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post #1 of 3 (permalink) Old 11-12-2012, 09:50 PM Thread Starter
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Its been hard for me to find information about what age puppies reach their height limit. I read the sticky about the height chart, but that doesnt really tell me when Stark will be done growing height-wise. He is now 9 months and it seems like he is at a standstill. He looks almost full grown except he looks like he still needs to fill out. But, my bf and I were noticing he doesnt seem as tall as we thought he would be. (Maybe just because his dad was very large) His dad is 95 lbs and very tall. So, my question is will he continue to grow taller as he fills out? And I thought I read somewhere that certain types of GSDs develop slower. (showlines/ worklines/lineage?) He is half showline, half workline. His mother is an American Showline and his father is a West German DDR/Czech workline. What can you tell from that about his development? Any input is helpful.
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Leyna didn't grow heightwise from 1-2, but grew 1/2 inch after she turned 2. I think it depends on genetics honestly.

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You really won't know...especially because he's a mix of lines. He could've gotten more of his mother's genes or more of his fathers at this point your guess is as good as anyone else's. I remember my boy topped out at around 9-12 months. He was still very skinny but I don't believe he's really grown in height since then. Probably has gained about 20 lbs since then with his chest puffing out and bones filling out a bit. Now he's 85 lbs. His father was 100 lbs, mother was 60. Mother's lines were all smaller (within standard) and so he's more like them.
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