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post #1 of 6 (permalink) Old 06-16-2016, 06:00 AM Thread Starter
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My pup's build

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I know there are many different GSD types/build but can you please give me your opinion on my dog's future build? He's currently 7 months old and compared to most dogs posted here is very lean/slender/narrow faced etc. He's well fed, well exercised and really loved. I guess it can be his genetics, but wonder if he'll bulk up/fill out after he reaches maturity. Decided not to neuter him at least for another year or so (maybe never) hoping it will give him more chance to build muscles. He's 25 in tall, 58 pounds
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post #2 of 6 (permalink) Old 06-16-2016, 07:11 AM
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He won't even start "bulking up" until around 18 months old. He'll finish anywhere from 3-4 years old, depending on his genetics.
He's normal build for a gawky teenage, which is what he is.
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He's still VERY young. Most young males are lean and lanky at that age, as they should be -- it's like a beanpole teenage human boy.

He is very handsome and looks healthy. Keep on doin' what you're doin'.
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My dog was also skinny and scrawny looking. He is now four and is completely filled out. He is still actually skinny (around 73 pounds!) but he looks like a nice, average GSD. People don't believe me when I tell them his weight - for some reason everyone wants to imagine he is around 100 pounds.
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He won't even start "bulking up" until around 18 months old. He'll finish anywhere from 3-4 years old, depending on his genetics.
He's normal build for a gawky teenage, which is what he is.
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He's still VERY young. Most young males are lean and lanky at that age, as they should be -- it's like a beanpole teenage human boy.
He is very handsome and looks healthy. Keep on doin' what you're doin'.
Its reassuring, just was browsing through pictures section and realized most similar age puppies posted there don't look as lanky as him (of course it could be the way these pics are taken), his head also appears quite small and frail (to me) especially compared to rabbit ears.
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My dog was also skinny and scrawny looking. He is now four and is completely filled out. He is still actually skinny (around 73 pounds!) but he looks like a nice, average GSD. People don't believe me when I tell them his weight - for some reason everyone wants to imagine he is around 100 pounds.
Would you mind sharing a pic or two of him before and after? Interesting to compare, perhaps there are some people here whose pup looked similar to mine at his age.
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post #6 of 6 (permalink) Old 06-16-2016, 09:28 AM
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They are all different and will fill out at different ages. It depends on their lines, too. Some lines fill in earlier than others.
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