Your best guide to whether or not your puppy is growing properly is how he behaves and feels, rather than what the scales say. As a rough guide, many 9 week old lab puppies will weigh between 18-20lbs or a couple of pounds either side of this.
How much should my puppy weigh?
Take the pup’s weight in pounds (at a certain age) and divide it by his age in weeks, then multiply that number by 52 (the number of weeks in a year). This should predict your pup’s ideal adult weight. OK, so let’s say a medium-sized dog weighs 8 lbs. at 16 weeks.
How long can a 9 week old puppy be left alone?
The American Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals suggests the following time frames for leaving a puppy in his crate: 8 to 10 weeks old — up to one hour. 11 to 14 weeks old — up to three hours. 15 to 16 weeks old — up to four hours.
Do puppies get their size from mom or dad?
If they’re around the same size, girl puppies will usually end up around the size of their mother and males will usually end up closer to the size of the male parent. If the dogs are different sizes, your dog will almost certainly be somewhere between the two.
Can you tell how big a puppy will get by its paws?
It’s important to note that most puppies’ paws become pretty proportionate to their overall size at around 3 months old. By this age, you can usually tell how much a puppy still has to grow. Once a puppy is around 6 months old, they are about 75% grown.
How fast do puppies grow per week?
But a simple rule of thumb is to expect your pup to gain about 5 ounces per week for small breeds and 2.5 pounds a week for large breeds. Anything more than that could be setting your puppy up for future obesity.