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Male & Female Doberman Weights & Heights by Age

Written by: Arlene Divina
Arlene Divina, one of the content writers at IHD, loves going on adventures with her adorable fur baby. She now creates informative content for pet parents. Read more
| Published on August 11, 2023

Dobermans, renowned for their intelligence, loyalty, and striking appearance, are among the most recognized breeds worldwide. As new owners eagerly welcome a Doberman puppy into their homes, many questions arise regarding their growth trajectory. Understanding the average weights and heights of Doberman puppies is essential to ensure they are developing healthily and thriving. This article delves into the typical growth patterns, providing insights into what one can expect in terms of physical changes throughout their puppyhood. Whether you’re a proud Doberman owner or merely curious, this guide offers valuable information on the majestic journey of a Doberman’s growth.

Male Doberman Weights & Heights by Age

The following chart contains the average weights and heights of a male Doberman 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 Doberman’s growth.

Age Weight (lbs) Weight (kg) Height (inches) Height (cm)
Newborn 1.0 – 1.5 0.45 – 0.68 4 – 6 10 – 15
1 Month 5 – 9 2.3 – 4.1 7 – 9 18 – 23
2 Months 16 – 20 7.3 – 9.1 10 – 12 25 – 30
3 Months 24 – 30 10.9 – 13.6 14 – 17 35 – 43
4 Months 32 – 42 14.5 – 19 18 – 21 46 – 53
5 Months 40 – 52 18.1 – 23.6 21 – 24 53 – 61
6 Months 48 – 60 21.8 – 27.2 23 – 26 58 – 66
9 Months 60 – 75 27.2 – 34 25 – 28 64 – 71
12 Months (1 Year) 70 – 85 31.8 – 38.6 26 – 29 66 – 74
2 Years 75 – 95 34 – 43.1 27 – 30 69 – 76
3 Years 80 – 100 36.3 – 45.4 27 – 31 69 – 79

 

Female Doberman Weights & Heights by Age

The following chart contains the average weights and heights of a female Doberman 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 Doberman’s growth.

Age Weight (lbs) Weight (kg) Height (inches) Height (cm)
Newborn 0.9 – 1.3 0.41 – 0.59 3.5 – 5.5 9 – 14
1 Month 4.5 – 8 2 – 3.6 6 – 8 15 – 20
2 Months 15 – 18 6.8 – 8.2 9 – 11 23 – 28
3 Months 22 – 27 10 – 12.3 12 – 15 30 – 38
4 Months 29 – 38 13.2 – 17.2 16 – 19 41 – 48
5 Months 35 – 47 15.9 – 21.3 18 – 21 46 – 53
6 Months 42 – 53 19 – 24 20 – 23 51 – 58
9 Months 50 – 63 22.7 – 28.6 22 – 25 56 – 64
12 Months (1 Year) 55 – 70 25 – 31.8 23 – 26 58 – 66
2 Years 60 – 77 27.2 – 34.9 24 – 27 61 – 69
3 Years 62 – 80 28.1 – 36.3 24 – 28 61 – 71

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 Doberman Puppy’s Growth and Development

  1. How quickly do Doberman puppies grow? Doberman puppies grow rapidly in their first year, often reaching near their full height by 9-12 months. However, they’ll continue to fill out and mature over the next year or two, gaining muscle and body mass.
  2. When do Dobermans reach their full height? Most Dobermans reach close to their adult height by 9-12 months of age, but some can continue growing in height until 18 months. They’ll spend the next several months gaining muscle and filling out.
  3. Why is my Doberman puppy underweight? Various factors, including diet, genetics, and health conditions, can impact a puppy’s weight. Always ensure they’re on a balanced diet and consult a vet if you have concerns about their weight or growth.
  4. Can I determine how big my Doberman will get based on his puppy size? While it’s challenging to predict exact adult size based on puppy weight, observing the size of the puppy’s parents and growth trends can give a rough estimate.
  5. What’s the best diet for optimal growth in my Doberman puppy? A high-quality puppy food designed for large breeds is essential. This ensures the right balance of nutrients to support their rapid growth without promoting excessive growth, which can lead to skeletal issues.
  6. Are there growth charts available for Dobermans? Yes, there are growth charts available specifically for Dobermans that can help track your puppy’s development, comparing their growth to average benchmarks.
  7. Why does my Doberman have a large belly? Puppies often have round bellies after eating, but a consistently distended belly can be a sign of worms or other health issues. It’s wise to consult with a veterinarian.
  8. When do Dobermans start to fill out and gain muscle? While they might reach their full height in the first year, Dobermans typically start to fill out and gain muscle between 12-24 months of age.
  9. Is there a difference in growth rates between male and female Dobermans? Yes, males are generally larger and might grow at a slightly faster rate in their early months. However, both genders will near their full height by 12 months.
  10. How can I ensure my Doberman’s bones develop healthily? Providing a balanced diet, regular vet check-ups, and avoiding excessive exercise or jumping in the first year can help support healthy bone development.
  11. Do Dobermans have growth spurts? Like many breeds, Dobermans can have growth spurts, often noticeable around 4-6 months and 9-11 months of age.
  12. Should I be concerned if my Doberman’s paws look too big for his body? Large paws are common in puppies and often an indication they have more growing to do. It’s part of their charm, and they’ll grow into them!
  13. Can neutering or spaying affect my Doberman’s growth? Yes, altering your dog can impact their growth, with some studies suggesting it might lead to taller dogs due to the delayed closure of growth plates. Discuss the best timing with your vet.
  14. Why does my older Doberman puppy seem lanky? It’s normal for adolescent Dobermans to go through a “lanky” phase before they fill out. As they mature, they’ll gain more muscle and a more defined shape.
  15. At what age is a Doberman considered fully grown? While they might reach physical maturity by 2 years, many Dobermans don’t reach mental maturity until around 3 years old.
  16. What are common health issues related to growth in Dobermans? Hip dysplasia, elbow dysplasia, and certain types of bone diseases are concerns in growing Dobermans. Regular vet check-ups can help catch and address these early.
  17. How much exercise does my growing Doberman need? While Dobermans are active and need regular exercise, it’s essential not to over-exercise them in the first year to protect their developing joints. Daily play and walks are great, but avoid excessive running or jumping.
  18. Is raw food suitable for my Doberman puppy’s growth? Raw diets can be suitable if they’re well-balanced and meet all the nutritional needs of a growing Doberman. Always consult with a veterinarian or canine nutritionist when considering a raw diet.
  19. Can I use supplements to boost my Doberman puppy’s growth? While some supplements can benefit puppies, it’s essential to ensure they don’t receive too much of certain nutrients, like calcium, which can harm growth. Always consult a vet before introducing supplements.
  20. Why is socialization important for my Doberman’s mental growth? Proper socialization in the first few months is crucial for a Doberman’s mental development. It ensures they grow up to be well-adjusted, confident adults, minimizing behavioral issues later on.

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