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06-24-2014 08:15 AM
LoveEcho Doesn't look mixed or too skinny... 82 lbs is a BIG dog, especially because he will continue to grow and fill out for a while. Again, it's all about body condition, not numbers. Ignore people who tell you "my dog was 130 lbs! He's so thin! GSD's should be well over 100 lbs! He's ONLY 80 lbs?!" I heard that ENDLESSLY when my male was young. These are not a giant breed.. breed standard max weight is 88 lbs. Sure, 100+ lbs does happen (and it does happen where that is a healthy weight) but it is definitely not the norm.
06-24-2014 12:16 AM
Charliehound He doesn't look too thin to me for his age... My boy was very active and thin until he was about 2 years old and still on the lean side. My vet thought he was a little thin, but I haven't been able to get him to gain weight until recently. Was the vet concerned?

He doesn't look mixed to me either...

I have recently switched to adding raw to Charlie's diet and he has gained weight easily. Maybe try a different brand of food???
06-24-2014 12:00 AM
Originally Posted by lauren43 View Post
How much are you feeding? Can you up the amount? He looks thin in the pics but not bad thin just teenage thin. I really don't think its something to be overly worried about if he is eating and acting normal.
Here are the updated pics. Mix? too skinny? I feed a bowl of Kirkland kibble 2x day
06-18-2014 07:43 PM
lauren43 How much are you feeding? Can you up the amount? He looks thin in the pics but not bad thin just teenage thin. I really don't think its something to be overly worried about if he is eating and acting normal.
06-18-2014 07:30 PM
scout172 Scout is a year and a month old and he's only 81lbs and the vet says he's going to fill in in his next year so don't be worried.
06-09-2014 11:41 AM
Msmaria Your dog looks alot like mine My dog is also very tall and at 90 lbs was thin to me, so I feel your concern. I used to get comments about him being too thin from people at the dog park etc, but after checking here i found out hes okay., hes starting to fill out and is still thin at 110 pounds. I'd give your dog some more time to fill out, if he doesn't then talk to your vet about blood work.
06-09-2014 10:25 AM
KZoppa he looks pure GSD to me as a well. He's still young yet and has some potential for filling out some more. 82lbs is large but you want to go off body condition, not weight.
06-09-2014 10:17 AM
Piper'sgrl He looks pure GSD to me and at 82lbs he may be a bit lean but he is also not done growing or filling out. Give him time..could always try upping his food if you're that worried..
06-09-2014 09:14 AM
ApselBear How do you know he's even a mix?

It is definitely tough to tell whether he is skinny or not with those photos.
06-09-2014 09:12 AM
Shade At 1 year old he still has a lot of filling out to do, Delgado turned 2 in January and I've noticed a big difference in the last 6 months or so. Give it time
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