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post #1 of 27 (permalink) Old 11-15-2008, 12:05 AM Thread Starter
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GSD standard

The standard doesn't talk about weight, only height, but there is a recommended weight.

Males: Height at the wither 60 cm to 65 cm (23.6 inches - 25.6 inches)
Weight 30 kg to 40 kg (66 lbs- 88 lbs)

Females: Height at the wither 55 cm to 60 cm (21.7 inches - 23.6 inches)
Weight 22 kg - 32 kg (48.5 lbs - 70.5 lbs)

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Re: GSD standard

my male is within standard (low end for a male)
my female is above standard in height but within the male standard for weight.

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Re: GSD standard

One of my males stands 32 inches at the withers, very tall boy. The rest of my pack seem to fit the standards.

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Re: GSD standard

Grace is within weight - 68 lbs, but over height at 25 inches...tall and narrow.
Kira is 64 lbs, 23 inches...short and stocky.

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Re: GSD standard

Ivy fits within the height standrad but is above the 70.5lbs standard recommend for a female.....
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Re: GSD standard

Vala and Nike are both within standard. Alexis is above in both height and weight.

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Re: GSD standard

My female I believe is within standard but my male is way above the standard weight and height.

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Re: GSD standard

I searched for so long to find a puppy who would be oversized *slightly*(not a Shiloh!)..... but was NOT deliberately bred to be large. Meaning, the breeder prioritized working ability, temperament, nerves, health-- but just happened to have a stud who produced the same large size as himself.

Grimm is currently 27" tall and around 90 lbs. He will fill out and broaden considerably in the coming year and a half. His father is a muscular 111 lbs. Czech lines are often very muscular and heavy-boned with wide heads and builds, but they can be below standard, within, or above.

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Re: GSD standard

Kayla is above the standard. She stands at 25" and carries about 80 lbs.

Lancer is is currently at 23" and about 56 lbs. At 6.5 months he has a bit of growing still to do so we'll see where he lands.


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Re: GSD standard

Morgan is 23 1/2 inches, 68lbs which seems just right for her fine boned willowy frame. I'm wondering how the heavy boned girls could possibly fit into this, especially when they get into their senior years.

Morgan at age 7 lbs has put on an extra 10lbs and wears it well. She was 58lbs when she was young and that always looked too thin.

Otto I'm not counting in the poll becuase he's too young. He's 6 months next weekend, 21" and apx 60lbs. Both his parents were within standard, his father being on the short & thin side for a male.


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