I wish I could answer your questions, (I can't... well, I COULD but I'd be lying ) but I just had to tell you how adorable Nikita is! She looks so dainty and sweet. I hope she lives a long and healthy life with you. Thanks for saving her!
http://www.marvistavet.com/html/body_hookworms.html has more hookworm infoQuote:AGE MALES FEMALES
MONTHS WEIGHT WEIGHT
------ lb.s ----- lb.s
1 ----- 9.2 ---- 7.2
2 --- 19.9 --- 16.6
3 --- 31.3 --- 26.7
4 --- 41.8 --- 36.2
5 --- 50.6 --- 44.0
6 --- 57.4 --- 50.1
7 --- 62.6 --- 54.4
8 --- 66.4 --- 57.5
9 --- 69.4 --- 59.7
10 --- 72.0 --- 61.5
11 --- 74.3 --- 63.1
12 --- 76.0 --- 64.2
I agree! Also, until recently Flash has been at least 10 pounds behind the growth curve and he is definitely all GSD. I wouldn't put too much stock in the DNA analysis. I know someone with a 15 pound dog that got "Great Dane" as part of their dog's mix.Originally Posted By: MaggieRoseLeeWell, to me, your cutie pie puppy looks like all the rest of our purebred 'sable' colored puppies.
Out of curiosity, when did his growth spurt happen? Nikita has started loosing puppy teeth and I've read a few things that suggest growth sometimes slows down during teething. (For the amount of time people spend on their dogs, it is somewhat amazing to me how little there is on growth/weight studies.)Originally Posted By: JayneYour girl seems to be following Kai's weight. He is nearly eight months now and weighs in at 23.7 kilos. He stands 23.5" roughly at the moment but I did worrry for a bit about his height as he seemed awfully small for a while but then suddenly shot up.
We saw a load of agility/GSD people yesterday and they were all thrilled with him.
Whoops, missed this question. Her personality to me seems very Shepherd-like. She is definitely bonded to me like glue but at the same time she is aloof. She loves to interact, go on walks, play games but can only handle about 20-sec of petting or holding before she needs to get away. I've always know GSD's to be the dog that must be with you but not in a can-I-lay-my-head-on-your-lap-while-you-watch-this-boring-movie way like a lab will do. She certainly seems to fit with my experiences.Originally Posted By: mjb03Your girl is FANTASTIC. What a cutie pie. I know hook worms have no lasting effects but my vet believes spaying too early is starting to be believed to be a bad idea.
Again she has the best face. What is her personality like?