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Hey guys,

 

Just wanted to check and get some insight on how much their dobie weighed as a pup. Currently Alix is just 14 weeks and weighs 37 pounds. Is this above average or just right? Ive been looking online for a growth chart, but it seems from the information I have gathered all dobies grow differently.

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The average I read and that I found was accurate for my Dobi was 10 lbs per month.  so at 3 months the average dobi will be approx 30 lbs.  4 months = 40lbs, etc. This holds true up to about 6-7 months when they will begin to slow down.

Rocky will turn 8 month this weekend and he was 75 lbs over a week ago...he held to almost exactly this average weight gain up until this month when he slowed up a bit.

So going by that - he's average...

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Princess was a bit smaller than the other puppies in her litter which to me was a plus. She was a little behind that 10 pounds per month schedule. At 9 weeks she was 13 pounds, and was 5 to 7 pounds behind that all the way. She was gaining about 2 pounds per week up to the age of 6.5 months when she weighed 54 pounds. Then she gained about 1 pound per week and weighed 69 pounds at the age of 10 months. She stabilized at 72 pounds and which was the weight I last recorded at the age of 15 months.

I really did not measure her height. She is about 26 to 27 inches tall at the shoulder.

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I was told yesterday that my dobie was pretty small...she is 9 weeks and at 10lbs. When I first got her though, I took her to the vet and I found out she had hookworms and coccidia. They put her on Albon and another medicine for the hookworms. Then she was 5.6lbs...and since then has gained 2lbs per week. She is all cured now :) Yay!!! And is slim looking! How often do you all feed your dobie pups??? My vet said to leave food down 24/7! But I think at night I should put the food away...like around 7 or so...to eliminate accidents??? Any advice would be great!!! Thanks :)

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I feed them 4 times a day until just before they go home around 11 weeks.  I feed them 3 times a day until they are about 4 months old, and then I go to twice a day plus snack time.  My dogs get fed around 6 am, large biscuit around 1 pm, supper around 6 pm, large biscuit at bedtime. 

Don't leave food down.  It really can lead to a picky eater.  There are a lot of times that you need them to eat on schedule like when you're traveling with them, or you need to know exactly when they've eaten like if they become injured.  For eg. my girl Shelby broke a toe on Monday morning and off we went to the vet.  At that point, they needed to know if/when she ate in case sedation became necessary for x-rays and possible surgery and/or splinting/casting.  When your dog eats on a schedule, you have this information.  You don't with free feeding.   

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I've read the same information that Lori gave...average of 10 lb per month until they get around 6 - 7 months old, but that's just a guideline, since most puppies grow at their own rate, depending on genetics, feeding, exercise, etc.  I believe at 14 weeks, Ziva was about 28 lbs.  She just turned a year old recently and last week she weighed 76.8 lbs.

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This reminds me it's time to weight Rocky again, he's now 8 1/2 months and I'm guessing probably 77-78 lbs....he was 75 just before his 8 month b-day. 

 

I have a bet with Tye and another friend of ours on his weight at 2 years....I think he will end up abuot 85-90 lbs but Tye seems to think he'll be 95 and Libby said over 100 (which is way off I think) but I guess we will see.

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Sofia was diagnosed with low thyroid and went from 96 pounds down to a svelte 79. ( Just in time for bikini season too..)

She stands 29 inches at the shoulder so she is tall.. I feed her three small meals a day. ( premium kibble with bits of white chicken meat.) She gets an egg once a week.. I think the three meals a day keep her metabolism going a bit better..

All dogs are different about their appetites and preferences; but I agree with Glengate..  no free feeding here.. Sofia is picky enough as it is.. she needed to learn that breakfast is at 7:00, light lunch at noon and dinner at 6:30 PM.

I don't know when Dobermans stop growing. Anyone??

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seems to be at about 18 months from what I read....

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I would say between 18 months and 2 years they stop growing...Buddy is 2 years old and 3 months and 93 pounds...i feed him once a day and that seems to work..and yes i am guilty of spoiling him with treats during day lol..he loves those "veggie Life...chicken wrapped in banana Happy Hips " treats.

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Hey Lori...Rocky is a nice size boy...i am going to throw my 2 cents in on his top off weight and say 92...let me know if i win .lol

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Buddy is a great looking doberdude.. I love the pictures in your gallery, especially the one of him sitting on the front porch, guarding his domain

#7... What is he looking for? You can entitle it:

" Anybody home?"

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THANK YOU KATE!!...and I have no idea what he was looking for on pic 7 lol...but Buddy and me appreciate the compliment..i exercise and work with him alot! ALL the female dogs in the area flirt with him all the time , I think he is getting a little arrogant lol.