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post #1 of 20 (permalink) Old 07-27-2014, 01:45 PM Thread Starter
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so yesterday i finally got to a scale and my ares weights around 50ibs, the day before that if i did it correctly she is around 22 inches at the withers and she 5 months so according to this scale she is about on track which puts me a little bit at ease


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so yesterday i finally got to a scale and my ares weights around 50ibs, the day before that if i did it correctly she is around 22 inches at the withers and she 5 months so according to this scale she is about on track which puts me a little bit at ease


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were you worried she gonna be underweight ?

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were you worried she gonna be underweight ?
Compared to other gsd I seen she looks small
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Oh i c . Got any pictures ?

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The vast majority of GSD's I see are overweight. Most people have absolutely no idea what a "normal" sized GSD looks like, especially as puppies. 55 lbs at 5 months is actually a little on the larger side, but numbers don't mean squat... go by body condition. When you run your hands over her sides, can you feel ribs? What do they feel like? "Ideal" body condition is being able to slightly feel ribs, as you feel your knuckles on the back of your hand when you lay your palm flat.

My female is almost 9 months and weighs 55 lbs. Numbers really don't mean anything... nor do comparing them to Joe Schmoe's dog on the street. My male is oversized and I still get comments on how small he is
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I agree with love echo.... They are such hearty eater i feel bad sometime cause mine never seem to have enough meal. But i keep him on ideal form. I can feel the ribs , hourglass shape, tummy tucked. He is heavy cause of the massive paw.

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these are the most recent ones i have actually, other gsd online and like youtube looks bigger
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He looks lean but no visible rib so IMHO he is ok. everyone has different build.
The paw is thinner than mine but everyone is different.. Diesel's dog is massive, even bigger than mine. I think he was 70 lbs at 5 months lol and mine is 50 at 4.5 months.

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He looks fine (and incredibly cute). Who cares if other people's dogs are bigger? Like I said- 55 lbs at 5 months is NOT a small dog. It's pretty rare to see a fit, within-standard GSD these days, so most people new to the breed don't actually know what one looks like.

Not to mention- most people are terrible at judging another dog's weight just by looking at it. I know I am. My male is 75 lbs and people tell me all the time he must be over 100
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He looks fine (and incredibly cute). Who cares if other people's dogs are bigger? Like I said- 55 lbs at 5 months is NOT a small dog. It's pretty rare to see a fit, within-standard GSD these days, so most people new to the breed don't actually know what one looks like.

Not to mention- most people are terrible at judging another dog's weight just by looking at it. I know I am. My male is 75 lbs and people tell me all the time he must be over 100
Thats like saying everyone should be over 250 lbs lol

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