by Shtal on 15 July 2009 - 17:07
by TessJ10 on 15 July 2009 - 19:07
There's a chart at this link:
81 lbs. for a 26-inch dog says to me that the dog is overweight. I have a rescue GSD that is taller than that by a good 2 inches and 81 lbs. on him means he needs to go on a diet. ESPECIALLY for a puppy you need to keep them on the lean side for the best development of joints and hips.
Check out this link: http://www.4germanshep.com/understanding_german_pedigrees.htm
Scroll down to the information on Hip Dysplasia for another chart.
by SitasMom on 15 July 2009 - 23:07
by Shtal on 16 July 2009 - 05:07
I don't think he is overweight simply because he has a large bones and paws and wide chest, I will show you to you!
He should reach about 30" inch+ tall by the 1 year of age - since at 6 months he is 26" inch tall right now.
You guys probably never seen 30" inch+ or taller adult german shepherds!!!!!
By the way - do you have that 28" inch tall german shepherd, I would like to see how wide is the chest and width of the bones. Maybe you have skinny thin tall looking shepherd.
Hip Dysplasia - I' am aware of that..... I was feeding him 1 time a day when he turned 5 months, When he was 4 months I fed him 2 times and 3 times a day, When he was 3 months mostly 3 times a day, when he was under 3 months I fed him 3 or sometimes 4 time a day.
At 5 weeks and 5 days he was 9.5 pounds
At 8 weeks he was 18.6 pounds
At 10 weeks and 5 days he was 31 pounds.
At 4 Months he was 58 pounds
At 4 months and 3 weeks he was 66 ponuds
At 5 Months and 2 weeks he was 76 pounds
At ~6 months short by 2 days - 81.6 pounds
by Shtal on 16 July 2009 - 08:07
My proof he was born very big.
by steve1 on 16 July 2009 - 10:07
Okay for you to show him around to say how big he is you will not be the one to possibly suffer later on in its life
Never heard such a lot of rubbish in all my life
by Shtal on 16 July 2009 - 17:07
You probably have a hard time understanding when a dog has small body structure and large body stucture.
Should Saint Bernard dog have same weight as German Shepherd, the answer is simply NO, he has physically bigger body structure that allows him to cary mass of weight.
If a modern human being is a 6-Foot tall - and suddenly you seing a 7-Foot tall human - are you going to say he is overweight, NO - he needs extra weight for his body size.
You guys probably seing Standard size German Shepherd that put on extra weight, but you haven't probably seeing simply larger German shepherd in body sturcture size. "Above GSD standard"
I' am going to make last comment, no point to continue....
Here is another picture of him.
The reason I need him, is because he is going to be a guard-dog, a medium size dog is not big enough to take on very large human, but very large dog could and will if needed.
by GSDPACK on 16 July 2009 - 17:07
K-9 officer crank stands at maybe 65 pounds of pure dutch shepherd happines.. that dog will take you down befor you fart. That dog means business and I have seen helper take off the bute suit becausehe wore them down...
Guard dog doesnt have to be big.. it has to be mentaly and fizicaly strong to perform. As I stated before.. I need a dog to do guard, protection work that will not die of heart attack before he/she even makes it to the "bad guy".
So be it.. Tiger is different species.. that is comparing St. Bernard to wild cat.. RU kidding?
by steve1 on 16 July 2009 - 17:07
And you tell me after keeping Dogs for 60 plus years, He is over weight and if i want to be crass and that is you in the photo then you too could do with losing a few lbs looking at your girth, but then you do not seem to recognize over weight and its meaning anyway,
A St Bernard is a bigger dog, but you can have proper weight Bernard's and over weight of the same breed use your common sense there is no comparison of any breed If a dog is the correct weight then it is fine any breed can be right or over weight depends on how much food you give it and how lesser exercise you give the Dog, But you are one who asks then tells so no point in carrying on with this post as i hate time wasters
by Shtal on 17 July 2009 - 02:07
You guys still blind, you need to look outside the box. Their is standard German Shepherd and their is so called Giant German Shepherd - I don't use this phrase word "Giant" but large or above GSD German Shepherd specifications.
I have standard German Sherpherd - he is ~7 years old, now look at the comparison with 6 months Giant German Shepherd, he is particulary same size, so how in your eyes he is overweight, because alot of people who sees him they mix up with an adult Shepherd, at 6 months he reaches standard size GSD German Shepherd specifications.
Take a look, both puppy and the adult are running together in this picture below. "You need to realize and stop comparing with standard size shepherds and jumping to quickly to the conclusion"
Also 65 pounds dutch Shepherd could bite, but not powerfull enough to defeat 200LB's+ human.
Also when my puppy grows up and when he will go through proper training, he will crush 65 pound dog. He is very quick now and have enough muscle built already.
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