Thank you both, he seemed large for his age, but then again I have not had a GSD puppy for 6-7 years, 10 for a male...
I do think he is smarter and more well mannered than any pup I have ever had. Further, a young steer got out, twice last week, and he exhibited natural herding instincts on a lead. Today was Australia Day, sort of 4th of July in America, and he spent the whole day socializing with kids and dogs in a crowd park setting.. Perfect behavior..
I really love this pup, never had one with that much personality, strong bones, flat back, big hips standing over his legs.. I think the Lord is Smiling down on me with this one. On the eve of his 12th week birthday, he is 17" on the wither and 14 kg. We will see. Bigger the better, as in defending my calves if he gets loose against dingos or wild dogs, size can end the fight before it starts... Hoping anyway. It has worked with Cody.. He is about 50mm taller than Show maximums for a Show dog, he bluffs well, and never had blood been drawn in 10 years.
Thanks again, from Australia