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A question for those who have owned a GSD as a puppy. What weight should a male 10 week old GSD weigh? And can you post pics of your pups doesn’t matter what breed.



05/19/10  09:30pm

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  Message To: GSD   In reference to Message Id: 2148886


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Here’s a pic of him at about 7 or 8 weeks



05/19/10  10:23pm

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  Message To: GSD   In reference to Message Id: 2148902


 GSD ?

The short answer is, there is no way to tell.

It varies on many things such as the size of the puppy at that age, it’s build what lineage the dog is (American bred shepherds tend to be smaller whereas European lines are normally much larger), and a whole array of other things honestly. The chart at my vet office says males are normally 90lbs and females are normally 75lbs, but I have seen many, many exceptions to these rules.

My Shepherd is 100lbs but has pancreatitis, he should be 110 - 120lbs. But, he’s not an American shepherd. At ten weeks old, he was probably 15-20lbs. I had a AKC papered purebred female German Shepherd that weighed a whole of thirty pounds when she was an adult. A neighbor I had in Louisiana used to breed shepherds and sometimes he had pups that were 8lbs at ten weeks and some that were at 15lbs or more.

Really, there is no set weight a puppy of a given breed should wiegh so long as they are not obese or malnourished. If you puppy’s weight matches his siize, then that is the weight he should be.



05/20/10  11:47am

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  Message To: ShadowAceD   In reference to Message Id: 2148999


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He weighs 20-23 pounds right now and just turned 10 weeks monday.



05/20/10  02:46pm

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  Message To: GSD   In reference to Message Id: 2149044


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Okay. Expect a 100lbs+ adult then.



05/20/10  02:52pm

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  Message To: ShadowAceD   In reference to Message Id: 2149047


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O.K. Thnx.



05/20/10  03:22pm

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  Message To: GSD   In reference to Message Id: 2149054


 GSD ?

are you supposed to tape their ears?



05/20/10  06:09pm

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  Message To: GSD   In reference to Message Id: 2149100


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No. Not unless they reach four months of age and their ears show no sign of standing. It can take up to six months sometimes. Also, even if they stand before six months, they will often flop around and seem uncoordinated for upwards to nine months.



05/20/10  11:39pm

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  Message To: ShadowAceD   In reference to Message Id: 2149243


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thanx. Can I see pics of your shepherd?



05/21/10  09:34am

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05/21/10  02:07pm


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