How big will my puppy be?
The first question everyone asks when he thinks about taking a puppy is: how big will he be? This is an important question that you must ask before you take the puppy home.
If you want a small or large dog, but are ultimately stuck with a huge animal, you have completely miscalculated. But if you want a big dog, and it turns out to be a dribbling animal, you will not be happy.
It is very important that you know what you start when you buy a puppy, both in terms of final size and in terms of care.
What is the personality of the dog? How much energy will he have?
The size is more important than you probably realize. Large dogs need more space in the house and in the car. Big dogs cost more in maintenance, because you have to buy more food for it. Maybe you even have to install a special fence for it?
You can get a good idea of ??how big the puppy will be based on the size of his parents or by looking up the standard sizes of the breed in dog books.
It becomes much more difficult when your dog is not a real pedigree dog. This is especially true in situations where the breed and size of the puppy’s parents are unknown.
The younger the puppy is, the more difficult you can predict how big it will become. if the age of the dog is known and there is little information about the parents, you can make a rough estimate.
Two 20-kilo terriers will not get puppies weighing 70 kilos. If one parent dog is larger than the other, the estimate becomes more difficult. In those cases, the weight of the bitch weighs more than that of the dog.
Size of the claw: just as with humans, larger feet indicate a larger size. A dog of more than 100 kilos can not have mini-claws.
The looser the fur of a puppy, the more room he has to grow and the bigger he will become.
Sometimes it is sometimes said that in order to know the final weight, you have to take the weight of the puppy at 14 weeks and multiply it by two.