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How much will your puppy weigh when it grows up?
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Puppy Adult Weight Calculator
So you’ve just adopted a new puppy and would like to get some kind of idea of
how big it will grow up to be. Is there any way to tell, or at least to guess,
how big your little furball will be as an adult? Is it okay to buy your dog
small-sized supplies, such as beds, or should you save some money and opt for
the extra-large size now? Are there any health issues associated with your
pooch’s future size that you should start researching now?
Knowing about how large your dog will grow up to be can be very useful for
many reasons. Of course, we love our dogs no matter what size they are, but if
you’d like a way to estimate how big your puppy will grow to be, then you’re
in the right place!
Use the simple calculations below to estimate your puppy’s adult weight.
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These Easy Calculations Can Be Used to Estimate About How Large Your Puppy
Will Be as an Adult!
- Determine how old your dog is, in weeks, and weigh your puppy.
- Now here’s where the actual math comes in. The formula is (Growth) = Current weight in pounds / Age in weeks. Adult Weight = (Growth) X 52
- So, for example, say you have a 12-week-old Chihuahua mix who currently weighs six pounds. Then you’d first determine his growth. So Current weight divided by age in weeks. 6/12 = 0.5. Then you take that growth number, in this case, 0.5, and plug it into the next equation. So in this example, the dog’s adult weight is equal to 0.5 X 52, which is 26. So the Chihuahua mix in this example will grow to an estimated adult weight of around 26 lbs.
Pretty simple, right? Keep in mind, though, that this is just a rough
estimate. There are many factors that go into determining a dog’s growth and
size, including things like sex, breed, and health. This calculation estimates
your dog’s weight as if he/she continues to grow the same average amount
throughout puppyhood. Keep in mind that it may not be entirely accurate due to
the fact that many puppies, rather than growing continuously, will have a
period of fast growth followed by a period of slower growth until they reach
their full adult weight.
Also keep in mind that different sized dogs reach their adult size at
different ages, and even after they obtain their adult size, it’s normal for
them to continue to gain some weight as they fill out more.
Since these calculations are just estimates and can be inaccurate, it can be
helpful to look at more than one when trying to determine your dog’s future
size. Here is an example of another set of equations used to estimate a
puppy’s adult size.
- If you have a toy or small breed dog, use this equation: (Adult weight in lbs.) = Weight in lbs. at 6 weeks old X 4.
- If you have a medium or large-sized dog, use this equation: (Adult weight in lbs.) = Weight in lbs. at 14 weeks X 2.5.
- If you are unsure whether your dog will be a small, medium, or large adult, you can do both of these calculations for your dog to get a weight range.
Dogs come in all shapes and sizes. It’s important to love our dogs, no matter
how large or small they grow up to be. But if you’d like a rough estimate of
your dog’s adult size, these simple calculations should help.
This article is accurate and true to the best of the author’s knowledge. It
is not meant to substitute for diagnosis, prognosis, treatment, prescription,
or formal and individualized advice from a veterinary medical professional.
Animals exhibiting signs and symptoms of distress should be seen by a
Eileen Strain on August 26, 2020:
Bs. And not your formula. All over Google. But it’s way off. Our pup is 27
weeks and there is no way she will weigh 70lbs. She is a pure bred true husky.
Lean and small. She is already almost to full grown status. All dogs are by
7months. Then they fill out gain a few more.
Millie on May 02, 2020:
My new toy poodle weight is 9oz how will she get
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Kelsey on October 07, 2019:
I just got a puppy hes a mut his mom was a German Shepherd, and rottweiler his
dad was saint bernard, and bernese mountain dog he’s only 7 weeks right now
and he’s almost 15 lbs so I’m guessing he’s gonna be huge
Craig Cote on June 01, 2019:
Calculating the way the author states puts his adult weight at 130 lbs., the
size of a Great Dane instead of the Weimaraner that he is. Calculating the way
pet lover suggests puts the adult weight at 87 pounds. Since the sire is
between 80-85 pounds and his dam is at 75-80 pounds, the 87 pounds sounds
right and so pet lover’s calculation is probably the correct one.
Chris Gilpin on May 13, 2019:
My pit mix is 15 pounds at 10 weeks im afraid he gonna be huge his name is
Jolene F-M on March 25, 2019:
This is great. Adopted 2 boxer\mix females sisters about 3 months old under
weight, nobody could tell us how big they would get or what the mix is
So calculated from the heavier sister 1st equation got 46.28 2nd equation
Smaller sister 1st 43.45 2nd 29.25
This makes me happy knowing I am going to have a dogs about the size of our
late brittany spaniel.
S. Skaggs on August 31, 2018:
According to this genius equation my 12 week old female Labrador will weigh
130lbs when grown.
Quanchae Smith on August 19, 2018:
My morkie is 1pound 10oz how much will he weight adult size?
pet Lover on February 18, 2017:
I believe you need to deduct you pet’s weeks of age from 52 them apply the
Dragonrain (author) on October 06, 2016:
Maybe reread the article. In the example given I said chihuahua MIX, not pure
No, puppies do not grow at a linear rate, a fact that I already addressed in
the article above. The calculations given are ways to ESTIMATE how large your
puppy will grow. There is no way to know for sure, of course, until your dog
is full grown.
Lol on October 06, 2016:
There’s no way that this is accurate. After 6 months, the puppy should be at
least 60% grown. After that, you cut back on the food given and switch to
adult dog food formula. Dogs don’t grow at a linear rate. You need to take
into consideration breed and litter averages. Also, there’s no way that
chihuahuas grow up to 26 lbs. I call bs.
Court on December 02, 2013:
I have two labrador/boxer mix female puppies.
They just turned 16 weeks & weigh approximately 30lbs & 35lbs. According to
the equation given, their estimated adult weights are between 62-75lbs.
The vet estimated between 45-55lbs. at full size, so I honestly hope they do
not exceed over 60lbs.