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peep_216 11-11-2012 11:22 PM

One year old puppy, too skinny?
 
What are the chances that my german shepherd is going to thicken up?
She weighs about 55 lbs and just turned a year old, what are the chances she is going to get thicker? Like muscle mass wise. She comes from a working line her dad was about 90.

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jaggirl47 11-11-2012 11:31 PM

She is still a baby. Most of these dogs are not done growing until they are closer to 3 years.

PatchonGSD 11-11-2012 11:37 PM

She looks nice and fit in this pic. My guess is that she will be on the petite side. Very pretty girl.

Elaine 11-12-2012 01:36 PM

She's a year old and she's grown into her feet. There won't be much more growing to be done anymore, but she could still fill out a bit more over the next year. Exercise will help with building more muscle on her.

m1953 11-12-2012 04:45 PM

My pup is on the thin side too, I try uping her food but she usually just leaves it. I am not over concerned and neither is her vet. Just like a lot of us humans when we where young, I could eat all day and not gain pound. Now I dream about food and wake up five pounds heavier.

Sunflowers 11-12-2012 05:15 PM

She's perfect.

BrennasMom 11-12-2012 10:53 PM

Brenna ranged between 50-55 lb for the longest time. She was about 2 1/2-3 years old before I stopped seeing the definition of her ribs when she turned or breathed heavily, and I fed her the amount recommended for an 80 lb dog. Now, she is 6 1/2 and about 60 lbs.


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