Animal Weight

How much does a Dhole weight?

It is hard to guess what a Dhole weights. But we have the answer:

An adult Dhole (Cuon alpinus) on average weights 15.85 kg (34.94 lbs).

The Dhole is from the family Canidae (genus: Cuon). It is usually born with about 275 grams (0.61 lbs). They can live for up to 16 years. When reaching adult age, they grow up to 98.8 cm (3′ 3″). Usually, Dholes have 4 babies per litter.

As a reference: An average human weights in at 62 kg (137 lbs) and reaches an average size of 1.65m (5′ 5″). Humans spend 280 days (40 weeks) in the womb of their mother and reach around 75 years of age.

The average adult weight of a Dhole is 15.85 kg (34.94 lbs)

The dhole (Cuon alpinus) is a canid native to Central, South, East Asia, and Southeast Asia. Other English names for the species include Asian wild dog, Asiatic wild dog, Indian wild dog, whistling dog, red dog, and mountain wolf. It is genetically close to species within the genus Canis, but distinct in several anatomical aspects: its skull is convex rather than concave in profile, it lacks a third lower molar and the upper molars sport only a single cusp as opposed to between two and four. During the Pleistocene, the dhole ranged throughout Asia, Europe, and North America but became restricted to its historical range 12,000–18,000 years ago.The dhole is a highly social animal, living in large clans without rigid dominance hierarchies and containing multiple breeding females. Such clans usually consist of 12 individuals, but groups of over 40 are known. It is a diurnal pack hunter which preferentially targets medium- and large-sized ungulates. In tropical forests, the dhole competes with tiger and leopard, targeting somewhat different prey species, but still with substantial dietary overlap.It is listed as Endangered by the IUCN as populations are decreasing and are estimated at fewer than 2,500 adults. Factors contributing to this decline include habitat loss, loss of prey, competition with other species, persecution due to livestock predation and disease transfer from domestic dogs.

Animals of the same family as a Dhole

We found other animals of the Canidae family:

  • Red wolf bringing 26.7 kilos (58.86 lbs) to the scale
  • Pampas fox bringing 4.54 kilos (10.01 lbs) to the scale
  • Culpeo bringing 8.62 kilos (19 lbs) to the scale
  • Fennec fox bringing 1.32 kilos (2.91 lbs) to the scale
  • Kit fox bringing 4.5 kilos (9.92 lbs) to the scale
  • Maned wolf bringing 23.31 kilos (51.39 lbs) to the scale
  • Raccoon dog bringing 4.22 kilos (9.3 lbs) to the scale
  • Blanford’s fox with a weight of 994 grams
  • Pale fox bringing 2.8 kilos (6.17 lbs) to the scale
  • Sechuran fox bringing 4.23 kilos (9.33 lbs) to the scale

Animals with the same weight as a Dhole

As a comparison, here are some other animals that weight as much as the Cuon alpinus:

Animals with the same size as a Dhole

Not that size really matters, but it makes things comparable. So here are a couple of animals that are as big as Dhole:

Animals with the same litter size as a Dhole

Here is a list of animals that have the same number of babies per litter (4) as a Dhole:

Animals with the same life expectancy as a Dhole

Completely different animals, but becoming as old as a Dhole: