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Hi everyone. Im concerned about my puppy, he is 10.5 months old and only 23.5 inch of heigh, body is nice and thick, he weighs 105lbs, but he looks short.....He was very slow to grow, up until late 3rd months he looked very tiny. His father is huge, over 28inch high and 135lbs, mum is avarege size. I love him anyhow , short or tall, but i would love him to be tall. Im stressed about it as i read that they should reach the adult height by 10 months or so. Any experience from anyone on this? Is there a chance he can still grow any taller?
 

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Why would you be stressed? You can’t do anything to change his genetics. How is his temperament and health. These are things you can augment. Rottweilers will not be fully developed until after two. 2.5 years for larger dogs.
 

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Why would you be stressed? You can’t do anything to change his genetics. How is his temperament and health. These are things you can augment. Rottweilers will not be fully developed until after two. 2.5 years for larger dogs.
you are right, but i wanted to start breeding my own, getting a female soon. So it was better if the father was a very good male specimen. I also personally like bigger dogs. So you think he can grow taller even past the 10 month mark? Dont get me wrong, i love him to death......
 

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you are right, but i wanted to start breeding my own, getting a female soon. So it was better if the father was a very good male specimen. I also personally like bigger dogs. So you think he can grow taller even past the 10 month mark? Dont get me wrong, i love him to death......
He won’t be ready to breed until he is full grown. At least another 1.5 years. Why the rush to breed? He will be what he will be. You would be better served working on obedience and proper diet. You have a 1.5 years to perfect your leadership.
 

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He looks very much like a puppy...as he should be. Do not expect a puppy to be all grown up. He will still grow and fill out for the next couple of years...depending on genetics.

Please think long and hard about starting to want to breed and becoming a BYB. There are so many things that you need to do with your boy before you even think of using him to breed...and how do you know a female pup that you raise will be the right match for him?? He will need his hips and elbows x-rayed at 2 years of age...to make sure that you are not passing on lousy hips and elbows. The only way to tell is x-rays. At the age of one he can get his eyes and heart certified by veterinary specialists. The female will need all of this also at the right ages. You should also make sure that your boy has the right conformation and comes from a good pedigree...otherwise you will be adding more pups to the world that are mediocre. You should also be training him for some obedience or working titles...to prove that he has the right attitude and temperament to pass on. I would also caution you that once he is used for breeding he may not be the same 'nice dog' that you had. He may want to start not to want to stay home, and be attracted to any female dog...and just be full of hormones.

Enjoy him as the pet and companion that he should be, but please do not think of using him as a breeding dog...unless you find a mentor that is ethical and knows what they are doing.
 

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thanks for the reply, i do know all that, i have a good mentor who have been doing this 25 years. The pedigree is excellent, im not going to do it professionally, just as something i love as a hobby. The female will be selected from a very good breeder. Will start with that and see how it goes. Im doing everythng with his supervision. But yes for now he is just a great puppy so doing all the work to turn him into a great dog. And hopefully he will get taller.....
 
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