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    Defaulthow big are your labs??

    How many owners of 6 month olds are out there and how much does your puppy weigh? just taking a curiousity quiz. my pup is 47 lbs and 6 months this saturday

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    DefaultRe: how big are your labs??

    Mine is only 4 months old, but we went to the vet last weekend and he is at 35 pounds.
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    DefaultRe: how big are your labs??

    Milly is 5 months old and 26 pounds / 12kgs

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    DefaultRe: how big are your labs??

    This is a copy of a former post I made to a similar query:

    There's no meaningful average for Lab puppy weight gain because there are so many different lines and some young adults level off at 50 lbs (or less) while others level out at 125 lbs (or more).

    I measured my Puff's weight gain regularly. Her rate of growth followed a curve similar to the silhouette of the NW quadrant of a US/Can football when its noses are pointed E-W.

    Reading off Puff's growth curve (wght X Day's Age) I plotted:

    At 65 days, she weighed 6 lbs. (65 dys = 2 mos, 5 dys)
    At 105 days, 20 lbs. (3 mos, 15 dys)
    At 145 days, 31 lbs. (4 mos, 25 dys)
    At 185 days, 42 lbs. (6 mos, 5 dys)
    At 225 days, 47 lbs. (7 mos, 15 dys)
    At 265 days, 52 lbs. (8 mos, 25 dys)
    At 305 days, 54 lbs. (10 mos, 5 dys)

    A friend has a male Lab from a BYB; he was born on the very same day as Puff and always weighed twice what Puff weighed at the same age.

    But I've seen a study published (in JAVMA) by vets at Seeing Eye in N.J., on growth rates for the Lab line they breed. Instead of being a concave curve like Puff's, theirs is sinusoidal (a stretched out S-shape): their Labs initially gain weight at a slower rate than Puff and her friend did for about the first 5 months, then accelerate more rapidly, and then level off.

    So -- it all depends. There's no one pattern. Perhaps your Lab breeder has typical data for your line?
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    DefaultRe: how big are your labs??

    Well I don't know the weight exactly, but she is up to just below my knees, quite a short labrador.

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    Molly is almost 7 months and she is 53 pounds.

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    DefaultRe: how big are your labs??

    Sam just turned 4 and he is 110 lbs. :0)


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    DefaultRe: how big are your labs??

    Quote Originally Posted by Bob Pr.
    This is a copy of a former post I made to a similar query:

    There's no meaningful average for Lab puppy weight gain because there are so many different lines and some young adults level off at 50 lbs (or less) while others level out at 125 lbs (or more).

    I measured my Puff's weight gain regularly. Her rate of growth followed a curve similar to the silhouette of the NW quadrant of a US/Can football when its noses are pointed E-W.

    Reading off Puff's growth curve (wght X Day's Age) I plotted:

    At 65 days, she weighed 6 lbs. (65 dys = 2 mos, 5 dys)
    At 105 days, 20 lbs. (3 mos, 15 dys)
    At 145 days, 31 lbs. (4 mos, 25 dys)
    At 185 days, 42 lbs. (6 mos, 5 dys)
    At 225 days, 47 lbs. (7 mos, 15 dys)
    At 265 days, 52 lbs. (8 mos, 25 dys)
    At 305 days, 54 lbs. (10 mos, 5 dys)

    A friend has a male Lab from a BYB; he was born on the very same day as Puff and always weighed twice what Puff weighed at the same age.

    But I've seen a study published (in JAVMA) by vets at Seeing Eye in N.J., on growth rates for the Lab line they breed. Instead of being a concave curve like Puff's, theirs is sinusoidal (a stretched out S-shape): their Labs initially gain weight at a slower rate than Puff and her friend did for about the first 5 months, then accelerate more rapidly, and then level off.

    So -- it all depends. There's no one pattern. Perhaps your Lab breeder has typical data for your line?
    Gauge got weighed yesterday at 10 weeks and he is 11.6 pounds! I guess he's a little on the big side!

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    Quote Originally Posted by meg
    Gauge got weighed yesterday at 10 weeks and he is 11.6 pounds! I guess he's a little on the big side!
    Different lines grow differently. Show bred puppies are often heavier than field bred. Pet bred are all over the place 11lbs at 10wks is quite small to me...my last puppy was well over 20lbs at that age...he is now 80-85lbs at 15mths.

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    Wow Jacks! I guess he is right in the middle then!

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