Rottweiler Growth - how big should a 17 month old female be?
by Connor Sawyer
I own a 17 month old girl rottweiler, roxy. But for the past 3-4 months she hadn't really grown, and I was just wondering what size a 17 month girl rottweiler month should roughly be?
Here's a couple of pics..
There are no hard-and-fast rules about Rottweiler growth rates, every single pup is different and it's really guess work until the puppy if full grown!
The size of the parents is the best indicator of how big a puppy will be, usually they will fall somewhere between the height/weight of their sire and dam. Females being closer to the dam's size, males to the sire's. However, as I said even within puppies with the same parents there can be considerable variations.
From the photos your female looks well proportioned with good bones, head etc. The photos are dark so it's hard to see, but she certainly doesn't look small or underweight. It is always even more difficult to judge from photos, but that is my impression. She looks like a very nice pup.
At 17 months she may be at her full height, or very close to it, but she probably has some more weight to gain. She'll probably be full grown somewhere between 18 months and two years.
My Rottweiler Puppy Growth Chart page has more information on this subject, but do remember the chart is 'average weights', and as it's non-specific in terms of sex, females will be expected to be on the lighter end of the scale and many, many pups will fall outside of this range, that's okay.
Rotties weren't designed to be huge dogs, and it's much better for their health for them to be a moderate size. You can learn more about the ideal size/weight according to both ADRK and AKC breed standards on my Rottweiler Breed Standard page.
Hope this helps, best of luck with your beautiful girl.