Now your pleasant puppy looks very cute and attractive, and weighs small enough to wear it on hands. And in a year, he will still be a sweet growing pet, but if he will gain weight properly, then you are unlikely to lift it whether your back will allow.
From birth to 2 weeks of age, your puppy will be blind, deaf and completely dependent on his mother. Ages 2 to 4 a week he will see and hear the world around him for the first time. Together with his growing brothers he will become very mobile so that Explore new places, sounds and smells. Puppy’s baby teeth Labrador retriever will begin to cut in the 4th week. And by the 8th week your the puppy will already be able to leave his mother, brothers and sisters and go to you as a complete companion.
Table of average height and weight for males and females Labradors:
|Age, month||Weight, kg||Height at withers, cm||Chest circumference, cm||Head circumference, cm||Muzzle circumference, cm||Muzzle length, cm||Metacarpus cm|
|2 months||7-8||30-32.5||45-56||29-32 .5||20.5-22||4.5-5.5||10.5-11|
Development from 3 months to a year
At the age of 3 months your active puppy will be ready for home training and training. At this time, he will still be accelerated grow stronger every day. He will start to cut permanent teeth, so provide him with a sufficient amount suitable chewing toys to relieve his toothaches. TO 7 months Labrador Retriever will become a full-fledged teenager, having reached puberty. If you are going to sterilize or to castrate your dog up to 1 year, then your lab will receive from this quite a lot of benefits.
By this time after puberty, your puppy will already be have a complete set of permanent teeth. This time is right. to start learning the basic course of obedience. Labs are smart and easy trainees, so they are so often chosen to serve the blind and disabled people. Point your buddy in the right direction so so you have a happy future together.
Despite the fact that much in development depends on individual dog features, Labradors retriever, as a rule, reach full size by the age of 18 months. By this moment he will gain weight, but he should not have fat. Regular physical exercises will help him develop bones and muscles, to develop a worthy constitution in the later stages of development.
The height and weight of the Labrador Retriever depends on many factors. The size of the dog can also be estimated if you saw his mother and father. According to the American Kennel Club standard, male height Labrador at the withers is 57–62 cm, females – 55–60 cm. Approximate the weight of the male lies in the range of 29–36 kg, females – 25–32 kg.
Regular checkups with a veterinarian
During the first year, you should regularly show your puppy to the veterinarian for vaccination courses, as well as for preventive examinations. Every time your vet should weigh it to make sure it has the correct weight for its stage of development. If he will be underweight, then the veterinarian will advise you on this issue, as well as in overweight case. In the second case, you probably have to slightly reduce its portions and increase the duration training sessions. Growing puppies need good nutrition, so you It is also worth consulting with a veterinarian.
In many ways, puppies are what they eat, so feeding your Laba with high-quality feed will provide him not only good health, but also affect its adult size. Ask your vet recommending good puppy food and then it the amount for feeding, which will be necessary and sufficient. Malnourished Labradors Can Grow Slower Than Those Who Get good nutrition. Also, if your puppy is suffering serious disease or disorder, it can also slow it down development and growth.