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    Default Pure Rottweiler puppy 10 week weight

    Hello,

    My Rotty pup has just turn 10 weeks, went to the vet today do the weekly weight check and he’s smack bang on 10kg my question is he at the right weight for his age now I know at around 3 months witch is another 2 weeks yet he should be around the 14kg - 17kg range for a pure-bred rotty I may be a little paranoid that his a little underweight but he’s putting on at 3kg in two weeks and I think he’s eating more now feeding 4 times a day and 200g worth of food each sitting and he usually gets a bone every 2 days as well

    People tell he he’s getting big, size wise compared to when I got him at 8 weeks I just not seeing it I guess it’s because I see him every day I don’t know
    Can anyone tell me if he’s in the right range so I know I am on the right track?

    Cheers


    P.S ill throw some picks up of him at 8,9 and now 10 weeks when i get home from work

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    Please - do not concentrate on the weight of your pup. It is more important to look at the overall health and look of your pup – not its weight.

    This breed needs to grow slowly, to be on the lean side, and you must be very careful of the amount and type of exercise/play you do with him. Otherwise you could end up with heaps of health problems with the pup further down the track. Real worries with this breed are problems with hips and joints.

    I would be guided by your breeder as to how much, how often and what to feed your pup.

    There are heaps of these things on the net about puppy growth rates. It should only be used as a guide – not a ‘bible’. This one is an example:

    Rottweiler Puppy Growth Chart - Average Puppy Weights

    A couple of links regarding feeding your pup - have a look at this link and around this site:

    Perfect Puppy Nutrition

    Pups have very different requirements than older dogs as far as amounts to feed go. The amount pups grow in the first 12 months is nothing short of amazing for some breeds - particularly the larger breeds like rotties. Have a look at this link:

    Dr B's Feeding Recommendations

    Have fun with your pup ! Can’t wait to see some photos ! Love rotties !

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    In my experience with rottie pups (ive owned 4 so far), they wax and wane, turn into fat chubby bastards, then go gangly, then back to fat bastard, rinse repeat, till say 18 months. then they look stupid, much like a 17 year old male, all arms n legs, no chest.
    Then from 2 onward, they begin to bulk up big time. By 3 you have a fully fledged squashing machine.
    Rotties are very food orientated. Worry less. the rottie pup will eat your home if you are not feeding it enough, you'll get the message lol
    What's his name? and show me photos!

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    I agree with the above posts. Its better to be underweight than over weight with those little bones growing. Like Riley J said ...hips and joints are a issue with Rotties so best to let them grow slow and steady. Avoid foods high in protien.

    My Mastiff went through a 'gangly' stage ....lots of leg and little control over them LOL. As he gets older he will fill out.

    Slow and steady is the way you want your boy to grow. Otherwise you'll run into all sorts of expensive bone issues later. No jumping or long exercise periods either...My Bullmastiff dosent even know how to jump up in a car because i never let him jump at all as a pup ...plus he's a lazy sod.

    Good luck ...would love to see some pics later.


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    Congrats on your Rottie pup...my advice is don't panic just follow the breeders diet sheet and never overfeed him.

    I would like to add...never let him walk on slippery floors...walk up stairs or jumping around for the first 12 mths of his life...this is to protect his hips and other joints...this is very important as others have said. Rotties are slow to mature...about 3 yrs of age so have a great time...Rotties are a wonderful breed. Pics please.
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    he weighs more than twice as much as my dog did when she was the same age (~ 4.5kg)...

    You want to go by how his flesh sits on his frame - ie as long as he's not fat or skinny, all good.

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    Cheers for the reply's

    taken advice will stop worrying he's perfectly health and happy so ill be happy with that and just keep feeding him the way I am until he gets bigger , I don't exercise him besides playing with him and him running around outside with our other dog out side and maybe a bit of tug but besides that he,s all eat play sleep rinse repeat

    again cheers for the responses

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    You know that one of the rules when starting a thread in Puppy Discussion is we must have pics so we can all be jealous.
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    So these 2 are of him at 9 weeks
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    and the bottom 3 are him at 10 weeks
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    What a very beautiful little man he is...all the best with him.
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