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How big will he get

Discussion in 'Pit Bull Puppy Discussions' started by Mr maverick, Nov 17, 2017.

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  1. Mr maverick

    Mr maverick Puppy

    How big will Mr Maverick get he is just 5 months now and about 45 lb he eats 3 lb of raw a day and gets 2.5 hrs of good exercise a day his dad is between 120-130lb mixed with cane corso and mother is 60-70lb
     

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  2. ETRaven2

    ETRaven2 Little Dog

    I've heard that you're supposed to double their weight at 16 weeks/4 months. However, this has worked for me personally half the time with all my mutts. With the purebreds I've owned, all females, they've normally fell within the weight range of both sire and dam. Sometimes a little heavier than dam, never heavier than sire.

    My guess? Between 80 and 90 pounds.
     
  3. Kit

    Kit Good Dog

    I would guess somewhere between his parents.
    Frankie isn't a bully breed (despite what some people think), at 5 months, she was 42lbs, she is 6 years old now and is a tall, lean 70lbs.
     
  4. Worg

    Worg Little Dog

    I'm confused as to which dog you mean, but I've heard people say that at 6 months they are supposed to be 75% of their adult weight. I did want to say the light dog with the cropped ears looks quite a bit over weight, can't tell with the other ones too well because there's no side shot.
     
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  5. Mr maverick

    Mr maverick Puppy

    Asking about the grey brindle puppy with white chest
     
  6. pitbulldogs

    pitbulldogs GR CH ACE Staff Member Administrator Premium Member

    Is it normal to feed a 5 month old dog 3 pounds of food a day? Even when i was feeding my adult male a partial raw diet during his keep it was nowhere near 3 pounds. Hell im trying to imagine how one could digest 3 pounds. I really don't know though which is why i am asking.
     
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  7. ETRaven2

    ETRaven2 Little Dog

    ^^^^That's a lot for a pup that size, even with a 2.5 hours a day exercise regime (hopefully not all at once). In the puppy of the month thread, there's a pic of this boy, imho he is a little overweight. If he were mine, I'd back down on the portions.
     
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  8. Kit

    Kit Good Dog

    I was thinking the same thing.
    Even as puppies, the only 'extra' my dogs got was a mid day meal, was about the same as their morning & evening meals, of about 4.5-5oz.
    Three pounds is a crazy amount of food!
    Not to mention 2.5 hours is a LOT of strain on a puppy. Between basic obedience and foundation agility, mine got maybe 45 minutes a day, broken up into several sessions, then all the play they wanted.
     
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  9. Mr maverick

    Mr maverick Puppy

    He was eating 1 lb in the morning then .5lb the day and then .5lb at night with 1hr walk in morning 45 min at dog park and he was getting really lean now he is at 1 lb morning 1 lb during the day and 1 lb at night and now gets 1 hr exercise in morning 45 min at dog park durring the day and 1 hr walk at night he doesnt look the slightest bit over weight and his poops are healthy looking. I was always recommended to feed more the my adult dog because he is growing. I know when a dog grows the ever burn calories in there sleep. Doesn't puppy food have that extra fat?? I'm doing raw so shouldn't he get the extra protein and nutrition needed for optimum health. ?? I thought I had done my research unit this post....
     
  10. GK1

    GK1 Puppy

    Might seem counterintuitive, but my understanding is growing a pup slowly is less stressful on the joints, especially with large breeds. Puppies should be kept lean. For that matter, same for adults.
     
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  11. Mr maverick

    Mr maverick Puppy

    That is 1lb of food btw and this is the first time someone has said he is overweight he looks very healthy ?
     

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  12. Mr maverick

    Mr maverick Puppy

    Thanks for all the honestly tho. I will keep an eye on his weight and keep frequent updates :)
     
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  13. EstyEsty

    EstyEsty Little Dog Premium Member

    If those 2 beautiful BIG dogs are his parents he’s gonna be HUGE!! They are so pretty!! And Mr. Maverick is a cutie pie! How’d you come up with that name? I love it!!
     
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  14. EstyEsty

    EstyEsty Little Dog Premium Member

    Yep I can see where they are saying he’s over weight! I like thicker dogs myself. Most members on our forum like thinner, more lean ones where their ribs show. Not me. I think he looks perfect!
     
  15. EstyEsty

    EstyEsty Little Dog Premium Member

    I wish I had some of those round rocks!! LOL
     
  16. ETRaven2

    ETRaven2 Little Dog

    Looking at the side shot and the top down shot, he doesn't look too bad, personally, I'd want to see a little more tuck and ribs. Like GK said, pups that are going to be large need to grow slowly as to not add extra stress on joints, bones and organs.
     
  17. Mr maverick

    Mr maverick Puppy

    Maverick means free spirit. Pitbulls think there people so me is a Mr. So he's Mr free spirit
     
  18. Worg

    Worg Little Dog

    He doesn't necessarily look over weight to me, he doesn't have much of a tuck but he does have a waist. Yeah, he should be leaner, but I wouldn't say he is chubby. You could keep him thicker while he is a pup, but it's a heck of a lot easier to keep a dog lean early on than wait until adult hood then slim the dog down, and there are health benefits to keeping the weight off the joints.
     
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  19. pitbulldogs

    pitbulldogs GR CH ACE Staff Member Administrator Premium Member

    I just seen the one pic of him, he isn't that bad, hell i can't say much, Voodoo is a little toad right now. Broly is looking like hes back in a keep from not eating for going on the 3rd day now. Voo is in heat... FML. Broly is acting like a blooming idiot.

    However, GK1 is right IMHO. I like my puppies plump up until about 3 to 4 months old, then i like to lean them out a little, with a noticeable tuck and aim to keep them that way for the remainder of their life unless i am adding weight for the colder months and even then, its maybe 3 to 4 pounds over. It's much easier on the joints and it's just a better overall weight for an athlete.

    Now i do realize not everyone owns an athlete, some own couch denters, including myself!! But even my couch denter has a noticeable tuck, oddly enough she keeps herself that way.
     
  20. EstyEsty

    EstyEsty Little Dog Premium Member

    How cool!
     

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