A puppy’s growth rate depends on what type of dog breed you have. You will find different puppy weight estimates with each breed. To find out how much your dog should be growing by the year or month you should check out information about your breed of dog.
You can use the Internet as a resource for finding out roughly how much your puppy should weigh at particular age plateaus. Many veterinary office and websites have a dog weight chart you can look at, which determines a dog’s healthy weight based on an age to size ratio for each dog breed.
To determine the weight your dog should be, you will be able to use the chart for your breed of dog. As mentioned earlier, many veterinary offices will have a chart you can use, and some even offer the information in pamphlets. Your vet can help you learn about the right type of foods your dog needs and what size they should be by certain age.
It’s a good idea to understand the breed of a dog before taking on the care of one. Larger breed dogs will usually put weight on more quickly than a smaller dog, and breeds which are particularly athletic may weigh more due to their muscularity. For instance, a hunting dog, such as an English Springer Spaniel won’t put on as much weight as an English mastiff, because Springer Spaniels are wiry/athletic where mastiffs are extremely large and less active. Each dog growth rate depends upon the ultimate size of the breed.
To learn more about puppy growth and how to keep them on track with their right growth path, you should check out information for your breed of dog. The puppy one won’t be a puppy for long and he or she needs your help to get to the size you want them to be. The one thing to remember about puppy growth is all dogs are different and different breeds need more than others.