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I do agree the weight charts could use some updating. But also I know size sometimes depends on litter size. A huge litter the pups are usually smaller but they still will grow up to be what genetics says it will be.


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Can anyone tell me what a healthy birth weight is, and how much they grow per week. my puppies where 25 oz and have gained 5 oz so far, in five days.


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Congratulations! How many puppies? That can make a difference in birthweight. Is Mom feeding or are you bottle feeding?


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Mom is feeding, and she had 9 alltogether.


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The birthweights sound fine. 5 oz. seems like a fair weight gain, but a perhaps a bit on the light side. Has Mom's milk come in fully yet? They will start gaining more rapidly as they get bigger and Mom's milk fully comes in.  You'll want to see them picking up more to double their birth weight soon.


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Yes, she looks like a cow sometimes with her utters swinging under her.


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My last litter weighed 23 to 28 oz. @ birth. At day 4 they had gained 6.7 oz to 8 oz. For some reason I didn't get day 5. Must have taken a nap that day. This was litter of 8 from Cassie and Joe who are both really good sized.


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Hi Group, my girl is 25 wks old today, weighing in at 72lbs, and slightly on the thin side (can see last 2 ribs). She is also pretty active, as we have a total of 4 dogs (lab, eskimo, mix and the english mastiff).  Emma's mom was 190 lbs at 2 yrs of age. Our goal is to keep her healthy and happy... she's great with kids but sometimes gets skittish around adults so we are trying to work on this. anyway, just wanted to say hi and share. if you have a FB page, friend "emma the english mastiff" (yes, my baby has her own FB page!!  say hi and post pics of your babies!!

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Slim is best! As they are just giant puppies with puppy bones The weight chart has so many variables. Best chart to follow is one set by the breeder if she keeps in contact with all the puppy owners..compared to other siblings...or the parents growth.

My female always topped the chart on the male side of the chart...she was just a big girl. 18months she was already 200lbs. But now at nearly 7 she is 218lbs and looks great. Her line matured quickly. I kept her lean too. My boy is still filling out @ 3 nearly 4yrs old.

Give the adults the yummiest treat ( something you ONLY use for special times...ie hotdog piece or cheese) And adult at a time so she doesnt feel flooded. Have them give her the yummy treat. Help her know gooooood things come from big people too.


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Lean is good H.Better for your joints and keeping your mate happy!

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My female is also way under the chart but shes only 14 months old. Shes currently 90lbs but comes from very large parents. Mother weighing 160 Father weighing 230. Any reason why shes a slow grower?
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Post pix of her and the parents. What do you feed her?


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She's on Blue Buffalo.




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This is Marley my dog 16 Months. Her body has a ton of room to fill out but she hasnt yet. Then again shes got 8 months before hes even 2 yrs old.
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She is currently 25 1/2" @ shoulders and 90lbs
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She looks in good weight, are you sure your measurement and weight is accurate? Did you actually see both parents? Is that your girl nursing pups or her mother?

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Thats my dogs Moma. Yes I saw both parents in person. Marley (my dog) is the brindle right above this post.
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I like Blue Buffalo, she looks healthy and her coat is shiny. She may just be a slow grower. What has your breeder said about her size?
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Hello,
I have a male english mastiff puppy who was bottle fed till 30 days and then started eating gruel till now ... he is 6 weeks... he is so small although both parents and bloodlines are big .... he is 6 lbs .... what do you advise me to feed him .... and if there is any supplements .... 
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m.jpg these are the parents 
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I'm glad to see this site as I worried about my baby's weight after seeing the weight chart.  Unitas is 9 months old and only weighs 120lbs.  He is very tall, lean, and solid.  To me he's perfect, but I wonder if this is too light?
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