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post #1 of 9 (permalink) Old 07-26-2011, 10:55 AM Thread Starter
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6.5 months old, what should he weigh?

Today Alois weighed in at 68.5lbs. Is this normal, below normal....
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It's just really really really variable.

Adult male GSDs weigh in at anywhere from 70-100lb "lean." Added to that you have the fact that puppies and adolescents have growth spurts at different times for different dogs and grow at different rates, and it's pretty much impossible to get a fix on what's a "normal" weight for a 6 or 7 month old pup. Sort of asking how much a 14-year old boy weighs. How tall is he? How big are his parents? Has he had his growth spurt? What's his bone structure?

So long as he has a distinct waistline, you can see the last rib or two when he's in motion but no jutting bones, you're fine.


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Pearl just weighed in at 59 lbs and shes a few days younger than Alois
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Stosh was always skinny and would stay at low weight for a few weeks then start another growth spurt and gain. He's 19 mos and 78 lbs so yours doesn't sound light to me. The vet would like to see about 5 more lbs on Stosh but with this heat I doubt that will happen. But like Emoore says it's impossible to gauge during the adolescent stage. It's best if he's lean and as long as he's eating and healthy I wouldn't worry about it.
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Stosh was always skinny and would stay at low weight for a few weeks then start another growth spurt and gain. He's 19 mos and 78 lbs so yours doesn't sound light to me. The vet would like to see about 5 more lbs on Stosh but with this heat I doubt that will happen. But like Emoore says it's impossible to gauge during the adolescent stage. It's best if he's lean and as long as he's eating and healthy I wouldn't worry about it.

He does look lean to me. Maybe I should post a pic that was taken two days ago? He's long
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Not the greatest but here at the most recent of Alois
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He looks to be a good weight for his height. He's a big long boy.
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He looks good to me too.

You should easily be able to feel his ribs but they should not feel like a washboard.

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He looks like a big beautiful boy to me!
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