I just measured my new to me gsd . I found him shacked up in one of my rental properties that went vacant. 27 inches to withers, measured 5 times as I got him to stand still. This is with hair pushed down with ruler and tape measure up to the ruler. He is not a pure breed but a good watch dog and taking commands well over two months I and vet quessed two years old but he is filling out now. I have taken him from 65 lbs to 73lbs so far. Looks good ribs don't show any more. Now I have to watch feeding to keep him there. Sorry old thread I know..