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I admit I spoil him a little too much letting him eat in the tv room, but we clean it really good When he’s done. The carpet is pet safe or whatever they call it so I never worried about it too much
 

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You let him eat on the carpet? Don't get me wrong, beautiful dog, nice chunk of meat...but have you no tile, vinyl, or other surface that would be more appropriate for that feast LOL!
Ditto, I throw raw meat and chicken out on the deck and that's where he eats it. Although it's that composite decking, the meat still leaves fat stains but a few rainfalls and its washed away, or he licks it up over time.

OP - how old is your long hair GSD?
 

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I admit I spoil him a little too much letting him eat in the tv room, but we clean it really good When he’s done. The carpet is pet safe or whatever they call it so I never worried about it too much
He’s a beautiful dog. Lots of fur. What is a pet safe carpet? I need one.
 

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No he’s pretty big. Atleast to me he is. he’s 80lbs. That’s just an older photo from when he was around 8 months I’d say. I haven’t been active on here In quite a while.

The pet safe carpet is just a type of carpet I had installed that is extremely hard to stain. We even dropped wine on it and it came totally out. So if I give him a bone on the carpet we just disinfect it and vacuum it. It’s only a once a week thing anyways. I get that some ppl don’t let their dog do that but I do

Here is a few more recent photos
 

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Beautiful dog. Yeah, that first pic looked like he was <1 year, that's why I commented little guy. 80lbs is a good size. My last GSD topped out at 70 lbs and was in the 60's his senior years.
 

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Beautiful dog. Yeah, that first pic looked like he was <1 year, that's why I commented little guy. 80lbs is a good size. My last GSD topped out at 70 lbs and was in the 60's his senior years.
Thanks! I’m not sure if he’s big or small. I mean I know he’s within the standard but he’s my first dog so I don’t know what big or small shepherds look like. I haven’t had him around any other shepherds to compare. None ever go to my dog park. Someone on our block has a gsd but he’s like 110+ lbs I estimate and probably not within the breed standard
 

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Thanks! I’m not sure if he’s big or small. I mean I know he’s within the standard but he’s my first dog so I don’t know what big or small shepherds look like. I haven’t had him around any other shepherds to compare. None ever go to my dog park. Someone on our block has a gsd but he’s like 110+ lbs I estimate and probably not within the breed standard


I think 85lbs is the sweet spot for a male. My guys dad is 85lbs but if his paws are any indication, he will be 100lbs. I’m hoping he isn’t though. Just weighed him at the training facility today where he was there for an evaluation. He was 62lbs. He will be 6 months on thanksgiving.
 

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Im hoping for an 85 pound rocket out of my 8 month old pup. He is sitting at about 72lbs or so right now. He is VERY muscular. Not very tall. It's like he is from Lodi. (that is hilarious if you are from NJ, meaningless if you're not. He would be cast in the Sopranos as Paulie if they did a dog version).

I am not the most careful with the raw meat. I have nylon type area rugs and hard wood floors. They enjoy, I spray/wipe. Knock on wood never an issue for anyone. If we had immune compromised in the house I'd be way more careful. But we don't.

OP your pup is a real looker! Bet he loves that snow :)
 

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I love him! He is adorable and handsome, his face reminds me of my boy. I admittedly prefer stock coats but I really like him. Mine hovers in the 75-80 lbs range and he’s perfect for me.
 

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Thanks guys. Yes he really loves the snow! He is very pretty and I’m very happy with his temperament too. He was a handful his first year. He’s my first dog so it was a big learning curve for me. But from between his 1 year birthday and now.. him and I have really created a very strong bond and he Listens much better. He still tries to chase cars but he is improving and we are going to start training with an actual trainer soon. I’m hoping once we start training I can start to try doing IPO with him
 
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