I think because a byb was breeding for size, is how I came about my dog. The story was she spent her first 8 months in a kennel in some farmers backyard (I think he had 3 or 4 female dogs). The guy also had "his" dog which was a large male.
I think Abby just never got big enough for what he wanted and he sold her for 200 bucks with no papers to some hispanic kid who lived in a small apt, with his mom and a bunch of siblings. Well they were moving out of the ghetto and couldn't take her with them.
Anyway long story short, she was only 51 pounds at a year old when I got her, and about 24.5-25 inches tall at the shoulder. Now at almost 3 she has filled out to about 75 pounds (vet scale)....I think she is a perfect size, lol