Q: Does snyone know around how much could a girl Samoyed grow too & its weight?
I have a 9 moth year old samoyed dog. Its been 4 since i had her. Its a full breed. She's from breeder that breeds only samoyeds, and her brothers and sisters aren't mixes.
She has all shots but I don't see her growing very much. I'm getting worried. When I got her the first month she was growing alot until the third month.
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She's not sick either. I checked her and the doctor said she was gonna grow but im giving in doubts.
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Answer by Beth K
A well-bred female Samoyed is usually between 19 and 21 inches at the withers (top of the shoulders) while a male is 21 – 23.5 inches. Weight is highly variable depending on the dog's build and condition. A general rule is that you should be able to feel the dog's ribs under the coat. If you can't, the dog is too fat. If all you can feel is bones, the dog is too thin.
I have a show Samoyed pup that will be 6 months old next week. His breeder kept two of his littermates, and my pup and his female littermates all stand around 18 – 19 inches tall and weigh around 35-38 pounds. I expect them to be close to adult height at 9 – 12 months, but they will still need to do a lot of maturing.
What breeder did you get the dog from? Breeders who do not actively show or compete with their dogs tend to have oversized or undersized Samoyeds. I see some that are huge and others that look like American Eskimos instead of Sammies.
Did you see the parents of your pup? What size are they? Perhaps the breeder has small dogs, or has dogs that have odd growth patterns. Also bear in mind that a puppy drastically different in size from it's littermates/parents may have an underlying reason. If this is the case, have your veterinarian do a complete blood panel to make sure your puppy isn't suffering from nutritional deficiencies or problems with organ function. Small size or failure to thrive can be indicative of liver, kidney, or heart trouble. Many of these problems do not become apparent until the pup is 3 – 6 months old when the dog just doesn't grow.
What food are you giving this puppy? If she grew well until you got her, then stopped growing, perhaps she is not getting enough food or is not getting the right food.
Answer by chetco
Females: 19-21 inches (48-53 cm.)
35-50 pounds (16-20 kg.)
Dog food with corn or beet pulp in it is especially bad for Samoyeds.. It keeps them from utilizing the nutrition they need.
Answer by jill anyon
i have had both males and females that are sammies..in fact i just lost my 11yo male to cancer..i have a male pup now..about 12 weeks old and is growing like crazy…if your pup is not growing your vet should check her out..sometimes a female grows more slowly than males…your vet should know and if he doesn’t you should change vets..
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