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Doberman Growth Chart

July 20th, 2008 Posted in Doberman Health & Care

Some people have asked about a doberman growth chart or doberman growth rates detailing the typical doberman weight ranges. I have searched quite a bit online and could not find one. My guess is that it doesn’t exist since the weight of the doberman pinschers breed varies so much. Even if a doberman growth chart did exist, it would be a pretty rough estimate anyway. There are full grown dobermans who at their ideal weights are 58lbs and others 88lbs, so you can see the wide weight range difference here. Typically an adult female is about 60-70lbs and a male about 70-85lbs. Ideally doberman breeders should aim for the standard of the doberman breed.  They should not be trying to create giant dobermans to sell to people who are just looking for a more intimidating dog.

As a very general guideline to doberman growth while a puppy you can consider the following doberman growth chart:

2 month puppy = 20 pounds

3 month puppy = 30 pounds

4 month puppy = 40 pounds

5 month puppy = 50 pounds

6 month puppy = 60 pounds

So as you can see at 2 months a pup may be 20 pounds and keep increasing about 10 pounds each month after that.  Again this is just a general estimate, give the numbers a 10 pound range up or down. Also consider that some dobermans will have all their weight in their first year while others will keep growing. This will depend largely on the dogs genetics.  For a more accurate guide to your doberman’s growth talk to your doberman breeder.

Another option for judging your doberman’s weight, whether a doberman puppy or adult dog is to use the body condition score chart (BCS). Check out the chart and aim for a rating of 5.

The ideal doberman weight is seen when:

Ribs palpable without excess fat covering. The Waist is observed behind ribs when viewed from above. Abdomen is tucked up when viewed from side.

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One Response to “Doberman Growth Chart”

  1. Christine Says:

    My 8 week old pup is 5lbs did the people lie to us about his age?


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