I have a seven month old female 15 in/ or so tall weighs about 15 lbs. Does
this seem average for her? What a beutiful breed, so happy with her!!:):)
Have you talked to her breeder? Seems a bit light, but it all depends on how she is built, but at only 15", that is to the small side also. If she is healthy and eating well, then she is most likely OK. But best to always talk to the breeder and learn about their bloodlines and what is typical for their Basenjis.
she's very healthy, energizer bunny hahah, I'm just guessing on height/weight, I'll try to get more accurate tonight. Can't talk to breeder she's a rescue dog-abandoned with her brother at 2 weeks. My daughter has had her since 5 weeks was bottle fed by the people that found her. They couldn't keep them because their pit bulls were being too rough. I'll post some pics later tonght.:)
OK, I'm a little off, she's 15 in. (not quite sure how to measure) and weighs 20 lbs. I'm trying to upload pics, do I have to use a website or can I upload straight to this website?:)
You would measure from the ground to the withers, which is a place just were the neck joins the back and you can feel the shoulder blades.
Our rescue now adopted Kell was 16.01 when we got him at 4 mos, now at 6 mos he is 29 lbs!!! But he is taller than all our other Bs, he is so active there is very little fat on him. He was on the thin side when he first got here and ate almost constantly for 2 weeks. Now he gets a small breakfast and a normal supper with the rest of the pack. We bred our own Bs in years past, and they do tend to tighten up after a year. As a pup, I am not going to put him on a "diet" at this time. As long as she is healthy, eats well, I do not think I would worry about it. Our 5 year old girl only recently went over 20 lbs, and we changed their dog food and all the adults have lost weight and look and feel much better I do believe. Enjoy!