How Big Do Rottweilers Get?
Ah, pups, it doesn’t matter whether they’re 10 years old, they’ll still be pups. That being said, the Rottweiler is one of those absolutely awesome pups out there. Rottweilers are widely known for being awesome guardians of the family and home, and quite aloof to a stranger.
These are just but some of the reasons that make this breed a favorite for homeowners. Aside from that, they are also known to be goofy fluffs who did not get, or totally ignored the memo that not all dogs can fit in your lap. They’ll simply plop onto yours without a care in the world.
“But it’s not growing…”
One thing that Rottweiler parents tend to do is fret about their heights and weights. Okay, that was putting it mildly. The most common feature of a large number of Rottweiler parents is their being constantly frantic with worry. The cause? Worrying whether their pup is at the correct height and weight for their age. Relax, even the Runt of the litter may end up being a full size rottweiler
One bit of information that is mostly overlooked by buyers and adopters of Rottweilers is that this large breed tends to gain weight and height slowly. This breed is typically not considered to be mature until anywhere between one and a half to two years. At this timer they’ll start hitting their proper weights and heights.
Some of the larger members of this breed have been known to continue growing up to around three years, and they grow even larger than the normal sizes. This is especially true of males.
As the parents of the pup worry about the size, they might turn to forcing the pup to put on weight. You may be able to speed up the puppies growth and put on the pounds. However, This could have some adverse effects as the larger dog breeds are known to develop hip and shoulder issues as they age.
How big can they get?
Rottweilers are classified by the American Kennel Club as being a medium-large dog. What this means is that the breed can stand between 24 to 27 inches in height. This is usually true for males. The females stand a little bit shorter and can usually stand it at 22 to 25 inches. The weight of a male is higher than a female. With males topping out at about 135, females top out at 100 lbs. People often think or expect that their Rottweiler will be 150 lbs. Well that is a rare case. Matter of fact if you have a 150 lb rottie it is almost certain that it is obese. Having a fat dog doesn’t do anything but cause health problems. Feeding your puppy a good quality large breed puppy food can help your dog grow to its full potential.
You can get a idea on how big the puppy will get when mature by looking at the parents weight. However, this is not always the case. Every dog is an individual and each individual has their own characteristics. As such, although it is standard for Rottweilers to reach the aforementioned heights, it is the individual’s genes that will ultimately determine how big the dog will be.
Lets suppose that every dog within 5 generations is exactly 120 lbs. Now the Parents of your puppy are both 150 lbs. What are the chances that your pup will be 150 lbs when fully grown? Very slim. So you can’t just look at the parents of your puppy. You would actually have to look at the entire pedigree. I see people claim they have a giant Rottweiler weighing 150lbs but I know that if they actually weighted the dog it would be much less. looks can be deceiving.
What you can do to ensure a giant Rottweiler?
If you do want a big Rottweiler then in most cases you can pick the biggest puppy, right? Well this again isn’t always the case. Right, so the best thing to do is just but from a breeder who knows the history of the Parents. Your first goal shouldn’t be to buy a puppy that will be 200 lbs you first goal should be to buy a puppy that has a history of health clearances from the parents and their parents. A 200 lb Rottweiler who dies early or has extreme health problems is just a waist of money.
So, what can you expect?
Around birth, your pup will weigh up to 1 pounds. This will continue on to around a few pounds after a period of four weeks. At eight weeks, the pup will usually be around 6-10 pounds, which will quadruple by the time the pup gets to five months, with a height of 20 inches.
The pup can weight around 100 pounds at 12 months and 22 to 25 inches in height. The weight will slowly grow to 120 pounds at 24 months with the height remaining constant.
This is not a guideline of where your pup should be. Many factors such as food, exercise and genetics come into play when determining the size of your pup. Some Bloodlines Grow slower and take up to 3 years to fully mature. Yours is an individual, treat it as such. Let health of the puppy be the first concern the growth of the puppy will come.
What stunts a puppies Growth & what can you do to help?
Worms can stunt your Puppies Growth. Deworm your puppy and keep then up to date.
Malnutrition can stunt your puppies growth. If your puppy is small you can feed the normal dog food but try soaking it in warm water. By doing this many dogs will eat more of the food. After the dog has eaten as much as they can offer ground meat or raw chicken to “top” them off. This should add extra weight on the pup.
There are several products that you can buy to help your dog gain weight, add mass, and increase vitamins and minerals to help your dog reach its full potential. Google.com or amazon.com. I won’t recommend any but feel free to search. Giant Rottweiler Puppies For Sale