|03-07-2014 05:45 PM|
|GatorDog||Aiden was 40 pounds at 4 months. Topped out at 80ish pounds at 8 months and has maintained it, for the most part. At 80lbs he is very lean.|
|03-07-2014 05:41 PM|
|NormanF||GSDs are finicky like cats. Its important not to let them get overweight, since hip dysplaysia is never a good thing. Keep stress off their joints makes for a happier dog and extends their life span.|
|03-07-2014 02:05 PM|
He must have a tapeworm!
|03-07-2014 02:03 PM|
|Zeeva||Holy cow?!? 8 cups plus raw?|
|03-07-2014 01:50 PM|
My dog weighed about 40 lbs at 4 months, she is now 70.
I found her growth really slowed down at 6 months.
|03-07-2014 01:43 PM|
I contacted my breeder and asked about the sire. She said he eats 8 cups a day plus raw and weighs about 85 lbs. She said that she thinks Dag will weigh more than his father. I'm usually pretty good at shepherd weight guesstimation, I called the Dam's weight on the money. I missed Dad's weight by 15 lbs. He is so much taller and longer than Mom, it's hard to believe they weigh about the same.
|03-07-2014 12:53 PM|
|SoCal Rebell||I found this website Find Out Your Puppy's Adult Weight | Puppy Chart according to this targets my pup at 93 lbs.|
|03-07-2014 11:12 AM|
The weight chart I have previously seen shows the average male to be 41 lbs at 4 months so I thought that would be about average?
Unless the chart I'm looking at is outdated or incorrect. It's what I was using to see if Zoe was on track. I was concerned she was growing too fast. I've read so many horror stories of bad hips on here I am definitely trying to keep her trim.
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|03-07-2014 10:57 AM|
Rebell is very lean for his weight, between his ribs and back legs I actually call him skinny. He is very active and very long, he can already get his front paws and head over our 30" kitchen island to look for food.
|03-07-2014 08:58 AM|
My GSD is over the standard height wise, he is 28-28.5" inches tall at the shoulders. He weighs between 85-90 pounds and he is lean, he could easily be 95-100 pounds but his hips are not great so I keep him lean so he doesn't have to carry around extra weight.
I never want him to reach 100 pounds let alone go over it.
Keep your dog lean, keep him at a healthy weight and don't worry about how large he will be, GSDs are not supposed to be 100+ pound monsters.
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