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Old 04-17-2012, 01:01 PM   #21 (permalink)
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Lies, do you have links to videos of Pan in action?
Pan's flyball videos - YouTube

Also Debbie's Halo is doing flyball and I believe she's a medium/correct sized female,if I recall she's under or near 60lbs. Falon's Kastle is doing flyball and he's still under 60lbs I think (he's a year old next month). Nikon does flyball too but he's not as fast as Pan or Kastle (he started around 5.2 and now is getting closer to 4.5 but is never going to be a 4.0 or sub-4 dog like Pan).
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Old 04-17-2012, 01:09 PM   #22 (permalink)
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Yep, Halo is right around 60 pounds, and most of that is hair!
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Old 04-17-2012, 01:22 PM   #23 (permalink)
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My breeder actually bred two dogs on the small size and out came Baby Huey (for those who remember the comics)

Actually at 9 mos Beau is not THAT big - 70lbs but I imagine he will wind up 80-85 since he is already 24 inches at the shoulder

Grim is 70-75 and that is a nice working size for me-he is 23 inches at the shoulder.
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Ruger is 11.5 months old and is on the smaller size. He is 24 inches and 62lbs. I know he is just a pup and has more growing to do but I expect him to always be on the smaller size. Both of his parents were dutch imports with KNVP dogs on top and bottom of his pedigree. I am not sure if that is really connected to his small size or not but it satisfies the bigger is better crowd who always comment on his size.
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Old 04-17-2012, 11:10 PM   #25 (permalink)
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I had a couple of breeders tell me that a GSD has reached just about their adult size in height by about 9-10 mo but they will add some pounds as they get to about 2yo.
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My breeder actually bred two dogs on the small size and out came Baby Huey (for those who remember the comics)

Actually at 9 mos Beau is not THAT big - 70lbs but I imagine he will wind up 80-85 since he is already 24 inches at the shoulder

Grim is 70-75 and that is a nice working size for me-he is 23 inches at the shoulder.

23 would be a little under the AKC standard for a male GSD (24-26").
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don't tell anybody i said this but i think you have
a big as in big dog.

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And the AKC standard in the US doesn't specify a weight just a height range (about the same as the SV 24-26" males and 22-24' for females.

that sounds like a good weight for that size.

>>>>> My 4yo male is just about 27" (little over size) and about 87 lbs depending on when he has eaten!<<<<

>>>>> he certainly seems to be medium sized to me.<<<<<
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don't tell anybody i said this but i think you have
a big as in big dog.

Depends on what one considers a BIG dog.

27" is a tad oversize according to the AKC standard but is not a big dog as dogs go. Mastiff, Great Dane, LeonBerger, etc. are what I would consider big dogs.

Plus, if I can pick him up, I don't consider him a big dog.
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Masi has flunked her size standard, had her in the other day for her annual, she's 26" at the shoulders and lean 80lbs...The only other female I had was 26" and around 70lbs. Masi is longer in body I would say.

My males were 26" and around 80lbs except for the "mutant" who was 32" and 125lbs.

Oh well, love them anyway, they weren't picked for their 'size', just ended up being what they are
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I've seen a fair amount of the upper/over-standard dogs and yes, they can move if well-built but a smaller dog seems to fly.
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For me this is ideal - a dog that does not have the appearance of being small or fine, but appears well-boned and masculine yet is not large or heavy.
Exactly! As I see it, being a medium sized dog is an asset for a versatile and multi-purpose working dog like the GSD, which, in contrast with a bigger dog, would mean more speed, agility, endurance and, in the long run, less stress for the body (specially the joints).
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