My German Shepherd Diesel

by Dakota

Well my puppy diesel just turned a year old last month. However he is very large for his age.

He stands about 28-29 inches high and weighs in at almost one hundred pounds and he still has a lot of weight to put on too as he is quite skinny.

Is this normal?

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by: Anonymous

I have had 5 German Shepherds, my last one was 130 lbs all his adult life, no fat, fighting fit and gorgeous til he passed at 11 1/2 years old. He never had any joint issues!

My new Pup is just 9 months old and a couple of pounds over 100. He is from East German stock, stands tall and level, and has one of the best gaits that I have seen, smooth and strong.

I think he is a supreme demonstration of his breed.

My German Shepherd Diesel
by: brittney s

My German Shepherd's name is also Diesel. He is 10 months old, 25 inches tall and weighs in at 97 lbs.

He is perfect size, not fat nor skinny. But I don't think his testicles have dropped!! How do I tell?

These Dogs Are Abnormal and Not European Standard
by: Anonymous

Your dog is a poor example of the GSD, no matter what its origin, including European.

The German Shepherd Dog has a shoulder height of 56-66 cm (22-26 in) and weighs 35-39 kg (77-85 lbs). It is a long, muscular dog with a black nose, powerful scissors bite, wide, erect ears, and intelligent, almond-shaped eyes. German Shepherd Dogs have a flat back, bushy, low hanging tail, muscular legs and chest, and short, round feet.

If your dog was neutered prior to 1.5 years or more, they gained the height from the long bones not being able to knit as early as they should.

Testosterone is necessary for long bones in GSDs to knit at the appropriate time. The neutering causes longer legs and height, usually leading to a tendency to have ACL injuries, etc. when older.

Not True on Pony Size
by: Anonymous

I own and have owned European and West German line working GSDs. They should NEVER be that large. They should still fall within standards which are similar to those you see here. The lack of extreme slope is a major distinction. Feel free to check European standards which can be found online. These GSDs that are described here are out of standards totally and would be poor working dogs and subject to joint injuries. Working GSDs are very lean and muscular.

by: Anonymous

My dog, Zeus will be 9 months old July 30th. He is 28 inches tall and weighs 90 lbs. I can only imagine what he'll weigh when he's a year old.

Giant german shepherd
by: Anonymous

My 11 month old GSD is 90 lbs, and still growing! He is not over weight, he is lean and gorgeous. His father is from the Czech Republic and was a police dog drop out. He went through the program but did not graduate because he was "too nice!"

This pedigree of GSD from Europe does not have a slopping hind end and is extra jumbo for working dog purposes. His father was the size of a pony and now he is too. My dog has exceeded all charts also, and I am not worried about that and neither should you!

It is not normal
by: Prashant

Hey, this is not normal if he is overweight. GSD being overweight takes a disease called hip dysplasia or you can say arthritis.

Please give him diet to control his weight. Also make him do exercise to burn his energy. Please understand, I am a pet lover and I don't want him to become ill...

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