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post #1 of 5 (permalink) Old 01-14-2008, 11:52 PM Thread Starter
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Is my baby normal size?

Hi Folks,
somehow I always seem to fall for the runt of the litter, and as with my 4 y/o rat terrier boy who was also a runt, I fell for Tawny our 9 week old German shepherd. (shes just under 10lbs) Her belly is nice and round,she eats with passion lol, and shes just precious and active as can be, but I wanted to check with others that know the breed to see if this is ok, since all the weight charts I can find show her as way under the norm. She did come from a litter of 13 if you can believe that so maybe that contributes to her smallish size?
I feed her twice daily, as thats what my vet reccomends and shes on a standard puppy kibble(about a 1.5 cups) with a bit of canned mixed in.

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Re: Is my baby normal size?

Among the various vet records I got from Sasha's previous owner, there was one from her first vet visit, I think at around 8 weeks, and it said she was about 10 lbs, too. Now, at 4 years old, she's a sturdy 26" and 80-85 lbs.

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Thank you so much that puts my mind at rest some. I so want her to grow up to be big and beautiful

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Re: Is my baby normal size?

Tika was 7 pounds at 7 weeks. Her littermates (all 10 of them) were all 10-13 pounds each. Tika is within the standard for height and weighs about 65-68 pounds. Hmmmm why cant I remember the "sisters" weights.........


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Re: Is my baby normal size?

She sounds completely normal. Flash was WAY below the growth curve for a while. He's still a few pounds shy but he was 10+ pounds "behind" for a while, smaller than even the female growth curve.

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