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How much does a dog weigh

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Dogs weigh anywhere from 3 to 200 pounds; their weight varies significantly based on their breed. For instance, a small Chipoo weighs only 3 pounds, while a large Saint Bernard weighs up to 200 pounds. However, weight can also vary within breeds; a miniature Schnoodle weighs just six pounds, while a standard Schnoodle weighs up to 75 pounds.

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Many small dogs weigh up to 30 pounds, and this includes Beagles, Dachshunds, Poodles and Shih Tzus. Relatively larger dogs, such as Labrador Retrievers, German Shepherds and Golden Retrievers, are considerably heavier, and these dogs weigh anywhere from 65 pounds to 95 pounds. The largest breeds of dogs weigh over 100 pounds, and they include Akitas, Bernese Mountain Dogs, Bloodhounds, Mastiffs and New Foundlands.

According to the Association for Pet Obesity Prevention, in 2013, over half of all American dogs were overweight. Being overweight leads to health problems in dogs including heart issues, diabetes, skin conditions and irritability. To stay healthy, dogs need to maintain a regular eating schedule and a healthy diet. Dogs should not be feed exclusively on table scraps. Instead, they should be given dog food and vitamins if needed. They should also exercise regularly to avoid excess weight gain.

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