|02-02-2014 03:23 PM|
|carabearl12||Thank you everyone! This was helpful!|
|02-02-2014 03:10 PM|
|02-02-2014 03:08 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 08:33 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 06:22 AM|
|AXO||I would say 3 - 4 month range. Maybe a little younger.|
|02-02-2014 05:08 AM|
|02-02-2014 03:53 AM|
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 04:42 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 04:00 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 03:39 PM|
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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