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Old 10-27-2017, 04:45 PM   #1
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Default Ideas on his adult weight?

So my puppy is almost 18 weeks old / 4 months and is 17lbs. I've used the online calculator estimator ect and the different methods, but most of them either seem like they have him as being smaller or larger than what seems likely like one said 20 something, another was 49lbs.
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Old 10-28-2017, 12:06 PM   #2
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Refresh my memory. What breed is he? Do you know his parent sizes?
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Isn't the approximate rule of thumb that a dog will weigh about twice as much as an adult as he does at 4 months old?
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Refresh my memory. What breed is he? Do you know his parent sizes?
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Breed: Am Pit Bull Terrier
Sire: 43lbs Dam: 32lbs
He's got bigger dogs in dad's side - 40s-50s
Smaller dogs on mom's side 20s-30s

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Isn't the approximate rule of thumb that a dog will weigh about twice as much as an adult as he does at 4 months old?
I've heard that which means 34lbs! I'd like if he was about that weight. Kinda my guess with looking at previous dogs of mine, he's just seems so leggy that it throws me off. I imagine him being a big tall dog, but I'm sure he won't be.
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Every mammal inherits more DNA from the maternal side. The egg carries mitochondrial DNA. The paternal side just contribute nuclear DNA.
So much for genetics. I would go with what JGLI says
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Every mammal inherits more DNA from the maternal side. The egg carries mitochondrial DNA. The paternal side just contribute nuclear DNA.
So much for genetics. I would go with what JGLI says
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You might want to read this
Genetically Speaking, you're more like your dad
While an allele is inherited from each parent how it is expressed varies, there are simple genes, but this get more complexes and this study states that more genes from father are generally expressed.
Always important to consider then while an animal / person can have a gene for a trait, there could be an epigenetic reason that trait is turned off or on. Which also means for those who are going to have kids it's important how well you take care of yourself and what environmental factors you live with - I think it is something to think about with breeding dogs too.

Must consider that not all DNA codes for genetic traits.
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Thanks for the link My genetic education was in the 70s. Very out dated I am sure.
I really like that more of my Dad's genes are expressed than my Mothers'. In a way he was the much healthier individual!
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