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.
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
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.
This is what it says about my pup that I have:
Other than the lines stated above, there happens to be another line called the old-style German Shepherd. Our goal, as breeders of this line, is to simply bring back the German Shepherd dog to the way it was before. We aim to produce a line of GSD that looks and acts the same as its first ancestors. The old-style German Shepherd differs from the regular German Shepherd simply by its sheer size. The newer GSD is around 24-26 inches tall. The old style German Shepherd dwarfs them by four or more inches. An old-style German shepherd is about 30-33 inches in height and weighs around 110- 140lbs. The features on the face are the same with regular German Shepherds, but the old-style dogs have larger heads, straight backs, big bones and no extreme angulations on the legs, giving it a noble and more poised look.