Hi I'm new to the thread.We have an AKC Czech GSD in our family.He is very large and lean .All muscle and teeth .My question is that is his size abnormal?? He is 120lbs but is not fat by any means he's just big..Would this be considered a flaw???
The weight isn’t part of the official AKC standard. Here’s the bit relevant to size:
“shoulder blade is 24 to 26 inches; and for bitches, 22 to 24 inches. The German Shepherd Dog is longer than tall, with the most desirable proportion as 10 to 8½. The length is measured from the point of the prosternum or breastbone to the rear edge of the pelvis, the ischial tuberosity. The desirable long proportion is not derived from a long back, but from overall length with relation to height, which is achieved by length of forequarter and length of withers and hindquarter, viewed from the side.”