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Is she small?

Discussion in 'Boxer Anatomy and Physiology' started by KBrooks, Mar 26, 2014.

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  1. KBrooks

    KBrooks Boxer Pal

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    My vet made mention that Chloe was very small at her 10 week apt. She was 8lbs 1 oz, which I have no idea, but it's been 13 years since I've had a boxer puppy. Our last boxer female was only 45ish lbs full grown, but she had immune issues and was the runt of the litter.
    I found a calculation online for a boxer and plugged in 8lbs at 10 weeks and it said she wouild be 20 lbs full grown, which I highly doubt.
    I don't care either way, but I think I bought way to big of a crate if she's not 55+ lbs!
     
  2. Jinnytee

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    My little girl was also the smallest of her litter by far, she only weighed six pounds at 8 weeks and was minute ! She is now 35 pounds at 21 weeks and still has massive paws, presumably to still grow in to :) ..... but who knows. Puppies grow at such different rates, its impossible to predict what their adult size will be. If you know her parents weight, then that may give you some idea of what you may expect.

    BTW, I tried one of those on-line adult size predictor when she was younger and it said that Luna would only be 64% of her breed standard at 35 pounds as an adult !! This was plainly ridiculous, so I took no notice of it ! .... and neither should you :)

    You know the best gifts of all are those that come in small packages
     
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    dvirga Boxer Pal

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    Well I can tell you my girls is now 3 months old and weighs a little over 20lbs, but then again she was bigger than all four of her brothers.
     
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    Gatorblu Boxer Insane

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    My Arabella was tiny as a pup. She was the runt of the litter, and she stayed small for her first year. I think she was less than 45 lbs. at her first birthday. I even mentioned to the vet how small she was. He told me I was going to have a smaller boxer this time. (My other two were 70 and 90 lbs.) Ha! Arabella was just a late bloomer! At about 18 months old someone said something about how big she was. I laughed and told them she was my little girl. When I got home I noticed she was as tall as my other female just not as wide. And she had gained 10 lbs.! At 2 1/2 she weighed in at 65! She is now 7 and has maintained that weight. You never know how big they will be until they finish growing.
     
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    whiskers Boxer Insane

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    At 10 weeks old, Juno weighed 10lbs.

    As an adult, she tops out at 50lbs.

    She may end up being a petite boxer, but 20lbs? No way. :p They all grow at such different rates though so it's hard to say, like just because she's smaller than my dog was at that age, doesn't mean that as an adult she's going to be smaller.
     
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    My girl was real sick as a pup so she never gained weight appropriately after about 11 weeks and now she is very petite. Vet has always commented on how well built she is though and she looks good for her size. Lean but not too ribby, and very muscular. I think that's what's more important. Thora only weighs about 48 pounds but she's just a petite girl. Some of her littermates ended up being on the small side and I've seen other pups from her bloodline that are more petite like her so it never really concerned me. As long as they're healthy :) Tuff was 93 pounds at his heaviest so she looks like a shrimp to me compared to him.
     
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