Ideal weight for each dog breed

dog breed weight

For your dog’s health it is important to keep them at a good weight that is appropriate for their breed.

Signs of obesity in your dog include :

  • difficulty in seeing or feeling their ribs, spine or waistline
  • a sagging abdomen
  • reluctance to go for walks or walking more slowly than in the past
  • excessive panting
  • appearing tired and lazy.
  • assistance getting up and down, in and out of vehicles
  • refusal to move or play games.

The following is a list of recommended weights for many dog breeds, both male and female which can be different.  Sorry if your dog breed isn’t here.  We tried to include as many dog breeds as we could.

Dog Breed Male Weight Female Weight
Kg Kg
Australian Cattle Dog 15-28 15-22
Australian Shepherd 25-29 18-25
Australian Terrier 6-7 6-7
Basset Hound 23-29 20-27
Beagle 13-16 11-13
Bearded Collie 20.5-25 18-27
Bedlington Terrier 8.25-10.4 8.25-10.4
Bichon Frise 8-9 7-8
Bloodhound 41-50 36-45
Border Collie 19-24 18-22
Border Terrier 5.9-7.1 5.1-6.4
Borzoi 32-39 23-32
Boston Terrier 4.5-11 4.5-9
Bouvier des Flandres 35-40 27-35
Boxer 30-32 25-27
Briard 36-41
Bulldog- British 24-25 32-36
Bulldog- French 12.7 10.9
Bullmastiff 50-59 41-50
Bull Terrier 23-32 18-23
Cairn Terrier 6-7.5 6-7.5
Cattle Dog 20-22 20-22
Cavalier King Charles Spaniel 5.4-8.1 5.4-8.1
Chihuahua 1.5-3 1.5-3
Chinese Crested 5-5.5 5-5.5
Cocker Spaniel 13-16 12.7-14.5
Collie Rough 20.5-29.5 18-25
Dalmatian 27 25
Dachshund-miniature 4.5 1.5
Dachshund-standard 7.5-15 7.5-15
Doberman Pinscher 34-41 29.5-36
English Springer Spaniel 20-25 18-23
Fox Terrier (smooth) 7.25-8.25 6.75-7.75
Fox Terrier (wire) 8.25 8.25
French Bulldog 12.7 10.9
German Shepherd 34-38.5 27-32
German Shorthaired Pointer 25-32 20-27
Golden Retriever 31.7-36.3 27.2-31.7
Great Dane 54-91 45-59
Greyhound 30-32 27-30
Hungarian Vizsla 20-30 20-30
Irish Terrier 12.2 11.3
Irish Wolfhound 54.5 40.9
Italian Greyhound 2.7-4.5 2.7-4.5
Jack Russell Terrier 6-8 6-8
Keeshond 16-23 16-20.5
Kelpie 20.5-25 14-21
King Charles Spaniel 3.6-6.3 3.6-6.3
Labrador Retriever 27-36 25-31
Lhasa Apso 7 6.7
Maltese Terrier 2-4 2-8
Manchester Terrier 8 8
Mastiff 57-89 57-89
Miniature Pinscher 3-4 3-4
Newfoundland 64-69 50-54
Norfolk Terrier 6 6
Old English Sheepdog 27-41 23-27
Papillon 1.5-2 2-3
Pekingese 5 5.5
Pomeranian 1.8-2 2-2.5
Poodle- toy 3.5-5.5 3.5-5.5
Poodle- miniature 5.5-7 5.5-7
Poodle- standard 20-32 20-27
Pug 6.3-8.1 6.3-8.1
Rhodesian Ridgeback 34-38.5 29.5-34
Rottweiler 45.5-54.5 36-41
Samoyed 20-25 16-20.5
Schipperke 5.4-7.3 5.4-7.3
Schnauzer- miniature 5-8.2 4.5-6.8
Schnauzer- standard 16-23 14-20
Scottish Terrier 8.5-10.5 8.5-10.5
Setter (English) 20.4-30 23-27.5
Setter (Gordon) 29.5 25.5
Setter (Irish) 27-30 25-27
Shetland Sheepdog 8-12.3 6.4-10.3
Shih Tzu 4.5-8.1 4-7.2
Siberian Husky 20-27 16-23
St Bernard 73-78 63.5-73.5
Staffordshire Bull Terrier 13-17 11-15.5
Tibetan Terrier 11-13.5 11-13.5
Weimeraner 25-30 20-28
Welsh Corgi (Cardigan) 9.1-11.8 9-10
Welsh Corgi (Pembroke) 10-12 10-11
Welsh Terrier 9-9.5 9-9.5
West Highland Terrier 8-9 7-8
Whippet 10-13 8-11
Yorkshire Terrier 3 3

If your dog needs to lose weight see this page re fitness activities for you and your dog.

 

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