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Newfoundlands => Newfoundland Discussions => : NewfFan January 26, 2009, 03:12:18 PM

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: NewfFan January 26, 2009, 03:12:18 PM
: Re: Gilligan is now...
: lookingfornewf January 26, 2009, 04:10:46 PM
That's like 25% in one week, you can't really expect more than that. Since he started so small that is really quite a bit. That's pretty scary if I think about how much weight that would be for me if I gained 25% of my body weight in one week. I assume he is still quite healthy, so it will just be interesting to see where he ends up.
Clifford is still only about 100 lbs at 17 months old. I wanted a really big Newf, but so far he is on the small side. Of course I wouldn't trade him for anything. Except when he is a "bad, bad dog," he is the sweetest most wonderful dog I have ever known, so of course that is the most important thing.
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: Ursa January 27, 2009, 12:18:23 AM
I don't know about tiny Newf puppies but older puppies gain more like 2-4 pounds a week.  Fargo and Sadie both gained 10 pounds last month, for example.

Sounds like your little man is doing his best to catch up to his littermates!
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: GoldenPyrs January 27, 2009, 01:22:31 PM
Awww, he's such a cute little guy!  Wow, a 25% gain is huge.  Really, what if a 120# person gained 30# in one week??  Boggles the mind!  I don't think that I could do that even if I ate ice cream all day long (but it sure sounds yummy  ;)).  Funny story?  My Dad was only 3-4# at birth, but he stands head & shoulders above his siblings and wears a size 14 shoe.  He's often laughed that he was the "runt" in his family.  Just goes to show how much a little one can catch up & at 25% in one week, I'd say Gilligan is well on his way.   :-*  :)
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: NewfFan January 28, 2009, 10:08:01 AM
Thanks Marie! :)
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: GoldenPyrs January 28, 2009, 12:06:35 PM
You're welcome Chantel!  I can't wait to watch that little cutie pie grow!  Please give him a kiss on his nose for me, ok?  Ahhhh, puppy fever!