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Littermate Growth Rate..

Discussion in 'Pit Bull Puppy Discussions' started by cloutlord, Dec 18, 2017.

  1. cloutlord

    cloutlord Puppy

    Hi everyone! Me & my fiancé parents got APBT pups (Razors Edge), who are the same age & are from the same litter. Both are males. My pup Damu (dah-moo) is a black tri, their pup Eli is blue. Damu is considerably smaller than his brother. I would say he’s about 10lbs smaller,
    leaner, smaller paws & a couple inches shorter. If you were to line them up side by side you wouldn’t be able to tell they were from the same litter lol. Just want to make sure he’s growing well. I’m feeding him TOTW High Prarie (I think they feed theirs 4-Health Puppy). Should I be concerned about his growth rate compared to his brother? He’s extremely healthy & laid-back (theirs is a bit more energetic).

    Damu:
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    Eli:
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  2. Nat Ursula

    Nat Ursula Good Dog

    Is that all they are feeding him or are they adding raw goat's milk or something else?

    I would talk to the breeder or ask your Vet about it.

    Very nice dogs!
     
  3. cloutlord

    cloutlord Puppy

    No, that’s all, just the 4-Health. They have several dogs though & he does like to venture to their food bowls lol & Thank You!
     
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  4. ETRaven2

    ETRaven2 Little Dog

    How old are they?
    Your finance's parents' dog looks a little on the chubby side to me, in that one pic (lower right) but it is hard to really tell because of the way he is sitting.
    Are you sure the dam was not bred by two males in the same heat cycle? This can happen and litters can have different sires.
    Could also be that he inherited one set of genes and your boy another set, which would account for the variation in size.
    American Bullies come in so many "types" that it is possible the dam was bred to a larger or smaller "type" bully, therefore throwing different sized pups.
    Cute pups regardless!
    Your Dumo looks very healthy, good weight, nice coat. His collar is a little too big though! :p
     
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  5. ETRaven2

    ETRaven2 Little Dog

    ^^^ just realized I spelled your pup's name wrong...sorry! But I get a pass today, I had surgery this morning and there are a lot of narcotics coursing through my system.
     
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  6. cloutlord

    cloutlord Puppy

    They are 12 weeks. The dam was bred by one sire, no other male had access to her but him. I know the breeder & the parents very well & was actually around when the breeding took place. The dam is 55lbs & the sire is 85lbs. “Both” parents are American Pittbull Terrier. Yeah also know that American Bullies come in different “types”. I have a friend who breeds XL’s while another friend breeds pockets. Usually more on the bulky/muscular side that true APBT. Thank you!
     
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  7. cloutlord

    cloutlord Puppy

    Lol that’s okay! I hope all went well & that you have a smooth & speedy recovery!
     
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  8. BCdogs

    BCdogs Good Dog Staff Member Super Moderator

    Just so you’re aware, your dog is not an APBT. His bloodline would make him an American Bully, and as stated before, unless a very consistent “type” has been bred for for many generations, there could be a pretty big variation in size and build depending on which ancestor they take after.
     
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