Dog Body Weight Chart
Dog Body Weight Chart

Dog Body Condition Score Chart

Learn how to check your dog’s weight. What is my dog’s ideal weight? Dog owners need to know what is a healthy weight for dogs. During a Veterinary visit you might ask your Vet how much should my dog weigh? Use our dog body weight chart for a quick indication of correct average weight of a dog.

Is your dog overweight or is dog skinny? How to know if your dog is overweight or ideal weight? The full grown dog weight estimator will answer your question.

Ideal Dog Weight Chart

Emaciated Dog

                              Emaciated dog

  •   Individual ribs, spine and pelvis prominent   and evident from a distance.
  •   Lack of muscle mass.
  •   Little or no body fat.
  •   Rump hollow.
  •   Waist prominent when viewed from above.
  •   Abdomen obviously tucked up.
  •   Neck thin.
  •   No fat on tail.

Veterinary advice must be sought.

How to Tell if My Dog is Underweight. Thin Dog

thin skinny dog

  •   Ribs, spine and pelvis bones visible and   easily felt.
  •   Little body fat.
  •   Neck thin.
  •   Abdomen tucked up.
  •   Little fat on tail.
  •   Obvious waist when viewed from above.

Increase feeding and worm   dog if not wormed recently. (ensure all-wormer used – some products do not cover all worms).

Seek veterinary advice if dog remains underweight or unsure of feeding or worming regime.

Ideal Dog Weight or Healthy Dog Weight

ideal weight dog

  •   Ribs and spine can be felt, last few ribs may be visible.
  •   Dog should have a waist when viewed from above.
  •   Belly is tucked up when viewed from side.
  •   Good muscle mass.
  •   Rump well muscled.

Overweight Dog Chart

overweight dog

  •   Ribs and spine not visible but can be felt.
  •   Fat deposit on tail.
  •   Little or no waist when viewed from above, rounded appearance, back appears broadened.
  •   Dog squarish along back line when viewed from side.
  •   Abdomen not tucked up, may appear rounded underneath.

Reduce feed intake or provide lower calorie feed. Increase exercise.

Seek veterinary advice if unsure of appropriate diet or concerns over exercise regime.

Obese Dog Chart


  •   Ribs and spine not visible and difficult to feel.
  •   Tail has obvious fat deposit.
  •   No waist and back broadened when viewed from above.
  •   Belly obviously rounded and possibly   distended.
  •   Dog square or rounded up along back line when viewed from side.

Seek veterinary advice on diet and exercise regime.


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