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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
Originally Posted by Zeeva View Post
Holy cow?!? 8 cups plus raw?

He must have a tapeworm!
03-07-2014 02:03 PM
Zeeva Holy cow?!? 8 cups plus raw?
03-07-2014 01:50 PM
blackshep 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
Originally Posted by SoCal Rebell View Post
I found this website Find Out Your Puppy's Adult Weight | Puppy Chart according to this targets my pup at 93 lbs.
That was very cool. It says ours should be about 93 lbs full grown.

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
ZoeD1217 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Unless the chart I'm looking at is outdated or incorrect.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
SoCal Rebell 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
LaRen616 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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