Jump to content


Photo

Puppy Growth Rate


  • Please log in to reply
20 replies to this topic

#1 adesouza89

adesouza89

    Member

  • Registered Users
  • 63 posts
  • Gender:Female
  • Location:New York

Posted 03 October 2010 - 03:24 PM

At 8 weeks old he weighed 9.5 bs. I took him to the Vet when he was 11 weeks old for his 2nd round of puppy shots and he weighed 18 lbs. I took him to the vet when he was 14 weeks old to check his weight and he weighed 22.5 lbs. He pretty big compared to his litter mates. He's almost as tall as our other border collie.

What are your opinions on his growth rate? Any idea how big he is going to be full grown? His mother weighs 40 and his father weighs 45.

Thanks :]

Attached File  2__1_.jpg   80.21K   124 downloads

This is a picture of him and our other border collie :] this picture was taken yesterday

Attached File  nanuq.jpg   31.3K   105 downloads

This is him at 9 weeks

#2 njnovice

njnovice

    Senior Member

  • Registered Users
  • 757 posts
  • Gender:Female
  • Location:North Jersey

Posted 03 October 2010 - 04:08 PM

Beag had weighed 23lbs at 16 weeks and she ended up being a chunky 45lbs.

Mick was 29lbs at five months and he currently weighs 39lbs. He went up to 46lbs about a year ago, but he was chunked out then. At 39lbs, he's pretty lanky, but muscular with no extra fat.
Posted Image Posted Image
The Crew: Mick, Sinead, and Ginsberg

#3 Laurae

Laurae

    i'd rather be working my dogs...

  • Registered Users
  • 3,168 posts
  • Gender:Not Telling
  • Location:Colorado

Posted 03 October 2010 - 04:51 PM

My Meg was 27 pounds when last at the vet at 6 months.

Cheers,
Laura
5120876952_de8afa8164.jpg
Poetry in motion with Sophie, Taz, Meg, Ike, and puppy Gus!
And Craig waiting at the bridge.

See profiles of many top competitors from the 2011 National Sheepdog Finals in Carbondale, Colorado
My Flickr page


#4 adesouza89

adesouza89

    Member

  • Registered Users
  • 63 posts
  • Gender:Female
  • Location:New York

Posted 03 October 2010 - 05:23 PM

He's 14 weeks now, My other 2 border collies never grew at such a fast rate..

#5 MrSnappy

MrSnappy

    I have nothing better to do than take photos all day. zzzzzz

  • Registered Users
  • 5,923 posts
  • Gender:Female
  • Location:Vancouver BC Canada

Posted 03 October 2010 - 06:11 PM

Dexter was 8.5lbs at 8 weeks and then he was 13lbs at 11 weeks, and about 20 lbs at 15 weeks. He is now 13 months old and he is a tall dog (22"+ at the shoulder) but not particularly heavy, although I don't know what he weighs exactly. He's not difficult to pick up.

They say the general rule of thumb is that their weight at 4 months can be doubled to get their final adult weight. This was true for Piper, who was 14 lbs at 4 months is now just under 30lbs. Dex still isn't full grown, but I think he will be around 45-50lbs when he is. Maybe your pup just had a rapid spurt and is settling in now. Hard to say.

RDM
That'll Do Border Collie Rescue-Vancouver, BC Canada
Posted ImageTDBCR - "Where every dog is a Star"
TDBCR / 3 Woofs & A WooTWoo / Big Air Photography

#6 adesouza89

adesouza89

    Member

  • Registered Users
  • 63 posts
  • Gender:Female
  • Location:New York

Posted 03 October 2010 - 06:37 PM

Thank you RDM this was very helpful :rolleyes:

#7 anniemore

anniemore

    Junior Member

  • Registered Users
  • 13 posts

Posted 03 October 2010 - 06:51 PM

Bunny was a poor-doer at first, so bringing her home at 2 months old she was 4 lbs.

2 months: 4 lbs
4 months: 9 lbs (when she was sickest with Mange)
6 months: 25 lbs
10 months: 35 lbs (current)

My previous BC was about 30 lbs at 6 months and topped out around 55-60 when she was in shape. She came from a reputable breeder for work Borders, but she was just terribly large.

I suspect Bunny will top out around 45.

#8 eclare

eclare

    Senior Member

  • Registered Users
  • 465 posts
  • Location:Washington, DC

Posted 03 October 2010 - 07:26 PM

Just looking through Seamus's records, here's what I found

6 Weeks: 7 pounds
8 Weeks: 11 pounds
12 Weeks: 17 pounds
16 Weeks: a whopping 29 pounds (To be fair, this was directly after he got back from spending 10 days in boarding, where they seriously overfed him - he was incredibly round when I picked him up).
20 Weeks: a nicely proportioned 28 pounds.

I haven't weighed him since then, but I would venture to guess that he's currently somewhere in the 40-45 pound range at 11 months, but still skinny as a rail. He's insanely tall.

#9 adesouza89

adesouza89

    Member

  • Registered Users
  • 63 posts
  • Gender:Female
  • Location:New York

Posted 30 November 2010 - 05:12 PM

"They say the general rule of thumb is that their weight at 4 months can be doubled to get their final adult weight."

If this is so.. that means he's gonna be 60 pounds.. WOW!

#10 Liz P

Liz P

    optimistic realist

  • Registered Users
  • 4,442 posts
  • Gender:Female
  • Location:somewhere inside my brain

Posted 30 November 2010 - 05:22 PM

No, based on what you have told us so far he will be around 45 to 50 lbs full grown. Keep him thin so he grows nice a slow. Rapid growth is linked to HD, OCD and other joint disorders.

Posted Image
Dangerous Dreams Farm


#11 SecretBC

SecretBC

    Senior Member

  • Registered Users
  • 684 posts
  • Gender:Female
  • Location:Sparta, WI
  • Interests:Agility!

Posted 01 December 2010 - 09:03 AM

I obsessed over this with Secret. I can tell you now, it is pointless. They will end up wherever Mother Nature wants them to end up. My "ideal" female BC would have been between 19" & 20" and in the 30-35 lb range. So every month I would measure Secret and stop into the vet to get her weight. There was a point around 10/11 months where everything held steady (21" and 42.5 lbs) and I did a happy dance, thinking she was done growing. Uh, nope. She's now closer to 23" and probably up around 45 lbs now. Not much I can do, I still love her! Once she went and measured herself into the tallest height class in every agility organization, I told her just to keep going to make things easier on herself. lol Jumping 26" is no problem for her with as tall as she is -- She's got almost 2" on other dogs that measure into that class. :P
Karissa
V-NATCH2/NATCH3 Luke -- Superior Elite Versatility, O-HP-E, 2500+ Lifetime
Kaiser (UWP GRCH'PR' Alasco's Kvichak) -- Elite Vers., O-EAC, S-EJC, O-ECC, TN-E, TG-E, O-WV-E, HP-N, 1000+ Lifetime, TIAD, TG2, UKC Total Dog (3!)
Secret -- Elite Vers., O-EAC, O-EJC, ECC, TG-E, TN-E, WV-E, HP-N, 1000+ Lifetime, PD, SPS, SPG, SPJ
Visit My Blog!
Visit my YouTube channel!

#12 adesouza89

adesouza89

    Member

  • Registered Users
  • 63 posts
  • Gender:Female
  • Location:New York

Posted 09 December 2010 - 09:20 PM

He was 31 lbs at 4 months..

I guess i'm obsessive about this because every thinks he isn't a border collie, they believe he's a Saint Bernard mix..

#13 Liz P

Liz P

    optimistic realist

  • Registered Users
  • 4,442 posts
  • Gender:Female
  • Location:somewhere inside my brain

Posted 09 December 2010 - 10:16 PM

He is growing way too fast. At this age he should be very skinny and all legs. If he is at all "rolly polly" he is overweight.

Posted Image
Dangerous Dreams Farm


#14 SecretBC

SecretBC

    Senior Member

  • Registered Users
  • 684 posts
  • Gender:Female
  • Location:Sparta, WI
  • Interests:Agility!

Posted 10 December 2010 - 09:37 AM

Do you have pictures you could share?
Karissa
V-NATCH2/NATCH3 Luke -- Superior Elite Versatility, O-HP-E, 2500+ Lifetime
Kaiser (UWP GRCH'PR' Alasco's Kvichak) -- Elite Vers., O-EAC, S-EJC, O-ECC, TN-E, TG-E, O-WV-E, HP-N, 1000+ Lifetime, TIAD, TG2, UKC Total Dog (3!)
Secret -- Elite Vers., O-EAC, O-EJC, ECC, TG-E, TN-E, WV-E, HP-N, 1000+ Lifetime, PD, SPS, SPG, SPJ
Visit My Blog!
Visit my YouTube channel!

#15 adesouza89

adesouza89

    Member

  • Registered Users
  • 63 posts
  • Gender:Female
  • Location:New York

Posted 10 December 2010 - 05:51 PM

Posted Image
Posted Image
Posted Image
Posted Image
Him & His Mom!
Posted Image

I hope these help! I'll weigh him soon, and post back!

#16 adesouza89

adesouza89

    Member

  • Registered Users
  • 63 posts
  • Gender:Female
  • Location:New York

Posted 10 December 2010 - 09:07 PM

He's 34 lbs at 5 months (23 weeks)

#17 adesouza89

adesouza89

    Member

  • Registered Users
  • 63 posts
  • Gender:Female
  • Location:New York

Posted 10 December 2010 - 10:06 PM

Also, he's not fat.. I think he's ideal. He's just big boned..

#18 Maja

Maja

    Senior Member

  • Registered Users
  • 1,503 posts
  • Gender:Female
  • Location:Poland
  • Interests:farming, translation, linguistics, writing, stock work

Posted 11 December 2010 - 04:10 AM

His weight is fine, in my opinion.
Maja

#19 jasper7777

jasper7777

    Member

  • Registered Users
  • 42 posts

Posted 25 May 2012 - 12:53 AM

My last border collie seemed to stop growing in Height at about 10 months- then started filling out a bit.

#20 ChantalB

ChantalB

    Senior Member

  • Registered Users
  • 285 posts

Posted 26 May 2012 - 09:48 AM

Old thread! I would love the OP to come comment in his weight! My boy looked and seemed to fill and the exact same rate. At 2.5 years he hit 50 pounds at nearly 3.5 he seems to of stopped at 59 pounds finally filled out. He's 23 inches tall.


0 user(s) are reading this topic

0 members, 0 guests, 0 anonymous users

Copyright: All posts and images on this site are protected by copyright, and may not be reproduced or distributed in any way without permission. Banner photo courtesy of Denise Wall, 2009 CDWall. For further information, contact info@bordercollie.org.