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#1 KeithB

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Posted 17 March 2012 - 07:26 AM

Ben is 34 pounds at 7 months. not neutered. Will he gain another 10 pounds?

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Posted 17 March 2012 - 07:28 AM

What did he weigh at 16 weeks? At that age, was he lean or did he still have a bit of puppy pudge?

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Posted 17 March 2012 - 11:25 AM

I think your bigger concern should be "will he grow into that ridiculously long tail?!?!" ;-)

He's not done growing at 7 months. How much weight exactly he will gain is impossible to say. At 7 months Dexter weighed 34lbs; he's nearing 3 years now and weighs about 44lbs. He was just neutered two months ago, and is still skinny as a rail, but very muscley. He's also very tall.

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Posted 17 March 2012 - 04:38 PM

I think your bigger concern should be "will he grow into that ridiculously long tail?!?!" ;-)



LOL! I was thinking the same thing :)

I have nothing to add but he's a pretty boy!



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Posted 17 March 2012 - 05:15 PM

LOL! I was thinking the same thing :)

I have nothing to add but he's a pretty boy!


I like the tail. Liz at 16 weeks he was pretty lean

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Posted 17 March 2012 - 05:19 PM

i think the picture makes it look longer, but most border collies have long tails

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Posted 17 March 2012 - 08:47 PM

If they are lean at 16 weeks...

Take the weight of a pup at 16 weeks and double it. That is an estimation of final adult size. A Border Collie will be about 75% of their adult weight at 1 year old but may not finish growing until 2 to 3 years old.

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Posted 18 March 2012 - 05:53 AM

If they are lean at 16 weeks...

Take the weight of a pup at 16 weeks and double it. That is an estimation of final adult size. A Border Collie will be about 75% of their adult weight at 1 year old but may not finish growing until 2 to 3 years old.



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Posted 18 March 2012 - 07:50 AM

We got Kye at 8 months and he was verging on skeletal at around 32lbs. He's quite a tall dog.

He didn't grow any more but his weight has been fairly constant for the last few years (now 6 yo) at around 42lbs and he's not at all fat.

He was neutered as soon as we got him.

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Posted 19 March 2012 - 02:59 PM

Here is a better picture , his tail looks more normal here :)


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Posted 19 March 2012 - 03:15 PM

Aw heck, now his tail looks downright short. ;)

It's hard to find a picture that shows it well, but Secret was blessed with the tail genes in her family. It has a light curl at the tip, otherwise it would drag on the ground. Her brother's poor tail ends above his hocks -- Poor fella, it stands out even more since he's a smoothie. lol

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As for the original question, I concur that the suggestion that you double their weight at 16 weeks tends to work out quite well.
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Posted 19 March 2012 - 04:43 PM

Ben has long legs, his tail has a slight curl depending on what he is doing.


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