Is this underweight? - German Shepherd Dog Forums
 
LinkBack Thread Tools
post #1 of 8 (permalink) Old 08-18-2014, 07:12 AM Thread Starter
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Jan 2014
Location: New York, NY
Posts: 338
Is this underweight?

Vida's a week shy of 6 months, and on Friday she weighed 38 pounds, she's about 20 inches from withers to ground when she stands. You can't see her ribs or any of her bones, her coat is super shiny and sleek. I was wondering if this was considered underweight or just a slow grower. She's part DDR working lines, and her dam is about 87 pounds, while her sire is about 96. So, just a slow starter or should I be concerned and start amping up her feeding? She currently eats about 2-2.5 pounds of food a day.
kburrow11 is offline  
Sponsored Links
Advertisement
 
post #2 of 8 (permalink) Old 08-18-2014, 09:38 AM
Elite Member
 
Ace GSD's Avatar
 
Join Date: May 2014
Location: Roswell GA
Posts: 1,302
Do u have pictures ? cause they all have diffferent body frame/Bone size/height also your Male tend to weigh more

Ace Von Backyard 3/12/2014
Ace GSD is offline  
post #3 of 8 (permalink) Old 08-18-2014, 10:41 AM Thread Starter
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Jan 2014
Location: New York, NY
Posts: 338
Here are two pictures I have



kburrow11 is offline  
post #4 of 8 (permalink) Old 08-18-2014, 11:25 AM
Moderator
 
Liesje's Avatar
 
Join Date: Mar 2007
Location: Grand Rapids, MI
Posts: 19,492
Looks fine to me

Coke (All-American 7/7/06)
Nikon (GSD 9/7/08)
Indy (All-American 5/10/12)
Legend (GSD 10/22/13)
Rainbow Bridge Kenya (GSD)

Liesje is offline  
post #5 of 8 (permalink) Old 08-18-2014, 11:40 AM
Elite Member
 
Ace GSD's Avatar
 
Join Date: May 2014
Location: Roswell GA
Posts: 1,302
Looks fine to me too

Ace Von Backyard 3/12/2014
Ace GSD is offline  
post #6 of 8 (permalink) Old 08-18-2014, 12:13 PM
Senior Member
 
nezzz's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jan 2013
Posts: 254
As long as she is substantial and you can't feel her ribs its ok. Working lines tend to be smaller and lighter than showlines anyway. She looks fine to me, but maybe a growth spurt soon considering the weight of her sire and dam.
nezzz is offline  
post #7 of 8 (permalink) Old 08-18-2014, 01:24 PM
Master Member
 
Diesel7602's Avatar
 
Join Date: Mar 2014
Location: utah
Posts: 879
Your boy looks handsome!! He looks healthy and proportionate. =)

My boy was that big at 13.5 weeks. Lol. But mine is just a giant =/
Diesel7602 is offline  
post #8 of 8 (permalink) Old 08-18-2014, 10:05 PM
Elite Member
 
Harry and Lola's Avatar
 
Join Date: Oct 2013
Location: Australia
Posts: 1,129
She looks fine to me too. With a 6 month GSD girl you would want her around 43 to 47 pounds, however this a general average weight recommendation for show lines and you have to take into consideration her height and the fact she is working line. But she looks fantastic to me and is best to grow them slowly for health reasons.


if your GSD is eating and eating and eating and losing weight - please consider testing for EPI.


To view links or images in signatures your post count must be 10 or greater. You currently have 0 posts.
Harry and Lola is offline  
Sponsored Links
Advertisement
 
Reply

Quick Reply
Message:
Options

Register Now



In order to be able to post messages on the German Shepherd Dog Forums forums, you must first register.
Please enter your desired user name, your email address and other required details in the form below.

User Name:
Password
Please enter a password for your user account. Note that passwords are case-sensitive.

Password:


Confirm Password:
Email Address
Please enter a valid email address for yourself.

Email Address:
OR

Log-in









Human Verification

In order to verify that you are a human and not a spam bot, please enter the answer into the following box below based on the instructions contained in the graphic.



Thread Tools
Show Printable Version Show Printable Version
Email this Page Email this Page



Posting Rules  
You may post new threads
You may post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are On
Pingbacks are On
Refbacks are On

 
For the best viewing experience please update your browser to Google Chrome