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Old 02-08-2012, 07:39 PM   #1 (permalink)
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Hi,

You can see a big change from month to month but I keep wonder if at nine month old (now) he should be bigger?
His current size in the last picture looks normal? Unfortunately I dont have a picture of him at 8 months.

I don`t expect him to be huge, I just want to be sure he developing normally.


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relax, calm down, hold on tight. your dogs
size is your friend. inhale, reflect, release.
your dog is fine and your dog is really good looking.
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I agree with doggiedad...he looks good, handsome too
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don't worry, your dog looks really good. don't forget that they grow like weeds in the beginning while they are making their way out of puppyhood. my dog basically looks the same now as he did last winter, his chest is just a little thicker.
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I think he looks just fine. Such a cutie pie!
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relax, calm down, hold on tight. your dogs
size is your friend. inhale, reflect, release.
your dog is fine and your dog is really good looking.
Your comment made ​​me laugh

Why do people keep telling me that he looks small for a gsd..?!
I never thought about his size until a few days ago, I took him to the dog park and two people told me that he looks small compared to other gsd`s they saw.

Who said a gsd should be so huge? :\
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you should tell those people to go sit on a tack
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Your comment made ​​me laugh

Why do people keep telling me that he looks small for a gsd..?!
I never thought about his size until a few days ago, I took him to the dog park and two people told me that he looks small compared to other gsd`s they saw.

Who said a gsd should be so huge? :\
Get use to these comments..seriously! I have heard them too. My male is 25" & around 72 pounds and have heard that he is small, skinny...the GSD they know is 130 pounds and on and on...
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Your comment made ​​me laugh

Why do people keep telling me that he looks small for a gsd..?!
I never thought about his size until a few days ago, I took him to the dog park and two people told me that he looks small compared to other gsd`s they saw.
Because, especially in the US, people are used to seeing oversized and overweight GSDs. I'm honestly beginning to think the standard sizes like yours and mine are in the minority.
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I think he looks just gorgeous!

Here is a pic of mine a few days short of 6 months and I think they look similar in size. And yes, I think that many folks have overweight dogs and may not be accustomed to seeing dogs at a proper weight.

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