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Old 01-18-2014, 08:00 PM   #1 (permalink)
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I've only been in this forum for less than a year and I have come to discover, all too many GSD owners are so caught up in having a BIG dog, so BIG they might purposely overfeed the dog so they can say...."...yeah my shepherd weighs a hundred and ....... pounds". It's almost as if having a bigger dog/GSD somehow makes one feel a sense of elevated status. Why is it, we never hear anyone shout from the rooftops "....YES, it's a purebred GSD and it only weighs 16 pounds"? Actually, a toy shepherd would be interesting.

These are the questions I ask.


Anyway, my ideal GSD is healthy and well behaved.....notice the order of the adjectives...priority intended.

Okay, so in order to stop this " I have a huge GSD " problem, I am laying it to rest. Please understand, I simply have the biggest GSD and it will never be topped, so please, keep your dogs lean and mean.....all involved benefit.

Attached is a picture of my GSD named Riese Mammut. I am in the picture as well and have used all those "keep you looking young" products as seen on TV...and available as well...usually you get twice as much as you expected and all for just a small additional shipping and handling fee. I was 51 when that picture was taken last year.

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I have a teacup GSD.
Hans is 66.5 lbs.
Heh, heh.
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I'm out 117 lbs.
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I think its just education. Alot of owners like myself, not knowing too much about the breed, mistakenly think they are large dogs. just keep educating us
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Last time a lady argued with me that my 75 pound Ilda was too small to be a Full grown GSD I finally just asked her, "when was the last time you saw a St Bernard working as a police K 9?" That put an end to that.
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I think its just education. Alot of owners like myself, not knowing too much about the brerd, mistakenly think they are large dogs.
I hope this was meant as a joke.

Because it is very easy to find out all about the standard, with a few clicks of a mouse. If people are here and on the Internet there is no excuse for not knowing.
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Nope, it wasnt a joke. Ive seen many german shepherds in my city and most are over 70 pounds. I never researched because I never intended to get one. Being ignorant I assumed they were large size dogs. I never thought they were smaller than labs or retrievers. Now that I am on the forum I realize what size they should be. In one of the training classes theres another german shepherd , correct size, and everyone wants to know why hes so small, instead of why mine is so big. You can expect that people should use the internet in this day and age to research it, but it doesnt mean they do.
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I have a teacup GSD.
Hans is 66.5 lbs.
Heh, heh.
WE SHOULD BREED OUR MINIATURES.

Mine is only 50 The most miniature of them all.
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I think its just education. Alot of owners like myself, not knowing too much about the breed, mistakenly think they are large dogs. just keep educating us

I wish I could....but as I posted "these are the questions I ask".

Another observation I have made. GSDs amongst a few other breeds have such a wide variance in shapes and sizes. Yes, I suppose being one of the top most popular dogs has it's setbacks but most every purebred smooth/rough coat Collie/ St Bernard/Newfie/Afghan Hound etc. one sees, they basically are so much more homogenized in appearance. So, what's up with the wide array of GSDs when it comes to appearance?

Yes, I ask many questions.


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WE SHOULD BREED OUR MINIATURES.

Mine is only 50 The most miniature of them all.
Fantastic. We could call them MinSheps and sell them for $5,000 apiece.
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