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She's better off on the thin side at this age than fat.
...and at any age
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I was able to weigh her yesterday, she weighs 50.4 pounds.

Our girl Halo was in the 54/55 pound range as a adult. I last weighed Cava on 4/16 at 15 months old and she was 58 pounds, which is about where she's been since early December. 50 pounds sounds perfectly fine for an 8 month old puppy unless she looks overly skinny.
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My first female was so thin people accused me of starving her. She had a lot of energy and burned off everything she ate. At 12 months she was skinny. By 18 months her ribs expanded and suddenly she looked average. She was a WGSL.
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My 8 year female German Shepherd is 79 pounds and I just weighed my 5 month old (she just turned 5 mths 3 days ago) and she weighs 52 pounds already. Is that unusual because she is so skinny? I read the average for her age is like 35 pounds.
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I weighed Maple again today and she is not gaining at all, not even an ounce. She does run an hour or more a day, I guess she may need more food? I am a bit concerned, I can feel all of her ribs.
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I weighed Maple again today and she is not gaining at all, not even an ounce. She does run an hour or more a day, I guess she may need more food? I am a bit concerned, I can feel all of her ribs.
You live in the Bay Area where most dogs are far overweight according to my observations and people have forgotten what a healthy weight looks like; people and dogs alike.
How do you feel her ribs; lightly petting with a flat hand or with normal pressure? Again; pictures will help
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In you peco collar thread you have a little better pic of her standing. Not a full view but better and she doesn't look super skinny from those pics so maybe she isn't too thin or just needs a few pounds but without a full top and full side view it's hard to say. Also encouraging was that you did mention in another thread that someone from an IPO club was admiring her. Chances are if she were extremely thin, he might have mentioned it seeing where he was probably looking closely at her structure.

And if she's got lots of energy, that's a good General sign of health. She is pretty.

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I agree pics would help. From the few shots of her in your other thread she doesn't look underweight but it's tough to tell with her laying down.
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Here are a few pics I took today. I can feel her ribs with a light touch.
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Here are a few pics I took today. I can feel her ribs with a light touch.
Wow, I think she looks perfect! Nice and lean. That is how you want them.

So many people told me I wasn't feeding mine enough and she was too thin. Now at 17 months, very healthy, muscular, and agile. You don't want them looking like most dogs you see. 90% of them are overweight. You get used to seeing them like that and expect them all to look that way.
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