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Offline maxsmom

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Size Question
« on: December 03, 2007, 05:20:57 am »
Max is my first IW and I am curious about the size of other people's hounds.  Max will be 18 months old this week.  We were at the vet today for his annual checkup.  He weighs 162lbs.  He is 33.5" or 34" tall at the top of his shoulders.  I looked at the growth charts posted on the IW website.  According to both of them, he is average to short and heavy.  I talked to our vet about him today and he agreed that he is certainly not overweight.  You can see his spine, when he is standing or laying and feel his ribs and hipbones just under the skin.  The vet feels that he is very healthy and is probably about as tall as he is going to get.  He is still filling out.  His chest appears to be getting wider and his hips are definitely muscling up more.  How big are other peoples IWs?  Did your dog continue to grow after 18 months in height or just fill out?
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Re: Size Question
« Reply #1 on: December 04, 2007, 04:56:18 pm »
Hi, If Max has good, heavy bone structure, I think he is a good weight. Wait till he is 3 or will have a big boy!
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