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My Olde English Bulldogge is going to be 6 months in about a week. I weighed her today, and she is only 29 pounds. That seems small to me, am I right? Should I do something about her feeding amount? She eats 1 cup of blue buffalo large breed puppy food three times a day. Today I was thinking of increasing the amount to 1 1/2 cups 3 times a day, or 2 cups twice a day. Let me know if you have any advice or if you think she is at a normal weight for her age. Thanks.
 

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Can you post pictures of her standing from above and from the side?

No 2 dogs will be the same weight at the same age. She might just be a smaller dog. Which there is nothing wrong with..EB should be nice and trim.. not round and fat... so with posting pictures we can help you with seeing if she is too small... do her hip bones stick out? Can you see her last rib or two? Hip bones shouldn't stick out.. but seeing the last rib or two with a nice tuck and a nice waist is what you want!
 

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first off stop feeding "large breed food", OEBs are not large breeds and esp yours being so small at 6 months. You do not have a large breed.
2nd, 3 cups for 30 pounds is WAY WAY too much food! i would cut down half. feeding more food wont make her grow it will just make her FAT!
Bulldogs take up to 3 years to fully develop, she might just be a slow grower. Nothing wrong with a mini-bulldog, prolly just has more EB in her than most OEBs do.
 

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Harley was about the same at 5 1/2 months and she weighs in at 53 pounds at 1 1/2 now. Vet says she is healthy and all muscle.
 

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Nobody can really tell you what your pup should weigh at a given age. Its going to depend on a number of factors. Things like the size of the parents, the bloodline it comes from, and the genetics your pup got. OEBs can range in size from about 45 to well over a hundred pounds.
 

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Your dog might be a bit smaller, actually about half the weight of mine at the same age, but nothing wrong with that. 3 cups a day for a 29 lb dog is way to much, thats the same amount I feed my 85 lb OEB a day. Like Orson said, giving more food just = fatter, I would probably cut back from the 3 cups a day you give now.
 

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Thanks everyone for the replies. I am feeding her three cups because the recommended feeding chart on her food says that is what she needs if she will weigh between 50-70 pounds when she is full grown, which I believe most OEB's do, maybe I'm wrong. I have to get her new food today anyways, so maybe I should swich to a puppy food that is not large breed, what do you think? Any suggestions on better brands? The last thing I want is for her to be over weight, so thanks again.
 

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Olde English are so different by the dog it really just depends. Mine was 30 lbs at 3 mo, but he is a taller olde. It really jut depends on the dog. They should have a defined waste line and you should be able to see the last couple ribs. I can also see my dog spine. Bulldogs would eat non stop if you let them, but mine ate 4 cups around 6 mo. Hes a year now and eats 2 cups (1 cup twice a day).
 

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I added pics to my profile, I can't figure out how to add them here though, I'm new at this still, LOL. I think I'm just anxious to see her full size and that's why I was doubting her being the correct weight. After hearing what many of you have to say I realise I need to be patient and she will get there when she does. If she's on the smaller size, that's fine with me. I remember when I first got her I was hoping she wouldn't get too too big. She's not going to be bred, just a pampered and loved member of the family. :)
 

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Thanks everyone. I've reduced her to 1 cup in the morning and 1 cup at night. She is 6 months old today, so this feeding regiment started today. I see what you mean, that they will eat non-stop. I've heard that many times before also.
 

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first off stop feeding "large breed food", OEBs are not large breeds and esp yours being so small at 6 months. You do not have a large breed.
2nd, 3 cups for 30 pounds is WAY WAY too much food! i would cut down half. feeding more food wont make her grow it will just make her FAT!
Bulldogs take up to 3 years to fully develop, she might just be a slow grower. Nothing wrong with a mini-bulldog, prolly just has more EB in her than most OEBs do.
i thought that over 50 lbs full grown is big breed, oeb are from 60-80 lbs for males
 
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