I have attached a few pictures. This is my 8 month old certified GSD. I haven’t wondered until today if he may be underweight. I attached a headshot because he’s so handsome
If it helps any, he was 65 pounds at his 6 month visithe’s thin, but his weight looks appropriate for his frame. waist is proportionate to his narrow rib cage. on the low end, but no spine hips or ribs showing. i personally like to see a bit more bulk (muscle), especially on a male..... but that may not be how he’s destined to turn out. if he’s already neutered, that will also have an affect on his physical development.
if he gained a couple pounds i wouldn’t mind at all. i would if he lost any... he doesn’t have any reserve.
...but you’re right, he’s very handsome. what’s his diet and exercise routine like?
I am genuinely interested in what you consider high impact. Is it jumping, or running, or...?I like a lean dog. And while they are growing they often hit lanky, skinny stages.
One comment though, I think you said 8 months? That is a lot of high impact, jarring exercise for a growing dog. Be cautious with his joints.
Jumping, running, hard stops, etc. I like to see growing dogs engage in free play when feasible. Limited forced exercise. So free running yes, structured running no.I am genuinely interested in what you consider high impact. Is it jumping, or running, or...?