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How tall and heavy should a German Doberman be at 7 months

Discussion in 'Doberman Talk and Discussions' started by Rocky6527, Jul 11, 2019.

  1. Rocky6527

    Rocky6527 New Member

    Just wanted to ask the weight and height of a 7 month old German Doberman
    Mines a boy and he’s 80 pounds and around 28 to 29 inches tall at withers.

     
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  2. JanS

    JanS DCF Owner Administrative Staff Moderator Hot Topics Subscriber

    They all vary but that's pretty big for a 7 month old and already above the breed standard for height.
     
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  3. Rocky6527

    Rocky6527 New Member

    Yeah he’s super big and his mother was around 27 and half inches tall so i think his genes are more on his mom
     
  4. Doberman Gang

    Doberman Gang Hot Topics Subscriber

    Sounds pretty tall for 7 months but puppies grow in spurts and height is usually finished by the time they are a year old. Being in the bigger size you will really want to watch his weight and not let him get to heavy, it can be very hard on the hips and joints especially while they are still closing until around 15-16 months old.
     
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  5. Rocky6527

    Rocky6527 New Member

    So for that height is it a good weight
     
  6. Kaiser2016

    Kaiser2016 Active Member

    By German do you mean he’s a European Doberman? I have a Euro and he is 28 at the withers and 78 lbs at 3 years old. He was almost full height by the time he was 10 months old but his weight changed slowly over time. Would love to see a pic of him.
     
  7. Rocky6527

    Rocky6527 New Member

    That’s a pic
     

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  8. Rocky6527

    Rocky6527 New Member

    This gate is 31 inches tall
     

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  9. Kaiser2016

    Kaiser2016 Active Member

    Aww he’s so cute!

    I found that my Dobe gained 10 lbs every month until he was 7 months old. After that it was much slower weight gain.

    You will want to make sure you don’t neuter him until at least 18 months old. Any earlier and they tend to get taller because the hormones are needed to control the growth.
     
  10. Rocky6527

    Rocky6527 New Member

    Yeah he’s euro
     

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  11. Rocky6527

    Rocky6527 New Member

    Yeah he’s not neutered as of yet
     
  12. Kaiser2016

    Kaiser2016 Active Member

    And I thought I had a little pony :spit:
     
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  13. Rocky6527

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  14. GennyB

    GennyB Moderator Hot Topics Subscriber


    He looks to be at a good weight. This thread will give you an idea about what you're looking for.
    Is your dog fat?
     
  15. Lizbeli

    Lizbeli $ Premium Subscriber $ Hot Topics Subscriber

    You sure that gate is 31” tall? It looks lower, like 24 inches compared to whoever is standing. Standard dining room table height is 30”. Yes, I used to sell furniture haha!
     
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  16. Doberman Gang

    Doberman Gang Hot Topics Subscriber

    He looks fine for 7 months, don’t think he looks overly big. I would watch his weight especially once he hits around a year old. He looks a little thick to me but not fat or overweight by all means. I like to keep my dogs on the thin side to reduce stress on there joints for competition. It is amazing what 5 - 10 lbs will do to a dogs abilities.
     
  17. Oh Little Oji

    Oh Little Oji Formerly Tad Hot Topics Subscriber $ Forum Donor $

    My current boy is 1/2 German and the rest various other types of Euro. Telling you my boy's size probably wouldn't be helpful because he is not only from working lines (which quite often run smaller) but he is unusually narrow in the chest so he's a real lightweight. He's 28" tall though.

    Yeah, your boy there is definitely on the big end of the spectrum. I'd say being 80 lbs. at 28 or 29 inches and 7 months is a good weight for that height. His condition, visually, affirms this.

    In researching and acquiring my boy Oji, here, I got the impression that what is coming out of Germany these days is not that impressive looking or performing – compared to some other European countries. I could be wrong of course.
     
  18. Rocky6527

    Rocky6527 New Member

    Yeah it’s a special gate so not like the typical ones you will find
     
  19. Rocky6527

    Rocky6527 New Member

    So how can I reduce his weight ?
    Feeding him less?
     
  20. Doberman Gang

    Doberman Gang Hot Topics Subscriber

    Yes but I would wait until he is around a year then start cutting back food. I like to see just a hint of ribs and show a nice tuck up.
     

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