How Much Should a Male Doberman Puppy Weigh at 5 Months.?

I adopted an abused purebreed doberman puppy he only weighs 16 pounds and is almost 5 months. He is healthy otherwise but I don't know if he will be a large dobie.

He is absolutely way too small / underweight.. My black FEMALE puppy at 10 weeks of age weighed 21 lbs, her sister was nearly 18 lbs.

You should take him to the vet.. Get him on good food.. EXCELLENT food, no crap at all..

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  • Shanna

    16 pounds at 5 months? 3 month old Doberman puppies weigh more than that. Are you sure he's purebred? Or is he very thin? That weight certainly doesn't seem right to me, especially for a male. Do you have a picture of him?
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  • go_wild_xoxo

    well mine was at least 30 pounds by then but he was one of the gladiator (big boned) dobermans. if he looks healthy to you then he probably is but if he looks kinda sick then be sure to take him to the vet.
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  • julie d

    I agree with Shanna. This has to be a mix. I have seen some very abused Dobes, but 16 lbs. at 5 months sounds like ready for death. Usually a Dobe pup will weigh around 10 lbs. (approx.) at 6 weeks old. Much has to do with bone structure, and females tend to be a little smaller. The usual weight gain is around 3 lbs. per week, although all pups go through different growth spurts. They could only gain 2 lbs. one week and 5 the next, but the *average* is around 3. So, if you figure a pup is 10 lbs. at 6 weeks (especially a male) and gains 3 lbs. per week…..well, you do the math. If this is the *real deal*, I hope you would be getting some Vet advise on how much to feed this pup, and how often. I'm just in shock. Can you post a picture of this pup?
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  • DP

    He is absolutely way too small / underweight.. My black FEMALE puppy at 10 weeks of age weighed 21 lbs, her sister was nearly 18 lbs.

    You should take him to the vet.. Get him on good food.. EXCELLENT food, no crap at all..
    References :

  • Paige

    I rescued my dobie two weeks ago.  She only weighed 19lbs and is almost 6mos old.  She now weighs 27lbs, so she has gained 8lbs in two weeks.  I hope this is ok and Im doing whats best for her.  Any comments appreciated:)