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How BIG will she get?

I have heard that as a general rule, a dog is half grown at 4 mo. Soo, if Bella is 23# at 15 weeks how big do you GUESS that she will be as an adult. My last dog, who died this past summer, was always at 56# which was manageable. I've never had any dog bigger than that. I just wish I knew what combo Bella is, I am very certain she has golden in her but not the rest. One of her littermates was a brindle color, one was black and white, could it be border collie? Check un my hello thread to see what she looks like,
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i really dont know about the 4month old thing, but ive had a golden at a healthy 70 he was solid muscle tho. A good way to determine how big a pup will be is the size of their paws.
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I have heard that as a general rule, a dog is half grown at 4 mo. Soo, if Bella is 23# at 15 weeks how big do you GUESS that she will be as an adult. My last dog, who died this past summer, was always at 56# which was manageable. I've never had any dog bigger than that. I just wish I knew what combo Bella is, I am very certain she has golden in her but not the rest. One of her littermates was a brindle color, one was black and white, could it be border collie? Check un my hello thread to see what she looks like,
I think it's hard to guess when you don't know what she's mixed with. Are you worried that she might end up really big, or just curious?
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I think I am worried about both----a big dog for us is kinda scary---we have a lot of grands that I don't want knocked over---and we travel,,,some places will not allow o big dog. I have never had anything over 56#. This is a female so I'm thinking maybe she won't be a big as a male. And I am curious.
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we have a lot of grands that I don't want knocked over.
I can't figure out...what are grands?
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You might be looking at about 60-70 lbs. Don't hold me to that, It's been a long time since my dog was that small. I just remember him being 11 lbs at 9 wks.
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GRANDS is short for GRANDchildren. There are 7 under 11 years old the youngest being 11mo.
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Laurjen---how much does your dog weigh now at 5mo??
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He weighed 40.2 pounds on his 5 month birthday. He was 27.4 at 15 weeks, if that helps.

Ohhhhhh, grandchildren I was thinking you were talking about some sort of knickknacks. Just teach Bella not to jump on them. We had a 70 pound lab that we got before we had kids and there were no knocking-down incidences that I can recall--and she was a pretty energenic pooch! And if there happens to be a toddler-dog collision... well, toddlers fall all the time on their own... I don't think it's that big of a worry
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There is absolutely no way of knowing how big a puppy will get. I have heard of people looking at the paws and saying WOW, look at those HUGE paws...he/she will be BIG....not true I owned a bitch that had such huge feet...GOD were they big and she was only 22" tall...well within the standard. Also our Jesse was the smallest pupy in the litter and I thought for sure he would be a small male...not so. He is 24" and 80lbs (muscle that is). I have tried to guess by the size of the dogs in the pedigree...again not a good way. Genetics is very unpredictable. Of course you will love your puppy no matter what...so just enjoy
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