I am not sure where this should go but will start here. I took in a dog from a County Shelter last year. She was starved and weighed in at 34 lbs at intake. She was just shy of two years old. Over the next 7 months we got her weight up to 65 lbs. At 65 lbs she was very lean, but looked healthy. Since then I have been battling her weight non stop. She is currently down to 55 lbs with ribs and hip bones exposed. She no longer looks healthy. My vet has been working hard with us trying to figure out what the cause is. We have run many fecals, and done lab work several times. She is on very expensive dog food and a powder that is used for pigs to fatten them up before market. Our next step is exploritory, which I hate to do. I have called and e-mailed her breeder but have not heard back from them. I was trying to see what the dogs of their lines are built like. I am wondering if there are many working line female GSD's that are in the 60-65 lb range? She is a product of the Vom Ruff Kennels if any of you have knowledge of their dogs. She has a short small stature in comparison to my dogs. I have been thinking that if it is common for females of these lines to run in the 60-65 lb range we are about 7 lbs off. She is off the charts in energy and spends 12 hours a day with me at my doggie day care running her buns off. I know alot depends on genetics, but do any of you see an average? My hope is to hear that working line dogs are smaller and tend to be in the lower weight range. (she will be three in June). Thank you in advance for any advice.