ideal weight
Results 1 to 5 of 5

Thread: ideal weight

  1. #1
    Join Date
    Sep 2009

    Questionideal weight

    What is an ideal weight of a 7 month old male Lab?

    Our vet says Rambo aint gaining as much mass as one should do at this age.
    He is 27 Kilograms in weight.

    Here are 2 of his latest pics.
    Attached Images Attached Images

  2. Remove Advertisements

  3. #2
    Lucky6's Avatar
    Lucky6 is offline Senior Member
    Join Date
    Oct 2009
    P'cola Fl


    Maybe he is at that akward stage where he is longer and taller than wide. When I use to have German Shepherds my male pup looked skinny because he was growing longer than wider. Kids are the same way. Your dog looks fine to me. My female lab who is 6 yr. old weighs 65lbs. She looks great. I would not try to pack on pounds during this time it might put undue strain on his growing bones. Before I adopted Koko she weighed 85lbs with previous owners. I really think that is what messed up her knees.
    Katie adopted by koko

  4. #3
    cinderbay's Avatar
    cinderbay is offline Senior Member
    Join Date
    Feb 2009
    Harbor Springs, MI


    I think he looks fine for his age.

  5. Remove Advertisements

  6. #4
    greg is offline Senior Member
    Join Date
    Oct 2009
    Hendersonville ,North Carolina


    I agree with Luck6. my lab Jack is 13months and wasnt much different looking then Rambo. in the last 2months he has hit a big growth spurt and has filled out.

  7. #5
    Bob Pr. is offline Senior Member
    Join Date
    Feb 2009
    Lawrence (ex-Topeka), KS


    27 kg = 59.52 lbs.

    The pictures look fine to me, too.

    I disagree with your vet. My guess is that your Lab will weigh around 80-85 lbs./36-39 kg when reaching adult weight although, since there are so many different growth curves for Labs, that's a wild guess.

    There's been more than a few recent studies done on Labrador Retrievers which found that Labs fed a normal amount of food as puppies and throughout their lives had significantly shorter life spans plus significantly more health problems than a group of their matched littermates fed only 75% of that amount.

    So, if one has to err, it's far better to go to the lesser side.
    Puff [YF, AKC field line (from competing HT/FT breeder) 62 lbs, dob: 8-'01]

    Bess [BF, AKC bench line (from competing show breeder) 55 lbs., 1967-1981] "Poor Bess, the Wonder Dog":

Similar Threads

  1. size and weight
    By scutter in forum Lab Health and Nutrition
    Replies: 37
    Last Post: 01-15-2010, 09:32 AM
  2. Frontline Weight Question..
    By justine in forum Lab Chat
    Replies: 11
    Last Post: 11-06-2009, 12:24 PM
  3. Can't lose weight
    By lovingracie in forum Lab Chat
    Replies: 6
    Last Post: 04-28-2009, 07:41 AM
  4. Weight - too low?
    By CoCosMom in forum Lab Chat
    Replies: 21
    Last Post: 03-20-2009, 11:48 AM


Posting Permissions

  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts

1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 19 20 21 22 23 24 25