Polly

what is the ideal weight for a beagle/basset hound mix?


Asked by Polly on Apr 20th 2010 in Health & Wellness
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Guest

It's really hard to say what the "ideal" weight of a dog is, even a purebred one, because it depends largely on the build and body type of the individual dog. It mostly just comes down to looking at the dog, and looking for signs of him being underweight or overweight. If you're like me and couldn't recognize those signs if they hit you upside the head, your vet can likely tell and recommend if she needs to gain or lose weight, and how much.


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Aster

Bear is right, nobody can say. What you want to do is keep the dog near ideal body condition and let it weigh whatever it does. 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


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Rimski

The Wisdom Panel Professional DNA test uses the dog's genetic ancestry to create an "ideal weight profile" that will tell you the healthy weight for any mixed-breed dog within about a 6 lb range. Gotta get it from your vet.


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