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Male & Female Brittany Weights & Heights by Age

Written by: Z

Z

Z is a Special Project Coordinator of HomeLife Media and a writer for iHeartDogs.com. She has 3 dogs namely Skye, Luna, and one of them is a rescue, named Tesla.Read more
| Published on April 11, 2024

The Brittany, a versatile and agile hunting dog, exhibits distinctive physical characteristics reflective of its energetic lifestyle. Typically, male Brittanys stand about 17.5 to 20.5 inches at the shoulder and weigh between 30 to 40 pounds. Females are slightly smaller, usually measuring around 17.5 to 20.5 inches in height and weighing between 30 to 40 pounds. Their compact build supports their renowned stamina and speed, making them excellent field dogs. The breed’s size and weight are perfectly balanced to enhance their agility and endurance, traits essential for their traditional role in bird hunting.

Male Brittany Weights & Heights by Age

The following chart contains the average weights and heights of male Brittany from newborn to 3 years of age. Please note these are only averages. Always consult with your veterinarian if you have any concerns about your Brittany’s growth.

Age (Months/Years) Weight (lbs) Weight (kg) Height (inches) Height (cm)
0-1 Month 3-5 lbs 1.4-2.3 kg 6-9 inches 15-23 cm
2 Months 8-12 lbs 3.6-5.4 kg 10-12 inches 25-30 cm
3 Months 13-18 lbs 5.9-8.2 kg 12-14 inches 30-36 cm
4 Months 18-23 lbs 8.2-10.4 kg 14-16 inches 36-41 cm
5-6 Months 23-28 lbs 10.4-12.7 kg 15-17 inches 38-43 cm
7-9 Months 25-33 lbs 11.3-15 kg 16-18 inches 41-46 cm
10-12 Months 28-35 lbs 12.7-15.9 kg 17-19 inches 43-48 cm
2 Years 30-40 lbs 13.6-18.1 kg 17.5-20.5 inches 44.5-52 cm
3 Years 30-40 lbs 13.6-18.1 kg 17.5-20.5 inches 44.5-52 cm

Female Brittany Weights & Heights by Age

The following chart contains the average weights and heights of female Brittany from newborn to 3 years of age. Please note these are only averages. Always consult with your veterinarian if you have any concerns about your Brittany’s growth.

Age (Months/Years) Weight (lbs) Weight (kg) Height (inches) Height (cm)
0-1 Month 2-4 lbs 0.9-1.8 kg 5-8 inches 13-20 cm
2 Months 6-10 lbs 2.7-4.5 kg 9-11 inches 23-28 cm
3 Months 10-15 lbs 4.5-6.8 kg 11-13 inches 28-33 cm
4 Months 15-20 lbs 6.8-9.1 kg 13-15 inches 33-38 cm
5-6 Months 20-25 lbs 9.1-11.3 kg 14-16 inches 36-41 cm
7-9 Months 23-30 lbs 10.4-13.6 kg 15-17 inches 38-43 cm
10-12 Months 25-33 lbs 11.3-15 kg 16-18 inches 41-46 cm
2 Years 30-40 lbs 13.6-18.1 kg 17.5-20.5 inches 44.5-52 cm
3 Years 30-40 lbs 13.6-18.1 kg 17.5-20.5 inches 44.5-52 cm

These tables are based on general guidelines and can vary greatly depending on individual dogs. Always consult with a veterinarian or professional breeder for more specific information about your pet’s growth and development.

FAQs about a Brittany Puppy’s Growth and Development

1. What should I expect in terms of growth in the first three months?

In the first three months, your Brittany puppy will experience rapid growth. You can expect them to grow from a mere 3-5 pounds at birth to about 13-18 pounds by the end of the third month. Height will also increase significantly, from 6-9 inches to about 12-14 inches.

2. How much will my Brittany puppy weigh at 6 months?

By 6 months, a Brittany puppy typically weighs between 23-28 pounds. This period marks a phase of less rapid, but steady growth. Monitor their diet to ensure they are getting enough nutrients to support this growth.

3. What is the average height of a Brittany at 12 months?

At 12 months, a Brittany is nearing their full adult height, typically ranging from 17-19 inches. This is a good time to start more rigorous training as they are physically more capable.

4. When do Brittany puppies stop growing?

Brittany puppies generally reach their full height by 12-14 months, but they may continue to fill out and gain muscle until they are about 18-24 months old.

5. Is there a difference in growth rates between male and female Brittany puppies?

Yes, male Brittany puppies tend to be slightly larger and heavier than their female counterparts. Females reach their full size a bit earlier than males.

6. What should I feed my Brittany puppy to ensure optimal growth?

Feed your Brittany puppy a balanced diet specifically formulated for medium breed puppies. This diet should be rich in proteins to support muscle growth and have the right balance of calcium and phosphorus for bone development.

7. How can I tell if my Brittany is overweight?

Check if you can feel (but not see) your puppy’s ribs and ensure there is a visible waist when viewed from above. An overweight Brittany may have no waist and no palpable ribs.

8. What are the signs of stunted growth in Brittany puppies?

Signs of stunted growth include noticeably slower growth compared to littermates, lack of energy, and possibly brittle or thinning fur. Consult a vet if you suspect growth issues.

9. How often should I weigh my Brittany puppy?

Weighing your puppy monthly is a good practice to ensure they are on a healthy growth curve. Adjust their diet as needed based on these weigh-ins.

10. What growth abnormalities should I watch out for in my Brittany?

Look out for limping, difficulty in rising, or reluctance to play, as these can be signs of joint problems like hip dysplasia, which can affect growth.

11. Can excessive exercise affect my Brittany puppy’s growth?

Yes, excessive exercise can harm a growing Brittany puppy’s joints and bones. Keep activities moderate and avoid forcing too much repetitive or high-impact exercise until they are fully grown.

12. How do I know if my Brittany is growing well?

Regular vet check-ups, observing milestones in physical growth, and monitoring their general health and activity levels are good indicators of proper growth.

13. What developmental milestones should my Brittany puppy reach by six months?

By six months, your puppy should be showing good coordination, beginning to exhibit hunting instincts, and responding to basic training commands.

14. Does neutering or spaying affect the growth of a Brittany puppy?

Neutering or spaying can affect the growth plate closure times, potentially leading to a slightly taller dog if done very early. Discuss the best timing with your vet.

15. Why is my Brittany puppy growing unevenly?

Sometimes puppies grow in spurts, and their paws or ears might look oversized at times. This is normal and usually balances out as they mature.

16. What health problems can affect my Brittany’s growth?

Health issues like parasites, malnutrition, or congenital disorders can impair growth. Regular vet visits are crucial for early detection and treatment.

17. How do genetics affect my Brittany puppy’s growth?

Genetics play a significant role in determining size, weight, and overall health. A puppy’s lineage can give you a good indication of their growth potential.

18. What should I do if my Brittany puppy is not reaching expected growth milestones?

Consult your veterinarian if your puppy is not meeting growth milestones. They can assess if there’s an underlying health issue or if dietary adjustments are needed.

19. How much water should my growing Brittany puppy drink each day?

A Brittany puppy should drink about half an ounce to one ounce of water per pound of body weight per day. Always provide fresh, clean water, especially after exercise.

20. Can a poor diet cause permanent growth issues in Brittany puppies?

A poor diet can lead to growth deficiencies and health problems that can have long-term effects. Ensuring a balanced intake of nutrients is critical for proper development.

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