Hes a Male and he was measured at 28" which I know is over sized. When we got him in August he weighed 52 lbs and is now up to 65 as of last week. I think 80 would be good on him but I would like other opinions.
Sinister is REALLY long, it sounds like our boys have the same body type, I think 80 pounds would be a good weight for him.He is tall and If I hear one more person say he looks like a wolf ill scream. He is long and lanky right now, poor guy. When I got him you could see every single rib and his hip bones. When I would brush him, the brush would get caught on his ribs... it was horrible. I think Sinister looks great at 80lbs. Ill play it by looks and see how Elvis looks as he gains, but 80 seems like a realistic goal at this time.
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This looks like a relatively young dog to me. Young dogs tend to fill in as they get older, so I would not be too worried about pushing weight gain at the moment. Looking at his waist and ribs, he doesn't actually look too thin to me, especially considering that sables do tend to show contours more (and therefore tend to look more ribby than they actually are) because of their fur color.
What would concern me more than putting weight on the dog would be putting some muscle mass and definition on the dog. He looks like he has very little muscle in his hind end, which may contribute to him looking so "skinny".
An agililty class was what worked to tone up Bison. Plus, it was lots of fun. The vet exclamed at least 3 times at how much he had bulked up since his last visit. We also train for Schutzhund, so I am sure that helped too.Yes, he was so starved that he started to atrophie according to the vet. What would you suggest for adding muscle? He will be one years old the end of this month
Since he is so young, I would not be in a rush to put any weight on him at this point. Even though he was starved, most German Shepherds will naturally go through a lanky phase at this age and appear skinny and not well proportioned. Once he gets older (two years, three years) he will start filling out more, so there's no need to put a lot of weight on him now.Yes, he was so starved that he started to atrophie according to the vet. What would you suggest for adding muscle? He will be one years old the end of this month
He is young and as stated above he will fill out naturally, assuming he is healthy and well-fed. If he is a natural fetcher, there are a number of throw toys you can use to exercise him, including a frisbee. If possible, walks in the woods are great exercise if he is free to chase squirrels, etc.Why would get mad if someone calls him a wolf?lol. I would take it as a compliment!=D
Back on topic, I agree with what everyone else is saying.