Max is 54 pounds now. The vet said he looks real good and is very healthy. He gave me some chats to look at.He said I can look at these and try and keep Max looking like a #4. That just means keep his weight down. He does not want to see him over weight. He says people that own rotts don't keep a good eye on the way they look. He said people always think the bigger the dog gets....the better off he/she will be. Not the case. Keep them in check and they will live a long time.