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How much should a lab puppy weigh?

Updated November 21, 2016

An eight-week old Labrador puppy should weigh about 6.35 Kilogram. It is normal for lab puppies to gain about two pounds per week for the first 10 months of life. Puppies that gain weight should be exercised more often and fed less, since labs are prone to weight gain.

Lab puppies should gain about 900 g a week

An eight-week old Labrador puppy should weigh about 6.35 kg (14 lb). It is normal for lab puppies to gain about 900 g (2 lb) per week for the first ten months of life. Puppies that gain weight should be exercised more often and fed less, since labs are prone to weight gain.

Every lab is different

Some labs are naturally smaller or larger than others, and males generally weigh more than females. Lab mix puppies may weigh more or less than average, depending on the breeds that they are mixed with. Don't be concerned if your lab weighs more or less than stated averages.

Bottom line

Focus on diet, not size. Feeding healthy, high-quality food two to three times per day and making sure that your puppy gets enough daily exercise is more important than focusing on its weight. Helping your puppy to develop healthy eating habits early will keep it healthy as an adult.

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Hazel Baker has been writing professionally since 2003. She covers e-commerce, technology and legal topics for various online publications. Baker has a Bachelor of Arts in journalism with a minor in history from Point Loma Nazarene University.