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post #1 of 12 (permalink) Old 04-05-2012, 01:42 PM Thread Starter
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Head, snout, weight?

My male turned 7 months/56lbs and it seems like his head is smaller and also his snout is shorter compared to other FULL grown German Shepherds.
Question is:
-Is his head/snout still growing?
-Is he really light for his age/gender?
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post #2 of 12 (permalink) Old 04-05-2012, 01:49 PM
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No worries, he really has alot more growing to do physically. I have heard several breeders on the board say GSD are done growing at 2-3 years of age.

My intact male just turned two. Height wise it seemed like he stopped growing around 14 months, he's been a consistent 25", he's 72 pounds currently, I really don't see him going over 75 pounds. He has filled out more over the last 6 months, but not gained weight if that makes sense.
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Do you have a pic??
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My Falko had a little peanut head at that age. He now has a big broad beautiful head. It can take a while for them to mature.

Is you dog neutered?
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From the pictures he looks fine, he is at that age that he is going to look like he is all legs. He will fill out fine as he matures.

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He is NOT neutered. Does that change anything?
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Males do not develop normal masculine charateristics if they are neutered before physical maturity.

It usually takes 18-24 months, sometimes more.

Falko's head caught up at that age, but it did not really seem to peak out till he was around five years.

It can differ greatly with different dogs and different genetics.

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post #9 of 12 (permalink) Old 04-05-2012, 08:41 PM
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If anything, his snout is long.
Good coloring.
Are any of the pics current? They look to be of a younger puppy.
His body is shallow and short.
At 6-7 months their bodies and legs are all over the place.

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post #10 of 12 (permalink) Old 04-05-2012, 09:21 PM
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His head and snout look bigger than my pups did at that age
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