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post #1 of 22 (permalink) Old 06-04-2010, 02:11 PM Thread Starter
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I must have a mini shepherd

We just took our Female Bella in for her yearly boosters and was shocked to find out she is only 58 lbs, she looks perportioned right but isnt that really small for 1.5 yr old or do they keep growing still at this age my 5mo old male is the same weight as her and hes not chunky.
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Halo is a year and a half old and she's 58-1/2 pounds, almost exactly at the midpoint of the standard, which goes from approximately 48-1/2 to 70-1/2 pounds (converted from kgs). She looks small to us because we've always had females at the top end or even a few pounds over, but she's actually perfect, and I really like her smaller size.

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My Ellie just turned a year old and only weighs 57lbs. She is a little thin but the vet said not to worry she'll start to fill out later.

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post #4 of 22 (permalink) Old 06-04-2010, 02:28 PM
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My Willow just turned 9 months old and she just tipped the 50 lb mark. There is also a female GS in one of our classes that is a little over a year and she is 59 lbs.
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well thats good to know thank you all I thought she was tiny cause my nieghbor has a female who is 70lbs and hes always saying she is on the small side at 70lbs so I thought Bella must just be tiny expecally since legend is the same weight or more at 5 months but just looking at his bone structure in comparison to hers you can tell hes gonna be a tank when hes full grown. lol
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Your neighbor is wrong! Her "small" dog is actually at the top end of the standard. BTW, the standard for a male is approx. 66-88 pounds. People always think Keefer weighs more than he does because he's a big boned guy with a huge head, but he's actually 79/80 pounds.

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Our 2.5yr old girl runs between 60-65lbs. And she's fairly tall for a female. I saw a beautiful Falk von den Wolfen daughter that was barely 50lbs...

People are used to seeing big dogs that are overstandard.

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My male is 68 pounds. People always question his "purebred-ness" because he's smaller than the shepherds most people are used to seeing.
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Your neighbor is wrong! Her "small" dog is actually at the top end of the standard. BTW, the standard for a male is approx. 66-88 pounds. People always think Keefer weighs more than he does because he's a big boned guy with a huge head, but he's actually 79/80 pounds.

At the Vet clinic yesterday they had a weight chart for german shepherds and it said 70-95 pounds for males/females. I was telling my friend that that was wrong and the gentleman next to me told me I was wrong and that I dont know the standard for GSD's because I had a Belgian Shepherd , hahaha

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Anton, almost 2.5 yo is 72lb. You know what, nobody ever called him small or tiny, the only comment he gets is 'what a big dog!" LOL Like Lies mentioned in one of the threads, some dogs have a presence regardless of their size. Mention this to your neighbor next time you hear his 'on a smaller size' remark.

Your girl is a perfect size, if she's healthy then enjoy her. Less weight is easier on their hips especially if a dog is agile and loves lots of exercise.


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