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post #1 of 8 (permalink) Old 07-17-2010, 03:56 PM Thread Starter
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Small Puppy?

In the past week I read several posts about how big a puppy should be. The information that I could pull out of these is that this breed varies and that my pup was a little on the small side. June is 16wk old and 20lbs. I learned today that the European lines are generally smaller than American lines. How true is this? I'm not wanting a monster dog. I just want to make sure my little girl is growing well.

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post #2 of 8 (permalink) Old 07-17-2010, 03:58 PM
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thats not right, my 10 week old is that much, also American lines are smaller and lighter
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post #3 of 8 (permalink) Old 07-17-2010, 04:46 PM
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German Shepherd Weight and German Shepherd Growth Chart and Puppy Development

20 pounds at almost 4 months is a little small. What are you feeding? How big are mom and dad? Can you post some pictures?
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post #4 of 8 (permalink) Old 07-17-2010, 07:23 PM Thread Starter
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Hmmmm.... It was the vet that told me this. Here are some pics. She wouldn't cooperate with me when I tried to get a profile of her standing. I'm feeding her Blue Buffalo puppy formula.
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post #5 of 8 (permalink) Old 07-17-2010, 07:35 PM
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We have a ton of threads about puppy weight and size if you'd like to do more reading:

https://www.germanshepherds.com/forum...ppy-weigh.html

https://www.germanshepherds.com/forum...-your-pup.html

https://www.germanshepherds.com/forum...l-his-age.html

https://www.germanshepherds.com/forum...-gsd-male.html

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post #6 of 8 (permalink) Old 07-17-2010, 08:42 PM
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She doesn't look as dangerously underweight in the pics as the charts say she is
I think those charts are to be used just for fun. You can tell if she's under or overweight by looking at her.
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post #7 of 8 (permalink) Old 07-17-2010, 08:50 PM
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She looks like she's smaller boned too which would make sense for her weight. I can't see her ribs or anything, but if your worried add another 1/4 cup of food to each feeding and see if it helps. Dogs all grow at their own rates as well so she may just bloom later
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post #8 of 8 (permalink) Old 07-17-2010, 09:44 PM
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don't worry about your dogs size/weight.

how big are the parents and litter mates?

all of the Sheps are different. the guide lines
are to look at maybe not to think of as science.
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