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post #131 of 218 (permalink) Old 12-03-2012, 01:53 AM
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Jerry could probably weigh over 100 pounds and still be a good weight. He's 30-31 inches at the shoulder and big-boned. He's been hovering at 86 pounds for a while now and I'd like to see him at a little over 90. He's still a little bony - you can feel his hip bones and spine and see all his ribs when he's panting and people sometimes say he looks very skinny, but most people are used to fat dogs. He seems to have gained a lot of muscle in the past 5 months and his coat is much shinier. If he stays under 90 pounds, I'll be fine with that. I like him lean.




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post #132 of 218 (permalink) Old 12-04-2012, 01:15 PM
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Mine is a little over 80 lean lbs at 9 months. His father was 100, & his mother was 70ish.

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post #133 of 218 (permalink) Old 12-04-2012, 01:34 PM
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IMO you cannot tell from this photo. The dog has his hind legs positioned in such a way that is makes him look "hunched" and therefore chubbier than what he probably is.....and no.....his head IMO does not look small for his body.....even is this dog shed a couple pounds which is all he would need to IF he was a bit over weight he would still be a very large (and beautiful) dog.
I agree with you! You can not tell from the photo.
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post #134 of 218 (permalink) Old 12-04-2012, 01:42 PM
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Reno is 18 months old and 105 pounds. He's close to outweighing me & I hope he's done gaining weight. (his sire was 100#)
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Reno is 18 months old and 105 pounds. He's close to outweighing me & I hope he's done gaining weight. (his sire was 100#)
I like his color... He's a big boy for sure


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post #136 of 218 (permalink) Old 12-04-2012, 02:07 PM
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My old dog Zeus, he was 110 lbs. he was not fat nor overweight. He was a tad too tall for for a GSD, he just grew a little bigger than normal GSDs. What killed him was cancer, his hips were fine.



A month just before he died from hemagiosarcoma. He did gain weight because we didn't take him on long walks anymore.



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post #137 of 218 (permalink) Old 12-04-2012, 04:43 PM
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Thanks KaneCash. I enjoyed looking through your pics of your 2. They are both beautiful. you don't say how tall they are but they are soooo cute!

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I know that this thread is old but what the heck. My dog Jack is a 1.5 y/o male GSD. His sire and dam are both of East German lines, his sire being first gen born in the US and dam was imported. When I weighed him a month ago he was 100.4 lbs. Six months prior to that he was 90 lbs and everyone remarked about how he looked too skinny (he is a tall dog and can fully rest his head on my kitchen table). I am satisfied to keep him between 95 and 105 because he has a clearly defined waist and just a little bit of flesh around the ribs. I now use the rib and birds-eye-view tests (plus weigh-ins every three months) to determine whether or not he needs to lose weight. He gets lots of exercise every day (1.5 hours of jogging/running with no breaks, plus a few hours chasing squirrels in my half-acre back yard) and with basic training he has become the best dog I could ever want.

In my opinion, size does not matter as much as fitness level when determining the greatness of a dog. The AKC requires that GSD males be a max of 85 lbs and many people argue it is because the frame of a larger dog cannot support the weight. However, hip dysplasia among AKC standard dogs is abhorrent. The Schutzhund also requires male GSDs to be no more than 85 lbs but that is because many do not think a large dog can have the same level of endurance as a smaller dog. There is also some flawed thinking in this because one might then think that a jack russell would have greater endurance than a GSD. My point is that consistent physical training of a dog is a much more accurate predictor of future health and performance than the size of a dog's frame.
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post #140 of 218 (permalink) Old 01-08-2014, 05:24 PM
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Good lookin dog. Looks as if he's gonna be big. He looks similar to my boy...and he's no 85 lbs Shepherd lol.

He's 5 years old and as of his vet check on Jan 3 14, he's 136.5 lbs of meat and muscle. Vet says, which I already knew, he's not one bit overweight. Just a very large Shepherd.


With my better half, so you get an idea of his size.

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