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post #1 of 13 (permalink) Old 07-26-2017, 09:04 PM Thread Starter
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Is he too thin?

I posted this in an old thread but i think because it already had a lot of replies not many would scroll to the end.

Measured his height today and came out to be around 22-23"(wouldn't stop moving) and he's weighing around 68ish pounds. I guess now that he's a year old he won't be growing much but rather filling out. I still think he's kind of thin. Thoughts?
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post #2 of 13 (permalink) Old 07-26-2017, 09:09 PM
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Not too thin...I like lean dogs. He 23" is pretty small for a male. I wouldn't be surprised if he gets taller. A side pic would be good too.

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here's him from the side
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post #4 of 13 (permalink) Old 07-26-2017, 09:22 PM Thread Starter
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Btw that him next to another GSD we met that was taller than him and longer but thinner....

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He looks fine from what I can see. He will fill in...But, it is to his benefit to keep him on the thinner side. Most people see fat dogs, and tend to think that is "normal".
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i just worry sometimes because his hip bones will stick out

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He looks good to me but hard to say without seeing him in person. Would not hurt to ask your vet what they think next time you are there for a visit.
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Nope! Looks great. We are too used to obese dogs.
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I don't know why but in pictures he looks bigger and fuller

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I don't know why but in pictures he looks bigger and fuller

Mine is 20 months and width-wise looks exactly the same! I also wonder is he is too thin. (he is also taller than yours, 27 inches).
But most ppl say this is what GSD should look like and my vet agrees. Still, I barely manage to stop myself topping his food up..
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