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Labrador growth data survey

Discussion in 'Labrador Puppies' started by snowbunny, Oct 14, 2016.

  1. snowbunny

    snowbunny Administrator Forum Supporter

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    We thought it would be fun, and interesting, to start charting more than just weight vs age for our puppies, but to also include a bit more data, so we can start to investigate relationships and trends.

    You are hereby invited to take part in this research. Please read the following instructions thoroughly before participating.

    What you need to do is copy the following fields and complete them all in each post. If you can create a new post as regularly through your puppy's development as possible, we'll start to gather some really interesting data. Please make sure you are as accurate as possible, to maintain the integrity of the data.

    Height:
    Weight:
    Age:
    Sex:
    Type:


    Please make all heights and weights in metric measurements! If you measure in imperial, please convert to metric before posting. You can do this easily by typing, for example, "22 inches in cm", into Google.

    Height is made up of body and length of leg, see the top blue dot on the diagram below
    Weight of the dog in kg
    Age of the dog in weeks
    Type is one of: Working line, Show line, Pet Bred mainly working or Pet Bred mainly show

    Working line is within three generations, two FTW or FTch
    Show line is within three generations, two wins or champions
    Pet Bred is more than three generations away from multiple Field or Show winners



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    @JulieT has kindly agreed to chart the data for us, so we can watch it as it develops.

    Please join in this experiment and see what we can reveal about our dogs' development.
     
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  2. JulieT

    JulieT Supporting Member Forum Supporter

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    Just to say - single measurements for adult dogs are extremely valuable! So don't think you have to be just entering a trend for a puppy. Data from everyone with a Labradors is valuable.

    Cross breeds can also be charted, but they will be identified as cross breeds and not included in calculations of averages - but if you want to see how your cross breed dog compares to a population of Labradors, you are very welcome to submit data.
     
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  3. Xena Dog Princess

    Xena Dog Princess Registered Users

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    CH on the pedigree signifies a show champion?
     
  4. JulieT

    JulieT Supporting Member Forum Supporter

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    You'd have to check for the country - in the UK, CH is a show champion that has a show working certificate.
     
  5. Emily

    Emily Supporting Member Forum Supporter

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    From the Dogs Victoria website:

    "Only dogs on the main register can earn champion titles in the show ring, but dogs on any register can earn titles in other sports.
    For example Ch Prefix Dogname UDX CDX JDX ET has earned a “Utility
    Excellence” title in Obedience (UDX), but on his way there he would have
    earned a CD, CDX and UD. As a higher title is earned in each discipline, it
    replaces the lower title as the dog must earn the titles in a particular order.
    The other titles are for Agility, Jumping, and Endurance.
    The Ch refers to championship points earned in the show ring, so not
    only is this dog versatile and skilled, but he is a great example of his
    breed as well.
    If the dog in the previous example was not a pedigreed dog, he
    couldn’t have earned the Ch title, but if he were an associate he could
    still have been “Dogname UDX ADX JDX ET.”
     
  6. Trufflepup

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    This looks interesting! We'll go first then
    Truffle's measurements are as follows:
    Height: 18cm to point of elbow, 33cm to withers
    Weight: 5.45Kg
    Age: 12 weeks
    Sex: Female
    Type: Show line (on sire side, dam is working line, but a stocky chocolate build, and FtCHs are more than 3gens back. One of the SHCh has their working certificate too)

    Look forward to seeing the data from this...
     
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  7. JenBainbridge

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    Stanley is:

    Height: 46cm
    Weight: 16.5kg
    Age: 27 weeks
    Sex - male
    Type: field possibly? Mum was field/dad was show - seems to resemble mum more.
     
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  8. Beanwood

    Beanwood Supporting Member Forum Supporter

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    Starting with Benson...:)

    Benson - male, entire chocolate labrador

    Height: 57.6 cm
    Weight: 29 kg
    Age: 3 years 0 months
    Sex: M
    Type: CH GB/SH CH/GB SC CH (show bred)
     
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  9. edzbird

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    Just for fun - Coco

    Height: 60 cm
    Weight: 30.5 kg
    Age: 2 years 4 months
    Sex: M
    Type: Cross breed (German Shepherd x Labrador)
     
  10. Jyssica

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    Hi, I would like to get involved in this, how do I measure Rolos Height?
     
  11. JulieT

    JulieT Supporting Member Forum Supporter

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    See the diagram above. :) You get him to stand still, then you put something straight across the top of his shoulders (a straight stick of something - a ruler would do), and measure from that to the floor.
     
  12. Jyssica

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    Sorry @JulieT I totally didnt even see the picture

    Thanks :D
     
  13. edzbird

    edzbird Supporting Member Forum Supporter

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    lol! We measured in the kitchen against the cupboard door - so I used a wooden spoon as it was to hand.
     
  14. Beckyt6

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    Alfie
    height; 20 inches 54cm
    age: 7.5 months
    weight: 20.7 kg
    type: working
     
  15. Snowshoe

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    Would weight alone of a Canadian dog be of interest? Oban's breeder required bi-weekly (every other week) weights till he was one year old. She didn't ask for height so I only have the one year height. Oban has U.S., Canadian and U.K. dogs behind him. Oban is show bred.
     
  16. DebzC

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    Libby
    Height: 45cm
    Weight: 15.4kg
    Age: 23 weeks
    Sex: F
    Type: Working?
     
  17. BigDutch

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    Riley

    Hight 41cm elbow. 56cm shoulder.
    Weight 28.5kg = 62.8lb
    Age 15months
    Sex female
    Type house pet. Father show dog mother house pet.
    This might be usefull
    14 months old = 28kg. 11months = 26kg. 9months = 25kg. 7months = 25.5kg. 5months = 19.2kg. 4months = 13kg. 3months = 10kg. 2months = 5kg.

    I hope we can all be kept updated on any results of this little test
     
  18. Xena Dog Princess

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    Here are Xena's stats:

    Height: 51 cm
    Weight: 17.7 kg
    Age: 33 weeks/7.5 months
    Sex: F
    Type: Show
     
  19. BuddysRick

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    Hey pretty cool that out dog measurements are almost exactly the same!

    Ht: 17cm to elbow, 33cm to withers
    Wt: 5.53 kg
    Age: 12 weeks
    Sex: Male
    Type: Working? I rescued and only saw a picture of the parents. Father for sure was working, Mother was small but stocky.
     

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