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04-09-2014 01:34 PM
Eiros
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Originally Posted by Oliver'smom View Post
When do you switch from puppy food portions to adult food portions? Ollie will be a year next week and is eating 6 cups/day. He is 85 lbs. Not as ribb-y as he was a few months ago but still has a defined waist. We fly through bags of food. When should we start to taper that down?
I think whatever keeps your dog at a healthy weight is best. We switched to a higher calorie food because of this reason though, he was slightly underweight (ribs/hipbones very visible) on another brand and rather than boosting the food to a large amount, we switched to half raw half higher-calorie kibble and he is now at a healthy weight.

He's been on adult food since 6 months.
04-09-2014 12:55 PM
Oliver'smom
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When do you switch from puppy food portions to adult food portions? Ollie will be a year next week and is eating 6 cups/day. He is 85 lbs. Not as ribb-y as he was a few months ago but still has a defined waist. We fly through bags of food. When should we start to taper that down?
04-09-2014 03:56 AM
Harry and Lola Males generally stop growing in height by about 9 months, may gain an extra 1cm by 15 months, and fill out by 3 to 4 years

Females generally stop growing in height by about 8 months and may gain an extra 1cm by 12 to 15 months and fill out by 3 years.
04-08-2014 06:26 PM
Packen 2.5-3.0 yrs.
04-08-2014 05:32 PM
Kaasuti I've been told up to three. My boy is filling out at an alarming rate, and he's got a bit taller as well.
04-08-2014 04:17 PM
Sunflowers 3..
04-08-2014 04:07 PM
SoCal Rebell 3 years old is when my last GSD filled out to 105 lbs., My new pup Rebell shares the same grandfather looks like he's going to follow suit, 51.6 lbs at 19 weeks.
04-08-2014 01:59 PM
DJEtzel Three years is when my Male finally stopped.
04-08-2014 01:57 PM
HarleyTheGSD They usually fill out over a course of two to three years.
04-08-2014 01:17 PM
Hunter4628
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Originally Posted by K9POPPY View Post
My vet says they can grow for up to 2 years- Bob
Thank you!
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