Age vs Weight Chart
Posted 11 December 2008 - 10:49 PM
You can't expect the same rate of growth from each dog, there are many factors involved in their development.
The thing is that a Labrador Retriever should have this characterestics when fully grown.
Size, Proportion and Substance
Size--The height at the withers for a dog is 22½ to 24½ inches; for a bitch is 21½ to 23½ inches. Any variance greater than ½ inch above or below these heights is a disqualification. Approximate weight of dogs and bitches in working condition: dogs 65 to 80 pounds; bitches 55 to 70 pounds.
The minimum height ranges set forth in the paragraph above shall not apply to dogs or bitches under twelve months of age.
American Kennel Club
Your dog could reach its mature hight at 7 months to 1 year, and they they "fill" and finish development of bones at almost 2 years or less.
Posted 23 December 2008 - 11:51 PM
From what I have heard and read, Labs are primarily of two different Bloodlines.... British and American.
Labs with American Bloodlines tend to grow taller and are usually leaner
Labs with British Bloodlines tend to grow slightly shorter and stouter.
Ofcourse, I could be wrong...... Could anyone throw more light on this?
Posted 24 December 2008 - 03:27 PM
They do have sizing charts out there, but they are not really always accurate. So I tend to go off of the below picture.
Now this is not how a pup should look. It is not unusual for them to look fat as young pups.
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