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Old 01-28-2014, 10:52 PM   #1 (permalink)
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My female white GSD is 9 months 3 weeks old, and weighs 55 lbs.

It seems worth mentioning that she has hasn't gained weight in a few weeks. I do feed her the high end of the bag-recommended amount of high-quality dog food. She is up to date on all her shots, vaccinations, heartworm stuff, etc..

Her dam is (reportedly a runt), weighs a petite 65 lb. Her sire is 95-100 lb.

The (inexperienced) breeders guessed she's be around 70-80... a median between the dam and sire. I had no reason not to believe them but now I'm wondering if she'll be a little smaller than that. She does have a slender body type similar to her mother.

Any input would be appreciated.

(pic: that's her a month or so ago. I believe she is a bit longer now but as I said before, hasn't gained weight. For scale, the man in the picture is 6'4".)
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Old 01-29-2014, 12:14 AM   #2 (permalink)
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65lbs is normal range for females, about the middle of the range. I can only guess she'll probably end up close to mom.
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My female white GSD is 9 months 3 weeks old, and weighs 55 lbs.

It seems worth mentioning that she has hasn't gained weight in a few weeks. I do feed her the high end of the bag-recommended amount of high-quality dog food. She is up to date on all her shots, vaccinations, heartworm stuff, etc..

Her dam is (reportedly a runt), weighs a petite 65 lb. Her sire is 95-100 lb.

The (inexperienced) breeders guessed she's be around 70-80... a median between the dam and sire. I had no reason not to believe them but now I'm wondering if she'll be a little smaller than that. She does have a slender body type similar to her mother.

Any input would be appreciated.

(pic: that's her a month or so ago. I believe she is a bit longer now but as I said before, hasn't gained weight. For scale, the man in the picture is 6'4".)
We were told the same thing with Olivia (Who is nearly the same age but all black). Mom was 75 lbs, dad was 95 lbs. Olivia has plateaued at 64-65 lbs. Appetite has not changed one bit. Akin to Barry Sanders, short, stout, fast, and will knock you over when not looking. Which usually occurs when I am doing the dishes and Olivia decides to chuck a ball and go fetch... Yep, takes out both my legs and down goes daddy.
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at 9 months, they are at on or about 90% of there adult weight
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We were told the same thing with Olivia (Who is nearly the same age but all black). Mom was 75 lbs, dad was 95 lbs. Olivia has plateaued at 64-65 lbs. Appetite has not changed one bit. Akin to Barry Sanders, short, stout, fast, and will knock you over when not looking. Which usually occurs when I am doing the dishes and Olivia decides to chuck a ball and go fetch... Yep, takes out both my legs and down goes daddy.
That's hilarious! You should post of pic of her! Olivia is a nice name, too. Maybelle is the opposite, body-wise: she's very long and slender.

I bet her and Olivia would make a cute picture together

Thanks to everyone for all the responses. I was hoping that she'd be on the small side, so I guess I got lucky!

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Hans was 68 lbs at 8 months and has not changed since, except to go down 3 to 4 lbs and back up to 68.
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