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How much should a healthy blue nosed male purebred APBT weigh?

Discussion in 'Health & Nutritional Care' started by Rocky the Cutie, Dec 18, 2015.

  1. Rocky currently weighs 75 pounds and I wanted to see if he is obese or if he has a good weight. Our vet told us to feed a dog 1 cup of food for every 30 pounds. So, we give rocky 2 1/2 cups of food once a day and we take him on 30 minute- 1 hour walks/ runs each day. Thank you for any replies.
     
  2. GoingPostal

    GoingPostal Good Dog

    You can't judge on numbers alone, you need to look at the dog. Male apbt usually range from 40-60 but it can vary. At 75 pounds and blue, you probably have an American Bully on your hands which are larger than APBT. If you can post a pic showing how he looks straight on from the side and one from above showing his waist, we could give you an idea of what kind of shape he is in. You should be able to see a couple ribs outlined with a nice stomach tuck from the side and front. Your vets way of feeding amounts is pretty bad advice since each dog is different and not all foods are created equal.
     
  3. BCdogs

    BCdogs Good Dog Super Moderator

    Share a standing side shot.
     
  4. vwcc2012

    vwcc2012 Puppy

    I have a 19 week old apbt blue nose with papers. He's at 40 pounds. His parents were huge. At lease 100 pounds. Does this mean he's a bully? Cause on his papers it says apbt,registered at ukc. So bringing it back to my question, is he a bully? He does have bully blood mainly razor edge, got gotti,kurupt,savage. His parents were from west cost bullies.
     
  5. NobodyHere

    NobodyHere Guest

    Then yes, he's an American Bully who was unfortunately bred by an unscrupulous breeder who continues to register and sell their Bullies as the wrong breed. The good news is, you can and should do a breed transfer with UKC to the correct breed: http://res.ukcdogs.com/pdf/BreedTransferApplication.pdf
     
  6. Snoitseuq314

    Snoitseuq314 Puppy

    Sounds big. APBT's are a lean dog, so you should be able tell quickly when they start to fatten up, first thing to go is the rear rib line, followed by the shoulder striations, then its time to run more, and eat less.

    On the other hand if it's a bully, or mixed with a less 'sporting'/'gaming' breed, he might be naturally inclined to have a wider waistline. Post standing side/top view.

    My guy is 55lb, 8ish years old, and eats 4 cups a day of Eagle Pack Lamb/brown rice kibble, plus meat/fish/egg scraps. I feed him the same as my 100lb husky mutt. But you should see good muscle definition, a trim waistline, and a couple ribs outlined, or they're chunking out.


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  7. pitbulldogs

    pitbulldogs OHMUHGERD Staff Member

    40#'s at 19wks would be pretty damn big for an APBT...
     
  8. vwcc2012

    vwcc2012 Puppy

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    Here's my boy 2 weeks ago at 4 months. At 37 pounds.
     
  9. ShanaRowan

    ShanaRowan FlirtPolin' Premium Member

    Definitely a bully with those bloodlines. You can switch him over through UKC to the correct breed, although the breeder should have done that first
     
  10. CallSignOWL

    CallSignOWL Good Dog

    what a cutie!!

    I woulnt want to overfeed him though, as that could put undue stress on the developing joints. When looking at the dog from the side, there should be a noticeable "tuck" between the chest and rear. From above, the dog should have a waist and not be a sausage.

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  11. catchrcall

    catchrcall Good Dog Staff Member

    Your vet may be giving a very general guideline, but really the only way to tell is to look at the dog as an individual and adjust feed and exercise as needed.
     
  12. vwcc2012

    vwcc2012 Puppy

    Does this chart apply to all breed?

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    Here's my dogs dad at 105 pounds. Bolo "the brute"
     
  13. CallSignOWL

    CallSignOWL Good Dog

    Yes. All dogs need to have a waist!

    The sire is probably overweight, as most ambullies are...

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