Dog breed: Boxer
Popularity (2015): No. 10
Average life expectancy: 14 years
Average weight: 16 lbs.
Ideal Pet Weight Ranges - Petfinder
Dog breed: Standard schnauzer
Popularity (2015): No. 91
Average life expectancy: 13 years
Average weight: 45 lbs.
Breed, Average Weight Range (lbs)
Dog breed: Clumber spaniel
Popularity (2015): No. 134
Average life expectancy: 11 years
Average weight: 85 lbs.
Use this a a guide when assessing your dog's physical condition
A healthy dog is a happy dog, and a diet rich in the right proteins, vitamins, and nutrients will insure that your dog stays in top shape. Barring genetic conditions or behavior issues, most dogs will maintain a steady average weight throughout their lives. The average weight is different among various dog breeds, of course, but accurate ranges have been established between each of them.The first thing you can do to help your dog lose weight is to increase the intensity and length of your daily walk. Few dogs will naturally walk at a pace that generates the elevated heart rates needed for sustained aerobic activity and weight loss. Based on observations of people walking with their dogs, the average pace is 20 to 25 minutes per mile, which is actually a stroll. They make frequent pauses (on average every one to two minutes) to allow their dog to smell an interesting object or mark territory. Walking for weight loss is very different than walking for pleasure. You should aim for a daily brisk 30-minute walk. With this sort of walking, you should break into a slight sweat within a few minutes. For details on developing a healthy walking program for your dog, see our handout "".More than half of the dogs kept as pets in the U.S. are above average weight, according to the but the final say is always up to your veterinarian. Even if you don’t think your pup has put on excess pounds, it’s good information to have. Staying lean and fit is also an important part of canine longevity. As a rule, heavier dogs have shorter life spans. Studies have shown that slightly underweight dogs live an average of two years longer than overweight .