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Old 08-23-2013, 07:38 AM   #11 (permalink)
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Shoot for only five pounds a month.
You need to see a definite tuck at the waist of your puppy.
Thanks, I will keep an eye on his waistline.

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He is a large pup! I can't remember what Cruz weighed at 11 weeks, but I don't think it wasn't 26 lbs! I love big dogs too, but just be careful not to fall into the trap of over feeding. It's easy to do when they're pups cause they just want more and more food.

I feed Blue Buffalo. Cruz is almost 9 months and is almost 80 lbs now and they recommend just over 4 cups a day. So be careful how much your feeding. Cruz is adding around 10 lbs a month. To me thats almost too quick, but genetics come into the equation too. I'd have to echo the others sentiments on joint problems with big dogs. I don't want to be critical either, just be careful with over feeding though.

Nice looking pup though.
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He is a large pup! I can't remember what Cruz weighed at 11 weeks, but I don't think it wasn't 26 lbs! I love big dogs too, but just be careful not to fall into the trap of over feeding. It's easy to do when they're pups cause they just want more and more food.

I feed Blue Buffalo. Cruz is almost 9 months and is almost 80 lbs now and they recommend just over 4 cups a day. So be careful how much your feeding. Cruz is adding around 10 lbs a month. To me thats almost too quick, but genetics come into the equation too. I'd have to echo the others sentiments on joint problems with big dogs. I don't want to be critical either, just be careful with over feeding though.

Nice looking pup though.
Thank you... Sounds like your boy will be pretty big too. I'm sure he still has some filling out to do. Apollo will be my walking buddy when he gets old enough to make the 5 miles 3-4 times a week. So hopefully that and him chasing and wrestling the 12 pound shih tzu around the yard, plus his training.. will keep him in pretty good condition.

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Old 08-23-2013, 08:46 AM   #14 (permalink)
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Tucker was 13.5 @ 7wks and 26.9 @ 11wks and 47 @ 15wks. He is tall and lanky. Most people think he's older and they comment that he is too thin and needs weight...

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Delgado was 20.6 lbs at 12 weeks and 30.6 lbs at 16 weeks on the vet scale, so exactly 10 lbs in two weeks lol. He was always very lean and both parents are within standard. He was 66 lbs in November and 67 lbs in June so his growth did slow down pretty quickly

As others have said, keep a eye on his waistline and strive to keep him lean to reduce stress on his joints as he grows
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Old 08-23-2013, 09:17 AM   #16 (permalink)
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Tucker was 13.5 @ 7wks and 26.9 @ 11wks and 47 @ 15wks. He is tall and lanky. Most people think he's older and they comment that he is too thin and needs weight...

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Wow 47 pounds at 15 weeks?! Yep that's one big boy. He is very handsome ... and I can tell he is tall

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Old 08-23-2013, 09:22 AM   #17 (permalink)
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Delgado was 20.6 lbs at 12 weeks and 30.6 lbs at 16 weeks on the vet scale, so exactly 10 lbs in two weeks lol. He was always very lean and both parents are within standard. He was 66 lbs in November and 67 lbs in June so his growth did slow down pretty quickly

As others have said, keep a eye on his waistline and strive to keep him lean to reduce stress on his joints as he grows
10 pounds in two weeks....amazing I think they just hit a growth spurt and eventually level out. They will be all shapes, sizes, and weights, frames at the end of the day.

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Old 08-23-2013, 10:51 AM   #18 (permalink)
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Thanks Shugar. Yep I was in shock at the last vet appt. I'm taking him by there next week to weigh him to see what he has done in the past 4 weeks. I'm hoping that the weight gain has slowed considerably!

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