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    Default Labrador X Rhodesian Ridgeback...how Big?

    Hi my not so little girl Molly is a lab x ridgeback and is nearly 14 weeks old. Does anyone know how big she will get? Both breeds are large I know but I am wondering what to expect! What age do they reach full growth etc. When she was 10 weeks old she weighed 7.5 kilos!!! I am taking her up to Cairns in February on the plane and she will be 8 months old. I need to book this probably at xmas time and don't have a clue what size of cage she will need to be in.

    Any suggestions welcome

    Thanks!!!
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    Ah the joys of crossbreeds!

    Sorry hun, no idea at all - no-one could tell you. It'll just be a wait and see game. She could be huge or could be on the small side. Unfortunately it's a genetic lottery when dogs are crossbred and the results cannot be predicted.

    She's a gorgeous girl though!

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    Yeah apparently she was the largest of the litter!!! Her mum is a labrador and Dad is the ridgeback She is already so much bigger in the 4 weeks since we have had her! I heard the can get up to around 30 kilos but as you said its just a waiting game! She is such a good girl very smart! I guess I can just take her to the vet before we go and get her weighed.

    Thanks

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    Ask for a quote on two sizes up from a PP40 - if you are hiring the crate that is (best choice). My boy is 20kgs and goes one size up from PP40, so two should be pretty safe for your girl.

    It's not just her weight that will come into it, it will be her size too, she'll need to be able to stand up, turn around and lay down in the crate.

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    ok thanks for that she seems to look more lab but is getting tall like the ridgeback. thanks again for your help

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    Only 30 kgs?

    I would say to expect larger IMO. I have a lab x who is 40kg, and I know a ridgey who weighs 80kg.

    She might be small but what I often find with crosses (this is just my experience) is that most of the litter tend to be at least bigger than the mother....you will get some who are much bigger and some who are smaller but this is what I have found

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    Lab size.
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    80 kg ridgy I think someones yanking your chaine they are 36 kg av pure breed
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    Quote Originally Posted by Beau View Post
    80 kg ridgy I think someones yanking your chaine they are 36 kg av pure breed
    Be pretty funny if I was yanking my own chain lol. I have seen the dog and he is a really big boy...

    Just a freak of nature probably LOL

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    Hybrid vigour can add to the size. 30-40 kg (at that age)range is likely. But sometimes they can just keep growing like my newfie pup. She is now 79kg, bigger then both her sire and dam. It will be better to have a too large cage I suppose
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