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04-25-2014 11:43 PM
Anubis_Star A large majority of growth plates close around when a dog reaches sexually maturity. By 12 months old or so a large breed dog is largely done growing "up", but will continue to build muscle mass and filling out (keep in mind they still easily do some growing until 18 months or so)

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04-25-2014 01:14 PM
Eiros Summer - I think growth plates close 2 years or so, or later.

My pup is oversize too, 28" tall.
04-25-2014 01:13 PM
SummerGSDLover
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Yes, oversized but breed standard for males is 24-26 inches, females is 22-24. I need to measure mine .. it's been awhile. I'm not sure he's done growing yet since he's only a year.
I would be interested in seeing how tall and long your pup is though so let us know when you get time to measure him. Do you know when growth plates close?

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04-25-2014 01:12 PM
SummerGSDLover
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Do preliminary OFAS at a year. Or you can do pennhip as young as 16 weeks. Preliminary ofa won't be a definite, but it will give you a good idea what the hips look like. Any vet can do ofa films they just have to follow the guidelines on the ofa website. Leerburg also has a great page on proper ofa positioning.

To do pennhip the vet has to be certified so that would probably require some research.

If i was going to do weight pulling I probably wouldn't want to do too much before a year and a half or so anyway so I don't think the time frame will get in the way.

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I see. Okay. I can almost guarantee my vet isn't certified in that. They couldn't even figure out giardia. :/ I'll probably have better luck looking around in Portland, OR since its a large metropolitan area. Thank you. I love your posts, they are very easy to understand.
As far as the weight pulling, I was planning on starting him somewhere around 16-20 months so you're right, it really won't I interfere with timing to get the OFA done.
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04-25-2014 01:00 PM
Galathiel Yes, oversized but breed standard for males is 24-26 inches, females is 22-24. I need to measure mine .. it's been awhile. I'm not sure he's done growing yet since he's only a year.
04-25-2014 01:00 PM
Anubis_Star I'm sure many would say not to even worry about it. If he's not clinical than why worry. But I work with board certified orthopedic surgeons so I tend to worry more than I probably should. If it was my dog I wouldn't want to do many sports if he had hip dysplasia because I would want to preserve the joints as long as possible

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04-25-2014 12:59 PM
Anubis_Star Do preliminary OFAS at a year. Or you can do pennhip as young as 16 weeks. Preliminary ofa won't be a definite, but it will give you a good idea what the hips look like. Any vet can do ofa films they just have to follow the guidelines on the ofa website. Leerburg also has a great page on proper ofa positioning.

To do pennhip the vet has to be certified so that would probably require some research.

If i was going to do weight pulling I probably wouldn't want to do too much before a year and a half or so anyway so I don't think the time frame will get in the way.

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04-25-2014 12:56 PM
SummerGSDLover Anubis, what is dock diving?

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04-25-2014 12:56 PM
SummerGSDLover Getting his hips OFA'd means I have to wait until he's two, right? And how do I do it? Can a normal vet do that or does it require sending the images somewhere? Thanks for your knowledge, I really appreciate your time.

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04-25-2014 12:54 PM
Anubis_Star My boy is 27.5-28 inches tall. We are doing schutzhund. I'm even considering looking into dock diving.

Have his hips and elbows OFAd to make sure they are clear of dysplasia first. I would never do a hard impact sport with a large dysplastic dog. But other than that, keep him lean. Fat is a killer of dogs - obese dogs with a statistically much shorter life. Keep a lot of lean muscle mass on him. Feed him a good quality diet. And he should be fine.

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