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8 week size

Discussion in 'Boxer Anatomy and Physiology' started by soos, Jul 7, 2009.

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  1. soos

    soos Boxer Buddy

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    I just got Caesar saturday and from what I've been reading I'm afraid he might be a little larger than what he should be. What is the average weight for an 8 week old puppy?
     
  2. Caney Creek

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    I don't think you'll get a definitive answer on the "average weight" at 8 weeks, but I can tell you how much my pup weighed at that age :) Caney weighed 11 lbs when she was exactly 8 weeks old. Now at nearly 2.5 yrs old, she weighs 65 lbs -- she's large for a female. My 8 yr old female, Creek, weighs roughly 52 lbs (haven't weighed her recently).

    Boxer puppies vary in size and growth rate, so it does no good to compare your pup to others -- not if you're concerned about his health, at least. If he's so large that you doubt he's purebred, that's different :)

    How much does your puppy weigh?
     
  3. ikonxone

    ikonxone Boxer Booster

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    BxrMommieNAZ Boxer Insane

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    Unfortunately nobody can answer this for you as Boxers have a VAST size range, plus what they weigh at 8 weeks is NOT indicative of what they will weigh full grown. Personally my boy was 10 pounds at 6 weeks old and 14 pounds at 9 weeks old (I don't have an 8 week weight as we did not visit the vet that week), at almost 2 years old he is around 65 pounds and full grown (he's small for a male IMO). So, weights can vary drastically.
     
  5. Angelika_23

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    Odin was 11 lbs at 8 weeks. :)
     
  6. soos

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    I'm not sure to his exact weight. But he easily weighs more than our chihuahua mix and she's between 10-15. He's a big boy. I got him from a breeder and he's akc registered, so I'm pretty sure he's full boxer. All the other puppies there were just as big and the breeder said that they nursed a little longer than she normally allowed them too. Either way, I love him.
     
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    my puppy zapata was 14.5 pds at 8 weeks and weighs 30.6 pounds right now at 4 months so id say ur dogs weight is pretty normal and like everyone else says it varys
     
  8. BoxerMoments

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    My boy weighed 13 lbs at 8 weeks and then 16 lbs at 9 weeks and then gained another 2.5 lbs a week until around 6 months old and now he's slowed down to MAYBE gaining half a pound a week. At one point early on he gained 10 lbs in about 2 and a half weeks! He's 62 lbs now and he'll be 8 months old on the July 10th. Everyone ALWAYS comments on how he was such a big boy when he was a puppy. Every where I went people would ask how old he was and then be like "oh my he's so big and you're going to have a huge boxer" but I think he was just a fast grower early on because he hardly gains any weight now and he's only 8 months. He's a good size though now I'd just like for him to fill out a little.
     
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