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Archive for August 22nd, 2013

The Ideal Weight for your dog

Thursday, August 22, 2013
posted by Jim Murphy

OVERWEIGHT DOGAn easy way to tell if your dog is overweight is to feel his ribs. Use your hand to feel your dogs ribs. If your dog is overweight, it will be hard to feel the bone under his flesh. On the other hand, if your dog is too thin, his ribs will be sharp to the touch and easily visible. You may be able to see an indentation of a healthy dog’s ribs but your should not be able to count each one. The proper diet and plenty of exercise is essential to maintain a healthy weight.

Remember, your pets count.

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The following chart is provided by PetcareRX. Find you dog’s breed and check his weight.

 

BREED

BREED WEIGHT

Affenpinscher 7-9 lb
Afghan Hound Male: 60 lb; Female: 50 lb
African Boerboels 154-200 lb
Airedale Terrier 55 lb
Akbash Male: 90-140 lb; Female: 75-105 lb
Akita Male: 85-115 lb; Female: 65-90 lb
Alapaha Blue Blood Bulldogs Male: 70-90 lb; Female: 55-75 lb
Alaskan Klee Kais 23 lb
Alaskan Malamute Male: 85 lb; Female: 75 lb
American Bulldog 28 pounds or less
American Eskimo Dog 20-40 lbs
American Foxhound 55-75 lbs
American Staffordshire Terrier 57-67 lbs
American Water Spaniel Male: 30-45 lb; Female: 25-40 lb
Anatolian Shepherd Dog 90-150 lb
Australian Cattle Dog 35-45 lb
Australian Kelpie 31-46 lb
Australian Shepherd Male: 50-65 lb; Female: 40-55 lb
Australian Silky Terrier 8-11 lb
Australian Terrier 12-14 lb
Basenji Male: 24 lb; Female: 22 lb
Basset Hound 40-60 lb
Beagle 18-30 lb
Bearded Collie 45-55 lb
Beauceron 65-85 lb
Bedlington Terrier 17-23 lbs
Belgian Malinois 60-65 lb
Belgian Shepherd Dog Male: 55-66 lb; Female: 44-55 lb
Belgian Tervuren Male: 55-65 lb; Female: 40-50 lb
Bernese Mountain Dog Male: 90-120 lb; Female: 70-100 lb
Bichon Frise Males: 11-16 lb; Females: 10-15 lb
Black and Tan Coonhound 55-75 lb
Black Russian Terrier 80-145 lb
Bloodhound Male 65-75 lb; Female: 55-65 lb
Border Collie 30-45 lb
Border Terrier 11.5-15.5 lb
Borzoi Male: 75-105 lb; Female: 60-85 lb
Boston Terrier 10-25 lb
Bouvier des Flandres 60-90 lb
Boxer Male: 65-80 lb; Female: 50-65 lb
Briard Male: 75-100 lb; Female 50-65 lb
Brittany 30-40 lb
Brussels Griffon 8-10 lb
Bull Terrier Male: 62-70 lb; Female: 50-60 lb
Bullmastiff Male: 110-130 lb; Female: 100-120 lb
Cairn Terrier Male: 14 lb; Female: 13lb
Canaan Dog Male: 45-55 lb; Female: 35-45 lb
Cane Corso 88-110 lb
Cardigan Welsh Corgi Male: 30-38 lb; Female: 25-34 lb
Carolina Dog 30-65 lb
Catahoula Leopard Dogs 40-90 lb
Cavalier King Charles Spaniel 13-18 lb
Central Asian Ovtcharkas Male: 121-176 lb; Female: 88-143 lb
Cesky Terrier 16-22 lb
Chesapeake Bay Retriever Male: 65-80 lb; Female: 55-70 lb
Chihuahua Not to exceed 6 lb
Chinese Crested 5-12 lb
Chinese Foo Small: Under 20 lb; Medium: 21-50 lb; Large: 51 lb and up
Chinese Shar-Pei 45-60 lb
Chipoo 3-12 lb
Chow Chow 45-70 lb
Clumber Spaniel Male 70-85 lb; Female: 55-70 lb
Collie Male: 60-70 lb; Female 50-65 lb
Coton De Tulears Male: 9-13 lb; Female: 8-11 lb
Curly-Coated Retriever 60-70 lb
Dachshund Minature: 11 lb and under; Standard: over 11 lb (usually 16-32 lb)
Dalmatian 40-60 lb
Dandie Dinmont Terrier 18-24 lb
Doberman Pinscher 65-90 lb
Dogue de Bordeauxs Male: 110 lb; Female: 99 lb
English Bulldogs Male: 50 lb; Female: 40 lb
English Cocker Spaniels Male: 28-34 lb; Female: 26-32 lb
English Foxhound 55-75 lb
English Setter Male: 60-65 lb; Female: 50-55 lb
English Shepherd Male: 45-60 lb; Females: 40-50 lb
English Springer Spaniel Male: about 50 lb; Female: about 40 lb
English Toy Spaniel 8-14 lb
Estrela Mountain Dogs Male: 88-110 lb; Female: 66-88 lb
Field Spaniel 35-50 lb
Fila Brasileiros Male: 110 lb; Female: 90 lb
Finnish Spitz Male: 47-53 lb; Female: 40-47 lb
Flat-Coated Retriever 60-70 lb
Fox Terrier (Smooth) Male: 17-19 lb; Female: 15-17 lb
Fox Terrier (Wire) Male: 17-19 lb; Female: 15-17 lb
French Bulldog Not to exceed 28 lb
German Pinscher 25-35 lb
German Shepherd 75-95 lb
German Shorthaired Pointer Male: 55-70 lb; Female: 45-60 lb
German Wirehaired Pointer 45-75 lb
Giant Schnauzer Male: 60-105 lb; Female: 55-75 lb
Glen of Imaal Terrier Males: about 35 lb;  Female: less
Golden Retriever Male: 65-75 lb; Female: 55-65 lb
Goldendoodle Minature: 15-30 lb; Medium: 30-45 lb; Standard: 45 and over lb
Gordon Setter Male: 55-80 lb; Female: 45-70 lb
Great Dane Male: 130-180 lb; Female: 110-150 lb
Great Pyrenees Male: 115 lb; Female: 85-90 lb
Greater Swiss Mountain Dog 105-140 lb; Female: 85-110 lb
Greyhound Male: 65-70 lb; Female: 60-65 lb
Harrier Male: 45-60 lb; Female: 35-45 lb
Havanese 7-13 lb
Hungarian Vizsla Male: 45-66 lb; Female: 40-55 lb
Ibizan Hound Male: 50 lb; Female: 45 lb
Irish Setter Male: about 70 lb; Female: about 60 lb
Irish Terrier Male: around 27 lb; Female: around 25 lb
Irish Water Spaniel Male: 55-65 lb; Female: 45-58 lb
Irish Wolfhound Male: at least 120 lb; Female: at least 105 lb
Italian Greyhound 7-14 lb
Jack Russell Terrier 14-18 lb
Japanese Chin 4-7 lb
Keeshond Male: about 45 lb; Female: about 35 lb
Kerry Blue Terrier Male: 33-40 lb; Female: less
Komondor Male: average 80 lb; Female: average 70 lb
Kooikerhondjes 20-24 lb
Kuvasz Male: 100-115 lb; Female: 70-90 lb
Labradoodle Miniature: 26-40; Medium: 40-55 lb; Standard: 55-77 lb
Labrador Retriever Male: 65-80 lb; Female: 55-70 lb
Laekenois 55-65 lb
Lakeland Terrier About 16-17 lb
Lancashire Heeler 6-13 lb
Lhasa Apso 13-15 lb
Löwchen 8-18 lb
Maltese 4-7 lb
Maltipoo 5-20 lb
Manchester Terrier under 12 lb (usually 6-8 lb)
Maremma Sheepdogs 66-100 lb
Mastiff 175-190 lb
Miniature Bull Terrier 25-33 lb
Miniature Pinscher 8-10 lb
Miniature Poodle 4-8 lb
Miniature Schnauzer 13-15 lb
Neapolitan Mastiff Male: 150 lb; Female: 110 lb
Newfoundland Male: 130-150 lb; Female: 100-120 lb
Norfolk Terrier 11-12 lb
Norwegian Buhunds Male: 31-40 lb; Female: 26-35 lb
Norwegian Elkhound Male: 55 lb: Female: 48 lb
Norwich Terrier Around 12 lb
Nova Scotia Duck Tolling Retriever Male: 45-52 lb; Female: 35-42 lb
Old English Sheepdog Male: 70-90 lb; Female 60-80 lb
Otterhound Male: 115 lb; Female: 80 lb
Papillon 4-9 lb
Parson Russell Terrier 13-17 lb
Peekapoo 4-20 lb
Pekingese Not to exceed 14 lb
Pembroke Welsh Corgi Male: 27 lb; Female: 25 lb
Petit Basset Griffon Vendeen 25-35 lb
Pharaoh Hound 45-55 lb
Pit Bull 30-60 lb
Plott Male: 50-60 lb; Female: 40-55 lb
Pointer Male: 55-75 lb; Female: 45-65 lb
Polish Lowland Sheepdog 30-35 lb
Pomapoo 3-14 lb
Pomeranian 3-7 lb; preferably 4-5 lb
Poodle 4-8 lb
Portuguese Water Dog 42-60 lb; Female: 35-50 lb
Pug 14-18 lb
Puli 25-35 lb
Rat Terrier Toy: 4-6 lb; Mid-sized: 6-8 lb; Standard: 12-35 lb
Redbone Coonhounds 45-70 lb
Rhodesian Ridgeback Male: 85 lb; Female: 70 lb
Rottweiler Male: 85-135 lb; Female: 80-100 lb
Saint Bernard 120-200 lb
Saluki 35-65 lb
Samoyed Male: 45-65 lb; Female: 35-50 lb
Schipperke 12-16 lb; Female: 10-14 lb
Schnoodle Toy: 6-10 lb; Miniature: 13-20 lb; Standard: 20-75 lb
Scottish Deerhound Male: 85-110 lb; Female: 75-95 lb
Scottish Terrier Male: 19-22 lb; Female: 18-21 lb
Sealyham Terrier Male: 23-24 lb; Female: 18-22 lb
Shetland Sheepdog About 20 lb
Shiba Inu Male: average 23 lb; Female: average 17 lb
Shih Tzu 9-16 lb
Siberian Husky Male: 45-60 lb; Female: 35-50 lb
Silky Terrier 8-11 lb
Skye Terrier Male: 35-40 lb; Female: 25-30 lb
Snorkie 6-14 lb
Soft-coated Wheaten Terrier Male: 35-40 lb; Female: 30-35 lb
Spinone Italiano Male: 71-82 lb; Female: 62-71 lb
Staffordshire Bull Terrier Male: 35-40 lb; Female: 30-35 lb
Standard Schnauzer Male: 40-45 lb; Female: 35-40 lb
Sussex Spaniel 35-45 lb
Swedish Vallhund 19-30 lb
Thai Ridgeback Male: 40-60 lb; Female: 35-55 lb
Tibetan Mastiff Male: 90-150 lb or more; Female: 80-110 lb
Tibetan Spaniel 9-15 lbs
Tibetan Terrier 18-30 lb
Toy Fox Terrier 3.5-7 lb
Toy Manchester Terriers under 12 lb (usually 6-8 lb)
Toy Poodles 4-8 lb
Vizsla 45-65 lb
Weimaraner 55-90 lb
Welsh Springer Spaniel 35-50 lb
Welsh Terrier 20-22 lb
West Highland White Terrier 15-21 lb
Whippet 15-30 lb
Wirehaired Pointing Griffon 50-60 lb
Xoloitzcuintle Toy: 5-15 lb; Miniature: 15-30 lb; Standard: 25-40 lb
Yorkie-Poo 4-15 lb
Yorkshire Terrier Not to exceed 7 lb