Mia is now Five months old. tomorow actually. I guess she is weighing around 50 pounds or so. What about you guys. When do they make the biggest jump in weight?
hogan is 27 inch at shoulder and 75 pounds...blue is 70 pounds...they are 8 months...males...fixed
Soleil 1 year and 9 months.. (oh how time flys! ::)) Is 84 lbs female. My Soleil grew like a weed. One day she was a little puppy and before I knew it she is grown. And yet she still thinks she is a lap dog. ;D
Grendel was 65Lb at 6 mo. I think from birth to 18 mo. Its just a race to the finish.
hahhha...they are the biggest lap dogs in the workd eh>????
The lads are both 5 months old - littermates - and different sizes. Basil is 50 lbs and Ajax is closer to 40. They were the same size very early on but after Basil had a growth spurt he has stayed 10 lbs ahead. But he can still curl into a very tight ball and fit in my lap! I have to make him leave when legs go numb! ;D
I"m beginning to this my Greta is a little on the petite side. She is 7 months old and weighs 58 pounds, I'm not sure how tall she is. She seems to have grown a lot in the past month, she went from 51 to 58 pounds in a matter of 3 1/2 weeks. A doberman expert around the corner from my house thought Greta was going to be a little petite. I'm quite fine with that!
Here she is a few days ago.
You can see she has a rough life.
Housefrau32 - you have a very good looking Dobe. I am not accustomed to the natural ears, but she looks great. From her lovely cat's paw feet, I would say maybe another 10 pounds or so.
Wabowski_Mia, from my experience, when the Dobe is 4 months old they are almost 1/2 their final size and weight. They will be almost full grown at 10 months. Then the growth slows down dramatically, and they will add about 2 more inches in height and maybe another 15 pounds or so.
That is why when my Red was 4 months old and weighed 65 pounds (28 pounds at 16 weeks) I knew I was going to have a big boy. At the age of 2, he was around 126 pounds. Now he is 30 inches tall, and an oversized Dobe brings on a lot of other problems. They got worse when his weight started ballooning last year, culminating six weeks ago when he was at the vet's. We always weighed him when he boarded or had any other reason to get near their scale. He weighed a whopping 148 pounds! Now since he is the size of a young Great Dane, he was not grossly obese, but it was concerning. The vet mentioned cutting him back, I pointed out he only eats three cups of kibble a day and the Schnauzers at 20 pounds eat one. A full blood screen confirmed a thryroid condition and new he is active again, his weight has dropped to 132 pounds in 5 weeks. Our immediate target is 120 and then we will be guided by his ribs. When I can see a hint of ribs, I will increase his intake to where he is sleek sided. He will be 6 in March and now has the energy level and activity of a 3 year old. Needless to say he has not and will not be bred. I love him and he is my baby, but I will be more careful in selection next time.
My husband wasn't crazy about my dogs natural ears either. But, she was a rescue, when we got her she was almost 12 weeks old, and the vet we talked to said he didn't like to do them when they were that old. She is kind of funny looking with those ears, but they are growing on me.
Howsefrau32, Great looking young lady there! I would'nt worry too much about her size. At 7 months and 58lb, she may be a wee bit small but she still has a bit of growing to do yet and she does'nt lack much of being on the lighter side of standard for a F.male right now. I think when she fills out some she'll be the ideal size.Either way , great looking girl.
Howsefrau32, I'm not sure whose more fortunate. You with your special dog, because any rescued animal especially a young one is very special. Or Greta with her special people she allows to share her home with her. Please, let us know from time to time how she is doing.
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