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Old 12-10-2014, 02:25 PM   #1 (permalink)
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My GSD puppy is a little over 5 months (born June 26th). She's about 22" at the withers and 50lbs as of this morning. I took her to Petsmart yesterday and this guy was asking about her. When I told him how old she was, she said she's small and he thought she was way younger. He said he has always had GSDs and they were way bigger than her at 5 months. It doesn't bother me either way, just curious. Is she small for a 5 month old?
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Old 12-10-2014, 02:38 PM   #2 (permalink)
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A lot of people breed them bigger than the standard calls for.

She is right in line for a femal ADULT GSDs so at 6 months she will probably gain a little more. Ha ha, print and take with you to Petsmart where the "GSD Experts" will tell you your dog should be 120lbs and a sable must have "wolf in it" and a bicolor must "have doberman in it"


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The dog in my avatar is 7 years old, 52 pounds and 22" at the withers. I wish they where all her size.
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Old 12-10-2014, 04:29 PM   #4 (permalink)
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I have a 1.5 year old female that is a hair under 55cm at withers and weighs 52#. Some GSDs are smaller. My smaller girl is also the most agile, sure footed, and fastest. She's also super easy to transport, feed, move around, house, and vet. I like it
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I have a 1.5 year old female that is a hair under 55cm at withers and weighs 52#. Some GSDs are smaller. My smaller girl is also the most agile, sure footed, and fastest. She's also super easy to transport, feed, move around, house, and vet. I like it

My girl is super agile as well. We just used her for a decoy certification and the judge who was certifying asked about her. He couldn't believe it when we told him she was 7. He said by the way she acts and moves he was guessing 3 or 4. He was very impressed.
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Old 12-10-2014, 05:07 PM   #6 (permalink)
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Haha sounds exactly like my Wink. She can scale an 8ft wall like a monkey! Thank heavens she isn't a runner because no fence would ever contain her. I've yet to find a surface that she is not able to handle - she will adjust herself like a cat and balance herself. She will clamp herself to the sleeve like a piranha and can be swung around like she's a part of it lol

I also like how healthy and sound she is - so quick and aware of her body and movement. I really like her size and don't see it as a negative at all. Wish I had the time to do agility as she would give the border collies a run for their money
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Old 12-10-2014, 05:13 PM   #7 (permalink)
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Finnick is 20 weeks and probably weighs 30lbs.
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Guessing he will top out at 68-75#
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Old 12-10-2014, 06:47 PM   #9 (permalink)
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Yea he's just a little guy.
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I love the smaller sizes. It is nice to have a dog you can comfortably transport in a 36" crate and can pick up and carry if need be. Plus they seem to be more agile.
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