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Join Date: Jun 2006
Location: Northern British Columbia
Re: Is Zeke a small fry?
I have a working line that is mostly west german lines, and he is on the small size too - well, smaller than most, I guess, as I think he is a good medium sized dog, as what GSDs were intended to be.
He weighed around 60lbs at 10-11 months, and now only a few days shy of his first birthday, he weighed in at 65lbs.
They will go through growth spurts, and you need to adjust their food, exactly as you are doing - I just went through something similiar with Falkor - seemed to me he was gaining weight, so I cut down his rations. Then the other day I was looking at how much space he was using up sitting in the back of the car/hatch area, and I'm thinking to myself, did he just go through a growth spurt? He seems to fill up the space more. And sure enough, he put on five pounds in about six weeks! Now I can feel his ribs very easily, so I'm again feeding him a bit more.
Your pup may still go through some growth spurts, just continue doing as you are, his final correct weight and size will be determined by genetics, more than by how much you feed him.
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