Newfoundland Question

HOW MUCH SHOULD A 5 MONTH OLD MALE NEWFIE WEIGH?


HOW MUCH SHOULD A 5 MONTH OLD MALE NEWFIE WEIGH?

    In Newfoundland - Asked by Anonymous - 9/12/2012 12:41:05 PM
well a male newife should be about 20-50 pounds.
    Answered by Anonymous - 9/24/2012 8:41:35 AM


We have a 4 mos old Newfie female and our vet is concerned about how underweight she is at 40.8 lbs! We must increase her meals and have her gain at least twenty to thirty pounds in the next four months. She is an holistic vet and suggested we increase her protein (meat: chicken, pork, beef, etc.) and feed her three to four times per day. We feed her a grain free diet as well. Difficult when working! Good luck!
    Answered by Anonymous - 1/1/2013 7:12:50 PM


We got our first female Newfoundland at 11 weeks and she was about 32 pounds. She gained almost exactly 2.5 pounds every WEEK from then on, until about 11 months. At 12 months her weight gain slowed a lot, but she continued to gain at a steady pace until her 2nd birthday, when she weighed in at her adult weight of 132 pounds (yes she is big for a female, but has the height and length to support the weight). Now a male can grow and/or get another 15 to 25 pounds larger than our female. But Newfoundlands should never really gain more than 3 pounds per week. Because the bones and joint development cannot keep up proportionately if they gain too much too fast. And that is bad for a Newfie...carrying too much weight for their size is bad on hips, elbows, and all other joint development. Each dog will vary some, but a 5 month old male on average should be about 55 to 65 pounds I believe.
    Answered by jlaw3 - 1/23/2014 2:53:16 PM