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Old 04-29-2013, 09:00 PM   #1 (permalink)
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Just looking for some expertise on puppy size. Sascha is a male, 6 months old but only weighs about 48lbs. He just seems small compared to weights and sizes I see posted for similar ages. I get asked frequently if he's a miniature GSD because people dont realize he's a puppy (didnt know such a thing existed). I'm confident in his age being 6 months bc he just got all his adult teeth. Any thoughts? Is he just the runt maybe?

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Old 04-29-2013, 09:15 PM   #2 (permalink)
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I hope someone will be able to answer you better than I but yes he seems a little small but hat lines is he from maybe he will grow soon hopefully for comparison my pup is only 3 months old and 31 pounds but is a mix of show x working lines
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Old 04-29-2013, 09:50 PM   #3 (permalink)
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I wouldn't be too concerned, @ 6 months, he still has some growing to do. Just enjoy working and playing with him.
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Old 04-29-2013, 10:03 PM   #4 (permalink)
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General accepted weight range for male GSDs is aprox. 65-85lbs, but truth is there is no set standard for this stuff.

There are plenty of dogs well over that range, and I'm sure plenty who are under it. At 6mths being ~50lbs, there's a good chance he'll tap out at somewhere between 60-70lbs, which is smaller but perfectly normal. My Ridley is around 1 1/2 years and around 65lbs, and I think he's just right
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My boy was around the same weight at that age.

He's now 3, 73 pounds, 25"
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Okay that makes me feel better. Not that I would love him any less if he remained a little guy and I really dont want a monster sized dog. I just want him to be normal. I got him from some folks on craigslist so he has no papers and I know nothing about his parents.

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That is about what Hans weighed.
He is now 67 pounds and will probably be about 75, like his sire.
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Old 04-29-2013, 10:51 PM   #8 (permalink)
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Cute pup!

My male was around 50lbs at 6 months, and now he's 73lbs at 2 years and just starting to fill out a bit.
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He won't know it if he ends up being small unless he reads this forum...be happy with a little guy if that's what he becomes!


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Old 04-29-2013, 11:15 PM   #10 (permalink)
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My pup was in the 40lb range at 6 months too, he's now 8 months, 63lbs and almost 24 inches at the shoulder. Unless he has a really big growth spurt I'm thinking he's going to end up on the smaller side of the standard. Nowadays we're so used to seeing oversized GSD's that a lot of people think normal sized ones are too small. GSD's were never meant to be giant dogs.
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