Title: How much do your lot weigh?
maggie46 - September 13, 2010 07:34 PM (GMT)
Maggie is about 19.5" to withers and she did weigh 17.5kg when she was about 12 months old.
However, in the last few months, although she eats loads, we also do lots of exercise and she has actually lost some weight and is now more like 16-16.5kg.
I was thinking of upping her food, but I think she is about right - she looks good, I can feel her individual ribs but not see them and she has a light covering of skin/fat over them. She is almost 18 months old.
So to compare, how tall are your lot vs height, age, male/female - plus exercise level? :)
redborder - September 13, 2010 08:11 PM (GMT)
I had 2 boys recently weight at the vets. One is around 55 cm ( 21.5 inches) the other one slightly smaller. Both weight 18.3 kg and are slim underneath their coat :) I think all this numbers don't really mean a lot, as every dog is so different :)
Mistymilo - September 13, 2010 08:29 PM (GMT)
Now your asking....hmmm....
Zak is roughly 20" and weighs around 20 kg.
Amber is rougly 18" and weighs around 15 kg.
Sky is roughly 19" and weighs around 16 kg.
Incy is roughly 19" and weighs around 16 kg.
I haven't had mine weighed for ages but Sky is due for a trip to the vets so I may take them all along to be weighed :) Since my last weighing Zak has been on a diet and Incy has gained weight.
Mine do a lot of exercise, long walks, running around chasing one another, swimming, agility and flyball.
maggie46 - September 13, 2010 08:47 PM (GMT)
yes redborder, I think you are right, they are all so different - thats why I try and go on what they look like and feel like in general.
I was just a bit worried that mags had lost about 1-1.5 kg in the last few months and was wondering about upping her food...
But I guess she is about the same as mistymilo's sky and prob has similar exercise levels, so perhaps she has just loss some puppy fat as she gets older and as her exercise has been upped...she is definitely eating healthier now too...
shads2009 - September 13, 2010 09:54 PM (GMT)
Scooby was weighed and measured in may before he was castrated and he was 20" and weighed 18.5kg but he seems to have put a little bit of weight on and he looks quite healthy for that little bit he has put on.
Poppy is around 18" and weighs about 18.5kg but i haven't had her weighed
you've got me thinking now and i may take a trip to the vets with them to see x
maggie46 - September 14, 2010 07:24 AM (GMT)
I never usually worry about weight, but I dropped into the vets with her last week and thought I would just weigh her as I hadnt done it in about 6 months!
walliecollie - September 14, 2010 09:40 AM (GMT)
Jock (BC) 20" weighs 22.5Kg
He is 12-13 very stocky built. Minimal exercise, has a nice plod around with a
little trot now and again.
Bailey (Lab) 18" weighs 22.5Kg
She is 3, small but typical roly poly lab shape. Her main exercise is chasing with
the other dogs and scaveging.
Tizzy (BC X) 15" weighs 11Kg
She is 2, think of sheltie size but without the thick coat. She is very active and
Breeze (BC) 20" weighs 12.5Kg
She is only 7mths. Very active as in play and always on the go.
This may sounds obsessive but I have weighed my dogs every month for the last 3ish yrs. Not to check on their weight, I do that by eye and feel over their ribs, but out of curiosity.
When we had Bailey my friend also had 2 lab pups, it was obvious at around 3 mths that they would all be vastly different in shape and size so we started to weigh them regularly as a comparison.
When we got Tizzy, knowning she was a BC X, but was going to smaller than a BC we tried to find a way of estimating what her adult weight would be.
I found through Ehow that a good estimate was at 2.5 mths they would be 25%, 4mths 50% and 6mths 75%. This formula did not work for my dogs, although the 75% at 6mths does seem pretty acurate. If Tizzy was 25% at 2.5 mths she should be 16Kg and she is 11Kg.
Sorry to hijack the thread, but it would be interesting if people have kept their puppy weights to see if there is a calculation that works.
maggie46 - September 14, 2010 10:57 AM (GMT)
|QUOTE (walliecollie @ Sep 14 2010, 09:40 AM)|
| Sorry to hijack the thread, but it would be interesting if people have kept their puppy weights to see if there is a calculation that works. |
ooo, thats in interesing one - i will have a look back as im sure i have a record of it somewhere!
Marcia - September 14, 2010 11:16 AM (GMT)
Alfie is 22 inches.
When he got weighed at the vets at the end of July, he was 19kg.
Bry__Meg - September 14, 2010 01:39 PM (GMT)
Meg is 3yrs and 20" and weighs only 11kg, but then she is x whippet
Max is 7mths he is 20" and weighs 15.8kg
michelle18 - September 14, 2010 02:05 PM (GMT)
Rory is 22" and usually weighs around 22-24 kilos.
Ben is 21" and usually weighs around 18-20 kilos.
Ben always looks quite skinny because of his smooth coat, but the vet is very happy with both of them and always looks over them and is so happy with their muscle tone. And of course muscle weighs more than fat. Both Rory and Ben are taller than the others, so i expect them to weigh more.
Mistymilo - September 24, 2010 05:29 PM (GMT)
Well we've been to the vets today and they all got weighed :)
Zak is 18.45 kg
Rory is 23.70 kg
Amber is 14.20 kg
Ben is 18.10 kg
Sky is 17.10 kg
Incy is 16.45 kg
Katt - September 24, 2010 07:06 PM (GMT)
aww, amber is teeny! all the easier to steal her then :p
Echo is roughly 19.something" and 17kg
maggie46 - September 24, 2010 10:31 PM (GMT)
It's really interesting to see the huge variation in heights and weights! So even those that are similar heights are all different weights but still look just right...
Amber is even lighter than you thought then! She is lovely and dainty :)
michelle18 - September 25, 2010 03:47 PM (GMT)
|QUOTE (Katt @ Sep 24 2010, 07:06 PM)|
|aww, amber is teeny! all the easier to steal her then :p|
Echo is roughly 19.something" and 17kg
Wont be so easy to steal Rory though LOL!
Katt - September 25, 2010 03:51 PM (GMT)
I'll use Echo as bait to lure him away!!! runningdog
WarFlyball - October 2, 2010 06:42 AM (GMT)
The boys were weighed the other day, both 18.25. Toby is about 21.5" and Greg about 20 but thicker set. That is on the light side for Toby but Greg is looking good
baz2107 - October 6, 2010 02:56 PM (GMT)
Haven't got a clue about my 2's (both pure bordercollies) heights but they aren't tall. Lola (20 months) is 12.5kg but she was the runt (1.4kg at 8 weeks when we got her) she was that small that the farm we got her from didn't know she existed til she was 3 weeks old as her mother hid her from the others and fed her separately as she was that small (attached is a pic of how small she was the day we got her!!)
Trixie is 13.7kg (she's 14 months now) so both are on the small side, , the vet has told us they are perfectly healthy they are just small collies.
coppernut - October 6, 2010 03:16 PM (GMT)
yikes my lot are monsters lol but all are on the big size (not fat)
lucy--3yrs 11mths gsd/collie is 26kg
logan- 2yr 10mths-b/c is 25kg
laddie--10mths b/c 17.2kg
toffee--7&half mths is 15.4kg
Canis-Lupess - October 16, 2010 11:01 PM (GMT)
I'm not sure of mines heights but they got weighed recently.
Sleet will be 3 end of next month and she now weighs 16.1 kilos and is just nice now..used to be a bit bony before.
Wren is taller and longer than sleet and she now weighs 19.something kilos. She still looks nice and slim despite the weight difference but she seems to be quite a solid dog...much stronger than she looks for example. This is quite common in a lot of working stock I think. Our Mist was the same. Wren will be 3 end of Feb...
TheMuttsMum - March 5, 2011 02:17 PM (GMT)
Dash weighs 23kg at the moment which is on the heavy side for him, normally he hovers around 22kg. He is a heavy framed dog and Im sure his full coat weighs a fair bit, he has a good waist though and his ribs are very easy to feel.
Leanne_W - March 5, 2011 03:31 PM (GMT)
Jed is 5 and weighs just over 27kg and stands at 24". He's not fat by any means (but it wouldnt harm him to lose a couple of kg's to be on the leaner side), I can feel his ribs, he has a waist etc but he's just a very heavy set dog, he will never be a slim, lithe collie. However, Jed isnt an active collie and although we walk for miles every day, he just plods along so never really burns much off.
Jessie is also 5, weighs just over 15kg and stands at 19". I can feel her ribs easily so I know she's fine. She is very active and is always either running at full speed or swimming.
I think so far i've got one of the the tallest and the heaviest collies, lol! He is a big lad though and was twice the size of the remaining litter mates when we went to see him.
oldshep - March 8, 2011 01:30 PM (GMT)
21Kg or thereabouts but i tell mainly by eye as opposed to scales whether or not she is right. Of the other dogs I work with then a range from about 16.5kg up and one of them rarely puts on any weight and looks quite thin but is a bundle of working energy.