How much should an american bulldog weight at 5 months he is a johnson breed
I have a johnson breed american bulldog he is 5 months how much should he weight
on Dec 17th 2010
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Weight isn't important if he's in good physical condition- you should be able to easily feel his ribs without digging in, and he should have a nicely defined waistline from the side and from above. Hipbones should be felt, but not seen, and his ribs shouldn't be completely visible unless he takes a deep breath. Here's the body condition chart most vets use:
He's definitely still growing at that age, so don't worry if he seems too small- he will probably catch up if he's being fed enough.
Even adult Am. Bulldogs can vary a LOT in weight, from 60-120 lbs.
Bruno CGC answered on 12/17/10. Helpful? / 0
I have an American bulldog/bullmastiff mix that just turned five months old and she ways 32 lbs. But my pup is mixed breed and female.
Nova answered on 12/17/10. Helpful? / 0
It is much easier to tell if a dog is in good body condition than to say what it should weigh. Your dog definitely should be narrower at the waist than the hips and chest. You should be able to easily feel the ribs, but not see them. Each dog is different. Standard recommendations are a good place to start, but each dog must have its food and exercise adjusted to its individual needs. Here is a link to a good illustrated guide, www.longliveyourdog.com
In good body condition, you dog may look thinner than many others that are over fed. It should also have a longer, healthier life. The bigger the dog, the worse it is for its joints if overweight as a growing puppy.
Aster answered on 12/18/10. Helpful? / 1
All dogs mature at different ages, even those within the same breed. When I used to raise labs I would have some that were 60 lbs at 6 months and others that were only 40 lbs at the same age. In spite of that difference, they would all end up at the same 70 lb adult weight.
It is important with a large breed to keep them on a puppy food designed for large breed dogs until they are done growing, usually 18 to 24 months of age. This food is designed to prevent too rapid growth yet still provide proper nutrients for healthy growth. It is also important to keep their weight down to prevent wear and tear on growing bones and joints. You should be able to feel ribs easily but not see them, and your dog should have a tuck-up in the abdomen. Fat rolls at the base of the tail when the dog is sitting also indicate too much weight.
Toto, CD, RN, CGC answered on 12/18/10. Helpful? / 1