What should YOUR Breed of dog weigh?

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Jack (85lb) & Maggie (60lbs)

Jack (85lb) & Maggie (60lbs)

 

We compiled this list of dog breeds and their normal weight ranges.  Use this a a guide when assessing your dog’s physical condition.   We say guide because sometimes a dog will fall outside of the normal range and still be at a healthy weight. Frame size, bone density, and other factors can impact a dog’s total weight!

 

For instance, we have Labrador Retrievers – a male and a female – look at them in these pictures – you can clearly see there’s a big difference in size. Males will typically be larger than females – Jack weighs about 85lbs and Maggie weighs only 60lbs – both outside the min-max ranges described here, but neither of them are over or under weight – they are just built a bit differently than the Labs in the charts.

 

It’s important to use these as a GUIDE. If Maggie weighed 80lbs, she would be obese, so don’t try to fool yourself into thinking these are hard and fast rules and try to get away with your female being at the top of the range.

 

Let us know if we are missing a breed and we will promptly update our data.

Dog Breed Weight Ranges in lbs
Breed Name Min Max Avg
Afghan hounds 58 65 62
Airedale terriers 40 65 53
Akitas 75 115 95
Alaskan malamutes 70 95 83
American Staffordshire terriers 55 65 60
Australian cattle dogs 30 35 33
Australian shepherds 40 65 53
Basenjis 20 25 23
Basset hounds 45 65 55
Beagles 18 30 24
Belgian Malinois 55 75 65
Bernese mountain dogs 85 110 98
Bichon frises 7 12 10
Bloodhounds 80 110 95
Border collies 27 45 36
Border terriers 11 15 13
Borzois 60 100 80
Boston terriers 10 25 18
Bouviers des Flandres 95 120 108
Boxers 50 75 63
Brittany spaniels 30 40 35
Brussels griffons 6 12 9
Bull terriers- Miniature 24 32 28
Bull terriers- Standard 45 80 63
Bulldogs 40 50 45
Bullmastiffs 100 130 115
Cairn terriers 13 18 16
Cardigan Welsh corgis 25 30 28
Cavalier King Charles spaniels 10 18 14
Chesapeake Bay retrievers 55 80 68
Chihuahuas 4 6 5
Chinese crested 5 10 8
Chinese Shar-Pei 45 60 53
Chow Chows 45 70 58
Cocker spaniels 23 28 26
Collies 50 70 60
Dachshunds- Mini 8 10 9
Dachshunds- Standard 10 12 11
Dalmatians 50 55 53
Doberman pinschers 65 90 78
English cocker spaniels 26 34 30
English setters 45 80 63
English springer spaniels 40 50 45
Flat-Coated retrievers 60 70 65
French bulldogs-Small 19 22 21
French bulldogs-Large 22 28 25
German shepherds 75 95 85
German shorthaired pointers 45 70 58
German wirehaired pointers 60 70 65
Giant schnauzers 55 80 68
Golden retrievers 65 75 70
Gordon setters 45 80 63
Great Danes 110 180 145
Great Pyrenees 85 100 93
Greater Swiss mountain dogs 130 135 133
Havanese 7 12 10
Irish setters 55 75 65
Irish wolfhounds 90 150 120
Italian greyhounds 6 10 8
Jack Russel Terrier 14 18 16
Japanese Chin 4 15 10
Keeshond- Small 35 45 40
Keeshond- Large 55 65 60
Labrador retrievers 65 80 73
Lhasa Apsos 13 15 14
Maltese 4 6 5
Mastiffs 150 160 155
Miniature pinschers 8 10 9
Miniature schnauzers 12 15 14
Newfoundlands 100 150 125
Norwegian elkhounds 40 60 50
Norwich terriers 10 12 11
Nova Scotia duck tolling retrievers 37 50 44
Old English sheepdogs 60 100 80
Papillons 7 10 9
Pekingese- Sleeve 3 6 5
Pekingese- Mini 6 8 7
Pekingese- Standard 8 10 9
Pembroke Welsh corgis 23 27 25
Pomeranians 4 7 6
Poodles- Mini 11 17 14
Poodles- Standard 45 65 55
Portuguese water dogs 35 55 45
Pugs 13 18 16
Rhodesian ridgebacks 65 90 78
Rottweilers 70 135 103
Samoyeds 35 65 50
Schipperkes 12 18 15
Scottish terriers 18 21 20
Shetland sheepdogs 18 20 19
Shiba Inu 15 25 20
Shih Tzu 8 16 12
Siberian huskies 35 60 48
Silky terriers 8 11 10
Soft-Coated Wheaten terriers 30 45 38
Saint Bernards 110 200 155
Staffordshire bull terriers 23 38 31
Standard schnauzers 30 45 38
Tibetan terriers 20 24 22
Toy fox terriers 4 7 6
Vizsla 45 60 53
Weimaraners 50 70 60
Welsh terriers 20 21 21
West Highland white terriers 13 21 17
Whippets 25 45 35
Wirehaired fox terriers 13 20 17
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16 Comments

  1. That’s interesting. Of course, we went straight to Havanese and like you say, this should be used as a “guide.” This runs a little light on the Havs, I’d say, with the upper end listed at 12 pounds. I’ve know 22-pound Havanese that were super large, but still fit because of their overall size.
    Good guide for folks who are considering certain breeds too and want to get a feel for their size.
    Your pals who are both within their suggested weight ranges (hee hee!)
    Diane and Rocco
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  2. That is a great chart you have complied there. Just like humans, dogs come in a variety of shapes and sizes, and it really does rely a lot on the dogs overall body frame. Luna is considered to be smallish due to her height, so weighing in under 50lbs is ideal.

    • It does vary a lot and people have to use judgement. But with the pet obesity problem, obviously some folks need more guidance.
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  3. Had to check but I knew my sister and I would not be on the list…we are well within the correct weight, so no worries… :)
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  4. Just like for humans these list should be seen as guidelines only…Giz is a very fit Border Terrier who carries 20# well. The suggested 15# would be unhealthy for him
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  5. Interesting guide. There are different kinds/breeds of GW. Each has a different body type. Also, some GR in the same litter come in different sizes. My Golden bother who just lives a mile from us is big and weights~100lbs. I’m the opposite. I’ll be consider an obese dog if I weight 65lbs. (based on the guide). Lots of Golden Woofs, Sugar
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    • Right, and I bet the ‘english’ type labs you see in the dog shows weigh more than 80lbs.
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  6. We have three dogs (as you know). Rodrigo is Border Collie/Cattle Dog and 75 pounds. Sydney is Labrador/Cattle Dog and 75 pounds – they’re brother and sister so Rodrigo can have Lab in him too. Blue, who we DNA tested, is Cattle Dog/Aussie Shepherd/Large Munsterlander and 50 pounds.

    Now I really want to have the littermates DNA tested to see why they are such HUGE dogs. Not fat (Sydney can stand to lose 5 more pounds) but big and heavy.

    Thanks for the chart!
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    • My old, old dog Maxine had a litter of pups – she was a yellow lab – they ranged from this petite skinny little 50lb female to a big male – larger than Jack. Neither of them were too skinny or too fat – just right for their bone structure. The female was almost white, but Maxine was the darkest yellow I’ve ever seen – almost a red – this was from two AKC registered Labs. And then Tino and his brother (Heinz 57) – were like identical twins – the only difference was Bernie had darker markings. Such diversity is, well I guess like people!
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  7. This is a great guide. I can’t speak for the other breeds, but the weights are a little off for the dachshunds. The minis are about right, as they should be 11 lbs and under. Tweenies (which are unofficial but are pretty much the most common) are usually between 12 and 16 lbs. And Standards, which seem to be less and less common outside of dog shows, tend to be quite large and can range from 16 to 32 lbs, with most falling into the 20-25 lb range.
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  8. Thanks for posting a weight chart for all breeds in one place. I just wanted to give you a heads up though on the Dachshunds. Unless I am reading the chart wrong, I think you have a typo for standard the Dachshund. This is the AKC standard for Dachshunds: Dachshunds can be standard or miniature size. Standards range from 16-32 pounds, while Miniatures weigh 11 pounds and under. (everything else is a “tweenie” …which is not recognized by the AKC as an official size). You have 10 – 12 for a standard if I am reading the chart right.
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    • Jessica, Pam from Words with Weiners questioned the dachshund weights too. I think we need to revisit our data on that and update. Thanks for the heads up.

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