German Shepherd Puppy Growth Chart

This blog will talk about the German Shepherd Puppy Growth Chart. Topics like what the maximum height of both the female and male German Shepherds will also be covered. 

German Shepherd Puppy Growth Chart

German Shepherds can weigh anywhere between 66 to 88 pounds for males and between 49 to 71 pounds for females. German Shepherd Dogs are very large dogs and their weight is justified by their height, which at the shoulder is about 24 to 26 inches for males and 22 to 24 inches for females.In other words, their height and weight should be proportional to each other.

Is your German Shepherd the correct weight and height for their age? Read on to find out everything you need to know about German Shepherd development, weight, and height!

You can use this chart to check to see if your German Shepherd’s growth is on track. As with weight, there will be some dogs that fall outside of the ranges listed here, but that’s normal as long as your dog is otherwise healthy.

These are the Male and Female German Shepherd Growth charts according to Animalso.

Male German Shepherd Growth/Height Chart

AgeHeight RangePercentage of Adult Height
1 month4 – 6” / 11 – 16 cm24%
2 months7 – 9” / 17 – 22 cm31%
3 months9 – 11” / 23 – 27 cm40%
4 months11 – 14” / 29 – 35 cm50%
5 months14 – 16” / 35 – 40 cm60%
6 months16 – 18” / 41 – 46 cm70%
7 months19 – 20” / 47 – 52 cm80%
8 months20 – 22” / 51 – 56 cm85%
9 months21 – 23” / 54 – 59 cm90%
10 months22 – 24” / 55 – 60 cm92%
11 months22 – 24” / 57 – 62 cm95%
1 year22 – 24” / 57 – 62 cm95%
1 ½ years23 – 25” / 59 – 64 cm98%
2 years23 – 25” / 59 – 64 cm98%
3 years24 – 26” / 60 – 65 cm100%

Female German Shepherd Growth Chart

AgeHeight RangePercentage of Adult Height
1 month3 – 6” / 8 – 14 cm21%
2 months6 – 9” / 14 – 22 cm30%
3 months8 – 10” / 20 – 25 cm40%
4 months10 – 12” / 26 – 31 cm50%
5 months12 – 14” / 31 – 36 cm60%
6 months15 – 17” / 37 – 42 cm70%
7 months17 – 19” / 43 – 48 cm80%
8 months18 – 20” / 45 – 50 cm85%
9 months19 – 21” / 48 – 53 cm90%
10 months19 – 21” / 49 – 54 cm92%
11 months20 – 22” / 51 – 56 cm95%
1 year20 – 22” / 51 – 56 cm95%
1 ½ years21 – 22” / 53 – 55 cm98%
2 years21 – 22” / 53 – 57 cm98%
3 years22 – 24” / 55 – 60 cm100%

How big should a German Shepherd be? 

The German Shepherd dog is unlike many other breeds, as the German Shepherd has very specific standards when it comes to their proportions. While weight and height are important, what matters more is that they’re the right ratio.

This guide will help you to find out if your dog is the right ratio. You will need to measure their length from the front of their chest to the base of their tail. You’ll also measure their height at their withers.

A German Shepherd should have a length/height ratio of 10:8.5. That means they should be slightly longer than they are tall.

Here are some examples of proper ratios:

  • Length: 26 inches
  • Height: 22 inches
  • Ratio: 10:8.5
  • Length: 30.5 inches
  • Height: 26 inches
  • Ratio: 10:8.5

To find the ratio, multiply their length by 0.85. This should give you their height. For example, 26 inches times 0.85 is 22.1 inches, so you know that dog is proportionate. Using the other example, 30.5 inches times 0.85 is 25.9 inches.

Conclusion

This blog talked about the German Shepherd Puppy Growth Chart. Topics like what the maximum height of both the female and male German Shepherds were also covered. 

Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs): German Shepherd Puppy Growth Chart

How fast does a German Shepherd puppy grow? 

German Shepherd puppies generally stop growing significantly in height by nine months for males, eight months for females; males may get an extra inch by 15 months and females slightly less than that by 12-15 months. They reach their adult weight at 36 months.

How big should a 6 month old German Shepherd be?

A male German Shepherd at six months will weigh 53 pounds on average, whereas a female at the same age will weigh about 46 pounds.

Does a puppy’s paw size determine size?

A puppy’s paws can be a good indicator of his adult size, especially if they are unusually large or unusually small. Typically, larger feet correlate with higher height and weight as an adult dog.

At what age is a German Shepherd no longer a puppy?

German shepherds are intelligent, capable and loving dogs that go through many stages on the road to maturity — five distinct stages in their first year alone. The long adolescent period that ends the puppy years is highly individual, but most dogs mature somewhere before 3 years of age.

How many times a day should I feed my 6 month old German Shepherd?

Since she no longer needs the extra calories to help support her fast growth period, you can safely reduce her feedings to 2 or 3 meals per day.

References

Animalso. “German Shepherd’s Weight and Height: The Complete Guide and Charts.” Animalso, 9 Aug. 2020, animalso.com/breeds/german-shepherd/weight-and-growth-chart/.

Lee, Helen. “German Shepherd Size – Growth, Height And Weight.” The Happy Puppy Site, 15 Oct. 2019, thehappypuppysite.com/german-shepherd-size-growth-height-and-weight/.

Diamond, Aliyah. “German Shepherd Growth & Weight Chart: Everything You Need To Know.” Pawlicy Advisor, Pawlicy Advisor, 26 Oct. 2020, www.pawlicy.com/blog/german-shepherd-growth-and-weight-chart/.

Fuh, Grace. “How Big Will Your Puppy Be by His Paws? Determine Puppy’s Estimate Size.” Endura Flap®, Endura Flap®, 7 Sept. 2018, enduraflap.com/blogs/pet-doors/how-big-your-puppy-will-be-by-his-paws.

Stephenson, Deborah. “Stages of Maturity for a German Shepherd.” Pets, 19 Nov. 2020, pets.thenest.com/stages-maturity-german-shepherd-6638.html.

Reed, Hunter. “German Shepherd Feeding Guide: All You Need to Know.” The German Shepherder, 18 Oct. 2020, thegermanshepherder.com/2019/10/16/german-shepherd-feeding-guide-all-you-need-to-know/.

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