Caucasian shepherd growth chart?
I have a Caucasian Shepherd (Caucasian Ovcharka). It is now almost 3 months old. He weighs around 21 kgs (46.2 lbs) and is 21 inches tall (at the withers). Is this growth ok for his breed? We feed him only Royal Canine and milk and sometimes white portion of boiled egg. He is on vitamins and calcium as prescribed by the vet.
We live in an apartment with wooden flooring so we take him out 4-5 times a day so that he gets proper exercise and his bones, specially those of his legs, grow strong. Can anyone tell me what is the normal growth for this breed of dogs? Also, if anyone can post the growth chart for a Caucasian Shepherd or the link to one, I would be really grateful. Any tips, advise are welcome.
Just another piece of info.. this is our third dog. We have a German Shepherd and a Siberian Husky, both around 16 months old now and all 3 get along fine.
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Answer by J
My Ovcharka is 2 years old, 32inches at the withers and weights 160 pounds.
He has a decent size back yard but doesn't get much exercise, in fact he looks lean because of what I feed him. 80oz of Iams puppy food a day. For the first year I fed him pork, rice, and garlic chives in a soup 3 times a day.
To me they seem to grow in spurts growing taller during spring and fall, and filling out during summer and ex-specially during winter. My boy was shorter then your at his age but weighted more. You should see rippling hugh muscles underneath that fur. Remember that they're coat of fur will be determined by the temperature of where you live. (Me very hot and dry weather) They will reach their determined hieght around 2 yrs old and average weight are 3 yrs old. They are a slow growing breed like most giant dog breeds are.
I thought while the puppy was young exercise should be kept mild to let the bones develop stronger. And vitamins shouldn't be used because the extra calcium could cause the dogs bones to grow quicker at a younger age (doesn't mean they will be taller). And could lead to brittle bones. But I guess a vet would know more then me.
Answer by brian
I have one that weighs 120 6.5 months .when he hits a growth spurt he sleeps a lot and doesn’t eat much.
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