I'm new so I hope I'm doing this right. My pup Chopper is a male Black Lab. He is 6 1/2 months old and he weighs 61lbs. Is that about where he should be?
sounds about right. american or english style lab?
They can vary quite a bit. Having worried about the size of my 5 and a half month old boy I was reminded that it's not the weight really, that's important, but the body condition, that will tell you if he's on course.
You should be able to easily feel the ribs but not see them, the dog should have a discernible waist. I'm sure others can add to what to look for, but that's generally what I go by.
Baloo - 5 year old black lab
Peanut - 7 year old minpin
Monster - 3-ish year old frenchie/jack, rescue
He's American, Thanks
You could ask your breeder what their pups usually weight at that age - it would be a better comparison. As Baloo said there is a huge difference between pups. If the breeder isn't around than ask the vet.
Charlie (foster) and Rocky
HK weighed 61 lbs this past Thurday, 8/30. Corn on August 8th, whats that 6 months 3 weeks. Pretty close to each other. Female and definitely built like a bench.
Hershey Kisses, In charge of getting Ed out to the dog park so that he gets some exercise.
It depends on the dog. The best way to judge if your dog is at the correct weight or not is by his condition. You should be able to feel the ribs and he should have a visable waistline. If he is a field line Lab, he will most likely have a tuck up. If he is a bench line he probably won't.
Our little guy who is 3 and 1/2 months is almost 40 lbs - and he's skinny! you can see it in his pics that he's not an overweight lab by any means - you can definitely feel and even see his ribs when he is running or turned in a certain way. Everyone at the vet's office keeps telling us he's going to be "huge" - is this normal? He's so tall and long, hehe
If he is looking a little skinny he is probably going through the 'ganglies'. Puppies can look all out of place from anywhere between 3-18 months -- skinny bodies, huge heads, pin heads, big paws, whip tails. He will fill out eventually - honest!Our little guy who is 3 and 1/2 months is almost 40 lbs - and he's skinny! you can see it in his pics that he's not an overweight lab by any means - you can definitely feel and even see his ribs when he is running or turned in a certain way. Everyone at the vet's office keeps telling us he's going to be "huge" - is this normal? He's so tall and long, hehe
Haha Trickster, he's definitely go the giant head/giant paws contrasted against a long skinny body, which I think is cute, but I am sure he will eventually even out and become normally proportioned.