Want to estimate much your Golden Retriever puppy will weigh when they’re fully grown?
Use this calculator to find out!
- Your puppy’s gender
- How much their dad weighed
- How much their mom weighed
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How The Golden Retriever Weight Calculator Works
Weight is hereditary, so knowing how much your puppy’s parents weigh will help us estimate how much they will weigh when they’re fully grown.
The Golden Retriever breed standard says that adult females should weigh between 55 – 65 pounds, and adult males should weigh between 65 – 75 pounds.
Of course, some Golden Retrievers may grow larger or smaller than that standard, but that is factored into the calculations here.
Because of that, this calculator will be more accurate for purebred Golden Retrievers and less accurate for Golden Retriever mixes or Golden Doodles.
But of course, this is just an estimate.
When I was a kid, the doctor told me I’d be 6′ 5″, yet here I am 30 years later still waiting to break 6 feet!
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Why Keep Your Golden Retriever At A Healthy Weight
Golden Retrievers loooove food.
So much so that they’re prone to obesity.
They’re also prone to joint and heart issues, and if your Golden is overweight that will increase the odds that they suffer these health problems.
According to VCA Hospitals, one study showed that overweight German Shepherd puppies were twice as likely to develop hip dysplasia as normal-weight puppies.
Although this study was about German Shepherds, I’m sure the same problem exists with overweight Golden Retriever puppies.
And here’s another quote from that article:
“As this disease (hip dysplasia) is most commonly seen in large breed dogs… these puppies should be kept at a normal, lean weight during growth, rather than overfed and encouraged to grow ‘big.'”
As a person who loves big dogs, I used to want to overfeed and encourage my Golden to “grow big”, but now I just want him to be healthy.
How To Keep Your Golden Retriever At A Healthy Weight
The best way to keep your Golden Retriever at a healthy weight is to feed them the right amount of high-quality food and give them an appropriate amount of exercise.
Talk to your veterinarian to see what’s best for your pup, but you can also read this article about the best food for Golden Retriever puppies.
You’ll also want to give them the appropriate amount and type of exercise for their age.
For instance, an 8-week-old Golden Retriever will have much different exercise needs than a 6-month-old Golden Retriever.
Also, with young Golden Retrievers, you’ll want to avoid too much running or other high-impact exercises because their joints are still developing.
For some fun exercise ideas, check out this blog post about the best games to play with your Golden Retriever.
Raising Your Golden Retriever Puppy
Having a Golden Retriever puppy is one of the most fun adventures you’ll ever embark on.
It’s fun to dream about what they’ll be like as an adult dog — what their personalities will be like and how big they’ll be.
This weight calculator will help estimate how big they’ll be as an adult, but remember it’s just an estimate — your Golden Retriever’s adult weight may vary quite a bit.
Just be sure to talk to your vet and keep them at an appropriate weight so they can live as healthy of a life as possible.
Have any questions about your Golden Retriever puppy?
Let us know down in the comments!
P.S. Getting a Golden Retriever puppy? Check out the Golden Retriever Puppy Handbook.