Originally bred to help fishermen in Newfoundland, Labrador retrievers helped pull in the fishnets and retrieve escaped fish. Later, they were bred with other retrievers, spaniels and setters and became well-known as a strong, athletic hunting and retrieving dogs. The Lab’s personality is calm and stable, and while still a good hunting dog, these animals are well-suited for families.

You may find that some other dog owners will tell you your nice slim Labrador is actually too thin. This happens a lot, largely because people are simply getting used to so many dogs being overweight,  including some of those receiving the highest accolades in our show rings. Again, if you are worried, check with your vet,  but the chances are if someone is telling you this that actually your dog is healthy, and it is really their dog who is overweight.

The Labrador is the epitome of the phrase “man’s best friend” with their kind and gentle nature and friendly disposition. These dogs are one of the most popular family dogs on the planet and for good reason: They are rarely, if ever, aggressive, are easy to train, and are as lovable and affectionate as they come.

How Much Do Labs Weigh In General?

Male Labradors weigh between 60lbs and 80lbs, while females weigh in at between 55lbs and 75lbs. But many healthy Labradors fall outside these averages. So it’s important to look at the whole picture. Let’s find out what you need to know when it comes to your Labrador Retriever’s weight.

Should I Weigh My Dog?

You may need to weigh your dog if he needs medical treatment. Determining the appropriate dose of some drugs requires that we know the exact weight of the patient. But in this case your veterinarian will probably do it for you at their check-ups and assessments.

The main reasons to weigh a dog are loss or gain. Trying to put weight on a very thin puppy? You may want to check your progress with regular weigh-ins for a while to make sure they are sufficiently gaining weight. Trying to help your adult Labrador weight decrease? Checking their weight each week will help you to know that you are succeeding, along with visual checks.

At What Age Is A Labrador Retriever Fully Grown?

As medium- to large-sized dogs, Labrador Retrievers require a little more time to fill out than smaller breeds. Labs need at least a year to reach their full size, but pups with bigger bone structures may require up to 18 months to fill out their chest. As a rule of thumb, your Lab should be at or close to their full size by their first birthday.

How Big Should A 6-Month-Old Labrador Retriever Be?

A male six-month-old Labrador weighs roughly 40 to 55 pounds. Comparatively, female Labs will weigh slightly less at 35 to 45 pounds around six months of age. Please keep in mind that these numbers are averages, and every puppy will grow at a slightly different rate.

How Much Bigger Will My Labrador Retriever Get?

There are three ways to predict the size of a Labrador Retriever at maturity:

  1. Age. Labrador Retrievers typically reach their full height and weight around their first birthday. Larger Labs may need up to 18 months to fill out their chest, but any weight gain after 12 months should be minimal overall. If your Lab is less than a year old, they are likely still growing and putting on muscle to reach their adult size.
  2. Paw Size. You can also take a look at your Labrador Retriever’s paws. If their paws look oversized next to their legs and body, then they are probably still growing, as this is a classic puppy feature.
  3. Genetics. Lastly, if you purchased your Lab through a breeder, you can contact them for a more exact height and weight estimate. Your breeder can provide you with your puppy’s parents’ height and weight, along with the adult sizes of previous litters to give you an idea of your puppy’s final size.

What Is The Size Of A Full-Grown Labrador Retriever?

A Labrador Retriever should weigh between 65 and 80 pounds and stand about 22.5 to 24.5 inches tall as a mature male, according to the American Kennel Club Official Labrador Retriever Breed Standards. In contrast, a female Labrador Retriever should weigh about 55 to 70 pounds and stand at 21.5 to 23.5 inches tall. Make sure to consult with your veterinarian to ensure that your Lab is maintaining a healthy weight for their body size.

How do I make sure my Labrador Retriever is healthy?

Labrador Retrievers are known as America’s sweetheart dog breed and for good reason. Between their friendly demeanor, adaptability, and outgoing disposition, they make ideal family members.

What Is A Good Weight For A Labrador?

According to the American Kennel Club, Labradors should be between 55 – 80 lbs (25 – 36 kg).

This doesn’t mean that there aren’t purebred Labradors that go over or under this range. It’s just the desired parameters that your dog will be judged against in the show ring.

There is also a slight size difference between male and female Labs. Males should be between 60 – 80 lbs (27 – 34 kg) whereas females should be between 55 – 75 lbs (25 – 32 kg). 

How Much Does The Biggest Lab Weigh?

Labrador weight varies depending on type, and diet. On average male Labradors weigh between 60lbs and 80lbs while females weigh in at between 55lbs and 75lbs.

How Much More Will A Lab Grow After 6 Months?

How much does a lab puppy weigh? A good rule of thumb is that your puppy should be gaining two pounds per week up to 6 months old, and then transition to about 1 ½ pounds per week until it turns a year old.

What Is The Maximum Weight Of Labrador?

The maximum height for a male is 24 inches, which puts them in the medium-size dog category, but their sturdy build can make them seem much larger. Weights range from 85 pounds for a large male to 55 pounds for a smaller female.

What Is The Heaviest Labrador?

Alfie the labrador weighed in at 12st 5lb (80kg) when the RSPCA took him in. That’s almost three times the normal weight of a labrador – and as heavy as Manchester United forward Wayne Rooney.

How To Weigh A Labrador?

If you’ve tried weighing your dog before, you know how difficult it can be. However, consistently weighing them over specific time periods is crucial to keep them at a healthy weight. So how do you weigh your Labrador at home?

The easiest and most basic way to do so would be to place them on a regular bathroom scale. However, this method is easier said than done. Dogs tend to move around a lot which makes it difficult to accurately note their weight. If you’ve already tried and failed at this attempt, follow these steps:

  1. Take a bathroom scale and weigh yourself on it
  2. Note your weight down on a piece of paper
  3. Pick up your dog and stand on the scale again
  4. Do the following calculation: Your weight with dog – your own weight

How Much Do Labs Grow After 6 Months?

How much does a lab puppy weigh? A good rule of thumb is that your puppy should be gaining two pounds per week up to 6 months old, and then transition to about 1 ½ pounds per week until it turns a year old.

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