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Old 12-05-2012, 09:13 PM   #1 (permalink)
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Default What's a normal size range?

I was just talking to a friend who took her lab/mastiff puppy into the vet because he wasn't moving. They found a joint disorder because he was growing so fast, and needed to be on a special large breed dog food. Then she told me he was 30 pounds at 4 months.
I said, "Oh... oh, wait, that's what my pup weighs..."

And I was just wondering if that sounds normal or off to any of you? She has a clean bill of health from the vet (she saw the vet on Friday before she came to me on Saturday and I have her records. But we haven't been to a vet here yet).

Just wanted to get an idea of if she's giant, or if bassets are just large breeds.

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Old 12-05-2012, 09:40 PM   #2 (permalink)
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First, I am not an expert on dogs.... However, Jake (who is 13 usually weighs in between 60-65 lbs) Ellie, born mid-July is probably about 30-35 lbs.

In my opinion, bassets are big dogs, usually weigh in like a lab, just "low riders"

Ellie is nearly as long as Jake, just shorter and less "beefy" (muscle mass) I expect when she is grown she will be as big or surpass Jake.

If your vet is happy with the weight and size, then I would say its OK. Just keep in mind too much weight is bad for them. Long backs and all.

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My Vet treats bassets as large bred dogs.

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Old 12-05-2012, 10:58 PM   #4 (permalink)
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Because of the heaviness of bone, a growing Basset is treated as a large or giant breed.

The breeder the sire belongs to has imported a number of European dogs, so I wouldn't be surprised if your pup will be on the larger side of the scale.
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