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post #1 of 63 (permalink) Old 11-22-2015, 08:41 PM Thread Starter
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Is my German Shepherd that small?

My 6 year old female GSD is 5 years old. Everyone with basic knowledge of the breed is astonished when I tell them she's 6. Isn't breed standard roughly 50/70ish lbs for females??
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post #2 of 63 (permalink) Old 11-22-2015, 08:42 PM Thread Starter
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Edit* she's 6, not 5 lol
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post #3 of 63 (permalink) Old 11-22-2015, 08:59 PM
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think your life is tough, my MALE is only 22.5" and 54lbs on average. my "large" male is still just 60lbs. most people are accustomed to seeing gsd that are over standard and have no knowledge of the many different lines. blows my mind that dogs of the same breed can range from 45lbs to 145lbs.

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She's fine.

They're not supposed to be really large.

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The male GSD I had for over 14 years ranged between 48-54 lbs his entire life. But, he was 110lbs of bad dog force in his mind and he guarded me and mine like a bashee.....
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post #6 of 63 (permalink) Old 11-22-2015, 09:18 PM
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I was with my GSD (female, 107lb at the time) at Starbucks once. Lady walks by, "OH MY GOD, your dog is so DAINTY!" LOL
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My girl is 65-68 lbs. Had someone ask where I got the miniature Shepherd.
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post #8 of 63 (permalink) Old 11-22-2015, 09:45 PM
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How much does she weigh?
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post #9 of 63 (permalink) Old 11-22-2015, 10:14 PM
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How much does she weigh?
Ditto. And how tall is she at the withers?

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Size, Proportion, Substance: The desired height for males at the top of the highest point of the shoulder blade is 24 to 26 inches; and for bitches, 22 to 24 inches. The German Shepherd Dog is longer than tall, with the most desirable proportion as 10 to 8˝. The length is measured from the point of the prosternum or breastbone to the rear edge of the pelvis, the ischial tuberosity. The desirable long proportion is not derived from a long back, but from overall length with relation to height, which is achieved by length of forequarter and length of withers and hindquarter, viewed from the side.
And the German Shepherd is considered a medium-size dog. Everyone thinks they're supposed to be large to extra-large, which is incorrect. These aren't Great Danes, Mastiffs or Rottweilers...and for good reason! Ha.
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My female is V rated, 22.5" and 50lbs.
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