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im honestly trying to hear other peoples dobie weights at 6months

i have a blue european and american mixed dobie who at 6 months is 65 pounds im just wondering how big everyon thinks he will get his father is 117 but hes abnormally massive soi just want opinions
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117 is HUGE for a dobe--they are supposed to be a medium sized dog--males are typically 75-90 pounds as a mature dog.

A typical rule of thumb is to expect your dobe puppy to add about 10 pounds every month for the first few months of his life, so a 6 month old male puppy may weigh 60 pounds or so--65 may be on the big side, but not terribly out of the norm.

This chart may give you an idea of a typical dobe's growth and development.



Of course, some dogs mature early--they grow and add weight relatively quickly and then seem to slow down or even stop by the time they are 7 or 8 months old. Others take their time getting to full height. Most will continue to add muscle mass (5-10 pounds) up until they're 2 years old.

What you're aiming for, though, is for your dog to be the right weight for his height and body build. There's nothing you can do to make him bigger than his body wants to be unless you make him too fat, and obviously, trying to make him smaller isn't healthy either.

So--in an adult dog, you want to be able to feel his ribs easily and actually see the last couple. You want him to have a waist in front of his hips, and a reasonable tuck-up to his belly. You do not want to see rolls of fat at the base of his neck or tail. Puppies can grow unevenly--one day they look fat, the next they look tall and gangly--and they won't have the same muscle development as a grown dog, so it can be a bit difficult to tell--but stick to those guidelines in general and he'll end up weighing what he should.

We'd love to see pictures of your dog (we LOVE pictures) and we might be able to tell you a little more about whether he is a good weight for his body too, if you can post a pic from the side of him standing up. Welcome to Dobermantalk!!
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If I remember correctly Bacchus weighed 70# @ 6 months. As an adult he was 27.5 at the shoulder and weighed 94#. He had bone.

That said.....using adult weight can be tricky because some people overfeed their dogs while others keep them lean if they're going to compete with them in some performance events.
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Hi phillip! And welcome from the Pacific NW.

So... My most recent experience experience with our youngest:

McCoy was about 65lb. at 6 mo. and 75lb. at 7 months. At that point he slowed way down and at 5 1/2yo runs around 82lb. If he runs up to 85lb. I cut his food intake slightly and he loses the small overage immediately.

That being said, we had a male who was constantly trying to push a buck. He was best at about 95lb. He was not overly large as a pup, but simply kept growing and putting on a lot of muscle.

My son's senior male is a beautiful, yet diminutive 10 yo who is best in the low 60's.

BTW. This is just my experience, but every 110-120lb. Doberman I have seen was obese or grossly oversized. I raised my first boy in the mid 70's and at that time, there was a bizarre belief among the ill-informed and BYB's that Dobermans were supposed to be huge dogs. It was not uncommon to see them. Not so much any more, thank goodness.

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Approx. 50 lbs at 4.5 months.
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Thank you for that chart, Mel. Interesting. It sounds like Bodhi is right on line. He is 59 1/2 lbs at 5 months. If he is 60 + when six months, I sure hope he isn't a 90 lb boy.
I don't think his sire was that large so genetics is what I am hoping for here.
Not sure if feeding only raw makes for slower or faster maturing.
Can't send a picture right now as he is going thru some goofy developments in his preteen age.

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Sometimes it fun to see those awkward pre-teen--teenage pics and then compare them to the wonderful dog they turn into. Maybe once he's all grown and a champ, you can post a few of the first kind.

I gather sometimes a particular bloodline matures at the similar rate? Maybe take a look at mom and dad to see whether he's likely to level out early or late.

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