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post #1 of 9 (permalink) Old 04-18-2012, 06:54 PM Thread Starter
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Weight and age

Is my puppy lightweight for his age and gender? I feel like he is
Why is my puppy so behind on the "average height/weight chart"?

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Because the "average height/weight chart" is an average. That means that some dogs will be above that and some below that, and it's absolutely nothing to worry about as long as he's healthy and active, and an appropriate weight for HIM - not overly skinny and not chubby.

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Is my puppy lightweight for his age and gender? I feel like he is
Why is my puppy so behind on the "average height/weight chart"?

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Just turned 8 months
57lbs
Behind? His weight seems to be within standard for his age.
What is his height?
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post #4 of 9 (permalink) Old 04-18-2012, 09:28 PM Thread Starter
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25ft from the withers.
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don't worry, 25 ft from the withers on the over size big giant scale
is within the giant standard.

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25ft from the withers.
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I mean't 25 inches!!!
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25ft from the withers.
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Remember-- the definition of "average" is that half will be above and half will be below that number.


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I'm not a big fan of that GSD height/weight chart, my boy never followed it when he was a pup.

He just turned two and is 25" at his withers, he stopped growing height-wise around 14 months I think.
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