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How Heavy Should My Dog Be? A Detailed Weight Chart Of Dog Breeds

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You might want to know how big and heavy your puppy might grow to be for various reasons like making sure they won’t be too big for your apartment or they’ll be big enough for comfy cuddles or just to check if they are healthy and not over or underweight and we are here to help you with that. Let’s know how heavy should my dog be? There is no chart that’ll tell you the ideal weight of the dog or exactly how much your dog should weigh, they just give you an estimate. Purebred puppies usually have a predictable growth rate and weight but it’s hard to predict the growth in the case of mixed-breed pups.

Large breed dogs grow for a longer time whereas small breed dogs will stop growing at around 6 months of age. Your puppy will attain full height before it attains its adult weight.

Factors on which the weight of your dog depends:

1. Breed: depending on whether your puppy falls in a large breed category or small, it’ll have a different growth rate and adult weight. Here’s how much a puppy should gain weekly depending on which breed category:

Toy breeds gain approximately 0.3 lb per week

Small breed puppy will gain approximately 0.6 lb per week

Medium breed pups will gain 1 to 1.5 lbs per week

Large breed pups may gain 2 lbs weekly

Giant breed pups may gain 3 to 6 lbs weekly.

2. Sex: Male dogs usually grow bigger and weigh more than female dogs.

3. Desexing age: Neutering affects the growth of the dog as it changes the level of certain hormones in the body. Dogs that are castrated or spayed early on grow taller than dogs that are spayed later in life.

4. Nutrition: It’s important to give your dog a balanced diet in the right amount. The amount of food that your dog needs depend on its activity levels, rate of growth, the nutritional value of the food given. You can decide this with the help of a vet to make sure you are not over or underfeeding your dog. You should ideally feed your dog 3%  of its entire body weight.

If your dog is underweight you’ll be able to feel their ribs and their abdomen will be pretty tucked in compared to their thorax and pelvis.

Whereas if your dog is overweight you won’t even be able to feel the ripple of their ribs with your hand. Their abdomen won’t be in line with the thorax and pelvis, it’ll be more bulged. 

5. Exercise: Exercise plays an important role in keeping your dog mentally stimulated and physically fit. If you don’t exercise your dog enough they may become obese.

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Growth

Your puppy will attain 30% of their adult weight by the time they are 4 months of age. At 6 months of age, they attain 75% of their total body weight. This approximation will help you to roughly calculate your puppy’s weight by finding out their adult weight from the dog breed weight chart below and taking out the percentage.

how heavy should my dog be

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Also Read: A Diet and Nutrition Guide for Pet Owners

Dog Breed Weight Chart:

BreedWeight of MaleWeight of Female
Affenpinschers10  pounds7 pounds
Afghan Hounds60 pounds50 pounds
Airedale Terriers70 pounds50 pounds
Akitas130 pounds70-100 pounds
Alaskan Malamutes85 pounds75 pounds
American English Coonhounds65 pounds45 pounds
American Eskimo Dogs10 pounds (toy)

20 pounds (miniature) 35 pounds (standard)

6 pounds (toy)

10 pounds(miniature)

25 pounds(standard)

American Foxhounds65-70 pounds60-65 pounds
American Hairless Terriers16 pounds12 pounds
American Staffordshire Terriers55-70 pounds40-55 pounds
Anatolian Shepherd Dog110-150 pounds80-120 pounds
Australian Cattle Dogs50 pounds35 pounds
Australian Shepherds50-65 pounds40-55 pounds
Australian Terriers18 pounds12-14 pounds
Basenjis24 pounds22 pounds
Basset Hounds50-65 pounds40-60 pounds
Beagles 30 pounds20 pounds
Bearded Collies55 pounds45 pounds
Beaucerons70-100 pounds70-90 pounds
Bedlington Terriers23  pounds17 pounds
Belgian Malinois70 pounds40-60 pounds
Belgian Sheepdogs55-75 pounds45-60 pounds
Belgian Tervuren55-75 pounds45-60 pounds
Bergamasco70-84 pounds55-70 pounds
Berger Picards70 pounds50-60 pounds
Bernese Mountain Dogs80-115 pounds70-95 pounds
Bichons Frises18 pounds12-15 pounds
Black and Tan Coonhounds65-110 pounds65-100 pounds
Black Russian Terriers130 pounds80-120 pounds
Bloodhounds90-110 pounds80-100 pounds
Bluetick Coonhounds55-80 pounds45-65 pounds
Boerboels150-200 pounds150-180 pounds
Border Collies40-55 pounds30-50 pounds
Border Terriers13-15 pounds11-14 pounds
Borzois75-105 pounds60-85 pounds
Boston Terriers12-25 pounds12-25 pounds
Bouviers des Flandres70-110 pounds70-110 pounds
Boxers65-80 pounds15 pounds less than male
Briards55-100 pounds55-100 pounds
Brittanys30-40 pounds30-40 pounds
Brussels Griffons8-10 pounds8-10 pounds
Bull Terriers50-70 pounds50-70 pounds
Bulldogs50 pounds40 pounds
Bullmastiffs110-130 pounds100-120 pounds
Cairn Terriers14 pounds13 pounds
Canaan Dogs45-55 pounds35-45 pounds
Cane CorsoDepends on  heightDepends on height
Cardigan Welsh Corgis30-38 pounds25-34 pounds
Cavalier King Charles Spaniels13-18 pounds13-18 pounds
Cesky Terriers14-24 pounds14-24 pounds
Chihuahuas6 pounds4 pounds
Chinese Crested8-12 pounds8-12 pounds
Chinese Shar-Pei45-60 pounds45-60 pounds
Chinooks55-90 pounds50-65 pounds
Chow Chows45-70 pounds45-70 pounds
Cirnechi dell’Etna22-26 pounds17-22 pounds
Collies60-75 pounds50-65 pounds
Coton de Tulear9-15 pounds8-13 pounds
Dachshunds16-32 pounds (standard), 11 pounds & under (miniature)16-32 pounds (standard), 11 pounds & under (miniature)
Dalmatians45-70 pounds45-70 pounds
Dandie Dinmont Terriers18-24 pounds18-24 pounds
Doberman75-100 pounds60-90 pounds
Dogues de Bordeaux110 pounds99 pounds
English Foxhounds60-75 pounds60-75 pounds
English Toy Spaniels8-14 pounds8-14 pounds
Entlebucher

Mountain Dogs

55-65 pounds55-65 pounds
Finnish Lapphunds33-53 pounds33-53 pounds
Finnish Spitz25-33 pounds20-28 pounds
Fox Terriers (Smooth)18 pounds 16 pounds
Fox Terriers (Wire)15-18 pounds13-16 pounds
French Bulldog 28 pounds25 pounds
German Pinschers25-45 pounds25-45 pounds
German Shepherd65-90 pounds50-70 pounds
Giant Schnauzers60-85 pounds55-75 pounds
Glen of Imaal Terriers32-40 pounds32-40 pounds
Great Danes140-175 pounds110-140 pounds
Great Pyrenees100 pounds85 pounds
Greater Swiss Mountain Dogs115-140 pounds85-110 pounds
Greyhounds65-70 pounds60-65 pounds
Harriers45-60 pounds45-60 pounds
Havanese7-13 pounds7-13 pounds
Ibizan Hounds50 pounds45 pounds
Icelandic Sheepdogs30 pounds25 pounds
Irish Terriers27 pounds25 pounds
Irish Wolfhounds120 pounds105 pounds
Italian Greyhounds7-14 pounds7-14 pounds
Japanese Chin7-11 pounds7-11 pounds
Keeshonden35-45 pounds35-45 pounds
Kerry Blue Terriers33-40 pounds33-38 pounds
Komondor100-120 pounds80-100 pounds
Kuvaszok100-115 pounds70-90 pounds
Lagotti Romagnoli28-35 pounds24-31 pounds
Lakeland Terriers17 pounds15 pounds
Leonbergers110-170 pounds90-140 pounds
Lhasa Apsos12-18 pounds12-18 pounds
Lowchen15 pounds15 pounds
Maltese7 pounds6 pounds
Manchester Terriersunder 12 pounds (toy), 12-22 pounds (standard)under 12 pounds (toy), 12-22 pounds (standard)
Mastiffs160-230 pounds120-170 pounds
Miniature American Shepherds20-40 pounds20-40 pounds
Miniature Bull Terriers18-28 pounds18-28 pounds
Miniature Pinschers8-10 pounds8-10 pounds
Miniature Schnauzers11-20 pounds11-20 pounds
Neapolitan Mastiffs150 pounds110 pounds
Newfoundlands130-150 pounds100-120 pounds
Norfolk Terriers11-12 pounds11-12 pounds
Norwegian Buhunds31-40 pounds26-35 pounds
Norwegian Elkhounds55 pounds48 pounds
Norwegian Lundehunds20-30 pounds20-30 pounds
Norwich Terriers12 pounds12 pounds
Old English Sheepdogs60-100 pounds60-100 pounds
Otterhounds115 pounds80 pounds
Papillons5-10 pounds5-10 pounds
Parson Russell Terriers13-17 pounds13-17 pounds
Pekingese14 pounds12 pounds
Pembroke Welsh Corgis30 pounds 28 pounds
Petits Bassets Griffons Vendeens30-40 pounds25-35 pounds
Pharaoh Hounds50-55 pounds45-50 pounds
Plotts50-60 pounds40-55 pounds
Pointers55-75 pounds45-65 pounds
Pointers (German Shorthaired)55-70 pounds45-60 pounds
Pointers (German Wirehaired)60-70 pounds50-65 pounds
Polish Lowland Heepdogs30-50 pounds30-45 pounds
Pomeranians3-7 pounds3-7 pounds
Poodles4-6 pounds (toy), 

10-15 pounds (miniature), 60-70 pounds  (standard)

4-6 pounds (toy), 

10-15 pounds (miniature), 40-50 pounds (standard)

Portuguese Podengo Pequenos9-13 pounds9-13 pounds
Portuguese Water Dogs42-60 pounds35-50 pounds
Pugs14-18 pounds14-18 pounds
Pulik25-35 pounds25-35 pounds
Pumik27-29 pounds22-24 pounds
Pyrenean Shepherds30 pounds15-25 pounds
Rat Terriers10-25 pounds10-25 pounds
Redbone Coonhounds45-70 pounds45-70 pounds
Retrievers- Chesapeake Bay65-80 pounds55-70 pounds
Retrievers-Curly Coated60-95 pounds60-95 pounds
Retrievers-Flat

Coated

60-70 pounds60-70 pounds
Golden 

Retrievers

65-75 pounds55-65 pounds
Labrador Retrievers65-80 pounds55-70 pounds
Nova Scotia 

Duck Tolling

Retrievers

35-50 pounds35-50 pounds
Rhodesian Ridgebacks85 pounds70 pounds
Rottweilers95-135 pounds80-100 pounds
Russell Terriers15 pounds12-14 pounds
Salukis50-65 pounds40-60 pounds
Samoyeds45-65 pounds35-50 pounds
Schipperkes10-16 pounds10-14 pounds
Scottish Deerhounds85-110 pounds75-95 pounds
Scottish Terriers19-22 pounds18-21 pounds
Sealyham Terriers23-24 pounds20-22 pounds
Setters-English65-80 pounds45-55 pounds
Setters-Gordon55-80 pounds45-70 pounds
Setters-Irish Red and White42-60 pounds35-50 pounds
Setters-Irish70 pounds60 pounds
Shetland Sheepdogs15-25 pounds15-20 pounds
Shiba Inu23 pounds17 pounds
Shih Tzu16 pounds9-14 pounds
Siberian Husky45-60 pounds35-50 pounds
Silky Terriers10 pounds8 pounds
Skye Terriers35-45 pounds35-40 pounds
Sloughis50 pounds35-45 pounds
Soft Coated Wheaten Terriers35-40 pounds30-35 pounds
American Water Spaniels  30-45 pounds25-40 pounds
Spaniels-Boykin30-40 pounds25-35 pounds
Spaniels-Clumber70-85 pounds55-70 pounds
Spaniels-English Cocker28-34 pounds26-30 pounds
Spaniels-English Springer50 pounds40 pounds
Spaniels-Field35-50 pounds35-50 pounds
Spaniels-Irish Water55-65 pounds45-55 pounds
Spaniels-Sussex45 pounds40 pounds
Welsh Springer40-55 pounds35-50 pounds
Spanish Water Dogs40-50 pounds30-40 pounds
Spinoni Italiani56 pounds50 pounds
St. Bernards140-180 pounds120-140 pounds
Staffordshire Bull Terriers28-38 pounds24 to 34 pounds
Standard Schnauzers35-50 pounds30-45 pounds
Swedish Vallhunds25-35 pounds20-30 pounds
Tibetan Mastiffs90-150 pounds70-120 pounds
Tibetan Terriers18-30 pounds18-25 pounds
Tibetan Spaniel10-15 pounds9-13 pounds
Toy Fox Terriers7 pounds3-6 pounds
Treeing Walker Coonhounds70 pounds50-60 pounds
Vizslas55-60 pounds44-55 pounds
Weimaraners70-90 pounds55-75 pounds
Welsh Terriers20 pounds18 pounds
West Highland White Terriers20 pounds15 pounds
Whippets40 pounds25-35 pounds
Wirehaired Pointing Griffons50-70 pounds35-50 pounds
Wirehaired Vizslas55-65 pounds45-55 pounds
Xoloitzcuintli15 pounds (toy)

55 pounds (standard)

10 pounds (toy)

 30 pounds (standard)

Yorkshire Terriers7 pounds7 pounds

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You need not worry if your dog does not fit in any of the standard weights given in various charts, crossbreeding in recent times has led to a lot of variations in size and weight of a particular breed. Weight is just a number, what matters more is whether your dog has a proportionate body, disease-free and healthy lifestyle. If your dog shows any discomfort or sudden gain or loss in weight, you must see a veterinarian regarding the same.

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