Have you recently gotten yourself a Beagle as a pet? While Beagles make for excellent pets, they are prone to obesity.
It is important to keep a check on your pet’s weight. If you’re new to dog parenting, you might be wondering what is the average weight of a beagle? Their weight varies according to their height!
How Much Does a Full Size Beagle Weigh?
According to The American Kennel Club, full grown beagles that are 13 inches or less in height should weigh up to 20 pounds. Beagles standing between 13-15 inches in height should weigh anywhere from 20-30 pounds.
That said, all Beagle puppies can grow at varying rates. So, what else is considered healthy for beagle pups at different stages of growth? How much do beagles weigh in pounds? Let’s find out!
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How Much Do Female Beagles Weigh?
Beagles do not show any overwhelming variation in weight due to their gender. After all, Beagles, as a breed, are small dogs. However, a female dog is typically smaller in size than a male, measuring 13-16 inches (33-40 cm) at the withers.
An average full grown female could weigh between 19.8 and 22 pounds (8.9 to 9.9 kg). They also exhibit some differences in temperament.
Female Beagles tend to be more affectionate than their male counterparts and are easier to train. They also have a black (or occasionally liver) gumdrop nose and a smooth, somewhat domed skull.
How Much Should An 8-week Old Beagle Weigh?
When puppies are this young, they can weigh 3-5 pounds if they’re small Beagles. Larger Beagle pups that can grow up to 15 inches in height tend to weigh 4-7 pounds.
Beagles also begin to nip and bite at eight weeks. At this time, you can start playing with your pup. Nonetheless, remember to be gentle and not too rough.
This is also a good time to enroll your pup for puppy classes. This will encourage your pet to socialize with other puppies. But do not take your pup to dog parks just yet.
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How Much Should a 12-week Old Beagle Weigh?
By the time your Beagle reaches 12 weeks of age, it might weigh anywhere from 7 to 11 pounds depending on its height.
During this time your puppy will also have growth spurts. It will need more food than usual to sustain its growth.
How Much Should A 3-month-old Beagle Weigh?
At this age, Beagles begin their transition into young dogs. During the 10 to 12 week period, your puppy will weigh approximately 10 pounds and start exhibiting independent behavior.
But wait. What is overweight for a beagle?
A host of factors including genetic predisposition can influence a Beagle’s weight. The easiest way is to observe their chest area.
If you cannot see their ribs but still feel the bones upon touching your pet, your dog is healthy. If you cannot feel their ribs with your fingers – they’re overweight.
So, whether you have a Beagle to give you company or are planning on getting one, watch their weight. Who doesn’t like to have a happy and healthy pet, right?