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post #1 of 11 (permalink) Old 02-04-2012, 01:42 AM Thread Starter
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Question about head growth

I'm just wondering, at what approximate age does a GSD's head grow to its full size?

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A male GSD's head often continues to "mature" until they're 3 or 4.

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the OP's question made me laugh. i laughed more when
you answered the question. i love what people know about
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I'm just wondering, at what approximate age does a GSD's head grow to its full size?
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A male GSD's head often continues to "mature" until they're 3 or 4.
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I was wondering too, Tazors head is way too small..lol hes almost 14 weeks weighs 40 lbs about 21 at withers, his head looks superimposed from a 10 wk old ..
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chobahn also had a "pinhead" as we affectionately called it. it always seemed his head was way too small for his body. he will be 2 in march and it *seems* that it is catching up to the rest of his body. i guess i'll have to wait another couple years to see the end result.

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My pups head seems huge. When I'm up close to her she reminds me of a bear!
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You know it seems to go through stages when they are young. We had a short pinhead stage. Now Beau has a normal head.

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He'll probably be a pinhead again around 11 months.

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A male GSD's head often continues to "mature" until they're 3 or 4.
Thanks, Blackthorn! He's only 8 months so he's still growing all over and probably will be for a while. I don't think it's so much that his head is small as it is that his body is very stocky so his head looks small in comparison. Was just wondering when it would catch up

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the OP's question made me laugh.
Sorry, I know it's a pretty dumb question. I couldn't think of a better way to phrase it, and didn't turn up much on Google, probably due to my ineloquent wording.
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When Beau's molars started coming in I was thinking how on EARTH are they going to fit in that mouth? They were ginormous compared to that little head and the gums were all swollen around them. The fit perfect now.

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