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post #1 of 22 (permalink) Old 10-25-2013, 11:56 PM Thread Starter
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2 years old, act like 5 months old. totally immature

Hey, i have had german shepherds before.. Most of them were american show line. I got a working line dog as a puppy, about 2 years ago. He is now 2 years and few months and still act like 5 months old puppy. Is this normal?

All he wants is play, inside the house, outside .. No protective instincts yet, doesn't lift his leg to pee, no smelling around when i take for walk, no marking his territory.... is this normal for 2 years old? He is intact.
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Some are slower to mature than others. I've noticed a huge difference between our two show line females and our WL (Czech), at 15 months he still acts very much like a big puppy.
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Thanks nigel.. i knew it would be slower but didn't know this slow.. he is fun. i am not complaining that. I am just worried if anything is wrong with him , hormones wise that i need to be concerned about.
Anyone else experiencing this slow maturity?
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My boy is two years okd as well. Most of the time he's great, but other times he reverts to puppyism, where he doesn't want to listen. He seems to go in phases though, where for a week or two he is "feeling his oats" and is all macho and not always as obedient as usual. He's in one of those phases right now -_-...
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Acting like a puppy still seems fine. Not lifting his leg or sniffing after two years seems a little too slow to me. But I'm not an expert. You should ask your vet.


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What lines is your dog from? It is normal for some lines to be that slow to mature.

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post #8 of 22 (permalink) Old 10-26-2013, 06:10 PM
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Same here!
I don't actually remember when my GSD lifted his leg to pee for the first time but it was some time after we did our BH (we did the BH when he was about 17 months, so I guess he was about 19/20 months when he started). He also acted puppy-like although he was intact.
He did start to lift his leg sometime, but even with his six years now he still seems immature sometimes...
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My boy is 3 years old and acts like he's 4 months old so yours sounds old by my standards. I love it though! Couldn't have asked for anything better. My boy does lift his leg to pee though...
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i don't think you have anything to worry about. your dog's
behaviour is normal for him.

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Hey, i have had german shepherds before.. Most of them were american show line. I got a working line dog as a puppy, about 2 years ago. He is now 2 years and few months and still act like 5 months old puppy. Is this normal?

>>>>> All he wants is play, inside the house, outside .. No protective instincts yet, doesn't lift his leg to pee, no smelling around when i take for walk, no marking his territory.... is this normal for 2 years old?<<<<<

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