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post #1 of 15 (permalink) Old 06-22-2019, 08:52 PM Thread Starter
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Will she ever grow into these ears?!

My gsd is the best dog ever but I’m worried I messed up her growth. I stopped with puppy food around 5 months or so (her father was 130 pounds so I wanted to slow her growth and I read it many times on this forum) and fed her Just food for dogs which is cooked chicken, rice, veggies etc. Supplements are included and we mix in extra things we cook as well.

But she’s about 26-27 inches or so at the shoulders, and only 65 pounds. She’s ten months old and her ears look like they could fly a plane. The other dogs were fed puppy food and they’ve all grown into their ears and look normal! Did I mess up with switching from puppy food too early? Our vet says she’s absolutely perfect and her weight is fantastic. I’m fine with that but every other pup in her litter is so well proportioned!
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Sometimes your dogs just end up with satellite dishes for ears, haha. My girl was the exact same as yours - hit the 60lb mark and 26” at the shoulder around the 6-7 month old mark. She’s still the same height, but now weighs 70lbs. I’m aiming to hit about 73-75lbs with her once we start conditioning more.

But her ears will forever remain ginormous in comparison to her head... all the better to hear me get up, eat food, or selectively ignore my commands lol! I think it adds character and an adorableness to balance out those big ol’ scary shepherd faces





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I'm waiting for my dog to grow into his ears too, he had his fifth birthday in February.
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Sometimes your dogs just end up with satellite dishes for ears, haha. My girl was the exact same as yours - hit the 60lb mark and 26” at the shoulder around the 6-7 month old mark. She’s still the same height, but now weighs 70lbs. I’m aiming to hit about 73-75lbs with her once we start conditioning more.

But her ears will forever remain ginormous in comparison to her head... all the better to hear me get up, eat food, or selectively ignore my commands lol! I think it adds character and an adorableness to balance out those big ol’ scary shepherd faces





She’s gorgeous!!! I don’t think her ears are too big at all. Perfect size!

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She looks perfect!!

I was wondering the same thing about mine. I don't think it's gonna happen...
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Sometimes your dogs just end up with satellite dishes for ears, haha. My girl was the exact same as yours - hit the 60lb mark and 26” at the shoulder around the 6-7 month old mark. She’s still the same height, but now weighs 70lbs. I’m aiming to hit about 73-75lbs with her once we start conditioning more.

But her ears will forever remain ginormous in comparison to her head... all the better to hear me get up, eat food, or selectively ignore my commands lol! I think it adds character and an adorableness to balance out those big ol’ scary shepherd faces





Absolutely gorgeous!
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When my dog is in the car, I have to check he's not sitting too close to either window before closing them. He's twice (in 5 years) had an ear tip caught when I've closed the windows. I've never had it happen with any other dog.
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When my dog is in the car, I have to check he's not sitting too close to either window before closing them. He's twice (in 5 years) had an ear tip caught when I've closed the windows. I've never had it happen with any other dog.
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I worry about this same thing. Luckily, it has not happened, yet.....
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my late Gia, also a bi color (random anecdotal information) was 27” and 64lbs when i adopted her at 10 months.... her weight and adult appearance came on very gradually - hitting 80# at 3yrs. prior to that she was all legs and ears. as her head and neck broadened.... her ears became more proportionate and i remember thinking they almost ended up seeming small.

at the end of the day, they’re all unique and become who they become...and at their own pace.
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