Pet Education Dogs
Pet Education Dogs Pet Education Dogs Pet Education Dogs

Pet Pharmacy & Pet Meds
Free Shipping on orders over $49
Video Center
Register your shelter with Paws for a Cause at DrsFosterSmith.com
How big is my dog going to get?
Veterinary & Aquatic Services Department, Drs. Foster & Smith
Newborn Puppy Care
Print Article | Email Article
Bookmark and Share
Click here for a pdf version of this article.  See related products at DrsFosterSmith.com Pet Supplies

Q. Can I estimate how big my puppy will get?
 
A. Puppies at different ages grow at different rates, and puppies of different breeds grow at different rates.

A growth chart for dogsTo estimate the size of dog your puppy will grow up to be, use the chart on the right. Find your dog's age, and then draw a line straight up until you find your dog's weight. Then follow the nearest curve or make an imaginary one and follow it over to 30 months of age. Read the corresponding weight for that age. This will approximate the weight your dog will be at adulthood. Remember, this is only an estimate.

Generally, an adult dog will weigh about twice as much as he did when he was 4 months of age; giant breeds will double what they weighed at 5 months.

References

Hoskins, JD. Veterinary Pediatrics 2nd edition. WB Saunders Co., Philadelphia PA, 1995:378.

Kirk, RW (ed). Current Veterinary Therapy VI. WB Saunders Co., Philadelphia PA, 1971:1366.

Kirk, RW; Bistner, SI. Handbook of Veterinary Procedures and Emergency Treatments, 4th edition. WB Saunders Co., 1985:885.

Mosier, JE (ed). Canine pediatrics. The Veterinary Clinics of North America February 1978;8(1): 140.

Click here for a pdf version of this article.  See related products at DrsFosterSmith.com Pet Supplies  
Print Article | Email Article
 
 
Drs. Foster & Smith Classic Piddle Pads®
Drs. Foster & Smith Classic Piddle Pads®
As low as $15.99
 
Drs. Foster & Smith Piddle Pads®
Drs. Foster & Smith Piddle Pads®
As low as $19.99
 
Drs. Foster & Smith Nylon Dura-Ruff® Dog Collars &  Dog Leads
Drs. Foster & Smith Nylon Dura-Ruff® Dog Collars & Dog Leads
As low as $2.39
 
Drs. Foster & Smith Dry Puppy Food Formula
Drs. Foster & Smith Dry Puppy Food Formula
As low as $7.99
 

Facebook YouTube Blog Connect with us

Subscribe to email newsletters:
featuring helpful articles, tips and online only product specials from Drs. Foster & Smith. Learn more here !

About Us Article Reprints Awards & Memberships Request a FREE Catalog Tell a Friend
Meet Our Staff Terms & Use Site Map Free Newsletters Links to Us
Visit our other websites: Doctors Foster and Smith Pet Supplies LiveAquaria.com - Quality Aquatic Life Direct to Your Door
For product information, call 1-800-826-7206

Copyright © 1997-2013, Foster and Smith, Inc. - 2253 Air Park Road, P.O. Box 100, Rhinelander, Wisconsin, 54501. All rights reserved.