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Double weight at 4 months old to get adult weight?

Discussion in 'Pit Bull Puppy Discussions' started by KobeCurry, Mar 22, 2016.

  1. KobeCurry

    KobeCurry Puppy

    Hey everyone,

    So, I've read on few sites that if you double your puppy's weight when they're 4 months old, then that will be around their adult weight.

    I was just wondering if anyone has tried this on their pup, and how accurate it was?

  2. cagethedogman

    cagethedogman Little Dog

    I've never tried it, I'd say it's not accurate though, my dogs usually stay pretty small and then double in size between 10-14 months
  3. pitbulldogs

    pitbulldogs OHMUHGERD Staff Member Administrator

    I'm not sure what the question is? Do you mean feed the puppy to literally double it's weight? or something that happens naturally?
  4. KobeCurry

    KobeCurry Puppy

    Something that happens naturally.

    For example, if a puppy weighs 20 pounds when they're 4 months old, then they'll weigh about 40 pounds as their mature weight. Sorry I know that's probably a bad explanation!
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  5. KobeCurry

    KobeCurry Puppy

    That's what I was kind of thinking too, cage.
  6. BCdogs

    BCdogs Good Dog Staff Member Super Moderator

    I can't remember how much my female weighed as a pup, but my male was about 20lbs at 4 months and he's now 62-64lbs as an adult. In his case, that wouldn't be accurate.
  7. pitbulldogs

    pitbulldogs OHMUHGERD Staff Member Administrator

    I gotcha now, yeah, i have read that before also. I think it can vary though so i wouldn't count it to be super accurate. Even though Trin weighed about 20 something pounds at around 6 months and is now dead on 40#'s.
  8. pitbulldogs

    pitbulldogs OHMUHGERD Staff Member Administrator

    Yeah, i wouldn't put to much faith in it lol.
  9. KobeCurry

    KobeCurry Puppy

    Thanks for the feedback everyone! I had a feeling that it wasn't very accurate.
  10. kayla baxter

    kayla baxter Big Dog

    I find with small dogs I can double the four month weight plus a pound or so (four month old mini poodle was 6lbs and is 13-14lbs fully grown).
    Larger dogs I find 1.5 times their six month weight to be a rough estimate. My labs were around 50lbs at six months and ended up 70 and 80lbs, Danes were 90 and 100lbs at six months and ended up 130 and 160lbs.

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  11. KobeCurry

    KobeCurry Puppy

    Thanks Kayla! That sounds like it would be more accurate.

    I think I'll experinment and try doubling his 4 month weight and the 1.5 times his 6 month weight and see which ends up being closer when he's full grown =)
  12. Lillie May

    Lillie May Good Dog

    Each dog is different. The only guideline I go by is, they grow in height the first year, and fill out the second.
  13. KobeCurry

    KobeCurry Puppy

    Thanks, Lillie. That's good to know =)
  14. Lillie May

    Lillie May Good Dog

    I like keeping a little extra weight on pups, (not fat) while they're growing. Especially between 4-6, then adjusting as needed 6-8 months, etc. You can tell by eyeballing them how their body weight looks.

    I really feel it's important because they go through those rapid growth spurts. I do feel Kayla's best guess would be the better way to approximate the adult weight. I just don't think about adult weight until they're actually adult & mature.
  15. KobeCurry

    KobeCurry Puppy

    Ok thank you! =)
  16. pitbulldogs

    pitbulldogs OHMUHGERD Staff Member Administrator

    Same here Lillie.
  17. KobeCurry

    KobeCurry Puppy

    I just think it's fun to think about how big he'll get when he's full grown is all. I also think it's interesting that there ways to guesstimate how much he will weigh as an adult.

    No matter what his adult weight turns out to be is fine by me =)
  18. AdamC

    AdamC Puppy

    My dog is at 20 months, and he is more than double what he was at 4 months.
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  19. Nat Ursula

    Nat Ursula Good Dog

    If it was up to Tonka, she would love to double her weight every two months! Lol
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