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02-02-2014 02:23 PM
carabearl12 Thank you everyone! This was helpful!
02-02-2014 02:10 PM
Originally Posted by vprasad View Post
His growth plates are very apparent so I agree with the other comments that he is 3-4 months. Although I think he is close to 3 .
How can you tell about the growth plates?

02-02-2014 02:08 PM
vprasad His growth plates are very apparent so I agree with the other comments that he is 3-4 months. Although I think he is close to 3 .
02-02-2014 07:33 AM
JakodaCD OA I'd say 3-4 mths as well...Can you maybe get the name of the person that the previous owners got him from? You could call and get info from them?
02-02-2014 05:22 AM
AXO I would say 3 - 4 month range. Maybe a little younger.
02-02-2014 04:08 AM
Originally Posted by carabearl12 View Post
He drives our 10 year shepherd mix and 9 year boston terrier crazy!
Haha! I can imagine! He looks like a spunky one! Give the old guys a break from the puppy, they deserve a peaceful and dignified old age without constant puppy harrasement.
02-02-2014 02:53 AM
carabearl12 Here are some pictures from tonight. And I was wrong about his weight. He is up to 27.5 pounds, so he has gained 7.5 in the 3 weeks we have had him.

Side view while sleeping....

Side view while playing his favorite game.
02-01-2014 03:42 PM
vprasad That is a very cute puppy! How long have you had him for? GSD puppies usually gain 2-3 pounds every week till they are at least 4-5 months old. Also a photo of your puppy sideways will help in determining his age (looking at his growth plates). And thank you for saving a puppy .
02-01-2014 03:00 PM
carabearl12 Thank you! I just didn't want to get him fixed yet if he is too young. He has an appointment Monday for his next round of shots, so we will see if the vet says he is ready. He is definitely an active healthy pup and almost too smart for his own good. He drives our 10 year shepherd mix and 9 year boston terrier crazy!
02-01-2014 02:39 PM
Castlemaid What a cutie!!! Thank you for giving him a good home. Poor pup to have been "used" as a gift, then rejected because of being an active, happy puppy. BIG surprise (NOT) that a working breed puppy is more than a five year old can handle. Were the adults really expecting their child to deal with the puppy on his own without the grownups stepping in and taking responsibility for handling, managing, supervising and training?

Anyways, he is with good people now. As for his age, pups start to loose their puppy teeth around four months old, so the family you adopted him from could have been right about his age. Some pups are just smaller, grow slower, but are still within the GSD standard, and he may still catch up to an average size as he matures.

If he is healthy, happy, active, is in good physical form and eats and poops well, don't worry about his size of weight. In that pic you posted, he does look younger than four months and three weeks (so almost five months?), but I would use the start of teething as a good indicator of his actual age.

Good luck with him! Hope you stick around and share his progress!
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