Friday, June 11, 2010

Puppy Weights

Let me begin by saying my scale is no longer all that accurate... it's about 8-9 years old and has been through a lot! So, take these weights as just a strong estimate:
Jack -- 6-1/2 pounds
Molasses -- 5-1/2
Marco -- 5
Eastwood -- 4-1/2
Brother -- 4-1/4
Remy (Dora) -- 4
Lolly -- 3-3/4
Spider -- 2-3/4
As you can see, Jack makes 3 of Spider!

Now, how do these weights at 6 weeks translate to adult size? Your guess is pretty much as good as mine. For large and giant breed dogs, there is a theory that a pup weighs 10% of its ideal adult weight for every 4 weeks of age. So if these were large breed pups... say standard Poodles or Labs... I would be able to predict fairly accurately that Jack would be 40-45 pounds full grown and little Ms Spider would be around 15. That is a HUGE range within a litter. However, these are small to medium size... depending on how you categorize miniature Poodles (some people think anything under 20 pounds is a small breed...) and the theory just doesn't work out as nicely. Suffice it to say, Jack is going to be a big guy... Wheaten Terrier size... and Spider's not!

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