he's also muscled out some) since turning a year old. When I collected him from training (at 16 months), he was up to 35 pounds, and I thought he was a bit pudgy. I've cut him back on food and he's now close to 34 pounds (at almost a year and a half). I think that's the right weight for him (and my training mentor concurs). Duncan, on the other hand, was very close to his final weight (43 lb) at six months (40 lb), so he did most of his growing earlier. (And ended up with bilateral OCD).
Posted 16 September 2014 - 06:28 PM
17 lbs at 20 weeks
19 lbs at 6 months old
Now at a year 23-24 lbs, and approx. 17.5" at the withers.
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Posted 16 September 2014 - 07:41 PM
Oh boy do I feel better. I just adopted a BC (mix?) from a shelter. one of a litter of 6 that were just dumped along the road (so the shelter was told). He was weighed at the vet today at 7 lb 8 oz at 9 weeks.
Posted 16 September 2014 - 11:07 PM
I am feeling better about Nattie's weight now that I have read about Feist.
By the way, a few weeks ago my daughter got to run the instructors BC during agility class. The dog was a very lean 65 lbs.
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