Thursday, April 19, 2012

CanadaVet.com 2012 Photo Contest Winners!

The CanadaVet.com 2012 Annual Photo Contest has now come to an end! This year we had five winning photos to celebrate the contest's fifth year running. There was so many amazing photo's entered making it a seriously tough job for the judges. Check out the winning photos below.

By Brian Pflanz
By Linda Ruiz
By Margaret Adie
By Ross Tonkens
By Tess Lucas

Check out all the entries in this year's Photo Contest on the CanadaVet.com Facebook Page.

How much should my dog weigh?

Keeping your dog at the correct healthy weight can be difficult. But what exactly is a "healthy" weight for dogs anyway? The answer to the questions "how much should my dog weigh?" or "is my dog too fat?" depends on a number of factors, but there are weight ranges that most dogs of a particular breed should fall in to. Below is a useful chart for many common breeds, but remember, it's a guide only. If you have any concerns about your dog's weight, refer to your pet health professional.



  • Afghan Hound
  • 58-64 lbs
  • 26-34 kg
  • Airedale Terrier
  • 40-65 lbs
  • 18-29 kg
  • Akita
  • 75-120 lbs
  • 34-54 kg
  • Alaskan Malamute
  • 70-95 lbs
  • 32-43 kg
  • American Staffordshire Terrier
  • 57-67 lbs
  • 25-30 kg
  • Australian Shepherd
  • 40-65 lbs
  • 18-29 kg

  • Bassett Hound
  • 45-65 lbs
  • 20-29 kg
  • Beagle
  • 20-25 lbs
  • 9-11 kg
  • Bernese Mountain Dog
  • 80-110 lbs
  • 36-50 kg
  • Bichon Frise
  • 7-12 lbs
  • 3-5 kg
  • Border Collie
  • 27-45 lbs
  • 12-40 kg
  • Boston Terrier
  • 10-25 lbs
  • 4.5-11.3 kg
  • Bouvier
  • 60-90 lbs
  • 25-41 kg
  • Boxer (female)
  • 63-75 lbs
  • 24-29 kg
  • Boxer (male)
  • 60-70 lbs
  • 27-32 kg
  • Bulldog
  • 49-55 lbs
  • 22-25 kg
  • Bullmastiff
  • 100-133 lbs
  • 45-60 kg

  • Cairn Terrier
  • 13-18 lbs
  • 6-8 kg
  • Cavalier King Charles Spaniel
  • 10-18 lbs
  • 5-8 kg
  • Chesapeake Bay Retriever
  • 55-80 lbs
  • 25-36 kg
  • Chihuahua
  • 2-6 lbs
  • 1-3 kg
  • Chinese Shar Pei
  • 40-55 lbs
  • 18-25 kg
  • Chow Chow
  • 45-70 lbs
  • 25-32 kg
  • Cocker Spaniel
  • 15-30 lbs
  • 7-13 kg
  • Collie
  • 50-75 lbs
  • 20-34 kg
  • Corgi
  • 24-30 lbs
  • 11-13 kg

  • Dalmatian
  • 55 lbs
  • 25 kg
  • Daschund, miniature
  • 11 lbs
  • 5 kg
  • Doberman
  • 66-88 lbs
  • 30-40 kg

  • French Bulldog
  • 19-28 lbs
  • 9-13 kg

  • German Shepherd
  • 77-85 lbs
  • 35-40 kg
  • German Short Haired Pointer (female)
  • 45-60 lbs
  • 20-27 kg
  • German Short Haired Pointer (male)
  • 55-70 lbs
  • 25-32 kg
  • Golden
    Retriever (female)
  • 55-70 lbs
  • 25-32 kg
  • Golden
    Retriever
    (male)
  • 60-80 lbs
  • 27-36 kg
  • Great Dane (female)
  • 100-130 lbs
  • 45-59 kg
  • Great Dane (male)
  • 120-200 lbs
  • 54-90 kg

  • Irish Setter
  • 35-75 lbs
  • 25-34 kg
  • Irish Wolfhound
  • 90-150 lbs
  • 40-69 kg
  • Italian Greyhound
  • 6-10 lbs
  • 3-5 kg

  • Jack Russell Terrier
  • 14-18 lbs
  • 6-8 kg

  • Labrador Retriever (female)
  • 55-70 lbs
  • 25-32 kg
  • Labrador Retriever
    (male)
  • 60-75 lbs
  • 27-34 kg
  • Lhasa Apso
  • 13-15 lbs
  • 5.9-6.8 kg

  • Maltese
  • 6.5-9 lbs
  • 3-4 kgs
  • Miniature Pinscher
  • 8-10 lbs
  • 4-5 kg

  • Newfoundland (female)
  • 100-120 lbs
  • 45-54 kg
  • Newfoundland (male)
  • 130-150 lbs
  • 59-68 kg

  • Old English Sheepdog
  • 60-100 lbs
  • 25-45 kg

  • Papillon
  • 7-10 lbs
  • 3-5 kg
  • Pekingese
  • 8-10 lbs
  • 3.6-4.5 kg
  • Pomeranian
  • 3-7 lbs
  • 1-3 kg
  • Poodle, Miniature
  • 15-17 lbs
  • 7-8 kg
  • Poodle, Standard
  • 45-70 lbs
  • 20-25 kg
  • Poodle, Toy
  • 6-9 lbs
  • 3-4 kg
  • Portuguese Water Dog
  • 35-55 lbs
  • 16-25 kg
  • Pug
  • 13-20 lbs
  • 6-9 kg

  • Rhodesian Ridgeback (female)
  • 65-75 lbs
  • 29-34 kg
  • Rhodesian Ridgeback (male)
  • 80-90 lbs
  • 36-41 kg
  • Rottweiler (female)
  • 85-115 lbs
  • 38-52 kg
  • Rottweiler (male)
  • 95-130 lbs
  • 43-59 kg

  • Saint Bernard
  • 110-200 lbs
  • 50-91 kg
  • Samoyed
  • 35-65 lbs
  • 16-30 kg
  • Schnauzer, Miniature
  • 10-15 lbs
  • 5-7 kg
  • Scottish Terrier
  • 19-23 lbs
  • 8.5-10.5 kg
  • Shetland Sheepdog
  • 14-27 lbs
  • 6.4-12.3 kg
  • Shiba Inu
  • 15-25 lbs
  • 6.8-11 kg
  • Shih Tzu
  • 9-16 lbs
  • 4-7kg
  • Siberian Husky (female)
  • 35-50 lbs
  • 16-22.5 kg
  • Siberian Husky (male)
  • 45-60 lbs
  • 20.5-27 kg
  • Soft Coated Wheaten Terrier
  • 30-45 lbs
  • 14-20 kg
  • Springer Spaniel
  • 40-55 lbs
  • 18-25 kg

  • Vizsla
  • 40-60 lbs
  • 18-27 kg

  • Weimaraner
  • 50-73 lbs
  • 23-32 kg
  • West Highland White Terrier
  • 13-22 lbs
  • 6-10 kg
  • Whippet
  • 25-45 lbs
  • 11-21 kg

  • Yorkshire Terrier
  • 7 lbs
  • 3.2 kg