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weight 23 Aug 2014 11:43 #9595

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Afternoon,

Bruno is a LC akita and is soon going to be 5 months old (another week) and currently he is 28Kg and about 22-23 inches tall.

He is significantly bigger than our previous akita at this age and he ended up 50Kg in the end.

Is it likely that Bruno is just growing quicker and will slow down at some stage or if they are big puppies that end up big dogs. Probably a stupid question I know but just trying to understand how to monitor his weight and ensure he is ok.

Must admit his paws are large and his snout is very wide compared to his body so might just be a big boy in the end.

Has anyone else who has had larger akitas got a rough idea of what to expect with his weight over time.

Lee

Re: weight 23 Aug 2014 16:02 #9597

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My previous boy was 65kilos and huge. His name was Hugo but called him Huge because he was. I think I read once that Long Coats can be bigger boned. My current girl is 48 kilos so I think I would not be at all surprised if your new one goes bigger than your previous one - they vary greatly.

We have a girl in rescue here at the moment and to me she looks bigger than mine - but I weighed her yesterday and she was 41 kilos. Just got a very thick coat.

Re: weight 23 Aug 2014 17:24 #9598

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Wow 65KG now that is a big boy.

We had a female LC who was rescued off here about 6 years ago and she was 55KG and was big but I am sure that our latest edition already has front legs and paws the size of hers!

Unless he stops growing I think we could be looking at well over 50KG + but so far he is excellent with other dogs and people as we socialise a lot so hopefully he will be a big gentle giant and we have even talked about trying to get him working a hospital dog for sick children as he will be like a big fluffy ready bear. Our last LC was very long hair but Bruno is not as long and I would say if it stays the same it is like a medium coat

See the latest picture below.

If you doth mind me asking do you have a picture of your previous and current boy and girl to share?
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Re: weight 23 Aug 2014 18:31 #9601

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Hope this works. The picture with the odd humans shows Hugo and how big he was with his sister Nancy. They lived until they were 14. The 2nd picture is our current girl Hattie.
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Re: weight 23 Aug 2014 20:24 #9602

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Lovely pictures thank you.

Can certainly see that he was a big Akita and the colouring on Hattie is really nice

Re: weight 26 Aug 2014 13:51 #9605

As already said they can vary My first akita Benny was a large puppy and a lorge adult, he had quite a close coat so he looked evey inch of his weigh, he was about 52 kilo's My now akita Asia weighs about 45 kiols, but looks a lot bigger because she has a very, very dense thick coat, the vet nurse even ranhg me to say she was over weight! she hadn't even seen her! but assumed that she had to be overweight! she suggested I put her on a diet when in fact Asia is slightly underweigh when she's lost all her under coat she looks quite thin and she has quite a high tuck. So it's qiute hard to have an accurate akita weight

I must add LC are my very favorite, I'd love one. Is it true that they have a more placid nature to the short coats?
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