German Shepherd Dog
If you have a German Shepherd puppy, you
probably want to know what to
expect in terms of dog growth and puppy stages.
German Shepherd Growth
German Shepherd size depends on many
factors, such as
bloodlines, nutrition and exercise.
Here are common questions on German Shepherd
How Big Do German Shepherds Get?
This is by far the most asked question
breed. Dog growth questions are asked in a variety of different ways.
- how big does a german shepherd get?
- how heavy can a german shepherd get?
- how much do adult german shepherds weigh?
- how tall is a german shepherd standing up?
- if my german shepherd weighs 65 lbs at 9
much full grown?
According to the International FCI breed standards:
- Wither height: 60 - 65 cm (23.62 -
- Weight: 30 - 40 kg (66.14 - 88.18 lbs)
- Wither height: 55 - 60 cm
(21.65 - 23.62 inches)
- Weight 22 - 32 kg (48.5 - 70.55
breed standards are a bit different:
- Shoulder height: 24 - 26 inches
- No weight provided
- Shoulder height: 22 - 24 inches
- No weight provided
While you will see dogs that
are heavier than the International standard, the GSD was designed to be
a medium sized
You may be wondering, 'how do I bulk up my
Shepherd?' The answer is to let her develop on her own. Feed her a
quality dog food with real meat as the first ingredient. Preferably,
find one in the list of top
10 dog foods.
Provide regular exercise, being careful not
it. While your puppy is growing, you do not want to put weight on too
quickly. Her bones are still growing and her joins may strain
over quick weight gain.
German Shepherd Growth Chart
Shepherd growth chart for more details. You can also
share your own puppy's growth progress.
Keep in mind, this chart is based on FCI
standards. Your GSD may or may not fit exactly into these growth
stages, especially if she is from show lines.
growth chart walks through puppy
development and puppy stages to give you a good idea of her progress.
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