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I have a mix between a amstaff and a cane corso who is 8-9

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Hi! I have a mix between a amstaff and a cane corso who is 8-9 months old. Right now she is 24,5 inches tall at the withers and about 59 lb. She looks very elegant, the body reminds me more of a tall elongated amstaff than a cane corso. Anyhow, what im wondering is How tall do you think she will become and how much will she weigh?
She seems very tall for her age, dont you think?
Thank you so much,
Olivia
Submitted: 11 months ago.
Category: Dog
Expert:  Jane Lefler replied 11 months ago.

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Expert:  Jane Lefler replied 11 months ago.

Dogs grow pretty much at the same rate. She should be at about 75-80% of her adult weight and about 90% of her adult height. She probably has a few more inches to go in height and likely will be between 75-80 pounds. Here is a growth chart for dogs below. She appears tall because they get their height first and the weight catches up later.

http://goldendoodles.com/care/growth_chart.htm

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Expert:  Jane Lefler replied 11 months ago.

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Customer: replied 11 months ago.
Great! Also. I had another question... I recently adopted her. She is very sweet so far, but she is still young right? Anyhow, I dont think she has had too much environmental and social training so far. She goes well with the dogs she has met but that can change... She seems to still be a bit "puppy-submissive". I know that you are supposed to start this type of training much earlier in a puppys life. Do you think it is too late to make her a bombproof dog that is happy with other dogs and secure in new environments? She has got strong breeds in her...
Expert:  Jane Lefler replied 11 months ago.

Yes you can still work with her, but I'd start now and do intensive obedience training with her. The following site is helpful in helping owners train their dog. Be sure and click on the link to the page on obedience at the bottom. and links on subsequent pages leading to detailed instructions.

http://www.schutzhund-training.com/training_theory.html

Training works best if you train at least 30 minutes a day (two 15 minute sessions). I would start making your dog work via the Nothing in life is free program (NILF). It is outlined below.

http://www.pets.ca/articles/article-dog_nilf.htm

http://www.humanesociety.org/animals/dogs/tips/training_nothing_in_life_is_free.html

I'd also do as many formal classes as you can. Even if she goes through a whole class and knows her commands perfect. What class does is help you socialize her around other dogs and people. Be sure and spay her if she isn't already. It will help with aggression that often comes with her maturing into an adult female around the heat cycle.