What's a normal size range? - Basset Hounds: Basset Hound Dog Forums
Basset.net is the premier Basset Forum on the internet. Registered Users do not see the above ads.
LinkBack Thread Tools
Old 12-05-2012, 09:13 PM   #1 (permalink)
rebobinar's Avatar
Join Date: Nov 2012
Location: Seattle, WA
Posts: 67
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.

rebobinar is offline   Reply With Quote
Sponsored Links
Old 12-05-2012, 09:40 PM   #2 (permalink)
Senior Member
Jnfr's Avatar
Join Date: Oct 2011
Location: Roanoke, VA
Posts: 2,325

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.

Sophie (ATB (1996-2010)
Abby (ATB 2010 - 2012)
Jake (ATB 2001 - 2015 )
Ellie (2012 - )
Grace (2015 - )
Jnfr is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 12-05-2012, 10:18 PM   #3 (permalink)
Senior Member
CatherineM's Avatar
Join Date: Mar 2011
Location: Edmonton, Alberta
Posts: 1,856

My Vet treats bassets as large bred dogs.

Sent from my iPhone using Petguide.com Free App
CatherineM is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 12-05-2012, 10:58 PM   #4 (permalink)
Super Moderator
Soundtrack's Avatar
Join Date: Jul 2001
Location: Eastford, CT
Posts: 4,862

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.
Sailor-Ch Soundtrack Expedition Sailor Can/Am RN, TT
Vina-Ch Soundtrack Grand Illusion
Leila-Ch Soundtrack Almost Paradise
Deela-Ch Soundtrack Wink Of An Eye
Hermione - Soundtrack Spellbound
Eowyn - Soundtrack Rain Dance
Faith - Soundtrack Gotta Have Faith
Pumpkin - Soundtrack Smashing Pumpkins
Hope - Soundtrack Pandora's Box
Soundtrack is offline   Reply With Quote
Sponsored Links

Thread Tools

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is On
Trackbacks are On
Pingbacks are On
Refbacks are On

All times are GMT -4. The time now is 06:10 AM.

Powered by vBulletin® Copyright ©2000 - 2017, Jelsoft Enterprises Ltd.
SEO by vBSEO 3.3.2 ©2009, Crawlability, Inc.
vBulletin Security provided by vBSecurity v2.2.2 (Pro) - vBulletin Mods & Addons Copyright © 2017 DragonByte Technologies Ltd.
Basset Hound Forum Doberman Forum Golden Retriever Forum Beagle Forum
Boxer Forum Dog Forum Pit Bull Forum Poodle Forum
Bulldog Forum Fish Forum Havanese Forum Maltese Forum
Cat Forum German Shepherd Forum Labradoodle Forum Yorkie Forum Hedgehog Forum
Chihuahua Forum Retriever Breeds Cichlid Forum Dart Frog Forum Mice Breeder Forum