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post #1 of 29 (permalink) Old 02-01-2018, 02:43 PM Thread Starter
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When does "up" stop???

I measured him today because he is looking mighty tall. He will be 8 months Feb 3rd. He is 27" and 80 pounds. His legs are still thick and "knuckly" Child is almost 12
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And I thought @konathegsd was tall!
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My puppy hasn't increased in height since she was 9 months, but I'm sure there's a wide variation, so who knows when your pup will stop...

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Well, his dad (link in siggy) is a big boy..I'd put him at 25in, but 90 pounds or so. I don't know how tall his dam is I did not meet her. I do know she sat at 75 pounds. He looks like his dam. Maybe he had a tall mom lol

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My friend who is a handler and who helped me get him came over today and was like "he is freakishly tall" and was like...yeah? lol So I took a ruler, had him stand and marked the wall from top of withers (shoulder bone right?) and I also marked on my yoga pants where his shoulder came up to on me (they are only yoga pants and I am working from home) came up with 27" both ways. ((shrug))

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When does "up" stop???

I know my girl stopped with height growth around the 7-8 month mark. She’s been 26” at the shoulder since.

It’s possible your boy has something going on with growth hormones that could keep him growing far longer than the average pup if he doesn’t come from a background of consistently large dogs. One of my good friends had a Golden that weighed 110 and was 28” - 29” at the shoulder. He was the runt of the litter and all of his litter mates were normal in size at adulthood. He lived a great long life, but struggled with arthritis at the end. I would definitely be proactive now and make sure he gets lots of healthy, high quality food and joint supplements to keep those joints nice and limber and healthy as he continues to grow.

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Just want to caution you for putting up kid's pictures on the web.
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He is on a balanced raw diet. He is also nice and lean. Will definitely keep an eye on it. I think Ill find out how tall his mom is too. Give me an idea what to expect and what is...odd for his lines.

Wolfy, I hear you. I only ever put my own kids up, and between activities and everything these kids are up everywhere anyway. I just focus on teaching her safety, and I test her on it. I run a women's self defense/firearms training outfit and she helps me do a lot of classes.

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Generally, they are finished growing by 9 months. Some may take a full year to reach maximum height, but that's rare.

It's in the genome - knew someone with a purebred American lines dog, and he was 28"! My first GSD was a female that was 26" tall, and one of my current females is 25"
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Is it true that the big wrist knuckles indicate height is still coming?

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