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View Poll Results: IS THIS ON-LINE GROWTH CHART ACCURATE FOR MOST GOLDEN RETRIEVERS?
YES. In my experience GR puppies DO fall into these weight ranges. 62 56.36%
NO. In my experience GR puppies are typically WEIGHT LESS than these weight ranges 9 8.18%
NO. In my experience GR puppies are typically WEIGHT MORE than these weight ranges 39 35.45%
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Old 04-05-2007, 04:37 PM
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Is this "growth chart" accurate?

This Growth Chart is one of the few floating around on the web. Is it accurate?? Note that I'm not asking if you think these are good guidelines, but rather what has been your experience.

7 wks. - 8-10 lbs.
9 wks. - 10-14 lbs.
12 wks. - 15-17 lbs.
16 wks. - 25-26 lbs.
20 wks. - 32-43 lbs.
6 mos. - 40-50 lbs.
12 mos. - 65-70 for males and 55-60 for females
2 yrs. - 55-68 females and 65-80 males

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Looks pretty good...although I'm sure not every dog will fit into those parameters.
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Abbie will be 10 months old on the 25th and she is 61-62 pounds..Maggie is 20 months and 65 pounds and Houdini is 2years old and 65 pounds....
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I only have experience with Brady and the 2 other Goldens in puppy kindergarten and so far they are a lot bigger than the stated weights. Brady is 41 lbs at 18 weeks.
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Gracie is a big girl. She is 14 weeks.... and 30 lbs. Her daddy was very big boned. Her momma was "normal" size....
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Looks like a pretty accurate chart to me. I can't remember just what Sunny weighed at 1 year but it was less than what the chart says is average. Jazzy was a year April 3rd and she weighs 63 lbs

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Z just turned 1 on April 12, and she weighs 55 lbs.
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It doesn't reflect my own golden's growth, that's all I can say. And my golden is right in the standard range for a male golden, he's about 68 lbs.

I didn't respond to the poll, b/c the answer I wanted wasn't there. One of the poll questions asks if goldens typically fall in those ranges, well I certainly see many goldens that outweigh the standard, so I don't know how to answer your question as to accuracy? I suppose I could say that yes, many goldens are outside of that range, but there also much larger than the standard (in my opinion, the reason to care about that is b/c of the hip and elbow problems that goldens are predisposed to.)

Oh, and my male was in the 50 lb. range at 12 months and not into the 60 lb. range until closer to 2 years when he completely filled out.
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Jallo Girl will be 3 in May and she is 65 lbs
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If you have an average golden, that gets an average amount of exercise, and eats an average amount of food, I guess it will work.
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