Join Date: Aug 2011
Location: Whitehorse, Yukon
That is quite small, even for a female - but with that said, not all GSD's are going to be big dogs. In fact, I like my female at 65 lbs, she is super easy to travel with, and if she gets injured out hiking/kayaking I can carry her out. At 8 1/2 weeks she was 15 lbs.
As long as your pup is healthy (no parasites, gaining weight steadily), is getting a high quality diet (don't forget the salmon oil!), and lots of exercise, she will reach HER maximum potential size wise.
Good luck with the pup....and I love seeing pictures!! LOL
Also, how is her weight now? Can you feel her ribs lightly under her skin? How about hips and backbone? Is there enough muscle?
You should be able to feel her ribs without depressing the skin too much, there should be muscle covering her shoulders and hind end, her midsection may look a little too skinny and bony, but do not put too much weight on her. She should be kept lean, to reduce the stress on her joints as she grows.
Last edited by N Smith; 10-13-2011 at 12:29 PM.
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