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Shasta will be hitting the 6 months old mark this week. Figured i would post some pictures of how much she's changed!!!! My lil pup is growing up!!!

The day I brought her home




















These were taken tonight.... much has changed in the last few months!





I love how Riley and Shasta have the same look on thier face!




and our resident puppy hater Riley has finally found a puppy he doesnt dislike anymore.


 

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12 weeks old. She and her sister were the last ones left of the litter. The others all found homes at 8-9 weeks old.
 

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Oh ok. I have to admit, I've become so paranoid about the ears thing. Dutch's little ears don't look nearly as big as Shasta's were, but I'm guessing they grow quite a bit.

When Dayna's friend came over to meet the puppy, the first thing she did was grab on the ears and start rubbing and I was like :eek:
 

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i'm paranoid about ears too. I always ask people not to mess with her ears when we're out and about and generally they do pretty good. I mean she's teething and her ears have been up the entire time so i know i shouldnt be concerned anymore but i think i'll stop being a pain about it after she turns one. That tip thats folded down on her right ear will never stand. but its cute!!! Shelby still has some pretty big ears on her and she's 18months old. Shasta's dad was HUGE. From her head size, she's got a good amount of growing to do so i expect to see those ears get bigger still. its okay to be paranoid about the ears.... its a GSD trademark!! but you'll love em all the same!
 

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i'm paranoid about ears too. I always ask people not to mess with her ears when we're out and about and generally they do pretty good. I mean she's teething and her ears have been up the entire time so i know i shouldnt be concerned anymore but i think i'll stop being a pain about it after she turns one. That tip thats folded down on her right ear will never stand. but its cute!!! Shelby still has some pretty big ears on her and she's 18months old. Shasta's dad was HUGE. From her head size, she's got a good amount of growing to do so i expect to see those ears get bigger still. its okay to be paranoid about the ears.... its a GSD trademark!! but you'll love em all the same!
I'm trying not to be too paranoid because he hasn't even started teething, but it's REALLY hard :D
 

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I'm trying not to be too paranoid because he hasn't even started teething, but it's REALLY hard :D

how were his parents ears? generally what i've learned was if their ears were standing, you really wouldnt usually have anything to worry about. How old is your pup?
 

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how were his parents ears? generally what i've learned was if their ears were standing, you really wouldnt usually have anything to worry about. How old is your pup?
He just hit 10 weeks today.

Mom and dad both had their ears up. I know I'm being too paranoid, but I can't help it lol
 

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he's adorable!!!! I wish i'd been able to get Shasta when she was 8 weeks old. Would have been nice for sure. Next puppy i'll hopefully get at 8 weeks. Thats a nice picture of him with his mom though!!! Very cute.
 

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Nice looking dog. Yes, they do change so much. You can see by my album also. My dog's mom is a sable and her sibling's marking are all over the place, none of them look related. I got her at 11 weeks, she was one of the last two because the breeder couldn't decide which one to keep for breeding. So happy she didn't choose my Abby.
 

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Shasta is beautiful! I got Wolfie at 12 weeks old also.
 

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Adorable!! and I love the floppy tip, I think it's sooo cute! looks like her coloring has changed quite a bit also, she is growing into a really beautiful dog!

How much does she weigh now? my pup just turned 4 months old and is 34lbs., everyone keep telling me that she's going to be really big because of the size of her ears (no idea if that's a true measure) but her ears look similar to your pup, maybe even bigger (we tease her and call her satellite LOL)
 

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he's adorable!!!! I wish i'd been able to get Shasta when she was 8 weeks old. Would have been nice for sure. Next puppy i'll hopefully get at 8 weeks. Thats a nice picture of him with his mom though!!! Very cute.
He's adorable when he's sleeping... when he's awake; land shark.
 

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Adorable!! and I love the floppy tip, I think it's sooo cute! looks like her coloring has changed quite a bit also, she is growing into a really beautiful dog!

How much does she weigh now? my pup just turned 4 months old and is 34lbs., everyone keep telling me that she's going to be really big because of the size of her ears (no idea if that's a true measure) but her ears look similar to your pup, maybe even bigger (we tease her and call her satellite LOL)
lol yeah. I've called her satellite a couple of times and she glares at me! hehe. At last weight check i did at the banfield scale at petsmart she weighed 43.6lbs. I had hoped it was more because she's a pretty large girl but she's not underweight and she's certainly not overweight. Her floppy tipped ear, when i realized it would never stand i was a little upset but its definitely cute! and totally her. She's not perfect. She's actually a massive PITA like when she's in her crate. She thinks she needs to be free to land shark my entire houseso she barks and whines and despite it never working to carry on, she still hasnt realized her barking and whining only gets her ignored and she stays in the crate even longer. lol. i'm always told to look at their ears and their feet to help determine how big they'll be. IMO, judging by their ears and feet is hard to do anyway. From what i've noticed, Shasta has feet that correspond ith her current size. Her ears... well, those are huge but she's a GSD! Shelby's ears fit her head, Shasta has huge ears.

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He's adorable when he's sleeping... when he's awake; land shark.

totally know the feeling!!! Shasta has decided that chewing on us NOW is a good thing. She's driving me nuts with it.
 

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I think my Shasta's ears are quite compact for a GSD. Her feet, on the other hand, are rather large.
 

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I think my Shasta's ears are quite compact for a GSD. Her feet, on the other hand, are rather large.

lol. she may just be on of the shepherds that her ears grow WITH her body instead of ahead of her body. Feet are an entirely different story!!! With my Shasta i noticed that her ears are huge and when her feet look bigger than usual, she's about to hit a growth spurt and we'd better make sure we have enough food to cover that period of growth lol.
 
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