Last Updated on August 13, 2023 by Pets Feed
“Athletes among dogs” – that’s what Rottweilers are called. They are beautifully built, powerful and hardy animals. Even small puppies are quite massive and strong. But to grow into a physically and mentally healthy dog, a baby needs good nutrition, regular exercise, education, socialization and training.
Weight and height of a Rottweiler puppy by month
Rottweilers are distinguished by their large size and overall physical mass. The height and weight of the Rottweiler in the first months of life increases at record speed. By the age of six months, the weight of the Rottweiler increases by 10 times, and its height by 3 times. With such dimensions, the Rottweiler tends to consider itself superior to a person. Therefore, training such a dog is simply necessary.
In order not to harm the fragile body of the baby, you need to choose the right products and strictly follow the diet. Monthly puppies can do well with their mother’s milk. Height 20/22 cm (height at the withers), weight 3.5/4.5 kg.
At 2 months, the puppy tastes for the first time raw meat, which must be given to him in small pieces. At the same age, fermented milk products, cereals, vegetables and eggs are introduced into the diet. Feed your pet six times a day. During this period, the baby should be given two hundred grams of meat per day, four hundred and fifty grams of milk, one hundred grams of porridge, one hundred and fifty grams of cottage cheese and the same number of vegetables. Height 33/29 cm, weight 8/9 kg.
In the period of 3 months, transfer the baby to five meals a day. At this age, the amount of meat eaten by the dog increases to four hundred grams, milk – up to five hundred, and cereals, vegetables and cottage cheese – up to two hundred. Height 47/48 cm, weight 17/14 kg.
Height 51 cm, weight 23/17 kg.
By the age of 5 months, a Rottweiler puppy’s feeding frequency is reduced to four times. At this age, the puppy receives half a kilogram of meat per day, and cereals – up to two hundred and fifty grams. Height 56 cm, weight 31/24 kg.
At six months, you need to eat three meals a day and increase the daily intake of cereals to three hundred grams. Height 60/59 cm, weight 35/30 kg.
Gradually introduce new foods in small portions. No matter how often you feed your pet, do it at regular intervals. Height 64/61 cm, weight 40/34 kg.
The food bowl should be placed at the level of the puppy’s chest, using a special support. Rottweilers tend to overeat, so their portions should be regulated. Height 66/62 cm, weight 46/36 kg.
At nine months, you have an almost adult dog that eats twice a day. Height 66/62 cm, weight 50/36 kg.
An adult dog eats raw meat. To prevent the Rottweiler from “catching” parasites, some owners freeze the meat for several days in the freezer or douse it with boiling water before feeding it. Offal can be given to the animal only in boiled form. Representatives of the breed can not eat lamb and pork. Due to their high fat content, these foods are bad for the dog’s liver. Height 67/63 cm, weight 50/36 kg.
Rottweiler puppy: sizes by month from 1 to 12 months (table)
What affects a puppy’s height and weight?
Puppy height and weight can be affected by many different factors.
Most often it is genetics, as well as the quality of culture, diet, sport or particular training:
Genetic. It is she who turns out to be the reason why, under high-quality conditions of detention and proper nutrition, Rottweiler puppies do not gain in size, weight or chest volume. This is perhaps due to the fact that dogs of one line or another can mature later than their parents, and perhaps the parents of the puppy also do not differ in their large growth and powerful physique. .
Increasing quality. The basis of puppy health is laid not even in the breeder’s home, but in the prenatal period of development, when the feeding and care of a pregnant bitch depends on the health and strength of his offspring. If the mother of the puppies did not receive any vitamins and microelements during the gestation of the litter, the babies at birth will have less weight and begin to develop worse. If the breeder continues to save more, but now also on the puppies, things could get worse. And even babies who are the first to find a new owner will be lucky: in this case, with proper care and feeding in the new home, they will always be able to compensate for the missing size and weight.
Ration. In order for the dog to be healthy, he needs to eat full and high-quality food from the first day of his appearance in the house. Many owners make a choice in favor of ready-made food. Other Rottweiler owners feed their pets natural foods, believing that such a diet is more beneficial for the dog. There is nothing wrong with either approach to feeding a Rottweiler. Unless the dry food your dog is getting is premium or superior. And if the dog eats homemade food, then not empty porridge on the water, but food from protein products: meat, cottage cheese and (no more than once a week) fish.
Sport and training. During classes, the dog moves and actively trains various muscle groups. Thanks to this, the Rottweiler becomes physically stronger and visually larger and more powerful.
Injuries and illnesses suffered by the animal also greatly affect the weight and size of dogs.
For example, if a puppy has been sick with something serious at an early age, its growth and development can dramatically slow or even stop.