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Hey everyone first time dog and gsd owner i got her when she was 7 weeks old. Bella was on the smaller size i think the runt of the litter at 3.5kg now she’s 11 weeks old at 7.5kg i feed her a propper 4 meal diet and she goes for walks 3 times a day
 

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She looks like an 8-week old.
Do you have pictures of her when you got her? Just curious to see if the breeder lied about her age.
As others have said, she will catch up. She looks good.
Yes sir i do, was told she was 56 days when i got her
 

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She’s extremely smart btw taught her sit down stay come no up and heel in about 2 weeks i feed her 150g of mera puppy over 1 meal and the others are 1 egg with vitamins and half a cup of yoghurt for breakfast and 2 meals of a ground chicken breast+wings+small slice of beef liver, sweet potatoes, zucchini, carrots, rice or barley 1 teaspoon of olive oil and one teaspoon of moringa powder
 

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Fenrir was 6 lbs at 7 and a half weeks. This made us very nervous but the vet and everyone else we took her to said it was fine. She’s super smart and coming along great, still on the smaller side but gaining!

Just commenting to say that size charts, for us at least, have just beena rough guideline.
 

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Beautiful dog❤❤
I contacted the breeder again today he says he miced up the dates with another litter apparently she’s 2 months and 10 days todays so is she normal for that age im sorry for the mix up everyone and thank u for pointing out the breeder error
 

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Beautiful dog❤❤
I contacted the breeder again today he says he miced up the dates with another litter apparently she’s 2 months and 10 days todays so is she normal for that age im sorry for the mix up everyone and thank u for pointing out the breeder error
So she was only 5 weeks old when the "breeder" sold her to you and let you take her home? And he "mixed up" dates with another litter? I realize you are in a different culture but that is shameful. A pup shouldn't be taken away from it's mother and littermates before 8 weeks unless there are extenuating circumstances.

You needn't apologize for being told a mistruth about your pups age. You had no experience to know any better.

Love her, care for her and train her well. She will be your new best friend for many years to come.
 

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So she was only 5 weeks old when the "breeder" sold her to you and let you take her home? And he "mixed up" dates with another litter? I realize you are in a different culture but that is shameful. A pup shouldn't be taken away from it's mother and littermates before 8 weeks unless there are extenuating circumstances.

You needn't apologize for being told a mistruth about your pups age. You had no experience to know any better.

Love her, care for her and train her well. She will be your new best friend for many years to come.
yes and she wasn’t in best health tbh but i fell in love with her and drove 2h to and from to get her. She had some ticks was slightly malnourished and had what i would describe closest to (as a general surgeon) patches around her genital area that are close in identification to eczema in humans. I think it was a fungal infection and treated with topical solution that resolved it. Also under my vets supervision we administered bravetco puppy. Thankfully she’s very healthy now vaccinated and feeding well. I socialise and train her regularly as well as take her on short walks in the evening. She’s truly a blessing that is dearly loved. As for the young age I completely agree and was only looking for puppies at 8 weeks her litter mates were sold even earlier as she was the last of that litter. I have no experience with the breed but its also common knowledge here to let a pup stay for min of 8 weeks. I was able to teach bite inhibition thankfully as well as properly socialise. Id like to add my thanks to all the wonderful members who reached out and provided support bless u all.
 

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Yup, she lied.
Knew it!
At the age where you got her, the dam stops cleaning up after them, and it’s poopy and smelly and messy, and the pups are active, so unscrupulous breeders try to send them to homes.
Malnourished, with ticks, such young pups?
Shame on her.

That is one lucky pup, being cared for by you. Enjoy her!
 

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Yup, she lied.
Knew it!
At the age where you got her, the dam stops cleaning up after them, and it’s poopy and smelly and messy, and the pups are active, so unscrupulous breeders try to send them to homes.
Malnourished, with ticks, such young pups?
Shame on her.

That is one lucky pup, being cared for by you. Enjoy her!
Makes perfect sense now. She was left in a garden with the older dogs for most of the day so she got ticks that way but i treated her within the first 24h of taking her home then removed the dead ticks with forceps. As for the malnourishment i think she wasn’t eating correctly. She vomited dry food twice in the car on our way back im sure she wasn’t supposed to be eating dry food the same type as he feeds his adult dogs from especially at that age. Such a shame honestly her parents are working line pedigree imported dogs and he’s supposed to be a well known breeder still im blessed to have taken her home and love her dearly.
 

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yes and she wasn’t in best health tbh but i fell in love with her and drove 2h to and from to get her. She had some ticks was slightly malnourished and had what i would describe closest to (as a general surgeon) patches around her genital area that are close in identification to eczema in humans. I think it was a fungal infection and treated with topical solution that resolved it. Also under my vets supervision we administered bravetco puppy. Thankfully she’s very healthy now vaccinated and feeding well. I socialise and train her regularly as well as take her on short walks in the evening. She’s truly a blessing that is dearly loved. As for the young age I completely agree and was only looking for puppies at 8 weeks her litter mates were sold even earlier as she was the last of that litter. I have no experience with the breed but its also common knowledge here to let a pup stay for min of 8 weeks. I was able to teach bite inhibition thankfully as well as properly socialise. Id like to add my thanks to all the wonderful members who reached out and provided support bless u all.
She is lucky to have you! It's good to hear you have worked on bite inhibition and socialization. Yup that genital area rash was likely puppy pyoderma. Very common in poorly kept young pups with an immature immune system. Sounds like you have her on a good road to a healthy happy life. She certainly is a cutie! Sure she is going to grow into a beautiful dog! Keep us updated on her progress as she grows.
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