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    Two different vets told me to double their weight at 4 months old and that's their adult weight.
    My Kelpie was 8.6kg at 4 months old, she's now 8 months and 16.5kg so I expect her to be around 17.2kg when 12 months old
    Since your pup is heavier than my pup was at that age, just an educated guess I think your dog will reach at least 20kg

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    Amstaff x short hair border collie?

    feet don't look too huge. But he's going to be a marrow bone smasher.

    For the unwary puppy buyer:
    - pure bred is not the same as ANKC pedigree.
    - just because they saw an akita humping the bitch - doesn't mean she didn't get with several other dogs - a litter can have more than one father - especially if the bitch is not secured. 2m fences are no barrier to many dogs looking for lust.

    was the mum a friendly dog? what about with other dogs?

    some staffies - especially ones bred by people who don't choose for friendliness and don't know the ancestry of their own dog - can be dog aggressive or their puppies can be - because some dog in the ancestry was nasty. And akitas are very upright dogs - with very stand up ears and tail and very tall - and their "friendly" approach can seem very aggressive to other dogs as they send all the wrong signals. Or Akitas are just naturally aggressive towards other animals.
    Facts About Akitas

    You can train against the inborn (genetic) instincts of a puppy, it does help if you know what to look out for. Sometimes - it's easier to avoid the problem. I had to train my cattle dog x not to chase bicycles or joggers or cars. Herding dogs like to chase but it's important they only chase with permission.

    Same with guard dogs - it's important that the home pack of people is safe with them. And this can take some work on the part of the owner.
    Intelligence isn't Everything. - YouTube
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    Every breed grows at a different rate and mixed breeds do their own thing as well. So your answer may be "how long is a piece of string?"

    He may weigh what either parent weighs as adults, somewhere in between, or less or more depending on other ancestry...

    Mine weigh 15-18kg at 4 months and 38-45 as adults.

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    I have a cross-breed who was 10.5 kg at 13 weeks, and now at 14 months is 35 kg. His mum is 40 kg, his dad 36 kg. Bit of a lottery really even when you think you know what the breeds in your dog are (as I did)

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    My pups mother was 14kg and her father wasn't much bigger yet my pup is already 16kg and still has time to grow.

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    I have a cross-breed who was about 20 kilos at 4 months and now he's 17 months old and 75 kilos so you never really can tell with cross-breeds.
    If you think dogs can't count, try putting three dog biscuits in your pocket and then giving Fido only two of them. ~Phil Pastoret

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    As others have said here - cross breeds and guessing in your situation - as to the adult weight - really is in the realm of a guess and nothing more !

    I would hope that you have done some homework on the breeds involved with your pup - because as far as cross breeds are concerned - this particular cross breeding is a worry.

    Here is a link for you - but as far as working out the adult weight for your pup - who knows !

    Weight - the ideal bodyweight range for your dog (by breed) | Brunswick Central Vet Clinic

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    He's gorgeous whatever he is. Those eyes just scream bull terrier to me, but that doesn't mean much realistically

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    Default what breed is my dog?

    not really concerned but i am curious as to the breed of my dog. he's a mixed breed but what? it says akita x staffy on his change of ownership or registration (whatever) but i'm not really sure. Who would want to cross a staffy with an akita? The akita is a purebred and he's got a certificate of registration and pedigree but the owner of the certificate lives miles from where i got him... i'm not going to post a pic of it up here but i can if anyone wants to see it.

    i was on my way back home and i saw a very similar dog (similar face, body shape, pricked ears and curly tail), how can there be so many akita/staffy x around? does anyone know anything about this kind of dog? if he's not crossed with an akita does anyone have an idea of what he might be crossed with?

    i've also included links with other dogs on youtube who look similar to my dog and are also staffy/akitas but i just think he might be some mixed dog from a puppy mill or something. Not that i mind but i would like to know what he is.

    Akita staffy - YouTube
    Japanese akita x staffy - YouTube
    Akita x staff 12 weeks old - YouTube

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    Haven't we had a very similar post recently? I can remember thinking why would anyone cross the two unless by accident?

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