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post #11 of 16 (permalink) Old 11-11-2012, 07:54 AM
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My Brady is 15 weeks and weighed 25 pounds yesterday. A week ago Friday he weighed 20.5 pounds. He is not going to be a small boy so I would guess your boy will not be either.

Bigger is not better when it comes to goldens - and slow growth is better than faster growth for their long term health and joints, so give him time. He will reach his full height potential by the time he is 2-3 years old given a proper diet and exercise

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You want slow growth so as not to tax joints and bones. Goldens, by definition, are medium sized dogs. Breed standard is 55-65 lbs for females, 65-75 for males.

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It is funny that you think that he is small at 25 lb. I just had Alli to the vet for her 16 week shots and she was 24 lb. and I thought that she was huge. I want a normal size female and her feet are enormous. I am happy to read from others that there is still hope of her being a normal sized female. I guess all we can do is wait and see.
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Puppy size is relatively unpredicting of adult size.

To give you an example, my male was 20lbs at 9 weeks and now at his full-grown size is barely standard at 65lbs.

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My older boy is 48 lbs soaking wet.. he was tiny as a baby. Mighty is 52lbs at 9 months and already 1 1/2 inches taller than Titan.. I would love another small boy..

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I have a big male and a small male. Both want to be lap dogs but small boy fits much more comfortably. Bigger is not better, over sized can be unhealthy.


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