Thanks for the info... I'm aware of the "breed standard" but my question was regarding how many ppl have GSDs over 100lbs. And I agree breeding for weight and size alone is odd.GSD is a medium-large sized breed. They are not a giant breed or mastiffs. Females should range 50-75lbs while males should range 65-88lbs. There are oversized anomalies that can pop up in normal litters, but I do not understand breeding for weight and size. Odd.
I hear ya lolThat is fine. But I do not understand breeding for oversized dogs. OFA is nice, but the minimum requirement for breeding. Lots of OFA'd and a stamped dogs out there that I wouldn't dream of breeding. I will stop now before this becomes one of "those" threads
Right I'm not talking about fat dogs lol I meant a lean 100+ lbs and healthy.My Female is at 61-63 pounds, 24 inches at the withers. Perfect in EVERYWAY
My male is only 3.5 months old. he weighs right at 32ish pounds.. he will be a big boy, hopefully no more than 90.
I am a firm believer that a gsd over 100 pounds is not something impressive. most of the time it just means they are overweight... This one person on the facebook group I am a member of was like, "this is my 160lb baby"... poor thing had no tuck on it's tummy. it literally looked like a marshmallow with toothpicks for legs. I was sad for the dog...
That being said, I do understand there are cases where the dog is just so tall that 100lbs is what is needed for the frame.. in that case i just say keep the dog lean.