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trying to figure out how big a puppy will get

i was told if i take the weight of a puppy at 6 wks and times that by 4 it's an approx weight of adult. so we weighed the pup near 6 wks not sure if after that mark of before cause we got ifo after she was weighed so missed doing on exact date. anyway i recall that she weighed just under 2 pounds like 1pd 14 oz. so if i put that into my calculator it says it will be 4.56 pounds but weird thing is if i put a flat 2 pounds it comes out to 8. double that. that seems wrong since your only going up a couple oz, is this correct? although 4.56 seems far fetched as both her parents are at the 9-10 pounds so 8 pounds would be more correct.


Asked by Anonymous at 8:21 PM on Jun. 11, 2010 in Pets

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  • Is your dog a small, medium to large breed, or giant breed? If your dog is a small breed then the calculations you did will be about right for your dog. For small breed dog it's weight at 6 weeks x 4. just like you said! There are different calculations if your dog is a medium-large breed or a giant bread. There are 16 oz in a one pound so a 1 lb 14 oz = 1.876. So you would take 1.876 x 4 which eqauls 7.504 lbs at adulthood, NOT the 4.56 that you thought.

    Again 1 lb 14 oz would mean 7.504 at adulthood and 2 lbs even would be 8 lbs at adulthood.


    Answer by SAHMinIL2 at 10:16 PM on Jun. 11, 2010