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My Labrador is of five months old and his weight is (15 kgs)33 lbs but his head size is not growing. his parents are huge and well build but my lab is not growing yet. food we give is royal canin. but he is not growing...help?
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I give him drools. 1.5 cup,three times a day and eggs, rice, vegetables and chicken.
and i am from India.
My vet says he will cover up his weight in this on going month means his sixth month. please tell me is he pure breed? pure Labrador.
And exactly whats wrong with his body size? when the size will grow?
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Is he very active? Do you have a picture of him standing so we can get a better view of his body? It's difficult to tell whether or not he is underweight. Do you have a picture of his parents? Some lines are slower to mature than others. Is he from show lines or field? Puppies go through a lot of awkward phases as they grow.
 

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I don't think he is terribly small and some lines do mature slower than others. As for being pure bred, I am not quite sure. Something about his ears make me wonder, a better quality picture would be helpful. (Without the shirt!) He is definitely cute!
 

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I see the Lab in him, but I do not think he's purebred. He looks like a lab mix and that's probably why he's smaller than you would expect at his age. He's adorable though! And if your vet says his weight is OK, I wouldn't worry about it.
 

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Is he very active? Do you have a picture of him standing so we can get a better view of his body? It's difficult to tell whether or not he is underweight. Do you have a picture of his parents? Some lines are slower to mature than others. Is he from show lines or field? Puppies go through a lot of awkward phases as they grow.
He is very active. i have uploaded the video of him on you tube. performing basics and advanced tricks. here is the link.. five months old Labrador performing basics - YouTube
o have the picture.. recent picture i am attaching and also i am attaching the picture when he was of one month old.
i don't have picture of his parents but i have seen them, they both are huge,well build.. fantastic i would say..
he is not pure..i mean 100% pure,because here in India we hardly get 100% pure Labradors,but i have seen his parents so i am puzzled that why not my Labrador is growing?
his weight is growing 1.5 kgs in eight days. now today he is of 16 kgs.
 

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He definitely does not look Lab in the current picture. As for not growing properly, it would probably be best to consult a vet if you are concerned.
 

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Definitely does not look 100% Lab to me. Does his size concern you because of health or aesthetic reasons? He is a beautiful dog regardless. Give him time to grow, dogs continue to grow up to about 18 months.

Someone please correct me if I am wrong, but I don't know that you can really expect every pup in a litter to looks like its parents.... Labby? Someone else? Reason I say this is Diesel is very small compared to his parents & littermates so I don't think it is something that is really a guarantee as much as it is a possibility.
 

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Someone please correct me if I am wrong, but I don't know that you can really expect every pup in a litter to looks like its parents.... Labby? Someone else? Reason I say this is Diesel is very small compared to his parents & littermates so I don't think it is something that is really a guarantee as much as it is a possibility.
Depends. If it's a well thought out breeding, then every puppy should more or less look like the rest of the litter and its parents. However, what you feed, when you de-sex and how to raise that puppy will depend on whether or not it resembles it's littermates/parents. One of the reasons why I am so strict on how I want my puppies raised. Quite honestly, if a puppy owner doesn't follow my guidelines on what to feed, when to de-sex and how to raise that puppy, it can turn out to be quite a detriment to me. People see this maybe gangly, puppy with no bone, no body and no head and say "eek, that's what she breeds? I don't want a puppy from her."

Back when I had puppy reunions, I could tell immediately those people who raised the puppy the way I told them to and those who did not.
 

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Depends. If it's a well thought out breeding, then every puppy should more or less look like the rest of the litter and its parents. However, what you feed, when you de-sex and how to raise that puppy will depend on whether or not it resembles it's littermates/parents. One of the reasons why I am so strict on how I want my puppies raised. Quite honestly, if a puppy owner doesn't follow my guidelines on what to feed, when to de-sex and how to raise that puppy, it can turn out to be quite a detriment to me. People see this maybe gangly, puppy with no bone, no body and no head and say "eek, that's what she breeds? I don't want a puppy from her."

Back when I had puppy reunions, I could tell immediately those people who raised the puppy the way I told them to and those who did not.
Diesel was only 11lbs at 8wks while his siblings were 16lbs+, my breeder stipulated neuter at 6mos, I waited to 9mos (asked permission & had to convince her with links from here showing all the arguments) only neutered that early vs 12mos because he couldn't get into doggy daycare & with my crazy schedule at the time I needed the daycare. So because he was so much smaller than his siblings, is it fair to say he was... an unexpected surprise? I'd always assumed he was the runt of the litter. Not that his size matters to me.
 
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