Jun 17, 2005, 8:32 PM
Post #19 of 64
Hope U dun mind me coming into the discussion here.
Well first of all, I thk Kendz is rite, U r paying 1.9K for the pup . . . so at least ascertain tht dog is a pedigree dog by making sure all the paperwork is in order.
As for the feeding, I thk ur vet is rite, sounds to me U got urself a GSD which is growing very fast at this age , so twice a day at this stage is just abt rite but U need to reduce the feeding to once a day when he is around 8 mths or older. DO NOT overfeed him at this stage, it is very easy for Obese pup to develop HD. IMO it is better to keep him fit & lean when he is young , it is never too late to build up his bulk later when he is older & his leg muscle is stronger.
Will the GSD only obey him and treat him as master instead of me?
Don't worry abt it, when he come over & stay wt U for full time , he will naturally form the bond wt U provided U will continue to train & play wt him. Even after 4 months old.
Is it the Nazi line oversize GSD?
Seriously I don't thk there was ever a Nazi line, even Hitler's dog, Blondi was out of the "Highline" (Showline) of the time.
It is not uncommon to find some adult GSD which is as tall 66cm to 70cm (26" to 28"), but the thing to take note is the taller or bigger the dog, the less agile he will be and the chances for skeletal deformation during growth is relatively higher as compare to a normal size GSD. So a careful & control diet is important.
BTW CONGRATS ON YOUR NEW DOG ! !
"Show me your dog and I'll tell you what manner of man you are."
(GSD Founder - Capt Max V Stephanitz)