7 month old female Rott

by Peyton

My boyfriend and I got a Rottweiler puppy back before Christmas, and she was the runt of her litter, but now I’m concerned she is too tiny! She is 7 months old and only weighs 37 lbs!! Our vet said it’s a little unusual but she doesn’t see anything wrong with her.

Is this normal? I know rotties mature over their first 2 years, but the Rottweilers that my boyfriends family has are both girls and weight close to 90 lbs!

Any suggestions or advice would help!

Hi Peyton. Your girl is small for her age and breed, but from your photo she looks perfectly healthy and beautiful. If your veterinarian gives her a clean bill of health too then there is nothing wrong with her physically.

Purebred Rottweilers are generally larger than her at this age, but there is still a huge variation in size of pups/dogs within this breed and a lot depends on genetics and bloodlines. If you’re certain she is purebred then she may just be a smaller Rottie.

There is nothing wrong with that and as she is a pet and not a show dog her size/weight is unimportant as long as she’s healthy.

There is no way to make a puppy grow bigger than her genetics allow for. Overfeeding simply leads to obesity which leads to other health problems. In Rottweilers this includes joint and ligament issues which are fairly common in the bigger, heavier dogs.

She has the sweet yet smart Rottweiler expression and looks in great shape so I’d say just enjoy her, regardless of her size.

Hope this puts your mind at rest. Good luck to you and your sweet girl.
~ Sue

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May 30, 2017

Do Not Worry NEW
by: Anonymous

I purchased a beautiful rottie dog 9 years ago and was actually GIVEN the runt of the litter as she was so small and no one wanted her.

9 years later she is still considerably smaller (17 kilo)and has the structure of a small Doberman but she is as strong as an ox!

Treat your lady with hearts, liver and kidney regularly to build her up but it just may mean that she will be small…

May 26, 2017

Underweight pup NEW
by: Kingrott

I seen that ur rottie is underweight at 7 months. My personal opinion would be sure that it has had wormer and shots up to date. If it is. It may be a picky eater. I would recommend DYNE. U can get it at any co-op. Plus u may need to find a dog food higher in protein but be careful Bc to much protein will cause dog to overweight and it’ll be hard on their joints. Mix soft dog food along with hard and a light bit of dyne. Ur rottie will love it

May 25, 2017

The seven month old Rott NEW
by: Sandy

I have a three yrs old Rott and she looks like yours. She is pretty big but not stocky like my other two. You will see when she starts getting older she will start to fill out. My girl is tall and lancky she almost looks like a little doe, but i still love her.As long as she is healthy. Good luck.

May 21, 2017

Beautiful. Pup NEW
by: Anonymous

I’ve had Rotties big and smaller ones .she is fine and Beautiful !!!!!! Best of luck to you guys !!!! May 21 2017

May 21, 2017

Beautiful. Pup NEW
by: Anonymous

I’ve had Rotties big and smaller ones .she is fine and Beautiful !!!!!! Best of luck to you guys !!!!

May 04, 2017

Runts are more intelligence NEW
by: Anonymous

MY BF got A female puppy ROTT and his friend got the last female ROTT from the litter and all that was left was A male ROTT with A UMBILICAL hernia SO the owner offered him to my BF for way less then HE was worth N MY BOY IS twice the size OF his sister that he visits with one A week mine was also A runt and they are very INTELLIGENCE dogs talk and treat them like your child and YOU BE amazed at the change in size and BEHAVIOR

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My name is Dr. Winnie. I earned a Bachelor of Science in Psychology from Duke University, a Masters of Science in Biology from St Georges University, and graduated from the University of Pretoria Veterinary School in South Africa. I have been an animal lover and owners all my life having owned a Rottweiler named Duke, a Pekingese named Athena and now a Bull Mastiff named George, also known as big G! I'm also an amateur equestrian and love working with horses. I'm a full-time Veterinarian in South Africa specializing in internal medicine for large breed dogs. I enjoy spending time with my husband, 2 kids and Big G in my free time. Author and Contribturor at SeniorTailWaggers, A Love of Rottweilers, DogsCatsPets and TheDogsBone