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post #1 of 20 (permalink) Old 03-02-2012, 10:38 PM Thread Starter
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Pup's full size?

I know this is pretty much not guaranteed what-so-ever, but I have a quick question about full grown size. My hubby took our baby, Layla, to the vet today for her final round of shots. She was 3lbs even when we got her, and she's now 4 months old at nearly 5lbs. The vet mentioned to my hubby that that may be very well close to her final weight. Is there any truth to this? She's so tiny? I feel like she's got to get a little bigger, right?

How heavy were some of your pups at 4 months?

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I would hope that a 4 month old puppy that is about 5 lbs will still grow and gain weight. I would guess 7 or 8 lbs???

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awwww, she is a sweetie!

My pup was/is on the smaller side also. Her breeder knew she was going to be small.
She was 3.5 lbs at 14 weeks. She was nearly 7 lbs at 8 months when she was spayed and at 11 months she was 8 1/2 lbs. She held that weight for quite some time and now at 20 months she is nearing 9 lbs ...
So, give her some time, she may surprise you!!

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Kodi didn't stop growing until about 10 months, and i know lots of others grow later than that... Particularly in terms of filling out.

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Timmy was exactly 8 pounds at 16 weeks, he better fit under the seat on the plane next year!

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Jasmine is 4lbs 10oz at 16 weeks. The breeder thinks she will get to 8 or 9.
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Based on my guys' growth, I would be very surprised if she was close to her final weight at four months! I think 10 months was about when mine slowed down too. Your breeder should be able to give you a better idea. I think our vet gave me some formula, like double the 8 week weight at 4 months, and triple the 8 week wt. in a year? Augie was exactly right on that; I haven't weighed Finn in awhile to know if he is or not.

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Honestly, I don't think I've ever heard of a dog that stopped growing at four months.

Isabella's vet told me on the last visit about a month ago that she should increase another 25% or so before she reaches adulthood.

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I feel bad cuz I forget for sure what Brody weighed at 4 months and I can't find his vet card! I'm thinking he was around 5 pounds though. (I just looked up some of my old posts and he was 4 pounds at 14 weeks.) I know he grew at a pretty steady rate til about 10 months. He's right around 11 pounds now at a year old and has been pretty much holding at that. I do figure his chest will still fill out a bit more and he'll maybe get another pound on him. I'm hoping he's pretty much at his adult size now because I think he's a nice size right now.

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At 4 months, my Toby was 4#9 oz, and now, at almost 11 months he is 8 1/2 lbs. His mom was 11 lbs and father only 6 lbs. I bet your baby will end up at about 10 lbs full grown.
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