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i have a basset male puppy, he weight 8 pounds at his six week visit to the vet, the vet said he is healthy, is this a averahe weight of the dog breed , how big is he going to get ?
 

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Probably about as big as his parents are.

Somebody sold you a puppy that was only six weeks old? Yikes!
 

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Whatever is a breeder doing selling a Basset puppy at only six weeks of age? My breeder friend likes to keep them until they are 9 or 10 weeks of age to give them a great start in life and to let them have fun with their siblings until they leave home!
 

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for all ur info the mother ran out of milk so they had to be weaned and the vet said thats hes one the healtheir puppy he seen, its sad i got on here to ask a question then i get trashed and still didnt get my answer, if anyone that remember what their mature basset hound weighed at 6 six then please reply back and whoever that cant help dont reply thankyou
 

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YOU didn't get trashed, but we're less than impressed with the breeder. Even if the dam is not feeding the pups (which they often aren't by that age) they should still stay with her and their littermates until at least 8 weeks.

And at 6 weeks his current weight is not really a predictor of his future size. I've seen tiny puppies grow up to be huge and vice versa.
 

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its sad i got on here to ask a question then i get trashed
Nope you never got trashed at best the breeder that sold you the dog did,


all ur info the mother ran out of milk so they had to be weaned
Interesting since 4 weeks is typical age for weening to start anyway.
Puppy Weening
In most kennels, puppies get the first taste of food other than Mom’s milk at about 3½ weeks of age. This may seem early to you, but after working with numerous breeders and seeing many litters raised in our own homes, we can guarantee that the puppies of any breed can take food on their own at this age
vet said thats hes one the healtheir puppy he seen
Could very well be that is not the issue however. Dogs removed from the litter this soon do not have enough time to socialize with other dog often resulting in behavior problems as they mature. This is very well documented and why most breeder hang onto puppies for a longer period of time, I highly recommend you read the following articles because they are critical for the proper development of the puppy. There are a number of states that actual make it illegal to sell a puppy before it is 8 weeks old

DEVELOPMENTAL STAGES & SOCIALIZATION
Leaving the litter before 7 weeks can affect the puppy's ability to get along with other dogs later and they will likely have trouble learning to inhibit the force of their bite.

Puppy Socialization and Habituation (Part 1) Why is it Necessary?


Puppy Socialization and Habituation (Part 2) How to go about it

Bite Inhibition - how to teach it

Bite inhibition is one of the more critical things puppies learn when the stay with their litter-mates for a longer period of time. Since this is not the case you will need to spend more time than usual on this so you end up with a "safe" dog and not one that will cause injury,

still didnt get my answer
quite the contrary you got the most brilliant answer possible."Probably about as big as his parents are." The size of a puppy at six weeks does not correlate well with the size of the dog as an adult. What does is the size of the parents. With males typically being 5-10 lb heavier than females. So if you want to know the size as an adult look to the size of the sire and dam,

whoever that cant help dont reply thankyou
Quite hilarious and self center, You actual think those that post hear do so only to answer your question. :rolleyes:

Well Conservative estimates are 10 to twenty time as many people simply lurk than actual ask a question So there are many more people That have a similar question. It is also important to those that post to educate as well. Given the number of lurker vs the number that post this serves a very important function even if it PO.s the one that original ask the question in the first place.

edited to add dang Mirriam beat me again, and she was a lot kiner in her post than I was who'ld a tunk it That what I get for wasting time spell checking.
 

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I got my puppy, Virga, at 6 weeks of age as well. She weighed about 8 pounds or so. At most 10. She's a tiny basset puppy. But I'm hoping she'll get to at least 40 pounds. She's around 20 right now at 20 weeks old.
 

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Have you ever seen the "Slowly I turned..." skit by the Three Stooges or Lou Abbot? On this board "I got my puppy at 6 weeks" is "Niagara Falls". Try not to take it personally.
 

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I got my puppy, Virga, at 6 weeks of age as well. She weighed about 8 pounds or so. At most 10. She's a tiny basset puppy. But I'm hoping she'll get to at least 40 pounds. She's around 20 right now at 20 weeks old.
Wow! My little Bailey is 17 weeks old and 25 pounds, and I think she is too skinny! The vet said its good for her to be a bit skinny since she is so long and still growing.

Is your pup skinny or just that small?
 

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Is your pup skinny or just that small?
She's just that small. When we got her and saw her parents, they were both on the smaller side too. There was also a whole sister of her's there and she was small but fat. We think we'll be lucky if she gets to 40 pounds. That's where I'd like her to be. Anything over that would be gravy! But she's very tiny.
 

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My last basset who went to the Rainbow Bridge last Nov weighed 12.75 lb at 8 weeks when I brought her home from a highly reputable BHCA-member breeder. At 12 weeks, she was 20.3 lb and at 25 weeks, 42 lb. After her first birthday, she stabilized at about 55 lbs, then after 2 yrs gained to 60 lb which she weighed most of her adult life. She wasn't fat. We took mile long walks every morning. She was lean, muscular and strong. I find this an interesting subject because I am now looking at a litter, also from a reputable BCHA member, which are much smaller. They are 12 weeks old and only weight about 10 lbs or so. I am wondering if this should be of concern.
 

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I'm glad you guys went easy on me then about bowser! I got him a whole day before he turned 6 weeks old...he was 7lbs. He was NOT healthy though. He ha worms, fleas, ear mites and Mange. I'm glad i got him when i did though because that was more time in a good healthy environment. I did my best to get him healthy, he is socialized with his sister daisy, and my mother-laws dogs (and my mom's when i visit her) and he's always been really amazing with the "no bite" thing. But, he's sooo lazy and easy going that's just his personality.
It's too much effort to bite, or to bite hard : )

But yeah, the breeder soon after got arrested for stealing someone's identity as is currently in jail so...

My problem too is i was horribly naive. My parents bred beagles when i was a kid and did everything right, and the pups were healthy and hale and adorable. so, i just didn't even consider that this dude on the AKC website could be bad. *snort* silly me!
 

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Worm is like Bailey & Virga:

at 16 weeks (4 months), he was 22 lbs
at 24 weeks (6 months), he was 26 lbs (he was sick, sick, that's why so little wt gain those 2 months)
now ~35 weeks (8 months), he is a whopping 35 lbs

he esp gained more weight after neutering, so watch out for that if you eventually neuter your puppy. before the neutering, he was really, really hungry all the time (boy teenager hormones, i think). now, his appetite seems less. in fact, i might reduce him to 2 meals/day instead of 3.

to answer your question, your basset hound will be bigggggggg
this is a medium-large sized breed. average wt 40-60 lbs. but some get as much as 75-80 lbs, from what i understand.
 

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I'm sorry I think it is funny.Don't come here looking for something if you can't take a little education with it.No one trashed anyone if what was said is true and it is.
 

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Even though I knew it wasn't the best idea, I got flash this past thursday at 7 weeks old. I also didn't get him from an actual registered breeder, but rather a friend from high school that has the notion that it is better to have one litter and then spay the mama. I was missing having a dog around and my husband wanted a basset (knew someone with one growing up) and he didn't want another "big" dog like a rottie. So it was kind of ironic that an old high school pal showed up to my work one day and said my dog just had puppies, want one? They were born on my mom's birthday, she was giving them away for free and just wanted good homes.

Now, with that all said, I wouldn't change it for the world. I did meet mama (not daddy though) and grandma to Flash. Mom is fairly young still and only had 5 pups. Flash is 8 lbs 12 oz as of friday when he went to meet the vet :)
 

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So I am thinking my puppy will be HUGE when he is full grown. I got him at 8 weeks (2 days after actually) and just took him to the vet monday at 12 weeks. He weighed 21 pounds!! I am a first time poster- as well as first time basset owner- and I was wondering how big he will get also.
 
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