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Please critique my 7.5 month old GSD male

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This is my first post on this forum. This is my 7.5 month old GSD male, Bill, weighing about 30 kgs and just shy of 65 cms. I have my own opinion about his flaws and assets, but I would really value honest critique and advise here.

This is his best stack I have managed yet. Unfortunately the head was turned away, so I have attached a head shot too.

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Very handsome. I'm sure others with experience will give you great information. I do not have the knowledge to give you an insightful assessment. Beautiful boy though, I'm sure he's a great dog.
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Very handsome. I'm sure others with experience will give you great information. I do not have the knowledge to give you an insightful assessment. Beautiful boy though, I'm sure he's a great dog.
Thanks so much :-)
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Dear Aditya,

Are u sure your boy is 7.5 months only? If indeed so, I think you may want to slow down his rate of growth. Your boy has still some more left in him in terms of growth.
Height will increase up to 10 to 12 month.

Please refer to the SV breed standard.

If you are serious about showing your dog, then oversize is a disqualifying fault (I know of a very well known breeder from North East India whose dog got disqualified because of oversize).

Of course if u have no ambition of showing, then really the height does not matter so much.
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Her dog is only 66lbs and 25" tall. If she was over feeding it would show in his weight not his height. Height is genetic.

OP I think your dog is gorgeous and looks very mature for 7.5 months
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He is beautiful, he has great posture, I don't see nothing wrong on the pictures
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I said "I think you may want to slow down his rate of growth".

I refer to change in type of food. Shifting from high growth puppy food formula to adult gsd food

or feeding a mix of puppy food and home cooked food.

I never said that the pup looks overfed.

Clearly its a WGSL dog ( i will be surprised if i am wrong).

SV standard for males are 60-65 cm (see German Shepherds » SV Standard)

Aditya's dog is 65 cm (as mentioned) i.e. 25.5906 INCHES already, which is the upper limit of the breed standard
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I said "I think you may want to slow down his rate of growth".

I refer to change in type of food. Shifting from high growth puppy food formula to adult gsd food

or feeding a mix of puppy food and home cooked food.

I never said that the pup looks overfed.

Clearly its a WGSL dog ( i will be surprised if i am wrong).

SV standard for males are 60-65 cm (see German Shepherds » SV Standard)

Aditya's dog is 65 cm (as mentioned) i.e. 25.5906 INCHES already, which is the upper limit of the breed standard
Yes, I know the standard Thank you for making yourself clear. I misunderstood what you where saying in you original comment, I thought you might have been nicely telling her that she needed to cut back on his food

OP if your boy is still being fed puppy food I too would recommend switching to an adult formula. We switch Lobo's food when he was 7 months and his growth definitely slowed down.

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Thank you everyone for taking the effort to give your views. Much appreciated!

@ TEZPUR1976: Yes, he is on the verge of 65 cms, and I am hoping that he doesn't grow any taller. If he does grow, I hope he won't breach the 66cm acceptable upper breach. I would rather that he add some length on him. And yes, he is being raised for the ring, so I very much intend him to be a show dog :-)

These are his great grand sires below. I can't provide links to other dogs in his pedigree as they haven't all been uploaded on PDB.

SG24 JKLR BSZS 2010 Dario von der Piste Trophe
VA3 Dux de Cuatro Flores
SG (OOTY SPECIALITY) Eros von der Forstkammer
Umax of Dogmatix

@ Lobo: Thanks so much :-)

He is a raw fed dog. He was kept on puppy food for the first five and a half months of his life, but I switched to raw at about six months and intend to keep it that way.

@ harrisbrown99: Thanks a bunch!
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Her dog is only 66lbs and 25" tall. If she was over feeding it would show in his weight not his height. Height is genetic.
Btw, I'm a he :-)
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