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cruzmike89 12-31-2013 01:52 AM

Is my puppy to small?
 
Hi I'm new here and I just got a GSD a few days ago and was told she turned 6 weeks on the 28th of Dec 2013. I look at her and she seems to small to me but other people till me she looks fine. Her mother stop producing milk at 4 1/2 weeks. I have been looking around and seen the GSD at 6 weeks look alot bigger then her. I put links to her pictures. The vet said she is health and nothing is wrong with her. It just feels like she is not going to grow big like she is suppose too. Also I feel like her ears are to small for some reason. What do you guys think?

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Castlemaid 12-31-2013 08:24 AM

She looks like she could be younger than six weeks - her ears will catch up to the rest of her too. She doesn't look too small to me. GSD pups can really vary in size, I wouldn't get all hung up over it.

ddrGSD88 12-31-2013 03:47 PM

Trust me, you think they are small now. Just wait till your pup gets just a few more weeks older then you will be like "Wow, you grew like a weed?" haha:D

Alli.baby 01-19-2014 09:27 AM

His ears are small for a GSD but I think he's adorable. Is he possibly mixed?

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Alli.baby 01-19-2014 09:28 AM

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Donovan514 01-19-2014 09:41 AM

A healthy full grown female can weigh as little as 51 pounds. There's no way to tell as she might turn out to be pretty large. Sometimes large pups turn out small and vice versa.

mcdanfam 01-19-2014 09:53 AM

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Originally Posted by Donovan514 (Post 4861361)
A healthy full grown female can weigh as little as 51 pounds. There's no way to tell as she might turn out to be pretty large. Sometimes large pups turn out small and vice versa.

Our male was 3 lbs lighter, and looked like he was smaller framed....at 9 weeks they were 10lbs when we got them....by the time they were 6 months...the male was broader in the chest, shoulders, and his head was double hers...he also out weighed her by 6lbs....at a year old...he definitely looks more like a boy and she looks more dainty. When she is alone, she looks big and feels big when standing on feet or leaning into you for kisses... But when standing next to her brother she looks like a lady. She is now 65-67lbs and is probably as heavy as she will be, we have noticed she is widening a little-her chest, shoulders and bottom but she is mostly head and ears. Her mom was this weight just a little wider looking. Our male is only 7lbs more than her, but he seems to be doing the same widening/or filling out. From what I have read this is a good healthy active weight for them. If you want to see pics of Millie to compare I can post a couple...but from what I read and what the breeder told us the females are normally smaller than the males...

You have a cutie, she is so fluffy and cuddly looking! Be prepared for lots of training and her wanting to join you everywhere you go and everything you do!!!



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bibaxt 01-19-2014 10:42 AM

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Even the vet said my pups ears were small for a GSD, however they have grown a lot!
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And that was only in two weeks


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mcdanfam 01-19-2014 10:46 AM

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Originally Posted by bibaxt (Post 4861681)
Even the vet said my pups ears were small for a GSD, however they have grown a lot!
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And that was only in two weeks


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Wow....eat growth spurt!
She maybe like ours all ears and head...


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mcdanfam 01-19-2014 10:47 AM

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Originally Posted by mcdanfam (Post 4861745)
Wow....eat growth spurt!
She maybe like ours all ears and head...


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Ear......


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