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Old 07-02-2010, 09:33 PM   #1 (permalink)
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I am curious to see how much your puppies weigh. Ares is 70lbs and almost 7 months. Oddly I looked up what the breed standard is and a growth chart. it said that at 12 months they should weigh around 76 lbs (male) 64 lbs (female). This doesn't seem right. There is no way he will only gain 6 lbs between now and 12 months. Boy o Boy. Can an overly large GSD not be in shows if they are not a certain weight? When do they stop growing?
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Old 07-02-2010, 10:24 PM   #2 (permalink)
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My male, Stosh, is just at 6 mos old and weighs 65 lbs- I agree with you, he's going to gain a lot more than 11 lbs by the time he's a year. He's been gaining 2 or 3 lbs a week lately so yours sounds on the same track as mine. Stosh is definitely not overweight at this size
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Ares is not either. I just seems from what I have read on ppls posts that their GSD gets bigger then the norm. Don't get me wrong, I like bigger dogs. I Just always thought the norm was for them to get around 100 for males and then I read that the standard is around 80. I think the bigger the better as long as it is healthy weight and does not cause health problems. Besides it is more to love on. : )
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Grissom is 5 months and weighs 45 pounds.
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Old 07-02-2010, 10:39 PM   #5 (permalink)
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I think you might be surprised. Argos was an early grower. At 6 months he was about 63 lbs. 7 months 72lbs. And then he pretty much stopped. At 3.5 years he's only 85lbs.

What is important is not necessarily the weight when showing. It's the height. Most GSDs of proper height cannot get above 90lbs without being overweight. (Even the DDR dogs built like tanks!)

The weight charts take you to 76lbs at a year because it's anticipated from there that they will put on a little more weight filling out. You're right. The majority of Male GSDs are right around 80-85lbs. Females seem to trend more towards 65-70lbs. A 100lb GSD is a BIG dog and likely over standard.
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Bigger isn't better, believe me!
I have a 93# female and she is not fat, and full of muscle, but her agility is lacking. She has been fed raw since 6 months and has had three bouts of Pano. Genetics are her cause,(American lines-not show but pet/W.German working blend) I'd much rather have a smaller, more agile GSD. Onyx gained average of 3# a week as well before she hit 1 yr old. She is now three and managing her weight, muscle-tone.
I cringe as she ages, how hard it will be to keep her trim with her structure.
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I read that their weight gain starts to slow down at this age, but his father was around 105...atleast that is what the breeder said. I have a hard time judging weight on dogs. I also did not really pay attention to the father. He was really protective so we didn't get as close to him as we did the female. I just have always like bigger dogs. I guess that makes sense though that their agility would lack if they weighed too much.
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Old 07-02-2010, 11:06 PM   #8 (permalink)
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Fanta is 63lbs at 8 months. her mother was 75-80 so hopefully our girl stops there too.
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My boy is about 90 right now at 10 months. His father was 120 and his mom was 90.

If they're too tall they can't be shown in conformation, but can show in any performance events. There's no breed standard for their weight though so that doesn't matter.
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Old 07-02-2010, 11:47 PM   #10 (permalink)
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Axl is about 18 weeks and he weighed in today at 39 pounds. He's gained 10 pounds per 4 weeks the past 8 weeks.
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