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Hello,

After seeing him on a local rescue shelter website and fostering to adopt for about 2 weeks with an initial "rocky" start, with him earning his name "Rocky" afterwards, we have added another pup to our pack of 2 other dogs and 2 dog-savy cats.

From what we can tell working with the shelter, his previous owner "loved him" so much that when they city pound finally caught him, the owner reported he was a she and he was pretty starved at maybe 34 lbs and the size or taller than my 50lbs dogs. I could easily put my hands around his back bone area.

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Since that weigh in he has gained like 10lbs (7/27/22) .Based on the shelters best guess, they said he is 1 year old, but he seems younger than that. I am curious based on his look, any guess on how old he could be? He seems younger. Looking online I found a picture of a similar looking GSD that had a sign next to it that said 6 months.

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He also looks like a possible full breed black & tan shepherd.

Very sweet dog, took a few days for our previous Shepherd mix adoption who I mentioned on this forum to warm up him, but I wonder if that was a combo of a bad initial introduction at the home versus what went on at the shelter as well as our GSD Mix being the dominant dog of the house and our new pet being not sure how to interact with other dogs. These days though, they are all best of friends with those two in particular chasing around together and looking for the other so they can play tug of war :

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So at this point curious on a few things:

- Any best guess on his age based on the pics? Based on this, what kind size should I expect him to achieve?

- He has either a nervous or excited pee situation when you either come home and he hasn't seen you for say an hour (the other dogs could almost care less lol) or if you are looking to put on a collar to go for a walk, as he seems to have had bad experiences with that and will cower on the steps putting himself into a ball. He has gotten better with this, more trusting, but I am hoping to work with him on anything to help he build confidence on the either nervous or excited urination?
 

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Thanks for the info everyone!

Concerning the weight of the other two, based on what the vet is saying, the one having fun with some tug of war action is pretty muscular, other on the bed vet says he is good to go even though he looks chubby relative to his head, but he is a mixture of a ton of different dogs it appears and not sure if that is related so in general we watch him. He certainly i snot an overeater.

We'll continue working with the peeing situation, outside of that in comparison to our other dog who is in the tug of war pic who used to do a walk and pee all the way from the steps to the door, this is definitely more manageable lol.
 
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