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post #1 of 11 (permalink) Old 04-07-2012, 10:48 PM Thread Starter
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Growth Pattern Question

Thor is about 27.5 inches from his shoulders and 9 months old. I do not know how much he weighs because I cant pick him up to see. My question is, at 9 months old, is he done growing? How much more will he grow and at what age is he full grown?
Rogue is 8 months, 51.8 pounds and 23 inches. Is she smaller? Will she grow more? and at what age will she be full grown?

Also, when should I take them off of puppy formula.
Just curious about all this.
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There's no way for us to know if he's done growing or not. Your best bet is to look at his feet. If he looks like he's grown into them, he's probably done or close to done. If his feet still look too big, then he's not done growing.

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post #3 of 11 (permalink) Old 04-07-2012, 11:02 PM Thread Starter
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Here are his feeties. i tried to get front back and side.
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From these pics, his feet seem to fit his body so my best guess is he's either done or near done growing up. He should start filling out now.

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lol that will be good since he is very skinny and lanky. however, he has cow hocks and they look too big for his body to me.
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His legs are long but then he's a very tall dog. They won't look quite so long once he fills out.

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post #8 of 11 (permalink) Old 04-07-2012, 11:21 PM Thread Starter
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thank you. so when are the shepherds supposed to be fully physically grown? I have heard 18 months but was not sure.
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In general, the bigger the dog, the longer it takes. Some dogs are done filling out at 18 months and some aren't done until they are around 3 years old. Totally depends on the dog.

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post #10 of 11 (permalink) Old 04-07-2012, 11:25 PM Thread Starter
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He comes from a breeder who breeds "big southern style dogs" but im not sure how big theyre talking cause im not the expert. his dad looked pretty big though.
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