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Old 11-13-2012, 06:19 PM
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Default border collie puppy weight

I'm a bit worried about Talon's weight. He is really tiny for what I'd expect from a 7 wk border collie puppy, but to be honest I don't really know what that weight should be.

Does anyone know an approximate weight for border collie at 7 weeks?

Right now he is 5.9lbs. I can feel a bit more rib than I would like, but he eats like a fiend and is very active. So who knows, he may just be a tiny border collie lol
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Old 11-13-2012, 07:58 PM
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Depends on the puppy. Bean's litter at their 7-week checkup with the breeder ranged from 5.3 to 6.9 pounds. But I can't actually find what Bean weighed when he came home.
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Gosh... I can barely remember what my puppies weighed at that age. That does sound kind of small though..
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His weight sounds spot on for a 7 week old. Blaze was in the 5lb range.
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Alright... maybe I was on crack. I just looked back and my puppies were exactly 5.7 lbs at 7 weeks.
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His weight sounds spot on for a 7 week old. Blaze was in the 5lb range.
Steven was 7 pounds when I brought him home at 7 1/2 weeks. Moose.
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Ticket was a moose and closer to the 8 pound mark I think - had a small cat carrier and he did not fit for long. Kilt however fit in a tiny crate for 4-5 months or so. I remember being shocked at how small she and her relatives were too....
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It sounds like it's on the smallish size, but nothing I'd worry about. As long as she's slowly gaining weight she should be perfect!
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Eve was about that, too. Sounds normal.

Some baby BCs can be kinda bony, but they flesh out as they age. I had one bony puppy and two that were a bit too rolly-polly.
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Thanks for all the responses! He seems to be a bit on the bony side for my liking. Fecal test came back normal, he's been wormed and eats like a champ so I'm hoping he just grows a bit into his body lol

Also, he has started to crouch and stalk a ball today! I didn't realize he would start that behavior so soon, but it was seriously cute. He looked very serious and pleased with himself.
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