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post #1 of 15 (permalink) Old 02-06-2018, 11:45 PM Thread Starter
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Not growing taller?

My puppy will be 5 months old in two weeks and to me it just doesn't seem like he's growing much taller. He's putting on weight just fine sitting at 45lbs as of a few days ago. But he doesn't seem to be getting that standard German shepherd build compared to how I see most of the breed has. He is my first shepherd so maybe it shows up in the later months and I'm just not aware? Pictures attached of how he looks as of about 5 minutes ago.
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post #2 of 15 (permalink) Old 02-06-2018, 11:49 PM
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He looks fine.......he’s only 5 months old
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post #3 of 15 (permalink) Old 02-06-2018, 11:53 PM
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He looks fantastic!Slow steady growth is best for their bones and overall health.He won't be done growing until around 18 months or 2 years old.

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Feed him and love him, he'll reach his potential in good time....

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post #5 of 15 (permalink) Old 02-07-2018, 12:48 AM
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Your pup is only 5mos. He will keep growing

On average, the slowdown starts around 6-7mos and even moreso around 9mos almost plateauing out to 1yr

Most pups get growth spurts throughout their youth. Some have lulls longer than others. Some shoot up quick, some grow steady, some stay small and have late spurts
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post #6 of 15 (permalink) Old 02-07-2018, 12:55 AM Thread Starter
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So he should still grow to be like kinda bulky German shepherd build?
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So he should still grow to be like kinda bulky German shepherd build?
I wouldn't say bulky is a way to describe GSD's. Mine have all been fairly sleek and on the lean side. Will he be big/tall? Who knows maybe. But he looks the appropriate size for his age, but I am by no means an expert.
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He looks perfect to me! Nice size for his age, I'd say.

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So he should still grow to be like kinda bulky German shepherd build?
I wouldn't say bulky is a way to describe GSD's. Mine have all been fairly sleek and on the lean side. Will he be big/tall? Who knows maybe. But he looks the appropriate size for his age, but I am by no means an expert.
I only mean it in the sense that German Shepherds I've seen tend to be on the big size. They have what I would call some heft or thickness to them compared to something like say a huge poodle. Thanks for the reassurance on his size though everyone!
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post #10 of 15 (permalink) Old 02-07-2018, 08:25 AM
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Have you seen his parents, his pedigree, or previous litters? That’s really only way to tell how big he will get. My pups parents were 70/80 and she is fully grown and only like 55 slim pounds lol. I estimate your pup should get to 65-70
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