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Old 07-23-2014, 02:46 AM   #1 (permalink)
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Default When does a pup generally reach half adult weight?

A guy at the vet (NOT a vet, just a tech) told me that at 4.5 months, a dog is typically close to or at half it's adult weight. Is that accurate?
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With most breeds at 4 months they are "approximately" half there adult weight. Note the word in the inverted brackets with great regard please


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Yes around 4months old is roughly 1/2 the adult end weight
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If it's true, my boy will be 100 pounds. He was 49 pounds at 4 months. He is 5 months now and he is 70.

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My pup was half her adult weight by about 3-4 months. She was gaining like 10 lbs a month (I was getting scared!) until she was around 5 months, then slowed down to 5 lbs a month. After 6-7 months, it was about 2 lbs a month until she hit a respectable 70 lbs. Thankfully she didn't turn into one of those oversized GSD monsters.
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My dog was gaining weight steadily, then he really slowed down. He is 13 months and weighs 73 pounds. The vet does not want him any heavier. For his structure he is ay an ideal weight right now.
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My pup was half her adult weight by about 3-4 months. She was gaining like 10 lbs a month (I was getting scared!) until she was around 5 months, then slowed down to 5 lbs a month. After 6-7 months, it was about 2 lbs a month until she hit a respectable 70 lbs. Thankfully she didn't turn into one of those oversized GSD monsters.
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My boy was 35 pound at 4 months. His currently 60 pounds at just over 6 months. I'm sure he will get to 80-90 pounds. I keep him very very lean though so it depends from dog to dog


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i wish i could have a gsd monster
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i wish i could have a gsd monster
why? it's not healthy for them, their frames aren't built to be heavy.

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