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Is Your Dog Overweight? Ideal Weight Ranges by Breed

Dogs can easily be impacted by their activity levels, age, whether or not they have been neutered, and the type of breed they are – all of which can lead to weight gain. While they may look fine to you, in some dog breeds extra weight can be hidden underneath their fur and large frame. Place your hand on his side, and if his ribs are hard to feel or even impossible to feel, your dog is likely overweight.

Below is a listed of suggested ideal weight ranges from Hills Pet Science, but each individual pet is different. For a more accurate weight assessment, you should take your pet for a weight in at your vet. View The Hills Science Perfect Weight range of Dog Food over here.

  • Loss of an obvious waist
  • Collar needs loosening
  • Difficulty in walking
  • Slow movement
  • Shortness of breath
  • Bad temper
  • Sleeping more than usual

African Hound Weight Range: 23 – 27kg

Airedale Terrier Weight Range: 20-23kg

American Cocker Spaniel 11–13kg

Basenji 9–11kg

Basset Hound 18–27kg

Beagle 8–14kg

Bedlington Terrier 8–10kg

Belgian Shepherd 28–30kg

Bernese Mountain 40–44kg

Bichon Frisé 3–6kg

Briard 30–39kg

Bull Terrier 24–30kg

Bulldog 23–25kg

Bullmastiff 41–59kg

Cairn Terrier 6–8kg

Cavalier King Charles Spaniel 5-8kg

Charles Spaniel 5–8kg

Chihuahua 1–3kg

Chinese Crested 2–5kg

Chow Chow 20–32kg

Clumber Spaniel 29–36kg

Cocker Spaniel 13–15kg

Collie (Rough & Smooth) 18–30kg

Curly-Coated Retriever 32–36kg

Dachshund 9–12kg

Dachshund (Miniature) 4–5kg

Dalmatian 23–27kg

Dandie Dinmont 8–11kg

Deerhound 36–45kg

Dobermann 30–40kg

Doguede Bordeaux 45–50kg

Elkhound 18–23kg

English Pointer 20–30kg

English Setter 25–30kg

English Springer Spaniel 22–25kg

Finnish Spitz 14–16kg

Flat-Coated Retriever 25–36kg

Fox Terrier 7–8kg

French Bulldog 10–13kg

German Shepherd 34–43kg

German Short-Haired Pointer 25-32kg

German Wire-Haired Pointer 20-34kg

Golden Retriever 27–36kg

Great Dane 45–55kg

Greyhound 27–32kg

Hungarian Visla 22–30kg

Irish Water Spaniel 20–29kg

Irish Wolfhound 40–55kg

Italian Greyhound 3–5kg

Italian Spinone 29–39kg

Japanese Akita 34–50kg

Kerry Blue 15–17kg

King Charles Spaniel 4–6kg

Labrador Retriever 25–34kg

Lhasa Apso 6–7kg

Maltese 3–4kg

Mastiff 80–86kg

Newfoundland 50–70kg

Norfolk/Norwich Terrier 5–6kg

Otter Hound 30–55kg

Pomeranian 2–3kg

Poodle (Toy) 3–7kg

Puli (HungarianPuli) 9–18kg

Pyrenean Mountain 40–57kg

Rottweiler 41–50kg

Saint Bernard 50–90kg

Samoyed 23–30kg

Schnauzer (Standard) 16–20kg

Sealyham Terrier 8–9kg

Shiba Inu 9–14kg

Siberian Husky 16–27kg

Soft-coated Wheaten Terrier 16-21kg

Springer Spaniel 22–24kg

Staffordshire Bull Terrier 11–17kg

Terrier 16–21kg

Tibetan Spaniel 4–7kg

Weimaraner 32–39kg

West Highland Terrier 7-10kg

White Terrier 7–10kg


Is Your Pet at Risk?

  • Activity level: Weight gain often occurs when dogs and cats eat too many calories and don’t exercise enough.
  • Age: Older pets are usually less active and need fewer calories.
  • Neutering: While it’s the responsible thing to do, the procedure alters pets’ metabolism, making them prone to weight gain.
  • Breed: Some breeds are more likely to gain weight, including Persians, British Shorthairs and mixed-breed cats.


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