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4 month old pitbull puppy too small...?

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So I have an American Pit Bull Terrier puppy named Hercules. He's just the friendliest little guy and best puppy I've ever had 😇 he just turned 4 months old 4 days ago & he's the biggest in his litter.

A couple days ago a gentleman told me that Hercules looks to be too small for his age and told me that I should be very concerned. I love my pup no matter what size he is, but I want to double-check and make sure you guys don't think I should be worried...does he look too small for his age to you guys? Are there any issues I should be aware of if he is? He currently stands at 16.5" at the shoulder. I haven't weighed him in a while, but if I were to guess, I'd say between 28-30 lbs. I just don't know of any reason to be upset or worried if my pup happens to be too small and figured I'd ask....

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He looks completely normal (and adorable) to me.

Pit bulls are not meant to be huge dogs. Male size range is about 40-60 lbs full grown, of course outside that range can still be healthy but people saying their pit bull is something like 100 lbs either have a very fat dog or one that isn't an APBT

Growing too fast or trying to add weight to a puppy isn't healthy either and from those photos, his weight looks appropriate to his structure IMO so thats good.
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