My boyfriend and I got a Rottweiler puppy back before Christmas, and she was the runt of her litter, but now I’m concerned she is too tiny! She is 7 months old and only weighs 37 lbs!! Our vet said it’s a little unusual but she doesn’t see anything wrong with her.
Is this normal? I know rotties mature over their first 2 years, but the Rottweilers that my boyfriends family has are both girls and weight close to 90 lbs!
Any suggestions or advice would help!
Hi Peyton. Your girl is small for her age and breed, but from your photo she looks perfectly healthy and beautiful. If your veterinarian gives her a clean bill of health too then there is nothing wrong with her physically.
Purebred Rottweilers are generally larger than her at this age, but there is still a huge variation in size of pups/dogs within this breed and a lot depends on genetics and bloodlines. If you’re certain she is purebred then she may just be a smaller Rottie.
There is nothing wrong with that and as she is a pet and not a show dog her size/weight is unimportant as long as she’s healthy.
There is no way to make a puppy grow bigger than her genetics allow for. Overfeeding simply leads to obesity which leads to other health problems. In Rottweilers this includes joint and ligament issues which are fairly common in the bigger, heavier dogs.
She has the sweet yet smart Rottweiler expression and looks in great shape so I’d say just enjoy her, regardless of her size.
Hope this puts your mind at rest. Good luck to you and your sweet girl.
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