Thor was 68 at his last appointment - they're the same size, wow!!
Mighty Thor, "So Much Dog", born 1/6/2014
2/6/17 - Brooks weighed in at 66.7 pounds.
Trigger is definitely on the smaller side, his mom is really petite, and dad is a "normal" sized guy, not big but not small. When i see pictures of some of the dogs further back in her lines, they're all "normal" to smaller. Plus, we've gone thru some kind of bacterial gut infectionbetween 10 and 11 weeks, that had the poor little tyke looking positively skinny for 4 or 5 days till the antibiotics got it under control and he could actually get some nutrients into him.
Vet comment on his 1st and subsequent visits after clearing up his gut has been "its so nice to see a labrador puppy thats not waaay overweight" He's got back a bit of that puppy fat so that if we have another gut/illness issue he's hopefully got a bit of a reserve on him.
Growth wise, both myself and his breeder (who gets to see him almost weekly) have been surprised that we haven't seen any of the awkward/ugly boy growth spurts - yes he's growing but he's been pretty even with how thats happening. Its funny, every morning when he streeettttccccchhheeessss himself out of his crate (wish i had a video - wonder if others do this- stretch the front paws out, then stand, then re-stretch the front paws waaayyyy out till belly touches floor, and back legs are now frog legs, sllooowwwwllllyyyy stretch/drag till back paws are totally out of crate, stand up, shake it out, and we're off running) i look at him and think, wow, you grew inches overnight buddy!
He's 14 weeks today
7.5wks(weighed at the breeders vet before coming home-i forgot to weigh him when i got him at 8wks) 10.1
11wks 14.8lbs (the 10-11 weeks was when we were 1st fightin the bacterial infection)
Scout CD RAE6 WC March 6, 2007; Tullemores Browning Superposed "Trigger" Nov 11, 2016
Castelleja's Dual Mags "Mags" March 1993 - March 2008
"Pocco" the chocolate wonder August 1993 - December 2007
Cookie (Jamrah’s Legally Blonde) 6/4/2015
Sassy (Jamrah’s Blonde Ambition) 6/4/2015
Chloe (HIT HC Windsong’s Femme Fatale, UDX, OM2) 6/7/2009
Scully (Coventry's Truth Is Out There, UD, RN) 4/4/1996 - 6/30/2011
Our foster Jolie (UCh Windsong’s Genuine Risk, CDX, WC) 5/26/1999 - 3/2/2014
and Mulder (Coventry’s I Want to Believe, UD, VER, WC, RN) 5/26/1999 - 4/20/2015
its soooo cute to watch! his sister did it from an early age, but both boys were bouncing out of their crates. he now seems to feel he can leisurely emerge from his crate in his own speed!
Heard from his breeder yesterday, he's actually about a pound heavier and a wee bit taller than his sister now. He was the biggest when born and up to about 6 weeks, but when they were weighed a few days before going home, they were all within 0.5 of a pound of each other. he didnt gain/grow for a couple weeks, so his sister looked big next to him! The other pup lives about 3hrs away, but only 15 minutes away from the stud's home, so they're able to watch and see how he is turning out.
My guy is exactly double what he was at 16 weeks and he is 2 now. I do think we will fill out a tad more, maybe 2-3lbs. So I think the theory is solid. Won't offer up weights, he is little and not in breed standard for weight, but then hunting lines aren't often in breed standard.
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