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quick question
« on: March 21, 2007, 09:28:37 am »
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Hi i have a question if anyone can help

We have just been training with callie our leo who is 6 months old now , and the trainer said she is small really for a leo and that she will not get any taller now she has reached 6 months old, which does not bother me at all apart from she has lots of excess skin to grow into.

My question is  simply at what age do leo's reach thier height , as i thought they could carry on getting taller up untill they were 12 months old. I may be wrong but i thought at some point i read this on the internet when researching leos.

thanks alot tracey.

here you are i added some pics of callie now aged 6 months. Her weight is 78lb at just over 6 months.
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Re: quick question
« Reply #1 on: March 21, 2007, 09:36:24 am »
*Growth and Weight Charts for Leonbergers*
During the first 5 weeks, Leonberger Males and Females weigh about the same. The weights below are the averages. The weights should be taken at the END of the month.

Birth
   1 lb 2 oz.
Week 1    2 lbs
Week 2    3 lbs 2 oz.
Week 3    4 lbs 6 oz.
Week 4    7 lbs 2 oz.
Week 5    11 lbs 4 oz.
(Weight in pounds)    
Large
   
Average
   
Small
Week 8    
24
   20    17
Week 9    28    24    18.5
Week 10    32    28    21
Week 11    36    30.5    23
Week 12    40    32    26

After week 12 the differences exist between Males and Females, and Large,Average and Small

MALES (always at the END of the Month)
(Weight in pounds)    
Large
   
Average
   
Small
Month 4
   73    62    55
Month 5    81    75    66
Month 6    88    81    75
Month 7    97    92    81
Month 12    130    115    100
Month 36    145    130    115

FEMALES (always at the END of the Month)
(Weight in pounds)    Large    Average    Small
Month 4    66    55    50
Month 5    75    68    60
Month 6    84    75    70
Month 7    88    81    77
Month 12    115    100    85
Month 36    122    109    92

Here are some shoulder measurements, given in inches. These, again, are averages and taken at the END of the Month:
MALES    -Large    Average    Small
3 Months    19.75    19    17.25
4 Months    24    22    20.75
5 Months    26.75    25.25    23.75
6 Months    27.50    26.75    24.75
7 Months    29.25    28.75    26.25
8 Months    30.75    29.25    27.25
9 Months    31.00    29.75    27.75
12 Months    31.50    30.00    28.25
36 Months    31.50    30.00    28.25
FEMALES    -Large    Average    Small
3 Months    19.75    19.00    17.25
4 Months    22.75    20.50    19.75
5 Months    25.25    22.75    22.00
6 Months    26.00    24.75    23.50
7 Months    26.75    25.50    24.50
8 Months    27.50    26.25    25.25
9 Months    28.00    27.00    25.25
12 Months    29.50    27.50    25.50
36 Months    29.50    27.50    25.50
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Re: quick question
« Reply #2 on: March 21, 2007, 09:37:16 am »
if you're having problems reading that chart you can see it at the bottom of the page here

http://www.loveofleos.com/puppy.htm
steffanie in atlanta

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Re: quick question
« Reply #3 on: March 21, 2007, 09:49:27 am »
i also thought they stopped growing up at 1 y/o, the chart confirms it though ha ha.  after 1 or 2 they start to fill out (age depending on breed).  i forgot to say welcome to the board also ha ha.
steffanie in atlanta

aiden (4), tristan (2), & maya (born sept. 17th)
axle-140ish-lb akita (4)
peanut-5lb, 11 months chihuahua
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Re: quick question
« Reply #4 on: March 21, 2007, 12:08:18 pm »
wow, i'd never even heard of that dog or seen one before. i just looked them up to read about them. those are really cool looking, awww...she's so cute. she doesn't look too small to me! haha i guess all the big ones take years to finish growing cause i know the pyrs do. my pups dad is just now at his full mass and is almost 3. talk about slow growing!

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Re: quick question
« Reply #5 on: March 21, 2007, 12:33:45 pm »
Your trainer is very misinformed.

She still has A LOT of growing to do.  She'll reach her maximum height around 9-12 months and like everyone says she'll fill out later.  It took my boy 4 years to reach his maximum potential which was mostly waiting for his mane to fill out.

Where are you located?  You must have leo buddies somewhere close by to hang out with and compare?  The LCA is a WEALTH of information so I would suggest reading their site and joining the leolist if you haven't already.

Callie's a cutie.