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Hi!


This is kinda a silly question because honestly it's just out of curiosity that I ask this.

Do you think Olivia will grow in height? I feel like her legs are very thick looking like she will grow taller, but she definitely has been growing in length more. Our vet thinks she'll be short and stocky but her mom was pretty proportioned in length and height ratio.

Olivia is an (about) 6 month old GSD Mix (bets are dad is a lab, but no clue) Who currently weighs about 50 pounds and if I measured right is 20" wither wise.

What do you think? (I hope I added the pictures right..)


https://www.instagram.com/p/BgPegvNhRuj/?hl=en&taken-by=olivia.the.gsd

https://www.instagram.com/p/BgPe_5LBr4L/?hl=en&taken-by=olivia.the.gsd

https://www.instagram.com/p/BhaPqlThac6/?hl=en&taken-by=olivia.the.gsd

Picture of mom (shelter)

https://www.instagram.com/p/BgPc9C7B5LE/?hl=en&taken-by=olivia.the.gsd
 

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Most dogs finish growing when they are about 9 to 10 months old, and the growth plates on the long bones close. The larger the breed, the longer it takes for them to finish growing, but 9 months is about the average. She's certainly not done yet!

After 9 months, they still continue to fill out, but will not grow in height.

She's a very pretty girl!
 

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Well, she’s mixed..... so many possible influences on her body type. Right now she appears very Lab like, and for what it’s worth, mom’s body looks very long too. Although she isn’t done growing... I feel your vets prediction is fairly accurate.
 

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Most dogs finish growing when they are about 9 to 10 months old, and the growth plates on the long bones close. The larger the breed, the longer it takes for them to finish growing, but 9 months is about the average. She's certainly not done yet!

After 9 months, they still continue to fill out, but will not grow in height.

She's a very pretty girl!

That's wonderful to know! I can't wait to see if she'll change or have the same general appearance. I'm hoping she'll grow a couple more inches but who knows!

Definitely going to keep updating with how big she gets :)

Thanks so much!!!

-Alyssa
 

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Well, she’s mixed..... so many possible influences on her body type. Right now she appears very Lab like, and for what it’s worth, mom’s body looks very long too. Although she isn’t done growing... I feel your vets prediction is fairly accurate.

Yup she's a mix, but definitely took on german shepherd traits way more then (possible lab). However her body type seems more lab to me, but you never know.

Mom was definitely long but the picture makes her look a bit shorter then she actually is. Vet seems pretty convinced on short and stocky, so pretty likely :)

Thanks so much!!!

-Alyssa
 

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She's pretty; looks very similar to my Xena.
I was very lucky to adopt such a pretty dog! Everywhere we go people always want to pet her, unfortunately she doesn't like being touched by random people. She can be such a little diva sometimes haha.

Wow Xena is a gorgeous dog!!! They definitely look similar. Love the pattern on Xena! (Soooo cute!!!)

Thanks so much!!!

-Alyssa
 
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