I bought a gsd pup 3 years ago. He has turned out to weigh 155# Neither of his parents even come close in size. Dollar is beautiful black with some tan between his toes and underneath. Although, he does have light eyes which makes him look really ferocious. Is the correct term for a dog of his size king or giant? Anyone else out there heard of one this big? Oh, he's not fat either, just really long and heavily built. thanks.
He has turned out to weigh 155# Neither of his parents even come close in size. Is the correct term for a dog of his size king or giant? Oh, he's not fat either, just really long and heavily built.
I would think the correct term would be "overweight." Correct me if I'm wrong, but I believe the breed standard is about 65-100lbs. And considering all the health problems GSD's are prone to...orthopedic problems, hip dysplasia, elbow dysplasia, spinal degeneration...I would really focus on getting that dog to lose some weight. I know you say he's not fat, but you'd be surprised how many dog owners with overweight dogs think that their dogs aren't fat.
My vet doesn't think he is overweight. As I mentioned, he is really large, long and heavily built. We have 10 acres that he has to run, play and swim for 4-8 hours a day. He is fed once a day dog food and no table scraps.