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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.

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Also Read: A Diet and Nutrition Guide for Pet Owners

Dog Breed Weight Chart:

Breed Weight of Male Weight of Female
Affenpinschers 10  pounds 7 pounds
Afghan Hounds 60 pounds 50 pounds
Airedale Terriers 70 pounds 50 pounds
Akitas 130 pounds 70-100 pounds
Alaskan Malamutes 85 pounds 75 pounds
American English Coonhounds 65 pounds 45 pounds
American Eskimo Dogs 10 pounds (toy)

20 pounds (miniature) 35 pounds (standard)

6 pounds (toy)

10 pounds(miniature)

25 pounds(standard)

American Foxhounds 65-70 pounds 60-65 pounds
American Hairless Terriers 16 pounds 12 pounds
American Staffordshire Terriers 55-70 pounds 40-55 pounds
Anatolian Shepherd Dog 110-150 pounds 80-120 pounds
Australian Cattle Dogs 50 pounds 35 pounds
Australian Shepherds 50-65 pounds 40-55 pounds
Australian Terriers 18 pounds 12-14 pounds
Basenjis 24 pounds 22 pounds
Basset Hounds 50-65 pounds 40-60 pounds
Beagles 30 pounds 20 pounds
Bearded Collies 55 pounds 45 pounds
Beaucerons 70-100 pounds 70-90 pounds
Bedlington Terriers 23  pounds 17 pounds
Belgian Malinois 70 pounds 40-60 pounds
Belgian Sheepdogs 55-75 pounds 45-60 pounds
Belgian Tervuren 55-75 pounds 45-60 pounds
Bergamasco 70-84 pounds 55-70 pounds
Berger Picards 70 pounds 50-60 pounds
Bernese Mountain Dogs 80-115 pounds 70-95 pounds
Bichons Frises 18 pounds 12-15 pounds
Black and Tan Coonhounds 65-110 pounds 65-100 pounds
Black Russian Terriers 130 pounds 80-120 pounds
Bloodhounds 90-110 pounds 80-100 pounds
Bluetick Coonhounds 55-80 pounds 45-65 pounds
Boerboels 150-200 pounds 150-180 pounds
Border Collies 40-55 pounds 30-50 pounds
Border Terriers 13-15 pounds 11-14 pounds
Borzois 75-105 pounds 60-85 pounds
Boston Terriers 12-25 pounds 12-25 pounds
Bouviers des Flandres 70-110 pounds 70-110 pounds
Boxers 65-80 pounds 15 pounds less than male
Briards 55-100 pounds 55-100 pounds
Brittanys 30-40 pounds 30-40 pounds
Brussels Griffons 8-10 pounds 8-10 pounds
Bull Terriers 50-70 pounds 50-70 pounds
Bulldogs 50 pounds 40 pounds
Bullmastiffs 110-130 pounds 100-120 pounds
Cairn Terriers 14 pounds 13 pounds
Canaan Dogs 45-55 pounds 35-45 pounds
Cane Corso Depends on  height Depends on height
Cardigan Welsh Corgis 30-38 pounds 25-34 pounds
Cavalier King Charles Spaniels 13-18 pounds 13-18 pounds
Cesky Terriers 14-24 pounds 14-24 pounds
Chihuahuas 6 pounds 4 pounds
Chinese Crested 8-12 pounds 8-12 pounds
Chinese Shar-Pei 45-60 pounds 45-60 pounds
Chinooks 55-90 pounds 50-65 pounds
Chow Chows 45-70 pounds 45-70 pounds
Cirnechi dell’Etna 22-26 pounds 17-22 pounds
Collies 60-75 pounds 50-65 pounds
Coton de Tulear 9-15 pounds 8-13 pounds
Dachshunds 16-32 pounds (standard), 11 pounds & under (miniature) 16-32 pounds (standard), 11 pounds & under (miniature)
Dalmatians 45-70 pounds 45-70 pounds
Dandie Dinmont Terriers 18-24 pounds 18-24 pounds
Doberman 75-100 pounds 60-90 pounds
Dogues de Bordeaux 110 pounds 99 pounds
English Foxhounds 60-75 pounds 60-75 pounds
English Toy Spaniels 8-14 pounds 8-14 pounds
Entlebucher

Mountain Dogs

55-65 pounds 55-65 pounds
Finnish Lapphunds 33-53 pounds 33-53 pounds
Finnish Spitz 25-33 pounds 20-28 pounds
Fox Terriers (Smooth) 18 pounds  16 pounds
Fox Terriers (Wire) 15-18 pounds 13-16 pounds
French Bulldog 28 pounds 25 pounds
German Pinschers 25-45 pounds 25-45 pounds
German Shepherd 65-90 pounds 50-70 pounds
Giant Schnauzers 60-85 pounds 55-75 pounds
Glen of Imaal Terriers 32-40 pounds 32-40 pounds
Great Danes 140-175 pounds 110-140 pounds
Great Pyrenees 100 pounds 85 pounds
Greater Swiss Mountain Dogs 115-140 pounds 85-110 pounds
Greyhounds 65-70 pounds 60-65 pounds
Harriers 45-60 pounds 45-60 pounds
Havanese 7-13 pounds 7-13 pounds
Ibizan Hounds 50 pounds 45 pounds
Icelandic Sheepdogs 30 pounds 25 pounds
Irish Terriers 27 pounds 25 pounds
Irish Wolfhounds 120 pounds 105 pounds
Italian Greyhounds 7-14 pounds 7-14 pounds
Japanese Chin 7-11 pounds 7-11 pounds
Keeshonden 35-45 pounds 35-45 pounds
Kerry Blue Terriers 33-40 pounds 33-38 pounds
Komondor 100-120 pounds 80-100 pounds
Kuvaszok 100-115 pounds 70-90 pounds
Lagotti Romagnoli 28-35 pounds 24-31 pounds
Lakeland Terriers 17 pounds 15 pounds
Leonbergers 110-170 pounds 90-140 pounds
Lhasa Apsos 12-18 pounds 12-18 pounds
Lowchen 15 pounds 15 pounds
Maltese 7 pounds 6 pounds
Manchester Terriers under 12 pounds (toy), 12-22 pounds (standard) under 12 pounds (toy), 12-22 pounds (standard)
Mastiffs 160-230 pounds 120-170 pounds
Miniature American Shepherds 20-40 pounds 20-40 pounds
Miniature Bull Terriers 18-28 pounds 18-28 pounds
Miniature Pinschers 8-10 pounds 8-10 pounds
Miniature Schnauzers 11-20 pounds 11-20 pounds
Neapolitan Mastiffs 150 pounds 110 pounds
Newfoundlands 130-150 pounds 100-120 pounds
Norfolk Terriers 11-12 pounds 11-12 pounds
Norwegian Buhunds 31-40 pounds 26-35 pounds
Norwegian Elkhounds 55 pounds 48 pounds
Norwegian Lundehunds 20-30 pounds 20-30 pounds
Norwich Terriers 12 pounds 12 pounds
Old English Sheepdogs 60-100 pounds 60-100 pounds
Otterhounds 115 pounds 80 pounds
Papillons 5-10 pounds 5-10 pounds
Parson Russell Terriers 13-17 pounds 13-17 pounds
Pekingese 14 pounds 12 pounds
Pembroke Welsh Corgis 30 pounds 28 pounds
Petits Bassets Griffons Vendeens 30-40 pounds 25-35 pounds
Pharaoh Hounds 50-55 pounds 45-50 pounds
Plotts 50-60 pounds 40-55 pounds
Pointers 55-75 pounds 45-65 pounds
Pointers (German Shorthaired) 55-70 pounds 45-60 pounds
Pointers (German Wirehaired) 60-70 pounds 50-65 pounds
Polish Lowland Heepdogs 30-50 pounds 30-45 pounds
Pomeranians 3-7 pounds 3-7 pounds
Poodles 4-6 pounds (toy), 

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

4-6 pounds (toy), 

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

Portuguese Podengo Pequenos 9-13 pounds 9-13 pounds
Portuguese Water Dogs 42-60 pounds 35-50 pounds
Pugs 14-18 pounds 14-18 pounds
Pulik 25-35 pounds 25-35 pounds
Pumik 27-29 pounds 22-24 pounds
Pyrenean Shepherds 30 pounds 15-25 pounds
Rat Terriers 10-25 pounds 10-25 pounds
Redbone Coonhounds 45-70 pounds 45-70 pounds
Retrievers- Chesapeake Bay 65-80 pounds 55-70 pounds
Retrievers-Curly Coated 60-95 pounds 60-95 pounds
Retrievers-Flat

Coated

60-70 pounds 60-70 pounds
Golden 

Retrievers

65-75 pounds 55-65 pounds
Labrador Retrievers 65-80 pounds 55-70 pounds
Nova Scotia 

Duck Tolling

Retrievers

35-50 pounds 35-50 pounds
Rhodesian Ridgebacks 85 pounds 70 pounds
Rottweilers 95-135 pounds 80-100 pounds
Russell Terriers 15 pounds 12-14 pounds
Salukis 50-65 pounds 40-60 pounds
Samoyeds 45-65 pounds 35-50 pounds
Schipperkes 10-16 pounds 10-14 pounds
Scottish Deerhounds 85-110 pounds 75-95 pounds
Scottish Terriers 19-22 pounds 18-21 pounds
Sealyham Terriers 23-24 pounds 20-22 pounds
Setters-English 65-80 pounds 45-55 pounds
Setters-Gordon 55-80 pounds 45-70 pounds
Setters-Irish Red and White 42-60 pounds 35-50 pounds
Setters-Irish 70 pounds 60 pounds
Shetland Sheepdogs 15-25 pounds 15-20 pounds
Shiba Inu 23 pounds 17 pounds
Shih Tzu 16 pounds 9-14 pounds
Siberian Husky 45-60 pounds 35-50 pounds
Silky Terriers 10 pounds 8 pounds
Skye Terriers 35-45 pounds 35-40 pounds
Sloughis 50 pounds 35-45 pounds
Soft Coated Wheaten Terriers 35-40 pounds 30-35 pounds
American Water Spaniels   30-45 pounds 25-40 pounds
Spaniels-Boykin 30-40 pounds 25-35 pounds
Spaniels-Clumber 70-85 pounds 55-70 pounds
Spaniels-English Cocker 28-34 pounds 26-30 pounds
Spaniels-English Springer 50 pounds 40 pounds
Spaniels-Field 35-50 pounds 35-50 pounds
Spaniels-Irish Water 55-65 pounds 45-55 pounds
Spaniels-Sussex 45 pounds 40 pounds
Welsh Springer 40-55 pounds 35-50 pounds
Spanish Water Dogs 40-50 pounds 30-40 pounds
Spinoni Italiani 56 pounds 50 pounds
St. Bernards 140-180 pounds 120-140 pounds
Staffordshire Bull Terriers 28-38 pounds 24 to 34 pounds
Standard Schnauzers 35-50 pounds 30-45 pounds
Swedish Vallhunds 25-35 pounds 20-30 pounds
Tibetan Mastiffs 90-150 pounds 70-120 pounds
Tibetan Terriers 18-30 pounds 18-25 pounds
Tibetan Spaniel 10-15 pounds 9-13 pounds
Toy Fox Terriers 7 pounds 3-6 pounds
Treeing Walker Coonhounds 70 pounds 50-60 pounds
Vizslas 55-60 pounds 44-55 pounds
Weimaraners 70-90 pounds 55-75 pounds
Welsh Terriers 20 pounds 18 pounds
West Highland White Terriers 20 pounds 15 pounds
Whippets 40 pounds 25-35 pounds
Wirehaired Pointing Griffons 50-70 pounds 35-50 pounds
Wirehaired Vizslas 55-65 pounds 45-55 pounds
Xoloitzcuintli 15 pounds (toy)

55 pounds (standard)

10 pounds (toy)

 30 pounds (standard)

Yorkshire Terriers 7 pounds 7 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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