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Sheltie Weight...

Discussion in 'General Health' started by ghggp, Sep 10, 2020.

  1. ghggp

    ghggp Moderator

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    I was researching to try and find what is the proper weight for a sheltie for their height.
    Just came upon this chart and was wondering if everyone's sheltie falls into these norms.

    https://www.yankee-shelties.com/sheltie-weight.html
    Using my own shelties makes it slow going because I don’t have that many. But it’s a start.

    Sheltie weight chart2020.jpg
     
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  2. SheepOfBlue

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    Fat dogs:
    Spitfire 14.375" 29.1lb (almost 1 lb down with a lot to go)
    Angus 16.25" 33.5lb and yes he could shed some down toward the 28 in the plot which sounds about right
     
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  3. Calliesmom

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    definitely looks like it could use more data....
    Cran and Jo weigh pretty close to the same - 29-30 lb while Cran is an inch taller, Jocu is longer. Dixie is 18lb at 15.75" and Destin is 16lb at 13.75"
     
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  4. Sharon7

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    Meadow is still growing but is 15 inches and 16.6 lb. Faith 16 inches 22.5 lb Elijah 16.5 inches and 23 lb. I just cannot abide fat dogs, the strain on their joints and the fat packed around their organs is just so bad for them. Mine would eat till they popped if I let them!
     
  5. ghggp

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    All mine are on a diet! I don’t walk them as I should! Gotta cut back on treats!
    Baron is 18-1/2 and really big boned and he is 38. Liam is the same size or slightly taller and he is 36. Beau I won’t even mention! Bad, Bad, mom!
     
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  6. ghggp

    ghggp Moderator

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    You got nothin on my boys!
     
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  7. Ann

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    I’m with Sharon. I like to keep their weight in check. They’re healthier and more active. All of mine except for Sprite are around 15 inches. If they weighed the 24 pounds the chart calls for they’d be rolling. They’re all between 20 and 22 pounds. Sprite is 19 pounds and 14 inches.
     
  8. Darren

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    Poor Monty does not qualify for the chart :lol:, he's just under 11inches and currently 10.9lbs
     
  9. Calliesmom

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    We did this workshop last summer where lots and lots of treats were involved- Dixie ate them until she did pop.....
    actually she did stop taking treats on one of our turns and by the next time it was our turn, we were heading out the door and we almost made it- one more step and it all would have been outside not counting what landed on my shoe:gaah:ick
     
  10. Sandy in CT

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    Brodie is 15.5 inches and just weighed in at an even 25 lbs. He was 26 lbs 12 oz at his check up at the end of May. We upped the walks and cut the treats - his daily diet has not changed at all. We've also used the Covid shutdown to build on to our agility equipment in the yard so on top of the hoops, multiple jumps, tunnel and 12 weave poles, he know has a see-saw and a-frame; dog walk is on the agenda. He gets run through the course a few times almost daily when he gets his frisbee sessions. His biggest problem was training treats but I've been doing the homemade chicken liver treats instead and they are what, something like .5 calories vs the 2.5 calories of his past training treat. He still gets his bully sticks and dehydrated chicken breast and chicken chewies. Hmmmm, I have to move all that equipment every time I mow - I think I am needing to cut down on my treats as I sure haven't lost anything!
     
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