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Size Question

Post by demonshalo » Sun Nov 03, 2013 7:52 pm

My Dutch Shepherd puppy, Eris, is a little over six months old now. We took her to the vet a couple weeks ago for an abscess under her chin and she was 30 pounds. She is a little shorter and not as heavy as I'd suspect a DS to be around that age so I asked my trainer and he agreed. She was a rescue so I wouldn't be surprised if she has another breed mixed in. The trainer was thinking maybe it's Staffordshire Terrier, one of the pit bull breeds, again not at all surprising because that breed is really popular here in Arizona. She is probably a medium energy level, incredibly smart, doing really well with OB training and bite training. I can't see anything but the DS in her, although I am not an expert, so I thought I would get all of your opinions. Is she maybe just a runt or a mix? I added some pictures but she and my boxer were in play mode so it's hard to get them to hold still. Appreciate the feedback!
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Re: Size Question

Post by LyonsFamily » Mon Nov 04, 2013 2:48 am

Looking at Elli's vet records, she was 29 lbs at 5 months. She's a purebred Dutch, but a very small one at around 45lbs now. She'll be 3 in a few days. It's completely possible that Eris might just be small whether she's the runt or from small lines. Personally, I think she has something else in her. In those pictures, her muzzle looks shorter and she's missing the high tuck up and thinner frame. It's hard to tell with just those pictures though.
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Re: Size Question

Post by icvanstra » Mon Nov 04, 2013 12:49 pm

Looking at those photo's it does look like there is something else in the genetics.

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Re: Size Question

Post by Dutchringgirl » Mon Nov 04, 2013 1:14 pm

I have to agree. Her face is too boxy for a DS. Her Sister dosnt look too upset though. :DSlove:
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Re: Size Question

Post by demonshalo » Tue Nov 05, 2013 2:13 am

Thanks for the replies everyone! Just wanted to get some other input on it. We love her no matter what :DSlove: and her sister certainly doesn't mind lol. You never know exactly what you're getting with a lot of rescues but that is the way we like to go. Thanks!
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Re: Size Question

Post by Tomoe » Wed Nov 06, 2013 3:47 pm

Our Tomo is about 8 months now and hovering at about 42lbs. DS/Mal mix, and I know she was the runt of the litter. Yes to me I was hoping for a little more size and have been worried she is small, seeing her brother was about the same size at 6months. I cant comment on your girls lines but size wise in all the research I have done it seems not at all odd for female Dutchies to be in this range it...I'm hoping at least lol.

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Re: Size Question

Post by Susannah » Mon Sep 10, 2018 12:54 am

Size of pure ds girl, 1 year and few months old.
83 pounds now. Hopefully no more will come..
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Re: Size Question

Post by Dutchringgirl » Mon Sep 10, 2018 1:22 pm

looking again at the pictures, she is not a ds, looks like a pit mix
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