Has his Growth Been Permanently Stunted?

by Steph

My GSD pup going for a ride

My GSD pup going for a ride

My GSD pup going for a ride
Is his growth stunted?
My German Shepherd pup eating

Hi I have a question / concern.


We adopted a 4 mo old GSD male pup. Average weight is supposed to be 40-50 lbs at this age according to stats online. We took him to the doc yesterday to be neutered and he only weighs 26 lbs and is 18" tall to his shoulders.

The stats say he should be at least 21" tall at this age. I have changed him to Purina food and been giving him a can of wet food a day as well as one cooked egg. I am wondering if his malnourished puppyhood will affect his adult size, or is that more attributed to genetics.

Is there anything I can do to ensure he gets to normal size quickly or has his growth been permanently stunted?

Thank you for reading. I would appreciate any advice you can provide.

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Can you estimate Kodah's size in adulthood?

by Steph
(AZ)

My GSD Kodah

My GSD Kodah

My dog is named Kodah.

He was given to us and is supposedly a purebred German Shepherd.

He currently weighs 30 lbs and is 18" tall ground to shoulders. When I got him, he weighed 26 lbs. Not sure how tall he was.

He eats Purina, 1 large can of pedigree a day, 1 egg and 1 cup fresh green beans. Has a tremendous appetite.

For exercise, he gets a walk and daily play for 45 minutes to an hour.

Is a 4.5 month old German Shepherd below average for height? He weighs 30 lbs & is 18.5" from the ground to the top of his shoulders. Is he going to be Small?

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