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post #1 of 13 (permalink) Old 06-15-2009, 06:21 PM Thread Starter
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Adult size preditors

Is there any truth in either of the following statements. They are things that I've been told by people at the dog park, and they said they are relevant to GSD.

That the longer it takes for the ears to stand up, then the dog is likely to be bigger as an adult.

Big feet as a puppy will mean a large adult.

Just interested if these hold any truth or are old wives tales.

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Re: Adult size preditors

Neither is true, because:

Many dogs have ears like sails, and petite bodies.

Big paws only means one thing: Stocky bones. The height can be short. The diameter of the legs (bone width) tends to be chunkier if the paws are large. It has nothing whatsoever to do with height. example: A Basset hound puppy has HUGE paws.. and he grows into a short dog with stocky bones. A Greyhound puppy has tiny, petite paws.. but grows into a tall dog with slender bones.

(Remember, the only way to know how small or large a puppy may get is to look at both parents)

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Re: Adult size preditors

I think that this was supposed to read "Adult size predictors?" I really wanted to hear about the large preditors! Drat!
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Re: Adult size preditors

I was hoping to read about sasquatch...

Dozer's ears are HUGE, they are the size of my hand and he is pretty big.

His feet are huge and he has big bones, very stocky, thick legs.

Not saying that means its true but that is how Doze is.

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Re: Adult size predictors

Oh, those dog park people!!
Onyx's ears were up at 10 weeks, she had huge paws and knee knuckles. She at 2.5 yrs is over 90# and 27". Not big boned, but tall. Its funny, so many people tell me Karlo has huge paws, "he'll be huge" I think, not as big as what Onyx's were at that age. People who don't know GSD's always think they are a large breed...
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Re: Adult size predictors

How do you measure the height of a dog? From their foot to there ear tips? I want to know please?

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Re: Adult size predictors

You measure from the ground to the top of the shoulders - right where the neck starts but not on the neck

Big paws mean nothing. This little tank grew to be 25" tall if he's lucky. He's just solid.


Big ears mean nothing. Miss Radar Towers 2002 grew up to be 23 1/2", long and willowy

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Re: Adult size predictors

Ok thanks, getting out the measuring tape.

I always thought big feet mean big dog too.

Bo is very stocky, big bones big feet, he weighs 47 pounds and is 16 weeks. Bella weigh 27 at the same age. She was not at all big footed but had huge speaker ears.

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Onyx weighed the same as Bo at that age.

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Re: Adult size predictors

OH my and she is a female. That is big! I just measure Bella and she is 26 1/2 inches tall, if I did it right. Well a year from now I will see how Bo grows for the big foot predictors.

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