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Hi all,

New here but have had a Siberian Husky for 15 months now and I'm still learning as I go along.

His name is Kasper and he's an A1 - pure Siberian. As you can see from the photos, he's a unit. Very long, very bulky, and very strong. However, I worry that he's overweight so would like to see what you think.

Got him weighed at the vets today for his flea tablet subscription and he came out at 46.4 kilograms. It wasn't until I looked up the healthy weight of an adult Siberian, which is around 21-23kg (?), that it dawned on me that he may be heavily overweight.

Of course, all huskies are different to some extent, and will range in body size and build, but he's always naturally been more robust around his chest and shoulders compared to other Siberians, so it could possibly even be muscle, we're not sure.

Has anyone else had issues surrounding the weight of their husky? If so, how did you tackle it?

- Ben.

 

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OMG he looks like my boy! Love it.

In these pics he looks fine. However, best way to tell is stand over him while he is standing and see if he has a waste line. 

All these guys are different, so if he is happy, energetic, and the vet says he is good, then don’t stress over it.

My male is 16 months and only weighs 58 lbs and I am good with that. LOL

I think these pics were taken when he was between 13 and 14 months. All the sooner ones he is playing with his sister and you cannot see his body very well.

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He cut his chest and had to wear a shirt to keep from getting to it. LOL

 

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Had a long day at doggy daycare 

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Out shopping. 🤑

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14 minutes ago, 2Huskyfun said:

OMG he looks like my boy! Love it.

In these pics he looks fine. However, best way to tell is stand over him while he is standing and see if he has a waste line. 

All these guys are different, so if he is happy, energetic, and the vet says he is good, then don’t stress over it.

My male is 16 months and only weighs 58 lbs and I am good with that. LOL

I think these pics were taken when he was between 13 and 14 months. All the sooner ones he is playing with his sister and you cannot see his body very well.

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He cut his chest and had to wear a shirt to keep from getting to it. LOL

 

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Had a long day at doggy daycare 

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Out shopping. 🤑

Wow! It's incredible how you're across the world from us and yet we have huskies that look almost identical to each other :D 

But yes, yours is definitely a lot slimmer than Kasper is, however he's always had this robust build even as far back as a puppy, so I wonder if it's just a genetic predisposition or something. He gets a lot of exercise but could eat til the cows come home - he's spoilt rotten by some family members so that probably doesn't help matters haha.

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I always thought everyone has a double.

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We have some GI issues and food intolerance issues which myself and the vet feel could have caused him not to grow fully.

Mom was close to 60 and dad was high 60s.

His sissy felt left out...

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My boy is 26 kilos  ( about 57lbs)  he is 3 1/2

 

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It's hard to tell by those pics,  we need clear side view and above pics 

My boy has ways been around 28kg , hes nearly 11 and now is a little bit heavier at 31kg but I wouldn't want him any bigger 

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an old tried an tested rule of thumb for dogs weight is you should be able to see/feel the last 3 ribs, run your hands down his sides from his head towards his butt

he should have a good layer of meat along his sides until you get to the last 3 where you should clearly feel the bones.

if they are covered in meat/fat and you cant feel them he is over weight, if you can feel more under

also get him used to going to the vets, go in get them to feed him treats and pop him on the scales and you can pop in once a month or couple of months and keep an eye on his weight

Dont get too caught up in it as dogs will go up and down over time, time of year exercise etc can make weight changed a few lbs up and down just aim to get a good base weight and do not worry if he is

few pounds over or under

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