Can I change my puppy's future weight? Diet

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  1. Awareness

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    Can I change my puppy's future weight?

    I ordered a Caucasian Ovcharka puppy, I have had a strong love for this breed for many years.I was thinking that the puppy will grow into a dog with about 154 lbs weight but after we paid the puppy's money, our veterinarian predicted that he will be around 176-198 lbs when he becomes an adult.

    Is this an unchangeable prediction or can I reduce/affect his future weight through adjusting his food?
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  3. Chris

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    Starving or overfeeding always affects, but neither is good for a dog
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    Thanks for your answer. How does my veterinarian predict his future weight, by looking at puppy's current weight or considering his parents' weight?
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    He probably uses one of the online apps that forecast based on the puppy's weight at any given age. They are a guide but the results are not set in stone, and are bound to be more accurate with a popular breed than a comparatively rare one. Have you asked the breeder for her prediction? Breeders usually know which of their puppies will make the largest adults.
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    Helidale likes this.
    Thanks for your answer.

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