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Thewretched 01-31-2014 03:16 PM

Double the weight plus 10
I'm sure most of you have heard the rule that at 4 months you double the puppies weight plus 10 for large breeds, how close were your dogs to that standard?

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erfunhouse 01-31-2014 03:20 PM

That puts him somewhere between 90-110 lbs at full grown. Right now he's 10 months and approx 80 lbs.

Sunflowers 01-31-2014 03:24 PM

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Never heard of that one!

16 weeks was 30 lbs.

He is now around 68, so that rule, in our case, is rather accurate.

Thewretched 01-31-2014 04:32 PM


Originally Posted by Sunflowers (Post 4941082)
Never heard of that one!

16 weeks was 30 lbs.

He is now around 68, so that rule, in our case, is rather accurate.

I've heard that rule a lot lately and wanted to see where our pup will grow up to be, very interesting that it seems to be accurate

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OUbrat79 01-31-2014 04:36 PM

My boy was 40 lbs at 4 months and is now 90+ lbs. Seems to be accurate for him.

vprasad 01-31-2014 04:43 PM

I think its pretty accurate. My boy was 55 lbs at 4 months, now he is 9 1/2 months and 100 lbs...

Tide vom Nobles 01-31-2014 04:47 PM

At 4 months Tide was 45. He should top out around 100ls at full growth. He is 6 months right now and 70lbs.

JanaeUlva 01-31-2014 05:11 PM

hmmm interesting. Zarek was 35 lbs at 4 months so that will put him at 80 full grown. His sire is listed as 77 lbs and dam is listed as 66 lbs. So it will be interesting to see.

mego 01-31-2014 05:50 PM

my girl was 39 lbs at 4 months -- so that would predict 88lbs. At 13 months now she is about 62 lbs, the vet predicts she won't get more than 70, so for us it's not accurate at all. She slowed down growth majorly at about 7 months. I think between 7 months and 13 months she only gained about 6 pounds or something small like that. I was really surprised she turned out much tinier than expected, she's very fit

shepherdmom 01-31-2014 06:08 PM

I've heard this a lot. It was not accurate with Ivan but he is not GSD I don't know if that makes a difference? He was about 35 lbs at 4 months when we got him he is 60 now.

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