Dog Breed Weight Chart How Much Dogs Weigh by Breed

Dog Breed Weight Chart

Keep your dogโ€™s weight in the right range for their breed with this chart that shows the optimum weight for over 200 different breeds.

Keeping your dog’s weight in the right range is very important when it comes to making sure your pet is healthy and happy. It's also helpful for knowing what dosage of preventative medication they need, like Sentinel for dogs. That’s why we’ve developed the chart below, which shows the optimum weight for over 200 different breeds. Use it as a rough guideline of where your pet's weight should be.

Here’s an easy way to tell if your dog is overweight or underweight: Use your hands to try to feel their ribs. If your dog is overweight, it will be hard to feel the bone underneath your pet’s flesh. If your dog is underweight, the ribs will feel sharp to the touch and will be distinctly visible. You may be able to see the indentation of a healthy dog’s ribs, but you should not be able to count each one. Check out this visual dog weight chart to see if your dog is a healthy weight.

Feed your pet healthy food and make sure they exercise to maintain a healthy weight.


Breed Weight


7-9 lb

Afghan Hound

Male: 60 lb; Female: 50 lb

African Boerboels

154-200 lb

Airedale Terrier

55 lb


Male: 90-140 lb; Female: 75-105 lb


Male: 85-115 lb; Female: 65-90 lb

Alapaha Blue Blood Bulldogs

Male: 70-90 lb; Female: 55-75 lb

Alaskan Klee Kais

23 lb

Alaskan Malamute

Male: 85 lb; Female: 75 lb

American Bulldog

Male: 75-125 lb; Female: 60-100 lb

American Eskimo Dog

20-40 lbs

American Foxhound

55-75 lbs

American Staffordshire Terrier

57-67 lbs

American Water Spaniel

Male: 30-45 lb; Female: 25-40 lb

Anatolian Shepherd Dog

90-150 lb

Australian Cattle Dog

35-45 lb

Australian Kelpie

31-46 lb

Australian Shepherd

Male: 50-65 lb; Female: 40-55 lb

Australian Silky Terrier

8-11 lb

Australian Terrier

12-14 lb


Male: 24 lb; Female: 22 lb

Basset Hound

40-60 lb


18-30 lb

Bearded Collie

45-55 lb


65-85 lb

Bedlington Terrier

17-23 lbs

Belgian Malinois

60-65 lb

Belgian Shepherd Dog

Male: 55-66 lb; Female: 44-55 lb

Belgian Tervuren

Male: 55-65 lb; Female: 40-50 lb

Bernese Mountain Dog

Male: 90-120 lb; Female: 70-100 lb

Bichon Frise

Males: 11-16 lb; Females: 10-15 lb

Black and Tan Coonhound

55-75 lb

Black Russian Terrier

80-145 lb


Male 65-75 lb; Female: 55-65 lb

Border Collie

30-45 lb

Border Terrier

11.5-15.5 lb


Male: 75-105 lb; Female: 60-85 lb

Boston Terrier

10-25 lb 

Bouvier des Flandres

60-90 lb


Male: 65-80 lb; Female: 50-65 lb


Male: 75-100 lb; Female 50-65 lb


30-40 lb

Brussels Griffon

8-10 lb

Bull Terrier

Male: 62-70 lb; Female: 50-60 lb


Male: 110-130 lb; Female: 100-120 lb

Cairn Terrier

Male: 14 lb; Female: 13lb

Canaan Dog

Male: 45-55 lb; Female: 35-45 lb

Cane Corso

88-110 lb

Cardigan Welsh Corgi

Male: 30-38 lb; Female: 25-34 lb

Carolina Dog

30-65 lb

Catahoula Leopard Dogs

40-90 lb

Cavalier King Charles Spaniel

13-18 lb

Central Asian Ovtcharkas

Male: 121-176 lb; Female: 88-143 lb

Cesky Terrier

16-22 lb

Chesapeake Bay Retriever

Male: 65-80 lb; Female: 55-70 lb


Not to exceed 6 lb

Chinese Crested

5-12 lb

Chinese Foo

Small: Under 20 lb; Medium: 21-50 lb; Large: 51 lb and up

Chinese Shar-Pei

45-60 lb


3-12 lb

Chow Chow

45-70 lb

Clumber Spaniel

Male 70-85 lb; Female: 55-70 lb


Male: 60-70 lb; Female 50-65 lb

Coton De Tulears

Male: 9-13 lb; Female: 8-11 lb

Curly-Coated Retriever

60-70 lb


Minature: 11 lb and under; Standard: over 11 lb (usually 16-32 lb)


40-60 lb

Dandie Dinmont Terrier

18-24 lb

Doberman Pinscher

65-90 lb

Dogue de Bordeauxs

Male: 110 lb; Female: 99 lb

English Bulldogs

Male: 50 lb; Female: 40 lb

English Cocker Spaniels

Male: 28-34 lb; Female: 26-32 lb

English Foxhound

55-75 lb

English Setter

Male: 60-65 lb; Female: 50-55 lb

English Shepherd

Male: 45-60 lb; Females: 40-50 lb

English Springer Spaniel

Male: about 50 lb; Female: about 40 lb

English Toy Spaniel

8-14 lb

Estrela Mountain Dogs

Male: 88-110 lb; Female: 66-88 lb

Field Spaniel

35-50 lb

Fila Brasileiros

Male: 110 lb; Female: 90 lb

Finnish Spitz

Male: 47-53 lb; Female: 40-47 lb

Flat-Coated Retriever

60-70 lb

Fox Terrier (Smooth)

Male: 17-19 lb; Female: 15-17 lb

Fox Terrier (Wire)

Male: 17-19 lb; Female: 15-17 lb

French Bulldog

Not to exceed 28 lb

German Pinscher

25-35 lb

German Shepherd 

75-95 lb

German Shorthaired Pointer

Male: 55-70 lb; Female: 45-60 lb

German Wirehaired Pointer

45-75 lb

Giant Schnauzer

Male: 60-105 lb; Female: 55-75 lb

Glen of Imaal Terrier

Males: about 35 lb;  Female: less 

Golden Retriever

Male: 65-75 lb; Female: 55-65 lb


Minature: 15-30 lb; Medium: 30-45 lb; Standard: 45 and over lb

Gordon Setter

Male: 55-80 lb; Female: 45-70 lb

Great Dane

Male: 130-180 lb; Female: 110-150 lb

Great Pyrenees

Male: 115 lb; Female: 85-90 lb

Greater Swiss Mountain Dog

105-140 lb; Female: 85-110 lb


Male: 65-70 lb; Female: 60-65 lb


Male: 45-60 lb; Female: 35-45 lb


7-13 lb

Hungarian Vizsla

Male: 45-66 lb; Female: 40-55 lb

Ibizan Hound

Male: 50 lb; Female: 45 lb

Irish Setter

Male: about 70 lb; Female: about 60 lb

Irish Terrier

Male: around 27 lb; Female: around 25 lb

Irish Water Spaniel

Male: 55-65 lb; Female: 45-58 lb

Irish Wolfhound

Male: at least 120 lb; Female: at least 105 lb

Italian Greyhound

7-14 lb

Jack Russell Terrier

14-18 lb

Japanese Chin

4-7 lb


Male: about 45 lb; Female: about 35 lb

Kerry Blue Terrier

Male: 33-40 lb; Female: less


Male: average 80 lb; Female: average 70 lb


20-24 lb


Male: 100-115 lb; Female: 70-90 lb


Miniature: 26-40; Medium: 40-55 lb; Standard: 55-77 lb

Labrador Retriever

Male: 65-80 lb; Female: 55-70 lb


55-65 lb

Lakeland Terrier

About 16-17 lb

Lancashire Heeler

6-13 lb

Lhasa Apso

13-15 lb


8-18 lb


4-7 lb


5-20 lb

Manchester Terrier

under 12 lb (usually 6-8 lb)

Maremma Sheepdogs

66-100 lb


175-190 lb

Miniature Bull Terrier

25-33 lb

Miniature Pinscher

8-10 lb

Miniature Poodle

4-8 lb

Miniature Schnauzer

13-15 lb

Neapolitan Mastiff

Male: 150 lb; Female: 110 lb 


Male: 130-150 lb; Female: 100-120 lb

Norfolk Terrier

11-12 lb

Norwegian Buhunds

Male: 31-40 lb; Female: 26-35 lb

Norwegian Elkhound

Male: 55 lb: Female: 48 lb

Norwich Terrier

Around 12 lb

Nova Scotia Duck Tolling Retriever

Male: 45-52 lb; Female: 35-42 lb

Old English Sheepdog

Male: 70-90 lb; Female 60-80 lb


Male: 115 lb; Female: 80 lb


4-9 lb

Parson Russell Terrier

13-17 lb


4-20 lb


Not to exceed 14 lb

Pembroke Welsh Corgi

Male: 27 lb; Female: 25 lb

Petit Basset Griffon Vendeen

25-35 lb

Pharaoh Hound

45-55 lb

Pit Bull

30-60 lb


Male: 50-60 lb; Female: 40-55 lb


Male: 55-75 lb; Female: 45-65 lb

Polish Lowland Sheepdog

30-35 lb


3-14 lb


3-7 lb; preferably 4-5 lb


4-8 lb

Portuguese Water Dog

42-60 lb; Female: 35-50 lb


14-18 lb


25-35 lb

Rat Terrier

Toy: 4-6 lb; Mid-sized: 6-8 lb; Standard: 12-35 lb

Redbone Coonhounds

45-70 lb

Rhodesian Ridgeback

Male: 85 lb; Female: 70 lb


Male: 85-135 lb; Female: 80-100 lb

Saint Bernard

120-200 lb


35-65 lb


Male: 45-65 lb; Female: 35-50 lb


12-16 lb; Female: 10-14 lb


Toy: 6-10 lb; Miniature: 13-20 lb; Standard: 20-75 lb

Scottish Deerhound

Male: 85-110 lb; Female: 75-95 lb

Scottish Terrier

Male: 19-22 lb; Female: 18-21 lb

Sealyham Terrier

Male: 23-24 lb; Female: 18-22 lb

Shetland Sheepdog

About 20 lb

Shiba Inu

Male: average 23 lb; Female: average 17 lb

Shih Tzu

9-16 lb

Siberian Husky

Male: 45-60 lb; Female: 35-50 lb

Silky Terrier

8-11 lb

Skye Terrier

Male: 35-40 lb; Female: 25-30 lb


6-14 lb

Soft-coated Wheaten Terrier

Male: 35-40 lb; Female: 30-35 lb

Spinone Italiano

Male: 71-82 lb; Female: 62-71 lb

Staffordshire Bull Terrier

Male: 35-40 lb; Female: 30-35 lb

Standard Schnauzer

Male: 40-45 lb; Female: 35-40 lb

Sussex Spaniel

35-45 lb

Swedish Vallhund

19-30 lb

Thai Ridgeback

Male: 40-60 lb; Female: 35-55 lb

Tibetan Mastiff

Male: 90-150 lb or more; Female: 80-110 lb

Tibetan Spaniel

9-15 lbs

Tibetan Terrier

18-30 lb

Toy Fox Terrier

3.5-7 lb

Toy Manchester Terriers

under 12 lb (usually 6-8 lb)

Toy Poodles

4-8 lb


45-65 lb


55-90 lb

Welsh Springer Spaniel

35-50 lb

Welsh Terrier

20-22 lb

West Highland White Terrier

15-21 lb


15-30 lb

Wirehaired Pointing Griffon

50-60 lb


Toy: 5-15 lb; Miniature: 15-30 lb; Standard: 25-40 lb


4-15 lb

Yorkshire Terrier

Not to exceed 7 lb

5 Reasons Your Dog is Losing Weight

Just like our body, your canine’s weight can change over the course of the year. Regardless of which breed you have, your four-legged friend will go through weight gain and loss. However, if your canine friend is continuing to lose weight, then there may be something wrong with it. Although it can be hard to narrow down on why your dog is losing weight, there are some problems which can be identified easily. Here are five reasons as to why your dog is losing weight.

  1. Anxiety Anxiety or stress in your canine friend is one of the main reasons why they don’t feel hungry. For dogs to eat food, they need to be in a safe and secure environment. It means that if they are not comfortable with the people or the environment around them, they won’t feel the need to eat on a daily basis. Anxiety can also have the following symptoms:• Unnecessary barking/howling• Defecating and urinating inside the house• Escaping• Digging/Destructive/Chewing tendencies
  2. Dental problems Dental problems are one of the simplest reasons why your canine is losing weight. If your canine has a dental abscess or any other issue related to its teeth and its gums, it will become extremely painful for your four-legged friend. As a result of these unhealthy eating habits, your canine will find it extremely painful to eat its food. To really know if your four-legged friend has dental problems, take it to the vet.
  3. Diabetes The problems related to diabetes are the same for both humans and dogs. If your canine has low insulin and its body doesn’t have the ability to absorb sugar from its blood, it can lead to an increase in appetite, even if your canine is losing weight. If your four-legged friend is on the heavier side or if it is a senior dog, it has a higher chance of developing diabetes. Sometimes, diabetes can be genetic, just like it is with humans. If your canine is suddenly losing weight, in spite of eating large amounts of food, you should take it to the vet immediately.
  4. Liver disease Canines that suffer from liver disease don’t have adequate levels of sugar and carbs that are usually provided by the liver to the body. As a result of this, the body doesn’t get the necessary nutrients and it will start consuming fat deposits and muscle tissue. The body does this to make up for the lost nutrients.
  5. Thyroid problem Just like your body, the canine’s body is managed by its hormones. Any imbalance in the body of your four-legged friend can lead to thyroid problems. One condition which can arise from this situation is called hypothyroidism. It will increase your canine’s metabolism which can result in rapid loss of weight. Even if your canine eats a lot of food, its body will break it down immediately and the vital nutrients end up going out of the system without getting absorbed. It can be hard to detect if your canine has a thyroid problem, so the safest bet is to take it to the vet immediately.

You should keep in mind that over the course of the year, your canine’s weight will fluctuate. However, if there is a rapid loss of weight, you should take it to the vet immediately.

How a Healthy Dog Weight Can Prevent Disease 

Keeping Off the Pounds and Staying Healthier

A healthy diet - especially when combined with regular exercise - can work wonders for maintaining your dog's health from youth through old age. Learn how to keep your dog healthy.

A healthy diet, such as Wellness Beef Dog Food or Whole Earth Farms Adult Dry Dog Food - especially when combined with regular exercise - can work wonders toward maintaining your dog's health from youth through old age. In some cases, changes to your pet's diet will also help alleviate the symptoms of diseases and health conditions. In fact, many common health problems, including heart disease and arthritis are exacerbated by obesity and an unbalanced diet. If this sounds familiar from visits to your own doctor, it should! Like you, a dog requires a nutritionally balanced diet and exercise to thrive.

Learn more about how the right dog weight and diet will prevent, or help to treat, health concerns in your dog. 

Weight Control

Think a tubby puppy is cute? Not so: As with people, excess weight puts a strain on your dog’s body. According to the Association for Pet Obesity Prevention, nearly half of American pet cats and dogs are overweight or obese. This extra weight can lead to serious health problems, worsen pre-existing conditions, and make day-to-day life challenging and uncomfortable for your dog.

When dogs are overweight, it's generally the result of too many calories being ingested and too little exercise. (In some cases, big weight gains can be the result of an underlying health problem such as Cushing’s disease or hypothyroidism – with those conditions, diet and exercise may not move the scale.)

The best way to prevent your dog from gaining too much weight is to feed them a distinct daily portion over two or more meals per day. Do not leave food out at all times - as with people, having food constantly available may encourage your dog to overeat from boredom.

If your dog is overweight, as well as setting up a fixed mealtime, a good weight loss strategy will involve limiting treats. Use praise and affection to motivate your dog - treats should comprise only a small percentage of your dog’s total caloric intake. Take a look at your dog food: Protein should be the main ingredient, in the form of meat or meat by-products. When food isn't nutritionally sound, your dog may overeat just to get a satisfying meal. If you're changing food to help them lose weight, make the shift gradually; a smooth transition will help reduce upset tummies.

Chronic Diseases

Being overweight or obese often accentuates the symptoms of diseases, or can lead to dogs developing chronic conditions such as:

  • Hip Dysplasia: While some causes of hip dysplasia are genetic, environmental aspects also play a role. Rapid weight gain or obesity can make the condition worse since excessive weight translates into more pain when walking. For breeds that are particularly susceptible to hip dysplasia, feeding puppies a reduced amount of food and maintaining an appropriate body condition can help prevent the condition. Heavier dogs have a harder time comfortably supporting themselves, potentially making a joint problem worse. While overeating can propel dogs toward hip dysplasia, a nutritionally sound diet can help them live comfortably. Many food manufacturers have foods that are tailored to dogs with joint related problems.

  • Heart Disease: The heart has to work harder in overweight dogs. Weight gain in not a factor in all heart diseases, but when your dog is overweight hypertension can be an issue, which makes the heart work harder to do its job. Diet generally has a role in treatment. Vets recommend a low sodium, high nutrient diet. Food with appropriate protein, omega three fatty acids and restricted in sodium are available from your veterinarian depending on the stage of the disease.  Watch out for treats, too, which tend to be high in sodium. Dogs should always have access to plenty of fresh water, particularly if they’re taking medication. 

  • Diabetes: Although overweight dogs do not show a definitive connection between obesity and type II diabetes like humans and cats, overweight dogs can develop insulin resistance similar to metabolic syndrome in people. Weight loss and exercise can help return or normalize your dog's metabolism. Dietary treatment of type I diabetes in dogs (the type of diabetes that most dogs get) often includes the use of dietary fiber which helps increase the time over which carbohydrates are absorbed.  Therefore, the glucose spikes in the blood are not as drastic.  As with all weight loss plans, aim to monitor your dog’s portion sizes and limit food intake. 

  • Arthritis: Extra weight on a dog places pressure on their joints and cartilage, which can cause arthritis to start early and reduce mobility. Keep dogs at a healthy weight to prevent arthritis from occurring, or to prevent the pain associated with the arthritis. When pets have arthritis, exercise can be painful, so put arthritic dogs on a healthy diet enriched with long chain omega three fatty acids for their anti-inflammatory properties and follow general weight loss guidelines. 

  • Kidney Disease: The jury is still out as to whether obesity exacerbates kidney disease. A kidney diet is generally recommended as part of the treatment plan for this chronic disease. There is debate concerning the merits of low protein diets for chronic kidney conditions, but rest assured that a lower sodium and phosphorus diet will be beneficial. Your vet can help you choose the best diet for your dog as there are many choices for dogs depending on whether they are in early or late chronic kidney failure.

  • Skin Conditions & Food Allergies: Dogs with food allergies or food intolerance can respond with gastrointestinal issues (such as vomiting and diarrhea) or may develop skin conditions like hot spots, excessive grooming, and pruritus (or, extreme itching). If your dog is experiencing an allergic response to food, you can try to identify and limit the ingredient that causes the reaction or you can provide your dog with an allergy-friendly brand of food. These foods are generally called “novel protein” or “limited ingredient” diets that are sold by veterinarians, as well as some commercially available non prescription diets.  Dogs can also develop dry, itchy skin and dandruff when their diet does not have enough nutrients and lacks fatty acids. In that case, try giving fish oil supplements or shifting your dog to a diet with a high fat content. Obesity in general does not have a direct effect on skin issues, but proper grooming behaviors require great flexibility which is hindered when a dog is severely obese.

Healthy Diets for Healthy Dogs

A nutritionally sound diet goes a long way toward maintaining your dog’s health and helping your pet avoid chronic conditions, many that are related to obesity. With many diseases, diet changes can play a big role in helping your dog live in greater comfort. Ask your vet to help you review which foods make the most sense for your dog based on age, health, and amount of exercise. 

Frequently Asked Questions

What are the weight sizes for dogs?

There is no one size fits all answer to this question, as the ideal weight for a dog can depend on a number of factors, including its breed, age, size, and activity level. In general, it is important for dogs to maintain a healthy weight to help ensure their overall well-being and reduce the risk of obesity-related health problems. Different breeds of dogs can have different ideal weight ranges. For example, a small breed like a Chihuahua may have a healthy weight range of 4 to 6 pounds, while a large breed like a Great Dane may have a healthy weight range of 100 to 120 pounds. If you are unsure about your dog's ideal weight, your veterinarian can help you determine what is appropriate for your dog based on its breed, size, and other factors. To determine if a dog is at a healthy weight, you can consult your veterinarian or use a body condition score (BCS) chart. A BCS chart uses a scale of 1 to 9 to rate a dog's body condition, with 1 being underweight and 9 being overweight. A dog that scores a 5 on the BCS chart is considered to be at a healthy weight.

Which dog breed weighs the most?

The English Mastiff is typically considered the breed of dog that weighs the most. Adult male Mastiffs can weigh up to 220 pounds or more, while females can weigh up to 190 pounds or more. However, it is important to note that a dog's weight can depend on a number of factors, including its diet, exercise habits, and overall health. It is important for all dogs to maintain a healthy weight to help ensure their overall well-being and reduce the risk of obesity-related health problems.

What is the lightest dog breed?

The Chihuahua is generally considered the lightest breed of dog. Adult Chihuahuas typically weigh between 4 and 6 pounds, although some can be as small as 2 pounds. Other small breeds of dogs that typically weigh less than 20 pounds include the Papillon, Pomeranian, Toy Poodle, Bichon Frise, and Toy Manchester Terrier. It is important to note that while these breeds are small, they still require regular exercise, a healthy diet, and proper care to maintain their health and well-being.

What is the most difficult dog breed to handle?

It is difficult to determine which breed of dog is the most difficult to handle, as all dogs have their own unique personalities and can present their own challenges. Some breeds may be more challenging to handle due to their high energy levels, strong will, or protective nature, while others may be more laid back and easier to handle. It is important to remember that all dogs, regardless of breed, require training, socialization, and proper care to become well-behaved and well-adjusted pets. It is also important to choose a breed that is suitable for your lifestyle and level of experience as a pet owner. If you are considering getting a dog and are not sure which breed is right for you, it is a good idea to do some research and speak with a veterinarian or a professional dog trainer for advice. They can help you identify breeds that may be a good match for your lifestyle and experience level.

What are the top 3 strongest dogs?

It is difficult to determine which breeds of dogs are the strongest, as strength can be subjective and can depend on a number of factors, such as the size and muscle mass of the dog, as well as its training and conditioning. However, there are three breeds that are generally considered to be strong and powerful. The English Mastiff is a large breed of dog that is known for its strength and size. Adult males can weigh up to 220 pounds or more, and females can weigh up to 190 pounds or more. The Doberman Pinscher is a medium to large breed of dog that is known for its strength and athleticism. Dobermans are often used as police dogs and guard dogs due to their protective nature and ability to deter intruders. The Rottweiler is a large breed of dog that is known for its strength and muscular build. Rottweilers are often used as working dogs due to their strength and endurance.

More on Dog Nutrition

6 Diet Pet Food Ingredients
Dog Breed Weight Chart
Your Dog Food Questions Answered

This information is for informational purposes only and is not meant as a substitute for the professional advice of, or diagnosis or treatment by, your veterinarian. It has however been reviewed for accuracy by Dr. Joe, a board certified veterinary nutritionist and graduate of Cornell University's program for Veterinary Medicine.

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Great Dog Foods

Taste of the Wild Pacific Stream All Natural Dog Food
Wellness Core Grain Free Original Formula
Canidae All Life Stages Formula Dry Dog Food
Natural Balance L.I.D - Limited Ingredients Diets
Halo Spot's Stew Wholesome Chicken Adult Dog Food
Nutro Natural Choice Venison Meal/Brown Rice Dog Food
Nature's Variety Instinct Grain Free Lamb Canned Dog Food
Merrick 5-Star Canned Dog Food

Source: The American Kennel Club, The Dog Breed Bible, and National/International Breed Organization

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