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    Our male puppy is 8 wks old today and weighs 13.5 lbs. Is he considered large or small? He gets 1 cup of science diet in the morning and 1 cup in the evening. Just wondered if we could expect a 70 lb dog or a 80 lb dog.

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    He's right there with my co-owned boy who I expect to be no more than 75# as an adult, but sometimes it's hard to predict if you have no other info to base it on. Your breeder can probably help more than we can.

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    His mother is 75 lbs and his sire 80 lbs. Dam is out of Roux and his sire is out of Riks Risky Raider. Sire and dam are titled hunt test dogs.

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    Sounds like a nice size pup for 8 wks. I would say that 70-80 lb range will probably be where he ends up.
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    Quote Originally Posted by westksbowhunter View Post
    Our male puppy is 8 wks old today and weighs 13.5 lbs. Is he considered large or small? He gets 1 cup of science diet in the morning and 1 cup in the evening. Just wondered if we could expect a 70 lb dog or a 80 lb dog.
    I looked at my vet records. My current dog was 13.9 lbs. at 59 days old (3 days older than your pup) and he weighs about 77 lbs. He is not fat, but should probably lose 2-4 lbs. FWIW, he weighs more than either of his parents. His sire was taller, but more lean and rangy...never could really put much weight on him, weighed about 72 lbs and looked pretty lean at that weight. If he lost down to about 70 lbs. he didn't look very good. I don't know what the dam weighs, but she couldn't be more than about 60 lbs. max. She has a stocky build though. My pup got her stockier build and blockier head with some of his sire's size (but not all of his height), so that is why he weighs more than his sire. He is a better eater than his sire too. That said, I don't know if this will really help you or not.
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    The breeder had said the males from the litter should mature around 80-85 lbs. My pup was the bigger pup but I don't think he will be that big. Although we definately don't overfeed him so maybe he will be slightly larger than I expect (not the fat, roly poly). But I am thinking 75 lbs or so.

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    Quote Originally Posted by westksbowhunter View Post
    Our male puppy is 8 wks old today and weighs 13.5 lbs. Is he considered large or small? He gets 1 cup of science diet in the morning and 1 cup in the evening. Just wondered if we could expect a 70 lb dog or a 80 lb dog.

    well - per breed standard? average for right now....

    my 87lb male chessie was 13 lb @7 weeks...
    I currently have a pup that is half sister to him - she was about 17lb@7weeks.... is now 34lb@14 weeks
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    Just an update. Fred in now 10 weeks old and weighs 20 lbs.

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    When he gets his last shots at 16wks, record his weight and see how closely he ends up fitting the "4 months x 2 = adult weight" rule. Might not fit that mold or might surprise you by how closely, but in either event, it'll give you a little size game to play.
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    FYI:
    Black lab....parents 75 and 60 lbs.

    13 lbs @ 8 weeks
    19lbs @ 10 weeks
    24 lbs @ 12 weeks (his current age)

    Fed 3X day.

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