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LokiTheDog 07-02-2014 08:15 PM

A bit confused on how my pup is looking.
Okay, apologies in advance, I'm new here and not quite sure how to use the site.

With that said, I'm a bit confused on how my German shepherd is appearing as be grows. For instance, he is ~6 months old, yet all of the other 6 month old GSDs that I've seen look much bigger.

He has a shorter coat, and white markings which lead some to believe he's mixed. When I picked him up however I was introduced to the parents, where the father was a huge beautiful saddleback and the mother was a bit smaller blanket back.

My pup is very thin in structure, with a smaller head than many other GSDs I've seen. Am I being paranoid here or is he looking like he might not be full? I thought he may just be younger than I was told, but his adult teeth are already in.

Here's him!

eddie1976E 07-02-2014 08:22 PM

I don't think he is a mix but could be wrong. He just may be smaller. How much does he weigh?

LokiTheDog 07-02-2014 08:26 PM


Originally Posted by eddie1976E (Post 5722185)
I don't think he is a mix but could be wrong. He just may be smaller. How much does he weigh?

He was about 47 lbs when I took him for a checkup a couple weeks ago. I'm assuming a little over 50 now?

SuperG 07-02-2014 08:38 PM

Looks good to me at 6 months.....

I forget now..but I think all 3 of my shepherds looked a bit gangly at 6 months.

Keep that picture and at a year post the two side by side....You might be surprised.


Nigel 07-02-2014 08:57 PM

Looks like a normal GSD to me.

brembo 07-02-2014 09:17 PM

Small does not equal less in GSDs. Quicker, less prone to joint issues and live longer(in theory). There is a reason BCs are cheater dogs in flyball, they are just about perfectly sized for quickness and speed. That and their insane drive. I have two smaller GSDs now(female is tiny) and I have as much fun with them as my dearly departed mutant giant Banjo. They are still GSD, and attitude and disposition make up 99% of what makes dogs special anyways. Eat less too....

lawmarshall 07-02-2014 10:22 PM

looks like gsd to me... ^_^

Sunflowers 07-02-2014 10:26 PM

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Completely normal GSD, and not thin at all.

NancyJ 07-02-2014 10:32 PM

At 6 months they go through all kinds of wonky stages. Head looks good. Some go through a real tiny pinhead stage and then the head grows.

onyx'girl 07-02-2014 10:39 PM

Bigger isn't always better, for sure. I agree with Nancy, they go thru wonky phases and comparison should not be done. Your pup looks adorable and pretty normal for the age.

Here is my pup at 4 months, though he sure doesn't look that young.
These were taken 5 yrs ago today, my TBT contribution a few hours early :)

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