Why would I need to use a dog weight chart?

If your dog has eaten a potentially poisonous substance such as chocolate or xylitol our advice is simple. Get in touch with your vet straight away or, out of hours, contact your nearest Vets Now pet emergency clinic or Vets Now 24/7 hospital.

One of the questions your vet may ask is whether you know how heavy your dog is. This is because smaller breeds are far more likely to fall seriously ill after eating a small amount of something toxic than larger dogs.

One of the ingredients in chocolate, theobromine, is poisonous to dogs.

Doses in the region of 100-150 milligrams per kilogram of bodyweight are highly dangerous so if you have a Labrador weighing 30kg, as little as 3g of theobromine could be fatal. You’ll find that amount in one 500g bar of dark chocolate. However, for West Highland Terriers weighing just 10kg a 175g bar of dark chocolate could prove deadly.

Use the dog weight chart at the bottom of this page to find the ideal weight range of each breed.

Handpicked related content:

Dog weight chart by breed

BREEDDog (kg)Bitch (kg)
Affenpinscher3-43-4
Afghan Hound27-3223-30
Airedale Terrier20-2320-23
Alaskan Malamute38-5638-56
Australian Cattle Dog20-2220-22
Australian Kelpie20.5-2518-27
Australian Silky Terrier3.5-4.53.5-4.5
Australian Terrier6.56.5
Basset Hound18-2716-23
Beagle13-1611-13
Bearded Collie20.5-2518-27
Bedlington Terrier8.25-10.48.25-10.4
Belgian Shepherd Dog24-2522-24
Bichon Frise8-97-8
Bloodhound41-5036-45
Border Collie19-2418-22
Border Terrier5.9-7.15.1-6.4
Borzoi32-3923-32
Boston Terrier4.5-114.5-11
Bouvier Des Flandres35-4027-35
Boxer30-3225-27
Briard36-4132-36
British Bulldog2522.7
Brittany Spaniel1513
Basenji119.5
Bull Terrier (Miniature)99
Bull Terrier18-2318-23
Bullmastiff50-5941-50
Cairn Terrier6-7.56-7.5
Cavalier King Charles Spaniel5.4-8.15.4-8.1
Chesapeake Bay Retriever3629.5
Chihuahua (Long Coat)2.72.7
Chihuahua (Smooth Coat)2.72.7
Chinese Crested Dog5-5.55-5.5
Chow Chow23-3218-32
Collie (Rough)20.5-29.518-25
Collie (Smooth)20.5-29.518-25
Dachshund9-129-12
Dachshund Miniature4.54.5
Dalmatian2725
Dandie Dinmont Terrier8-118-11
Deerhound45.536.5
Doberman34-4129.5-36
Elkhound2320
English Toy Terrier2.7-3.62.7-3.6
Finnish Spitz14-1614-16
Fox Terrier (Smooth)7.25-8.256.75-7.75
Fox Terrier (Wire)8.258.25
Foxhound3232
French Bulldog12.710.9
German Shepherd Dog34-38.527-32
German Shorthaired Pointer25-3220-27
German Wirehaired Pointer25-3420.5-29
Greyhound30-3227-30
Griffon Bruxellois2.2-4.92.2-4.9
Hungarian Puli13-1510-13
Hungarian Vizsla20-3020-30
Irish Terrier12.211.3
Irish Wolfhound54.540.9
Italian Greyhound2.7-4.52.7-4.5
Japanese Akita38.6-49.938.6-49.9
Japanese Chin1.8-3.21.8-3.2
Keeshond16-2316-20.5
Kerry Blue Terrier15-1716
King Charles Spaniel3.6-6.33.6-6.3
Lakeland Terrier7.76.8
Large Munsterlander25-1925
Lhasa Apso76-7
Lowchen1.8-41.8-4
Maltese2-42-4
Manchester Terrier88
Mastiff57-8957-89
Newfoundland64-6950-54
Norfolk Terrier66
Norwegian Buhund1514
Norwich Terrier66
Old English Sheepdog27-4123-27
Pekingese55.5
Pharoah Hound2320
Pointer23-2523-25
Pomeranian1.8-22-2.5
Poodle (Miniature)5.5-75.5-7
Poodle (Standard)20-3120-31
Poodle (Toy)3.5-5.53.5-5.5
Pug6.3-8.16.3-8 1
Retriever (Curly Coated)32-3632-36
Retriever (Flat Coated)25-3525-34
Retriever (Golden)31.7-36.327.2-31.7
Retriever (Labrador)3530
Rhodesian Ridgeback34-38.529.5-34
Rottweiler45.5-54.536-41
Saluki20-2716-23
Samoyed20-2516-20.5
Schipperke5.4-7.35.4-7.3
Schnauzer (Giant)41-5041-50
Schnauzer (Miniature)7-87-8
Schnauzer16-20.516-20.5
Scottish Terrier8.5-10.58.5-10.5
Sealyham Terrier9.18.2
Setter (English)20.4-3023-27.5
Setter (Gordon)29.525.5
Setter (Irish)27-3025-27
Shetland Sheepdog8-108-10
Shih Tzu4.5-8.14.5-8.1
Siberian Husky20-2716-23
Skye Terrier11.310.5
Soft Coated Wheaten16-20.516-20.5
Spaniel (Clumber)25-3220-27
Spaniel (Cocker)12.7-14.512.7-14.5
Spaniel (Cocker, American)11-1311-13
Spaniel (Field)18-2518-25
Spaniel (Irish Water)2727
Spaniel (Springer, Welsh)16-20.516-20.5
Spaniel (Springer, English)2323
Spaniel (Sussex)2323
St Bernard73-7863.5-73.5
Staffordshire Bull Terrier13-1711-15.5
Stumpy Tail Cattle Dog20-2220-22
Tibetan Terrier11-13.511-13.5
Weimeraner25-3020-35
Welsh Corgi (Cardigan)9.1-11.89-10
Welsh Corgi (Pembroke)10-1210-12
Welsh Terrier9-9.59-9.5
West Highland White Terrier8-97-8
Whippet10-138-11
Yorkshire Terrier33
bool(false)