Big Lil pup
Join Date: Mar 2015
Location: Portland, OR
Dogs Name: Foxfire's The Real McCoy (McCoy)
Titles: Pet of the Year
Dogs Age: DOB 9/12/14
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56 lb. at just over 4 1/2 months does seem a little large, but not necessarily. When our youngest was first looked over by our vet, he posited that McCoy was going to be a very large dog based on his size at the time and his bone structure. He did grow and gain weight very rapidly. I was like...This is going to be one big boy. He looked like the boy that had who passed a few years back. That dog was always trying to push a buck.
The suddenly at about 7 months and about 80 lb. he stopped growing. Today at 4 yo, he is a very average sized male in both stature and weight. He did, however, continue to put on muscle mass slowly until about 3.
So.. If you give him proper care, nutrition and exercise, he should end up exactly where he is supposed to be.
Also, if you want opinions on his weight versus his stature, as others mentioned, you should post a pic.
Best to young your pup.