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Old 12-23-2012, 03:47 PM   #11 (permalink)
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Beautiful dog, and for 7 months, he's a big boy all right! Don't worry about his eating habits--he'll eat when he needs to. Don't spoil him by mixing stuff into his food to get him to eat. I've never known a healthy dog to starve himself when food is available!

Just be careful not to let him get fat. He looks good now, but remember that dogs need less food as adults than as growing pups--apparently, his growth spurt has already happened, so he shouldn't have too much more growing to do. That's probably why he's eating less.

I'll repeat: Don't let him get fat! It sounds like you want him to be a big dog and to bulk up. But make sure that bulk is strong bone, lean muscle, and very little fat. People sometimes get hung up on the weight of a dog; they want the dog to be as large as possible, so they can brag that their dog weighs 100+ pounds... but they don't realize that most of the weight is extra fat that is wearing down the dog's joints.
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Old 12-23-2012, 07:33 PM   #12 (permalink)
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Heres 2 more pics that show his little waist etc. I do understand about extra weight on his joints etc. and I will keep him lean. My last GSD male was 110lbs and lean but I got him when he was already 1.5 years. I just dont believe a 7 month old male GSD could be done growing.


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Old 12-23-2012, 07:46 PM   #13 (permalink)
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Monster is very handsome! My male grew til about 8 months then finally plateau'd. I weighed him every Tuesday just for my own stat records. When he was younger he gained about 3# per week(rawfed)
At 8 mos he was 82# and 27"...he didn't gain anymore height but now at 3.5 yrs is 90# and intact.
Here is is this Summer, you can see how lean he is:
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Sounds just like me. I weighed the dog every thursday for my own records. So I guess he may be done growing. Your dog is also very nice looking! By the way nice shorts! We where laughing because I have the same ones
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Well, the knee pads show do off the shorts nice!
Here is a link to more pics of Karlo at Greg's seminar.
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Hey guys, sorry im new at this and have no idea how to post anything x), and i saw the title.. My girl is 5 months and weighs 15 kg. people find her quite small.. I know she stil has a lot to grow, but is her size normal? help? and how do i post anything lol
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33# at 5 months is ok for a female...I'd rather have a smaller structured female~ as long as she's healthy and growing!
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Old 12-23-2012, 10:59 PM   #18 (permalink)
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Maya stopped growing in height at about age 2. She is filling out now and I was told GSDs are done growing at about age 3. She is now 2years 4 mo. And weighs about 70 lbs.
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Hey guys, sorry im new at this and have no idea how to post anything x), and i saw the title.. My girl is 5 months and weighs 15 kg. people find her quite small.. I know she stil has a lot to grow, but is her size normal? help? and how do i post anything lol
If you go to Development & Socialization - German Shepherd Dog Forums and check out the stickies up top, there's a ton of info and updates with growth charts.
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