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post #1 of 5 (permalink) Old 02-12-2010, 05:28 PM Thread Starter
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The growth stops here!

At what age does a Gsd stop growing? I'm not talking about filling out / weight gain. But at what age will our dog's height and length reach it's peak? I may need time to buy another house to have enough room for Bear to turn around in. We already had to move the coffee table out from the couch so he could lay down at our feet while we're sitting on it. He's grown so much the last month or two. It's amazing how fast they grow.

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Otto went through a crazy growth spurt from about 6 to 9 months. Then as I told my kids 'He's done growing up but he's still goign to grow out' He's 2 in May, some days I look at him and think his butt gets bigger every day.

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Karlo tapered off at 10 months. Only gained a pound from 10 to 11 mos and no height gain either! He is 86#, 27" and I can feel his ribs.

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post #4 of 5 (permalink) Old 02-12-2010, 08:20 PM
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maary jane is ten months old and i can feel her ribs too, is that normal? i thought she was too skinny
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post #5 of 5 (permalink) Old 02-12-2010, 11:44 PM
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you should feel the ribs but not see them, I do know some show dogs are kept even leaner seeing 1 or 2 ribs

here is a visual guide for weight that should help

How to Evaluate Your Dog's Weight - For Dummies

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