Weight Of Dog Breeds

Below is a chart of the size of common dog breeds we see in Adelaide.

Need help choosing a suitable dog breed? Other resources include our Guide to low maintenance dog breeds and 20 good family dog breeds.

What Is My Dog’s Ideal Weight?

These dog breed bodyweights are averages taken from our clinic files and can only be used as rough guidelines. Just like people, individual dogs can have smaller or larger ideal sizes. For a more accurate assessment, visit this page to learn how to assess your dog’s body condition and ideal weight. Please consult your veterinarian before adjusting the diet.

Dog BreedAdult Weight (Kg)
Afghan Hound27
Airedale Terrier21
Akita40
Alaskan Malamute40
American Bulldog40
American Cocker Spaniel11
American Staffordshire Bull Terrier30
Australian Bulldog30
Australian Cattle Dog22
Australian Kelpie20
Australian Koolie20
Australian Shepherd20
Australian Silky Terrier4
Australian Terrier6.5
Basenji10
Basset Hound22
Beagle13
Bearded Collie23
Bedlington Terrier9
Belgian Shepherd29
Bernese Mountain Dog40
Bichon Frise7
Border Collie20
Border Terrier7
Borzoi39
Boston Terrier8
Bouvier Des Flandres39
Boxer30
Briard36
British Bulldog21
Brittany15
Bull Arab35
Bull Terrier25
Bullmastiff50
Cairn Terrier7
Cane Corso60
Cavalier King Charles Spaniel7
Cavoodle8
Chihuahua2
Chinese Crested4
Chow Chow25
Clumber Spaniel30
Cocker Spaniel13
Collie25
Curly Coated Retriever33
Dachshund10
Dalmatian27
Deerhound42
Dobermann35
Dogue de Bordeaux50
English Setter26
English Springer Spaniel23
Finnish Lapphund16
Finnish Spitz14
Flatcoated Retriever32
Fox Terrier (Smooth)7.5
Foxhound32
French Bulldog12
German Pinscher15
German Shepherd Dog36
German Shorthaired Pointer28
German Wirehaired Pointer27
Golden Retriever32
Gordon Setter30
Great Dane55
Greyhound29
Griffon Bruxellois3
Havanese6
Hungarian Vizsla25
Irish Setter30
Irish Terrier12
Irish Wolfhound50
Italian Greyhound4
Italian Spinone40
Jack Russell Terrier6.5
Japanese Akita40
Japanese Chin2.5
Japanese Spitz8
Keeshond23
Kerry Blue Terrier16
King Charles Spaniel5
Labradoodle (standard/miniature)25/10
Labrador Retriever35
Lagotto Romagnolo16
Lakeland Terrier7
Lhasa Apso7
Long-haired Dachshund7
Lowchen3
Maltese3
Manchester Terrier8
Maremma Sheepdog40
Mastiff80
Miniature Dachshund4.5
Miniature Pinscher4
Miniature Poodle8
Miniature Schnauzer7
Moodle7
Neapolitan Mastiff62
Newfoundland62
Norfolk/Norwich Terrier6
Norwegian Elkhound20
Old English Sheepdog32
Papillon3
Pekingese4.5
Pointer25
Polish Lowland Sheepdog21
Pomeranian3
Portuguese Water Dog24
Pug7
Pugalier10
Puli14
Pyrenean Mountain Dog48
Rhodesian Ridgeback35
Rottweiler45
Saluki25
Samoyed25
Schipperke7
Schnauzer (Standard)16
Schnoodle7
Scottish Terrier9
Shar Pei20
Shetland Sheepdog8
Shiba Inu12
Shih Tzu6
Siberian Husky21
Soft Coated Wheaten Terrier18
Spoodle12
St Bernard70
Staffordshire Bull Terrier14
Standard Poodle25
Swedish Vallhund13
Tenterfield Terrier4
Tibetan Spaniel5
Tibetan Terrier11
Toy Poodle4
Weimaraner30
Welsh Corgi11
Welsh Springer Spaniel18
West Highland White Terrier8
Whippet12
White Swiss Shepherd Dog36
Wire Haired Dachshund10
Wire Haired Fox Terrier7.5
Yorkshire Terrier2.5

By Andrew Spanner BVSc(Hons) MVetStud, a vet in Adelaide, Australia. These blogs are from a series regularly posted on email and Twitter. Subscribe via email here to never miss a story!
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Andrew

4 Replies to “Weight Of Dog Breeds”

  1. Hi I have a question. We have a half dachshund and half Great Dane pup who is only 7 months old. Since the two weitghts for both breeds are far apart I was wondering how would I know the approximate weight my pup should be?

    1. Hi Jennifer. Sadly the weight of cross breeds is highly unpredictable. I would predict that if you could get the whole litter together you would see a considerable variation. The best you can do is go for an average of the two breeds, but my personal experience would be to then add about 20% to this number.

  2. Just have a question.. I’m taking care of a friends English x American staff male two years old not desexed. Can you please give me an idea of the approximate weight for this dog please. Thanks

    1. Hi Millie- the size of a cross can be anywhere between the weights of the two original breeds, though for an AmStaff X English staffy I would estimate the upper end, i.e. close to 30kg. Bear in mind also that we sometimes see American Staffies much bigger than I have estimated, even as close as 40kg.

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