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In more than one thread we had complained for the lack of a Height chart. We have a very good weight one, but actually the standard doesn't talk of weight, but height.

So... with so many pups on this board we can make a more than decent database to make an average scale in the future.

So lets start. Put:

- Name of the pup
- Age (months and weeks)
- Height (inches or centimeters, if both, better) I'll make the chart for both systems.
- Gender (male or female)

Update every time the pup celebrates a new month of life.

I know Diabla is below average, so she doesn't serve as much for averages, but I'll use her as example.

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- Diabla
- 4 months, 2 weeks
- 18,5 inches

- Diabla
- 5 months, 2 weeks
- 55 cm, 20,1 inches
Unfortunately, I didn't keep records before, but I'll start from now.

And of course if you have previous records from current puppies or now adult dogs... Post them!!

More ideas are welcomed too.
 

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-Loki
-3 months
-17,6 inches


-Loki
-5 months
-20 inches
sorry I did not measure him at 4 months. I am glad you started this thread it's about time we all had some height chart...thx
 

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Thanks for starting this thread. I will start recording on Saturday when my little guy will be 3 months.

So we are all on the same page with this here is a diagram of how to measure the height of your GSD.

Top of Yellow line is where to take the height measurement. The white line is to measure length.


From this website:
http://www.sciencebuddies.org/mentoring/project_ideas/MamBio_p018.shtml
 

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Thanks both, the diagram is great!!
 

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Well I've been keeping up with Titan's but this seems like a great Idea

3 months 17.5"
4 months 19.5"
5 months 22.0"
6 1/2 months 24.0"

I hope everyone participates.
 

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Thanks,I forgot something... can you add the gender of your pup?

That's important...
 

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If you forgot the gender of you pup, JUST PM ME with this link and I'll add it to your previous post. I can get in and edit all the old stuff.

That way we don't have to add on new posts to make this longer, and more confusing. I'll just put the sex in the post with the rest of your info.
 

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Perfect, keep them coming!
It won't be ready tomorrow nor next week, but at the end it will be helpful for everybody and will be fun to compare your pup with averages.

It will be awhile before it gets ready, but I will post what we had from time to time to mantain the drives high.
 

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im too late in this game to participate, but in the event you're short of heights in the 9mo range... my boy was 23.5 inches at 9 months 1 week and 64lbs. (currently 25 inches at 74lbs at 16 months, so i think he's done)
 

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Yes, I'm short on that range, yours is the first 9 mo pup height, but in 4 months I hope we will have at least 5 more
 

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I'll start to record their height now in addition to their weights and post when I have an update.
 

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I'll post again at 5mos. I was tired & he was not, so it was a fast measurement that might be short 1/2-1". Spanky, the AmerBulldog, is 23.5". At times he looks almost as tall, BUT she neverEverEVER stands 'short' whereas he routinely moves up & down but is rarely, if ever, 'on his toes' ie squeezing out that last mm of height.
 

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Someone from the board (I think it was Brightelf) gave awhile ago a very good idea to measure the pups: Spread a line of peanut butter on the fridge, while the pup is busy licking it, you can use a pencil and then take the height. It has worked for me.
 
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