Ideal Pet Weight Ranges

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Pet obesity is a serious problem affecting over half of the dogs and cats in the U.S. Helping your pet maintain a healthy weight is an important part of regular pet care. But how many calories does she really need and what’s her ideal weight? Find out below and help keep your pet trim and healthy for many years to come.

Ideal Weight Ranges of 2009 Top 10 Breeds
Labrador Retriever 65-80 lbs.
German Shepherd Dog 75-95 lbs.
Yorkshire Terrier Less than 7 lbs.
Golden Retriever 65-75 lbs.
Beagle 18-30 lbs.
Boxers 50-75 lbs.
Bulldogs 40-50 lbs.
Dachshunds Mini: 8-10 lbs.
Poodles Mini: 11-17 lbs.
Shih tzus 8-16 lbs.
Ideal Weights of Cat Types
Domestic Cat 8-10 lbs.
Persian 7-12 lbs.
Siamese 5-10 lbs.
Maine Coon 10-25 lbs.
Ideal Weight Ranges of Top 100 Breeds
Breed Average Weight Range (lbs)
Afghan hounds 58-65
Airedale terriers 40-65
Akitas 75-115
Alaskan malamutes 70-95
American Staffordshire terriers 55-65
Australian cattle dogs 30-35
Australian shepherds 40-65
Basenjis 20-25
Basset hounds 45-65
Beagles 18-30
Belgian Malinois 55-75
Bernese mountain dogs 85-110
Bichon frises 7-12
Bloodhounds 80-110
Border collies 27-45
Border terriers 11-15
Borzois 60-100
Boston terriers 10-25
Bouviers des Flandres 95-120
Boxers 50-75
Brittany spaniels 30-40
Brussels griffons 6-12
Bull terriers Miniature: 24-32; Standard: 45-80
Bulldogs 40-50
Bullmastiffs 100-130
Cairn terriers 13-18
Cardigan Welsh corgis 25-30
Cavalier King Charles spaniels 10-18
Chesapeake Bay retrievers 55-80
Chihuahuas 4-6
Chinese crested Less than 10
Chinese Shar-Pei 45-60
Chow Chows 45-70
Cocker spaniels 23-28
Collies 50-70
Dachshunds Mini: 8-10; Standard: 10-12
Dalmatians 50-55
Doberman pinschers 65-90
English cocker spaniels 26-34
English setters 45-80
English springer spaniels 40-50
Flat-Coated retrievers 60-70
French bulldogs Two standards: 19-22 and 22-28
German shepherds 75-95
German shorthaired pointers 45-70
German wirehaired pointers 60-70
Giant schnauzers 55-80
Golden retrievers 65-75
Gordon setters 45-80
Great Danes 110-180
Great Pyrenees 85-100
Greater Swiss mountain dogs 130-135
Havanese 7-12
Irish setters 55-75
Irish wolfhounds 90-150
Italian greyhounds 6-10 (two sizes: less than 8 or 8-10)
Japanese Chin 4-15; Two classes: under 7 and over 7
Keeshond Two standards: 35-45 and 55-65
Labrador retrievers 65-80
Lhasa Apsos 13-15
Maltese 4-6
Mastiffs 150-160
Miniature pinschers 8-10
Miniature schnauzers 12-15
Newfoundlands 100-150
Norwegian elkhounds 40-60
Norwich terriers 10-12
Nova Scotia duck tolling retrievers 37-50
Old English sheepdogs 60-100
Papillons 7-10
Parson Russell terriers (Jack Russell terriers) 14-18
Pekingese Sleeve: less than 6; Mini: 6-8; Standard: 8-10
Pembroke Welsh corgis 23-27
Pomeranians 4-7
Poodles Mini: 11-17; Standard 45-65
Portuguese water dogs 35-55
Pugs 13-18
Rhodesian ridgebacks 65-90
Rottweilers 70-135
Samoyeds 35-65
Schipperkes 12-18
Scottish terriers 18-21
Shetland sheepdogs 18-20
Shiba Inu 15-25
Shih Tzu 8-16
Siberian huskies 35-60
Silky terriers 8-11
Soft-Coated Wheaten terriers 30-45
Saint Bernards 110-200
Staffordshire bull terriers 23-38
Standard schnauzers 30-45
Tibetan terriers 20-24 (18-30 based on conformation)
Toy fox terriers 4-7
Vizsla 45-60
Weimaraners 50-70
Welsh terriers 20-21
West Highland white terriers 13-21
Whippets 25-45
Wirehaired fox terriers 13-20
Yorkshire terriers Less than 7

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