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Old 03-21-2013, 05:36 PM   #1 (permalink)
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She weighs 32 pounds & from her shoulders to the floor is 19 inches! She is 18 weeks old. Her back is beggining to get wider so she is gaining weight like crazy. I go to the vet in 2 weeks, was suppose to go this week but I got the stomach virus. It's just beginning to aggervate me. Here is a few pictures from the time I got her until now......

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32 pounds isn't all that small for 18 weeks. It just isn't all that big either.
She hasn't reached her growth spurt age yet.
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everyone tells me that she is a good size female GSD, but I really cannot tell. Maybe it's where I see hwr everyday & really cant notice any change.
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my girl is 18 (almost 19) weeks old and she is roughly 33-35lbs and last time i checked her height (about a week ago) she was 19" as well... Your girl will grow dont worry lol and some never get that big, my last GSD (female) was only 45lbs full grown and roughly 23in at the shoulders, I personally like smaller females... How big were her parents, weight and height, thats normally an easy way to gage how large she will be, she should turn out to be closer to her mothers size... hope this helps
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Her daddy was a good size GSD, & her mommy is average. Not sure exactly but I can get in touch with my breeder to know exactly.
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Stop worrying about her size! As long as she's growing and putting on weight, she will grow as her body tells her to! She may end up being on the smaller end of the scale or the larger end.
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My female gsd is 8.5 months and 42 pounds. Your pup is perfectly find.


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Old 03-21-2013, 11:04 PM   #8 (permalink)
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Pretty girl!
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Old 03-21-2013, 11:28 PM   #9 (permalink)
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Yea, no worries there...

This is about a good average size....

NO, CRUD, just looked at the photos... She is horrible, I will do you a favour and give the poor stunted thing a good home... heh he

Good looking female, I would take her...

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Old 03-22-2013, 11:12 AM   #10 (permalink)
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I just looked at the photos and she looks a lot like my girl, Drama. Drama is actually the same age and almost the same weight and the vet said that she's fine and is growing at a nice, steady, slow rate. We haven't had any issues with pano, either. I'm glad that she isn't growing fast. But, Drama's parents weren't large, oversized GSD's either. Her sire was right around 70 lbs and her dam was nice sized and well muscled 60 lbs so I know my girl won't get much over 70 lbs at her largest. You just have to look at the parents and get an idea of how big she might be. Another thing to factor in is her lines. Some bloodlines just grow slower and are slower to mature than others and my girl's family has all stopped growing completely by around 3, 3.5 or 4 years old so I know that she might not stop growing for a long time, too. Your girl has plenty of time to grow. Don't rush things away too fast
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