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    Default How many #s can a lab pack

    Does any one know how much weight a 1 year old 50 to 60 lab can carry for a week without getting any worries of being to loaded down. For example its own food.
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    Default weight

    I think I remember reading that 25% to 30% of their body weight is the max load. I never went that high though.
    As the week goes on and he eats, the load will of course get lighter.
    It was quite a few years ago, so I might be incorrect.

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    I've heard that labs are prone to hip problems, so I've stayed away from putting too much weight on them. Although, a few days of dog food doesn't weigh too much so I'm sure that wouldn't hurt.

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    Default did a quick search...

    looks like 25% of body weight.
    http://wolfpacks.com/products/dogpacks/guide.html
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