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03-13-2014 08:26 AM
Shade Very cute! Delgado was only 20.6 lbs at 12 weeks and 30.6 lbs at 16 weeks on the vet scale, he grew slowly and only really started filling out in the last 6 months. Your pup has lots of growing ahead of him so I wouldn't worry at all
03-13-2014 07:35 AM
kgowland Both the parents were long/medium haired (if there's such thing as medium haired) I believe they defiantly weren't short haired....I'm still learning all about german shepherds
03-12-2014 10:19 PM
A girl and her dog I'm no expert, but I think he looks great and that his weight for 11 weeks is fine, if not too heavy. That would depend on his skeletal structure though - taller/longer should weigh more. My one year-old, although not a GS, was very thin until he reached one year. I feed raw, and that keeps excess weight off similarly to what I hear about Blue Buffalo. And like someone else said, vets are used to seeing plumped up puppies fed on high-carb kibble. If you're happy and feel that your pup is healthy, don't worry about it.
03-12-2014 09:54 PM
Eiros 3.5 cups sound like a lot for 12 weeks?? He looks like a good weight right now... It's better that they are lean.

By "coat" they meant "long-coated".


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03-12-2014 08:07 PM
kgowland Super g I'm not sure what you mean by ' is he a coat'. I did up his food to 4 cups but he wasn't eating it all so I'm just sticking with 3 1/2 cups. I'd rather have a healthy pup than a obese pup
03-12-2014 06:55 PM
VTcoach
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He doesn't look bad, weight wise. If you are going to worry about it though, bump him up to 4 cups per day if he will eat it. The food intake will relate to his exercise level and will certainly increase as he gets older. Watch for loose stools though, as too much food can go through them too fast.
03-12-2014 06:53 PM
SuperG
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He's 12 weeks on Friday.
Yes...great looking pup....

I'm never good at this but is he a coat?

SuperG
03-12-2014 06:50 PM
SuperG Lean and mean.....some good replies to your concerns and question from previous posters.....the fascination of so many to get a pup bulky and heavy or worry if they aren't, seems rampant almost.... I think you have it figured out already....." I thought he was a good weight. I can feel his ribs and spine but he doesn't look thin (could be because he's so fluffy)."

Plenty of time to fatten 'em up if you choose ...I wouldn't....

Personally, I believe there is merit in letting their skeletal structure mature with a lighter load on them as previously mentioned.


SuperG
03-12-2014 05:25 PM
Harry and Lola what a stunning looking boy
03-12-2014 05:23 PM
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