Most new puppy owners are interested in projecting how large their pup will grow.
Here’s a handy chart..
A standard Doodle is considered a Medium to Large breed dog depending on the Sire and Dam size and weight.
One of the first questions anyone asks when considering purchasing a dog or puppy is how big will it get? This is a very relevant and important question considering your need to ensure your puppy is cared for appropriately in your home.
When predicting adult size, the two easiest formulas to remember are FOUR FOLD and DOUBLE UP.
Double Up: Generally, an adult dog will weigh about twice as much as he did when he was 4 months of age; giant breeds will double what they weighed at 5 months.
Four Fold: The weight of your puppy at 8 weeks is a quarter of his adult weight.
With the above factors taken into consideration, it is possible to make a reasonable guess of a puppy’s weight at maturity using the Four Fold and Double Up formulas.
You can also obtain the weight of the sire (father) and dam (mother) of purebred puppies. Female puppies will weigh about what their dam weighs. Male puppies will weigh about what their sire weighs.
Try Puppyweights.com to help figure out your puppy’s adult size and weight.
If you are looking for a large or small sized Doodle and end up with an animal much larger than anticipated, this clearly is going to give you problems within the household. It is therefore, extremely important to understand the size of the dog you are thinking of getting and also importantly, the development stages of the dog within the first 18 months which is considered to be the primary growing period. Other considerations to take into account in terms of your puppy and eventual size are his or her exercise regime, its grooming requirements, and it’s likely personality or temperament.
Puppy weight estimates are most effectively understood by looking at both the dogs parents wherever possible. This will give you an extremely good idea by looking at the puppy’s family to ascertain what its end size and weight are likely to be. It is, however worth noting that mixed breed puppies are more difficult to assess in terms of size and growth. This is particularly relevant in situations where neither information around the size or the greed of the puppy’s parents is available this is not an uncommon situation and can be overcome with a little research.
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