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Old 12-06-2013, 12:50 PM   #1 (permalink)
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Hi all .... New to the forum here and excited to learn and read! I have a question of my GSD puppy. I am told he was born October 1st, 2013 but from the searching on the internet I am finding this hard to believe. He is 8 lbs right now at 9 weeks and 3 days if his birth date is correct. The video's and pictures I have come across seem to indicate my lil guy is more like 5 - 6 weeks right now. He is not registered but was told he is pure GSD. It isn't a concern of mine as he will be loved no matter what but I would like to know what others think as far as his size / birth date. Thank you !
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Old 12-06-2013, 12:57 PM   #2 (permalink)
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Hard to tell if he is pure-bred or not at this age - puppies look so similar! I leaning towards yes, but at the same time, his coloring and something about the shape of his body makes me doubtful.

But even if pure-bred, 9 lbs at 8 weeks is not un-heard of. It is possible that he is just a small 8 week and will catch up in size and weight as he grows.
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My guy was 8.4 lbs at 9 weeks. He grew slowly for the first few weeks (1-1.5 lbs) but has been putting on 2.5-3 lbs a week since. He just turned 4 months and is around 30 pounds. I dont have his height on me, but my vet says while hes on the smaller side right now hes well proportioned.
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Ok, thanks for the responses. I thought the weight / age was WAY off scale. Maybe he is just a little guy.
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My guy was 8.4 lbs at 9 weeks. He grew slowly for the first few weeks (1-1.5 lbs) but has been putting on 2.5-3 lbs a week since. He just turned 4 months and is around 30 pounds. I dont have his height on me, but my vet says while hes on the smaller side right now hes well proportioned.
Mine is the same. 8 pounds at 8-9 weeks. Gained about 3lbs per week and is now 29 pounds at 13 weeks.

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Old 12-17-2013, 08:15 AM   #6 (permalink)
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Update ... If his birthday is correct, he turned 11 weeks today. This morning he weighed 13.2 lbs. 12 days ago, when we got him, he was 7.7 lbs. Our vet told me to watch for his baby teeth to fall out? He said that happens at 12 weeks?
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Old 12-17-2013, 08:18 AM   #7 (permalink)
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Yep, I don't remember at what age as our last was 10 years ago. However, I remember finding puppy teeth all over the house.

He is a cute little guy.
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Hi all .... New to the forum here and excited to learn and read! I have a question of my GSD puppy. I am told he was born October 1st, 2013 but from the searching on the internet I am finding this hard to believe. He is 8 lbs right now at 9 weeks and 3 days if his birth date is correct. The video's and pictures I have come across seem to indicate my lil guy is more like 5 - 6 weeks right now. He is not registered but was told he is pure GSD. It isn't a concern of mine as he will be loved no matter what but I would like to know what others think as far as his size / birth date. Thank you !
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Definitely sure that you have a GSD but I can't really help with the age. Cute!

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Old 12-17-2013, 06:10 PM   #9 (permalink)
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Baby teeth don't fall out at 12 weeks, more like 5-6 months (by 6 month most of the adult teeth should be in) my girl is 15 weeks, all shark teeth


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Old 12-17-2013, 07:08 PM   #10 (permalink)
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Riley was under 8 pounds when we got him at 8 weeks. He was underweight.
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