Okay so my crazy neighbor bought a GSD puppy out of the newpaper. I think they were so desperate for a puppy they neglected to ask all of the questions they should have. They met the breeder in the parking lot and saw a littermate and the mother.
When my friend took "Rain" to the Veterinarian for a checkup they told her they didn't think she was a purebred German Shepherd because she was too small. She is 22 lbs at 3 1/2 months old. The littermate my friend saw was a solid tan color (never seen one that color). The mother looked like a German Shepherd but she was small.
I'm just wondering if this is a reasonable size for the age of the puppy. I've only been around one other GSD puppy and it was a long time ago.
Size isn't going to be a huge issue just yet, and keep in mind that a sable color German Shepherd puppy starts out as a tan color and it's color becames sable as it grows. My German German Shepherd girl weighs in at around 50 lbs at 18months. She's small. A pic would be the best way to find out if the puppy is most likely full or mixed.