I think you are looking at the GSD standard and going by that.
Size, Proportion, Substance
The desired height for males at the top of the highest point of the shoulder blade is 24 to 26 inches; and for bitches, 22 to 24 inches.
The German Shepherd Dog is longer than tall, with the most desirable proportion as 10 to 8˝. The length is measured from the point of the prosternum or breastbone to the rear edge of the pelvis, the ischial tuberosity. The desirable long proportion is not derived from a long back, but from overall length with relation to height, which is achieved by length of forequarter and length of withers and hindquarter, viewed from the side.
That is taken from the AKC standard. The key words ' most desirable proportion as 10 to 8˝' can be used any way you define that. So you will see larger dogs/bitches since they are overall in 'proportion'.
To view links or images in signatures your post count must be 10 or greater. You currently have 0 posts.