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post #1 of 7 (permalink) Old 11-11-2012, 11:22 PM Thread Starter
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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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She is still a baby. Most of these dogs are not done growing until they are closer to 3 years.

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

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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.

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post #5 of 7 (permalink) Old 11-12-2012, 04:45 PM
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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.
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She's perfect.
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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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