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Here are some pictures I took of Rollo today as we got a decent amount of snow! I think he is still looking lean for 101.2 lbs and not quite but close to a 1 year old! My big baby!
 

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Any and all thoughts and/or constructive criticism would be appreciated. Again, I constantly get people who say he looks thin (especially in pictures) but are quite taken back when they realize he's about 100lbs and see him in person. I'm very interested in what his full adult size will be when he fills out a little more. Our vet is flabbergasted by his size, especially for a shepherd at his age, so we go in for much more frequent vet checks just to make sure Rollo is and continues to be healthy at his bigger size. So far so good. I just worry about his size as he gets older!
 

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He is a handsome boy
Bud was pushing 100lbs. Not quite as big as your guy. The pup I had to put down for aggression was 117lbs and still growing at 18 months.
My firm belief is that the bigger they are the more vital it is to keep them lean and fit.
Few people ever realized how big Bud really was. Once he had filled out his size was deceptive. He didn't look much bigger then the 75lb dogs.
Your guy looks good. He is a bit lean but I like them that way.
 

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Yes, he looks to be a healthy weight for his size. Most GSDs that weigh in at 100 lbs. are overweight. The standard for the breed (maximum of 26" for males, 24 for females) means a healthy weight is generally not more than 90 lbs.
But of course, , a larger dog is going to weigh more!

Far too many pet owners equate food with love, and their pets are obese as a result. People get so used to seeing it that they think a lean, fit dog is skinny! :(

Your guy looks fine to me, and of course, at his age, he still has some filling out to do.
 

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We are too used to oversized 'everything'. He looks great. Adding 10 pounds will be just adding fat. He doesn't need that.
Just be adding fat huh. You must not have been any kind of athlete because that is nonsense unless you just sit on your ass and eat more. Any athletic person in the world knows putting on 10 pounds of muscle is easily obtained and I believe you would accomplish the same thing with an active dog.
 

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He does not looks too skinny to be. He sure has some loooooong legs though! Maybe that is why he weighs more, because he is tall!

He looks VERY happy though and enjoying life!

I cannot believe you have snow already and we don't. I'm pretty excited to see how Mei likes the snow. She experienced just a little bit of it when she was like 10 weeks and loved it.
 

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Just be adding fat huh. You must not have been any kind of athlete because that is nonsense unless you just sit on your ass and eat more. Any athletic person in the world knows putting on 10 pounds of muscle is easily obtained and I believe you would accomplish the same thing with an active dog.
The dog does not need more weight and he is just under a year old. Keeping him lean while he finishes growing would be my guess. I don't work pups, I refused to allow my child to be put on bodybuilding supplements at 14 and I never put a leg over a horse under 3.
I believe in natural play, fresh air, sunshine and healthy food for all youngsters.

I was an athlete, and gaining muscle is not what I call easy.
 

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The one picture clearly shows his hipbones jutting out, not a healthy weight, but these youngsters can be hard to keep weight on.
 

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I guess it's safe to say it's all a matter of opinion. If your concern is if he's healthy and happy looking everyone seems to agree with that and that's important thats he's healthy and happy. As far as his weight let your vet tell you what he thinks.
 

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The one picture clearly shows his hipbones jutting out, not a healthy weight, but these youngsters can be hard to keep weight on.
It could just be the way Rollo is standing, but I notice that too only in that one picture. I'm assuming you're talking about the pic of him in the dark with glowing eyes. All the other pictures, its tough to tell. And I agree it is hard to keep weight on! Sometimes I feel like I'm not feeding mine enough!
 

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Thank you all for the feedback I appreciate it! I guess a lot of it really is subjective, I think Rollo looks pretty good, so I'm not too worried, but I am excited for when he *naturally* fills out. And I cannot wait until he stops eating so freakin much...the dude is a horse and we go through food like crazy lol
 
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Your pup is gorgeous! I loved his name.

IMO he looks skinny but pictures can be deceiving. If he's healthy then it shouldn't be a problem. Everyone that meets my Golden says he's too skinny but I beg to differ.

As a society we got used to see a lot of fat dogs due to negligence from their owners; it's impregnated in our minds that "fat dogs = healthy dogs" and "skinny dogs = starving dogs". However, this is not true.

Keep in mind YOU are his owner, so it's YOUR business and nobody else's!
 

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Your pup is gorgeous! I loved his name.

IMO he looks skinny but pictures can be deceiving. If he's healthy then it shouldn't be a problem. Everyone that meets my Golden says he's too skinny but I beg to differ.

As a society we got used to see a lot of fat dogs due to negligence from their owners; it's impregnated in our minds that "fat dogs = healthy dogs" and "skinny dogs = starving dogs". However, this is not true.

Keep in mind YOU are his owner, so it's YOUR business and nobody else's!
It's still so crazy to me how thin he is at 101 lbs lol!
 

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I think he looks great! He is young too, I would not be concerned with being lean at this point.

But wow, how tall is he? Measured Valor with the ....dog measuring stick thing they use for show dogs..and he is 27.5 inches at the withers which is super tall (NO SEIGER SHOW FOR YOU!! lol) and weighs about 92lbs. He is pretty muscled at 17 months, I would imagine him being too fluff at say 95 or over. He has decent boned legs too. Like your guy. Here is a picture for reference. He has been doing XDog weighted vest and pulling workouts and his shoulders are coming up nice. This is a few weeks ago, he is even buffer now lol My point is he is 27.5 inches and 92lbs with muscle. Just wondering where that extra 10lbs is on Rollo because he looks fit too :)
 

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