Puppy Weight Chart

All puppies are different, and there's such an unbelievable size difference between the teacup and giant dog breeds, that no one puppy growth chart can cover them all!

Just like with human children, siblings will be different in size, temperament, speed of development and so on.

But a healthy puppy will generally grow at a fairly predictable rate based on his breed size.

There are all sorts of ways to estimate how much your pup might weigh when he's full grown - but it's not an exact science and many a pup has turned out to be exactly what their owner DIDN'T expect!


Small/Toy Breed Puppy Growth

Tiny, miniature and toy breed puppies experience their most rapid puppy growth rate between birth and 11 weeks of age.

After that it slows down considerably, usually ending at somewhere between 8 and 12 months when the puppy becomes a mature adult.


Small/Toy Breed Puppy Weight Chart

small tbreed puppy weight chart

Chart © MyWay LLC Unauthorized duplication or publication prohibited.

This chart measure weight in ounces. For countries that use the Metric system, this might help:

1 oz = just under 28.5 g
1 lb = 16oz
1 lb = .45 kg
You can also use the handy Kg to Pound converter tool, click here to jump to it now



Large/Giant Breed Puppy Growth

Large or giant breed puppies grow so fast that it's almost unbelievable!

Their most rapid puppy growth rate takes place between birth and about 5 months of age.

Depending on the breed, they may reach maturity/adulthood by 18 months of age, or it take 2 years or more.


Large/Giant Breed Puppy Weight Chart

large breed puppy weight char

Chart © MyWay LLC Unauthorized duplication or publication prohibited.

This chart measure weight in ounces. For countries that use the Metric system, this might help:

1 lb = .45 kg
10 lbs = just over 4.5 kg
100 lbs = 45.3 kg
You can also use the handy Kg to Pound converter tool, click here to jump to it now



About Puppy Growth and Development

Please remember that the figures above are meant to be used as guidelines only!

Your puppy will not follow the growth curves on any puppy weight chart exactly, and if your pup is of mixed-breed parentage there are many unknown variables that could make his rate of growth and development quite unique.

Your puppy will reach his full height quite a while before he reaches his full weight. 

For example, by the time he's 4 months old your little guy may have reached 60% of his adult height, but only 30% of his adult weight.

This explains the lanky, scrawny, awkward, and 'out of proportion' look of most adolescent puppies!

Sometimes pure-bred puppy owners seem to get too focused on how well their puppy matches up to the 'normal' growth pattern or weight of the breed.

This can only lead to frustration, because NO puppy will be a perfect match to a chart that shows averages.They're purely there as examples.

So, please don't become fixated on the weight/height of your puppy. His overall health and happiness are much more important!



Imperial to Metric Weight Conversions

Here's a handy little tool that will help you figure out exactly where (and how) your pup fits on the puppy weight charts featured above.

Simply put how much your dog weighs in kg in the first box and click on the 'Convert' button.....

Convert kg to lb
www.metric-conversions.org


Overweight Dogs & Obesity

Although most puppy owners worry about whether or not their little one is growing fast enough, or big enough, as the pup matures into an adult there is the flip-side of that concern - whether or not their dog is too heavy!

A dog who is overweight, or obese, has a lot of the same health risks that overweight people suffer from.

These include

  • Heart Disease
  • Arthritis
  • Diabetes
  • Kidney Problems
  • Shortened Lifespan

What dog food you choose, and how much (and how often) you feed your pet, plus of course how much exercise he gets, all play an important part in keeping him trim and healthy.

The great infographic below was put together by the folks at 'Pet365' and I think it's a fantastic (and funny) way of showing what contributes to obesity in dogs, how to tell if your dog is on the heavy side or normal, and what the risks are if he is. I hope you enjoy it as much as I did :)


Pet Obesity
Pet obesity graphic produced by Matt Beswick for Pet365. Click here to view the full post.


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