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Every dog has an ideal body weight. The factors which determine this are wide however; their breed, age, level of activity and overall health are all variables that will affect how much your dog should weigh.

And while we have recently published an article on how much you should feed your dog to keep them healthy, a starting point is whether your dog is currently overweight or not.

Well the handy easy reference chart below will help you quickly assess your dog’s overall body condition, and determine whether they have any weight issues you should be concerned about.

Dog body condition chart

Note: This chart should not replace a more in depth consideration of your dog’s weight. We recommend that you actually weigh your dog regularly and also consult your vet on the weight your dog should be given their own individual circumstances.