"She's small to be a Shepherd"
We've had Zee with us for a week now. And during this week, I've heard several times, "She's so small to be a German Shepherd."
Zee isn't the largest Shepherd I've ever had, obviously on the smaller end of the standard. I'd guess around 20-22", maybe 50 pounds (she is slim, and does need to gain), at just under two years old.
I wonder if people are just accustomed to seeing dogs on the high end of the standard? Is it really that odd to see, what used to be considered, a normal sized Dog?
How big is your German Shepherd?