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Old 12-27-2012, 03:36 AM   #1 (permalink)
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First time poster, long time lurker. My wife and I purchased our puppy at 8 weeks old and he's now at the 6 month mark. We've been feeding him Iams large breed puppy food (unfortunately) and now after reading up quite a bit, we've decided to switch him up. He's currently around 73lbs, is this average for a male? At 9 weeks he was almost 20lbs with fully erect ears. He gets around 4 cups or so a day, 2 seperate feedings. He comes from west German working lines and his mom was large, his dad was slightly smaller than the mom. My other experience with GSDs was the females I raised with my family when I was younger. We've decided to go with Blue Buffalo large breed puppy, but at his zsize and weight should we switch up to adult? He's a pretty active pup and by no means over-weight or fat. I can feel the ribs at the bottom of his rib cage and backbone with nothing showing. Thanks!
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Old 12-27-2012, 08:20 AM   #2 (permalink)
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73 lbs sounds big for only 6 months. If his frame is large, he may not be overweight though. Can you post pictures?
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Old 12-27-2012, 10:34 AM   #3 (permalink)
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my old shepherd Abbi was 65lbs at 6 months, very large female frame
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