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Hi all, I've only been on here a few weeks. Introduced myself back when we brought our Basset baby home from the breeder. She turned six months old this past weekend :p and is such a joy to our family.

My question is this: How much does the average 6month old girl weigh? Willow is just at 19 pounds now (up from the 15 she weighed when we brought her home). The breeder told us she would be small, as her mother also is small - and that' s fine. I'm just wondering, do we have any idea how big she will potentially be full grown? Is 19# now lots and lots smaller than average or just a little on the small side?

thanks!

Also, I'm trying to insert a picture, having some trouble... WIll keep working on that!
 

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Awww Willow's gorgeous!!!! Bassets seem to be built differently but 19lbs at 6 months sounds very light.....or do you mean 19kgs? Our last lovely old Basset girl we lost two years ago weighed about 26kgs (57lbs) at maturity and was more slender looking than the two sisters I have at the moment who have always been quite chunky (bigger parents and they have always eaten everything, whereas she was so finicky) and weigh 30 and 32 kgs, (66 and 70lbs)which sounds heavy for girls but they are well in proportion according to their breeder, also a friend of ours.

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19lbs = 8.6kgs
19kgs = 41.8lbs
 

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Wow what stunning eyes Willow has!
I can't remember at the moment what Charlotte weighed at 6months, i'd have to go get her vet records out. But she is 9months now and she weighs just under 40lbs. We get alot of questions about her size, everyone thinks she is a mini or toy basset.
We had to spay her pretty early, right before 4months, because of some other heath issues she was having and our vet says that because of that she will probably never reach her full potential (her parents were in the 60-70lb range). According to her dr she is just about full grown now, give or take a few more pounds.
 

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yep, I think she is a very pretty small boned basset. Go to the thread ' Advice on puppies' 'by Ben H and look at SophieB's videos and you will see what I mean.
 

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Thanks everyone for the comments. We think she's absolutely perfect!! :D She does have one blue eye, one brown eye, and was sold to us under limited registration, which is fine as we would not have bred her anyway.

19 pounds is correct, my husband and I weighed her just a couple days ago.
 

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Wow 19 pounds is pretty small. Our 4 month old puppy is nearly 25 pounds but we'll find our for sure when we go to the vet tomorrow. Our older female who is the mother or the puppy though is around 60 lbs and the stud will most likely be around 70 pounds or so... he's still not fully mature at just under two.
 

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I couldn't find a 6 month weight of Ella but at 7 1/2 she weighed 26 so she was probably a little over 20 lbs at 6 months. She is now about 38lbs at 1 yr and 2 months, she won't get much if at all bigger than that. She's a small one!

Ringo we got just in March and he is 5/6ish and he weighs just shy of 70, I think it was 68lbs.
 

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Watson is 11 months old and weighs 41 pounds, and the vet seems to think he's full grown. I kind of hope he gets bigger, but I'm happy so long as he's healthy. He seems fairly small-boned, in comparison to bigger bassets out there.
 

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While some dogs have delayed growth pattern it is not common, in a likelihood she will be small. This is even more true given that smaller dogs tend to develop more rapidly than larger dogs.

Using the growth rate chart for royal canin in their The Growth of Giant and Large Breed Puppies brochure page 10, at six months of age the typical large breed dog is 60-65% of adult weight. At the top end this puts her in the very lows 30's which is quite small but not unheard of for a basset hound
 

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Yogi weighs 58 pounds. He was up to 62 or more but I felt he was too heavy at that weight so I cut his food back.
I got Yogi when he was twelve weeks old and I believe he weighed 20-22 pounds at that time.
Your girl is so pretty!
 

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My Hector was weighed at 6 months and he was 20kg, his going in for the chop on Monday so we will most prob get an update!!!
 

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Took Nitro in yesterday for a check on his droopy ears, he weighed in at 29.25 pounds. He is almost 5 months old. Vet said he could top out close to 60
 

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Weighed Boomer today. At 9 months old, he weighs 40 pounds. Both his parents are on the small side, especially his mom.

I could've sworn he weighs more, esp. when he hogs the bed or goes for walks.
 

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Willow is absolutely beautiful! I love her blue eye! And Virga weighed 26 pounds at 6 1/2 months when she went in for her spay. She's gonna be a little girl too. Her sire was really small. Doppler is 65 pounds but he's a mix so he's not in true basset conformation.
 

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Ditto Rosco, he weighed around 20-30 lbs at 6 months. His father was big, roughly 70 pounds, and I was hoping he would be big too. Now I don't mind it as much that he has weighed 45-50 lbs ever since turning about 10 months old - walking him and Layla on a tandem harness would be much more difficult if either dog were any bigger.
 

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Moe was approx. 22 lbs. at an estimated 7-9 months of age. I remember carrying him home when he tired from walking. That quickly became impossible for me. By four years he was around eighty pounds (he was VERY good at getting people to give him food). After a year or so his weight steadied at approx 67 lbs. It was a good weight for him and he was around that for the rest of his life. When he passed he had been slowly losing and was very thin at only 60 lbs.
 

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The last time ours were at the vet, Lucie weighed 70lbs and Lottie (slightly shorter in the body) weighed 68lbs and the vet said they are too heavy and should lose a couple of pounds each. My breeder said to ignore the vet as she thinks dogs should be skinny. Both of our Bassets have a waist and they are big chested and are well in proportion. He has their mum and she's a big strong girl and the dad and his family are all big chunky hounds too.
 
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