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    Defaultis my lab a runt?

    tina seems really small for 9mos; i'm guessing she's less than 50lbs.

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    DefaultRe: is my lab a runt?

    My puppy, Adama, is 5 months and only 25 lbs. I've been wondering the same thing myself!

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    DefaultRe: is my lab a runt?

    My first Lab, my beloved Bess (BF, AKC, bench line, 55 lbs., 1967-81) was the runt of her litter.

    My present Lab, my beloved Puff (YF, AKC, field line, 63 lbs., dob: 8-'01) was the runt of her litter -- at 9 weeks age, she weighed 6 lbs. to her littermates' 12 lbs. At 270 days of age, she weighed 52 lbs.

    I prefer a smalerl Lab.
    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":
    http://forum.justlabradors.com/showt...?p=748#post748

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    DefaultRe: is my lab a runt?

    Well don't feel bad. I just weighed Sami and she'd lost 2 1/2 lbs. She's 10 months old and 52 lbs. She's a shorty too. Almost without fail, this is what I hear at the dog park: "she's just shorter (or smaller) than all the other labs I see" :







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    DefaultRe: is my lab a runt?

    My youngest girl, Shelby, weighs 54lbs at 17 months.
    Its all fun and games until the flying monkeys attack






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    DefaultRe: is my lab a runt?

    go little labs!

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    DefaultRe: is my lab a runt?

    Bear is 2 1/2 years old and she weights 61 Lbs, she is small and everyone askes me if she is Lab and when I say yes, then they as if she is a puppy as she looks like a 8months old pup...


    Yet, we love this about her as we cant imagine having a bigger dog sleep with and ON us sometimes :

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    DefaultRe: is my lab a runt?

    Most runts that I have seen are only smaller in their "early" life.... while they are nursing and are unable to compete with the larger pups for "feeding space". In fact, most runts that I have been around end up being large dogs. My neighbors had a golden retriever that was the runt of the litter and was still the biggest golden I have ever seen. This dog would stop cars in the street (literally walking out in front of them and stopping) and just stare over the hood at them while they would blow the horn. I would just stand there and laugh while the person was looking at me like "get the dog from in front of me"..... hey, it wasn't my dog ;D.

    I wouldn't worry about the size of your lab.... every dog is different.

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    DefaultRe: is my lab a runt?

    My friend Lya weights 55 pounds at two years.

    Morgan

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    DefaultRe: is my lab a runt?

    My mom's lab Apollo (4 yrs old) was the runt and he's weighing in at 95 lbs right now...
    ~Lindsay

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