What age are German Shepherd's usually considered fully grown?

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Old 01-22-2012, 08:37 PM
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What age are German Shepherd's usually considered fully grown?

At some point I want to buy a really nice, permanent collar (more or less) for my dog once she is fully grown. The one I'm looking at will be a custom order and will require exact measurements. I'll be getting a female German shepherd. For those of you who have owned shepherds, what age did they stop growing? Or rather, what age did you have to stop buying a new sized collar?

BTW, what's everyone's opinion on leather collars?
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I love leather collars.
They do get worn out in the sense of the leather degrading with too many swims, mud holes etc.
You can get nice ones from gun dog supply dot com. I really like the free brass name plates. It eliminates the whole jangle of tags thing for me.
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I'd just count on buying a puppy collar, then a young dog collar, then one more when she's filled out, perhaps at age 2 years.
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Oh! Thanks for the site! I like the center-ring style collars. I expect to be getting multiple temporary collars as puppy grows. I'll be saving the leather collar when she's fully grown. So I guess for her 2nd birthday I'll be giving her a really nice collar SALE Custom Bullet Leather Dog Collars 2 by BullyMolosserMart

This is the one I'm interested in. I'm only mildly concerned about my girl chewing or trying to eat the bullets but I doubt she' be able to really mouth at it and I'm sure they're pretty secure.
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Oh! Thanks for the site! I like the center-ring style collars. I expect to be getting multiple temporary collars as puppy grows. I'll be saving the leather collar when she's fully grown. So I guess for her 2nd birthday I'll be giving her a really nice collar SALE Custom Bullet Leather Dog Collars 2 by BullyMolosserMart

This is the one I'm interested in. I'm only mildly concerned about my girl chewing or trying to eat the bullets but I doubt she' be able to really mouth at it and I'm sure they're pretty secure.
So what's the point of the bullets?
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I just have one more comment... I've noticed you have a LOT of expectations for this puppy. Be careful! Puppies are like children... you get what you get, and you cannot make them what you want them to be.

You are best off letting them develop into who they are, not trying to make them into something they are not.

If you have too strong an image of what this puppy should be like you will be hugely disappointed.

I can guarantee she absolutely will NOT meet the expectations you have going on right now.

Sometimes too much planning can be a problem.
Think about that... a lot.

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lol the bullets are just decorative flare. If I discover the over all design is not practical I'll go for something else. It was more of a fun idea if I could get away with it.

As for expectations, I'm with you 100%. I'm not so much expecting what she will be like, more like, trying to figure out a game plan how to tackle potential problems I may want to prevent or be on the look out for. If anything I'm trying to get as much information as possible so I can decide how to apply it to puppy once I discover who puppy is, what will work for her, and what will not. I learn best when I lay everything out in front of me then making adjustments. You're right, every puppy is different with a different temperament. Whoever she will be, I will love her and work with what works best for HER, not just me. I admit it's easy for me to plan now because puppy is still a theory dog.

That being said, I'm fully aware that there will always, always be fall backs on something. I know there is non-such thing as a 'perfect" puppy. However, a friendly reminder is always useful! I'm pretty sure I may get carried away from excitement at some point, so I'll be sure to remind myself of that Thank you for looking out for me Tess! I'll check out that book sometime! Yet another one to add to the wishlist!

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You will be a wonderful puppy parent!
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Let's hope! I just got my copy of "Before and After Getting Your Puppy " yesterday! I've taken a quick skim through it and I'm already very happy with it. I'm looking forward to reading it. Thanks again for the recommendation!
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Ian Dunbar is wonderful.
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