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When is a dog (Labrador) fully grown ?

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Avantia Thu 02-Dec-10 12:00:48

12 , 18 months ?? or less ?

sb6699 Thu 02-Dec-10 12:47:30

My vet told us that their bones will still be developing until they are 2.

daisydotandgertie Thu 02-Dec-10 20:03:05

I'd say about 2 too. By 18 months they have done most of their growing though.

Avantia Fri 03-Dec-10 06:34:32

Thanks .

Our lab 6 months seems to be getting bigger by the day ! Never can tell what size they will be when they are adult as labs vary so much .

Her Mum was on the big side - but also a working dog.

Slubberdegullion Fri 03-Dec-10 09:16:20

My lab is nearly 11 months now and I think has pretty much growing upwards. Not sure about filling out though.

My dh swears you can tell a lab's eventual size by the size of their paws. Our lab puppy had enormous paws, and was the size of a small adult lab by 6 months old, and now weighs in at 32+kg - you know all about it when she arrives on the bed to give you your morning wake-up call!!

She is a working lab build too - and utterly lovely. What colour is yours - mine is chocolate, and iirc, there is a pic on my profile.

I am wondering about getting another lab to keep her company - she has a best friend who lives two doors down, and they have such a wonderful time romping together (especially at the moment, in the snow), and I'd love for her to be able to do that every day, so we are looking for a rescue lab about the same age as Coco.

Avantia Fri 03-Dec-10 13:11:14

shes black and gorgeous - getting very strong , as she is so excited by the snow has been pulling ALOT of her lead !

breder reckoned that she would be 24kg plus.

She is approaching 6 months and was due to get her weighed this week but I reckon she is about 16kg plus , very slim but strong .

Batteryhuman Fri 03-Dec-10 13:47:36

My lab was 32kg at 6 months when we rescued him! He was very overweight though and eventually settled at a slim 29kg. He doesn't seem that big though. I've certainly seen bigger.

PurpleFrog Fri 03-Dec-10 14:24:08

Hah! Our lab had a visit to the vet today for a cut pad. He was also weighed for worming tablets - 23kg! He will be 6 months old in around a week's time! The vet reckoned he will be probably double that when fully grown. Gulp! He is not overweight BTW but people have been remarking on the size of his paws since we got him!

Coco is reasonably slimline - she has a nice waistline - but she is a bit bigger than she should be, owing to having got into the cupboard where her big food sack is stored, and eating 4kg of Science diet!! Thankfully it was the Light one, but she looked like a barrel on legs for days!

Avantia Fri 03-Dec-10 17:15:07

Just weighed her on my scales at home - she is 17.6 kg at 24 weeks , 6 months on 19th December.

She has put 4kg on in last month, 3.5 kg the month before.

daisydotandgertie Fri 03-Dec-10 21:56:12

Our youngest lab is 5 months old and is about 17kg at the moment - and 18 inches to the withers.

She's 6 months old on 20th December.

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