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post #1 of 7 (permalink) Old 11-17-2013, 01:53 AM Thread Starter
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German Shepherd Weight Almost 15 Weeks

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My German Shepherd puppy will be turning 5 weeks old in 2 days time and he currently weights 14.6kg. May I know whether that weight is normal or is he underweight, fellow GSD experts ?
He did not seem to eat as much from the day we got him. He isn't so greedy anymore.

He is currently eating Royal Canin ( MAXI Junior ) and gets like some chicken meat or other meat everyday.

May I know how can I put him on weight ? Thank you.
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Hello.
My German Shepherd puppy will be turning 5 weeks old in 2 days time and he currently weights 14.6kg.
Do you mean he will be 15 weeks?

At 16 weeks males range from 16 to 18 kg with 17 kg being the average. As he is really still only 14 weeks (assuming you meant 15 weeks) then I would say he is a very good weight at 14.6 kg.

Here is a guideline we use in Australia.

German Shepherd Weight for Age Growth Chart
1 month – male range 2.5-4, average 3.5 - female range 2- 3.5, average 3
2 month – male range 6- 9, average 7 – female range 5- 7.5, average 6.5
3 month - male range 10-14, average 12 – female range 8- 12, average 10
4 month – male range 16-18, average 17 – female range 13-16, average 15
5 month – male range 18-22, average 21 – female range 16-20, average 18
6 month – male range 22-26, average 24 – female range 20-22, average 21
7 month – male range 26-28, average 27 – female range 22-24, average 23
8 month – male range 28-30, average 29 – female range 24-26, average 25
9 month – male range 29-32, average 31 – female range 25-27, average 26
10 month – male range 30-33, average 32 – female range 26-28, average 27
11 month – male range 30-34, average 33 – female range 27-29, average 28
12 month – male range 32-34, average 34 – female range 27-29, average 28
18 month – male range 32-36, average 36 – female range 27-30, average 28
24 month – male range 32-38, average 37 – female range 28-30, average 29
36 month – male range 36-40, average 38 – female range 28-32, average 30

Some generalizations on growth rates

1. Males – between 12-20 weeks on average are gaining up to 1-1.25 kg max /week.
- between 20-26 weeks, gaining .75-1kg max per week.
- between 26-35 weeks gaining .5-.75kg/week

Male GSD’s largely stop growing in height by 9 months and may gain an extra 1cm (maximum )in height by 15 months.

2. Females - between 12-20 weeks are gaining up to .75-1kg maximum week,
- between 20-26 weeks, gaining .5-.75kg maximum week,
- between 26-32 weeks, gaining .25-.5kg/week

Female GSD’s largely stop growing in height by 8 months of age and may gain up to 1cm in height by 12-15 months of age.

#The weight of a puppy (male or female) at 4 months (16 weeks) is roughly ½ the adult end weight.


if your GSD is eating and eating and eating and losing weight - please consider testing for EPI.


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i think 31lbs at 15 weeks is a nice size. don't try
to put weight on your pup. use the charts as a
guide line. weight is different for each pup.
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post #4 of 7 (permalink) Old 11-17-2013, 06:09 AM Thread Starter
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Sorry ! I meant he is almost 17 weeks.
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i think a 17 week old pup weighing 31lbs or so is still
a good weight for that age. feed him good, exercise, love him,
train him and socialize him and you're "good to go".

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Sorry ! I meant he is almost 17 weeks.
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i think a 17 week old pup weighing 31lbs or so is still
a good weight for that age. feed him good, exercise, love him,
train him and socialize him and you're "good to go".
Thanks !! Sure will. Do you want me to keep you updated with pictures ?
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I really like that chart. It doesn't just stop after one year. Especially when there is still some development left after a year.
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