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    Awww what a boof head! Thanks for sharing Rid
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    Awww his a munchkin!!

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    haha looks in need of a brush Do you know how big his parents are? He may look a bit small because as you said he is a bit thin and could do with a couple of kilos extra! But dogs eat for the sake of eating so that shouldn't take long! Or maybe its the angle of the picture? Anyways he is a beautiful dog! I just love them!

    Edit: He has a good head on him! Should be a solid dog when he puts on a few!

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    Having them a little lean can be good for their development as they are growing. A young fat GSD has a higher chance of hip displasure than a slightly lean dog. Hard to tell if he needs a bit more weight or not...

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    Quote Originally Posted by AngelanBatty View Post
    Having them a little lean can be good for their development as they are growing. A young fat GSD has a higher chance of hip displasure than a slightly lean dog. Hard to tell if he needs a bit more weight or not...
    good point, although he does seem to be on the skinny side, i haven't weighed Tia in a while who is 9 months now but she seems solid enough but light enough that i can still carry her around....daddies little girl!!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Rid**** View Post
    He is in bad need of a good brushing. I told our sone and he close enough blew it off as a menial thing to do.
    So I just thought I have tried to tell him and if he thinks it is wrong then he will be told once he goes tot he vets again.
    I was more than a little peed off with him when he didn't listen..
    Diesel came from a breeder in or around Adelaide and they were big dogs and Diesel still has a lot of growning to do. He is up to about knee height at the moment. So the angle doesn't show haw tall he is.
    And yep he surely does need more weight on.
    I niticed that when I patted him. He just felt like bones and this was from patting Murphy who is just muscle. So I felt this right away.
    I can't wait to see him with more weight like about 2 or 4 kilo's on.
    Tell him that its easier to notice if he has tics etc if he is brushed, i found a tick on a friends dog who had not had him brushed for ages...after i brushed him i could feel the tic as the dog wasn't knotted etc. Ideally you should be able to feel the ribs but not so much so that you really notice it or that they are clearly visible. But that's just my preference, not suggesting that anyone's preference should be a malnourished dog.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Rid**** View Post
    I am thinking he would be only just over 30 kilos. This isn't over sized for his height or breed I don't think as, yes back to Murphy who is well uder half his size and he weights is 19.6 kilo's as I just weighhted him. So Diesel to me is well under weight.
    The next time we talk I will point out about the ticks and he does have to brush him at least once a day while in the molt. I will have to push him to do it.
    30 Kgs isn't too bad for a German Shepherd...i'd say 35 is optimal

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