Cane corso puppy

Discussion in 'Cane Corso' started by Julio, Mar 29, 2020.

  1. Julio

    Julio Member

    My 8 months old cane coso female is under height, what can I do?
     
  2. Boxergirl

    Boxergirl Well-Known Member

    Nothing, really. Genetics dictate how big your pup will be as an adult. Some grow faster and some slower. How big is she and how big were her parents?
     
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  3. Julio

    Julio Member

    Hi thanks for your answer, well she is 54-55 cm, and her weight is about 26-27 kg and she si 8 months old, her parents are big, both of them, o think she was the last to born. I have pics of her parents and her pics too, but I don’t know how to share here
     
  4. Loverboy Skyline

    Loverboy Skyline Well-Known Member

    I think she will be smaller than standard, but that doesn't mean there's anything wrong with her. She will still be a substantial dog and should be able to do all the things you should expect of a Cane Corso. I think we all know somebody who's shorter than both of their parents. It's not unusual.
     
  5. kingmark

    kingmark Well-Known Member

    It is way to early to say if she will be small or big as she is only 8 months old still a puppy ,and some dogs grow or develope even until 4 years old ,so she has plenty of time. My girl was also a late bloomer if that is the word and every dog is different by their genetics. You could also try to post some pics of her :)
     
  6. Julio

    Julio Member

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  7. Julio

    Julio Member

  8. Julio

    Julio Member

    I agreed, o think is too soon for say the she can not reach the standards size of cane corso female, but if some have any advice for a supplement for help her for growth, or something the you can do it to hel a puppy with this, thanks everyone for your answers and share your opinion
     
  9. Boxergirl

    Boxergirl Well-Known Member

    If there are no other health concerns and your only worry is her size, I wouldn't give any supplements. Just make sure you're feeding her a good quality food with the proper calcium to phosphorus ratio. Slow and steady growth is best for our giant breeds, as is keeping them lean.
     
  10. Boxergirl

    Boxergirl Well-Known Member

  11. Bailey's Mom

    Bailey's Mom Super Moderator Super Moderator

    She is very beautiful...sigh...mine was that young once, and she was so small by comparison to her brothers and sisters...And Her Mom and Dad!

    And...Then She Grew! And Grew! and Grew! And the runt turned into a very substantial dog who is now 144 pounds! She is 20 lbs overweight now, which really needs to be addressed this summer. Both her parents were massive, but she was the last to go...the runt no one wanted. When I held her in my arms, she became my child...by baby. And home she came to brighten my life.

    Love her as she is...size will come, but don't over feed her like I did. It's hard to break the habit...all that mooching! Those eyes, so hard to say "no."
     
  12. Julio

    Julio Member

    Thank you!!!!
     
  13. Julio

    Julio Member

    Thank you!!!!
     
  14. Julio

    Julio Member

    I give her good quality dog food and add some meat, plus sure grow 100 this one hace calcium and colageno, I don’t know if 54 cm and 27 kg is short for a 8 month old cane corse female, and of i have to help her for her finish size at 18 months old, that’s my concern
     
  15. glen

    glen Super Moderator Staff Member

    I wouldn't worry about her height and weight, slow growth is best, my middle cc grew until he was 3 , I never thought he would get the size hes got, as long as she's having a good quality food and not over weight then your doing right.
     
  16. Boxergirl

    Boxergirl Well-Known Member

    She doesn't need the extra calcium. Too much calcium is bad for growing bones. Stick with a food that has the proper calcium to phosphorus ratio, which is usually looks something like this: 1.5% calcium and 0.8% to 1% phosphorus. The calcium to phosphorus ratio should be between 1:1 to 1.3:1. I'll give you a few links about why more calcium isn't better. Please, please read them. Genetics dictate her final size, not supplements.

    An excerpt from this article:
    https://todaysveterinarynurse.com/articles/giant-expectations-nutrition-for-the-large-breed-puppy/

    Calcium, Phosphorus, and Vitamin D
    The recommended range for dietary calcium in large-breed puppies is 0.8% to 1.2% on a dry matter basis.5 Until 6 months of age, the small intestinal tract passively absorbs 70% of total dietary calcium. Additional supplementation of calcium to a balanced diet (eg, dairy, bone meal, over-the-counter supplements) is therefore contraindicated for puppies during this period, as excess calcium will be absorbed. Excess calcium adversely affects growth and skeletal formation and is associated with developmental orthopedic diseases that include osteochondrosis, pansteatitis, wobbler syndrome (cervical spondylomyelopathy), and radius curvus syndrome.
    Dietary calcium and phosphorus are considered together and must be provided in a ratio of 1.1:1 to 2:1 to maintain an appropriate hormonal balance. Relative deficiency in phosphorus, although rare, may occur when excess calcium is supplemented, resulting in widening of growth plates and hypophosphatemic rickets.

    A few more links:

    https://vcahospitals.com/know-your-pet/nutritional-requirements-of-large-and-giant-breed-puppies

    https://www.dogfoodadvisor.com/calcium-content-analyzer/
     
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  17. Julio

    Julio Member

    Thank you so much, I will check those links, and put attention on your recomendations
     
  18. Boxergirl

    Boxergirl Well-Known Member

    I'm no expert, but the information from experts is out there. Thank you for being willing to read the articles. I look forward to watching your girl grow.
     
  19. Julio

    Julio Member

    Your advices, help me a lot, thanks again!
     
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  20. Patrick

    Patrick Well-Known Member

    My boy Magic was the runt of the liter.... his siblings were literally TWICE his size !!! Now he is 14 months old and weighs about 115 lbs. And is 27 inches at the withers.... what I am saying is time and genetics will determine the size.. my boy is Slim...but Very powerful...
     

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