|Barked: Wed May 8, '13 3:45am PST |
|Shadow is 11 months old and weighs 24kg, or 53lbs. I've been told by a vet that his weight is perfect for his size, his father is around 55lbs. His mother was half his size though, and still weighed the same.
I think the bigger issue would be whether the weight is due to muscle mass or excessive fat. Muscle weighs more than fat does, so if you're dog is lean but has a high weight range it's most likely due to that. Genetics also plays a big factor, the term "big boned" can be genetically inherited so comparing weights between dogs can sometimes show no comparison at all if they're from completely different family genetic lines.
I've studied medicine and zoology, and my partner is a geneticist, so we argue about this a lot
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