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Great job in Excel, and he's almost off the chart!

Now I'll be REALLY impressed if you can take the data from this site

http://www.nwk9.com/weight_height.htm

put a line behind your puppies on the graph, and so you can compare how well he's doing to the 'average' GSD.

I know I couldn't figure that out, so good luck! <img src="/ubbthreads/images/graemlins/popcornSmiley.gif" alt="" />
 

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Ok you got me. I'M IMPRESSED!!!!

That would have been a cool program for me to work on when my pups were growing.

Is it something you can post or send people with puppies that want to keep a similiar chart? Can you post it (and instructions) for us to down load? Or is it just as simple as deleting Zeus's info and adding our own?
 

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I'm not sure how much this thread gets read now but I've been updating both spread sheets regularly and putting them online. The links will download/show the latest versions. One of the things I've started to notice is how hard it is to get a good weight on Zeus. Basically I'm holding him and standing on a electronic bathroom scale. Then I deduct my weight from "our" weight etc. My problem is he's getting too darn big to do this and he hates to hold still long enough for us to get a good reading. So, to be sure the weights are fairly accurate I've included the weights we get at every vet visit too.

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I thought about height but it was only a passing thought. Is height something people really keep track of? Zeus seems normal but compared to our last two GSD's he's totally different. In fact, our last male was probably an average height but he was over 5 feet long. So long he looked odd in my opinion. But, I guess I could add height...

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Wow, very cool! My pup is very close in age to yours Jon. He was born August 28th. He is approximately 21 inches at the shoulder, and I just tried to weigh him,( which he absolutely hated) and he is around 55 lbs - my back is killing me! /ubbthreads/images/graemlins/31_paw.gif
 

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Does anyone have a link to a height chart for GSD's (male and female)? I was thinking about making a new spreadsheet for male/female/weight/height standards vs. our dogs but can't find any age/height charts that seem to be standardized.

Thanks, Jon.
 

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not great yet as she was the runt of the litter and my older pup is already over a year so I have to wait a couple of months to see if my runt will catch up
 

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My dad breeds Great danes. He had one that was sooo small he gave it to this wonderful older man (because he didn't feel right charging for it) anyway two years later the gentleman sent him a newspaper clipping of him and his HUGE dog. The paper saw him out with his now gorgeous big GD and took a picture. So, I guess the moral is, size is genetic /ubbthreads/images/graemlins/05_biggrin.gif

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took my pup to the vet yesterday as you know she is the runt she was 11 lbs at 9 weeks so she's not quite standard yet but I feel like she's going to catch up
 

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I updated the spreadsheet again. Now both charts are in one spreadsheet. The link in the original post is the one everyone will want to download. It also looks like Zeus is starting to climb out of the standards curve too. Maybe the vet was right. Zeus might turn out to be a big boy.

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Jon,

This is AWESOME! I'm going to use this to track Athena's puppies with. I'll send home each puppy to their new homes with their own personal growth charts and any other pertinent information.

Great job, and thank you! This will make it so easy to keep information organized and easy to use!
 

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Well Zeus made it to 6 months old today. He's the first dog I've wanted to kill so many times it's amazing. But he's getting so big and strong I'm sure he'd get the better of me if I tried. /ubbthreads/images/graemlins/14_redface.gif Check out his growth chart now. His size is right up there with 8 month old male GSD's. I also see some signs his growing trend is starting to slow down a bit.

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