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Old 18th February 2009, 12:09 AM
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Is this average weight for a 2yr old male

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Kaiser weighs 33.5kilo (73.5lbs) is this a good weight for my boy???
Lazy boy in bed at mo so i carnt get his height x
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Old 18th February 2009, 12:34 AM
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33.5kg is a reasonable weight - perhaps just slightly on the heavy side, but whether or not it is a good weight for the dog depends very much on his height.

Even if you can't get a measurement, you can observe visually. A boxer of correct weight should have the last 2-3 sets of ribs visible (not poking out, but the outline clearly visible when he's just standing normally), with a defined waist/tummy tuck up. Think greyhound (muscles on skeleton), only not so extreme If his physique is closer to labrador than greyhound, its a clear sign that the dog is overweight.
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Old 18th February 2009, 02:12 AM
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Thanks for that Kaiser s more Grayhound what do you think????

http://i63.photobucket.com/albums/h1...k72/scot13.jpg

This pic was taken 3 weks ago xx

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Old 18th February 2009, 02:45 AM
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I think he looks an excellent and very healthy weight Well done - it's great to see a young pet dog in good order, and not already running to fat.

As he matures, he may well 'thicken up' a little bit. But just keep an eye on that waist, and don't let it disappear! LOL - just like with humans, it's easier to remain slim and fit than it is to try to shift the lard once it settles

 
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Old 18th February 2009, 06:21 AM
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LOL - just like with humans, it's easier to remain slim and fit than it is to try to shift the lard once it settles
Never heard it put quite this way before, but that is right on the money. Made me chuckle.

What a good looking pup you have there. My Cody is 2 years and a few months and weighs in at 70-73 lbs. He too is very lean and muscular with the last 3 ribs showing. He stands about 26-27 inches at the shoulder. Although your legs do tend to go a little numb, he is the perfect size lapdog at least in his mind he is.
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