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Old 06-21-2017, 03:11 PM
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Are his rear legs underdeveloped?

I keep getting comments from some friends and family (none of which are dog experts) saying that he looks too skinny and his legs are a bit odd, I personally think he's fine, but I figured a second opinion wouldn't hurt.

A few things to keep in mind:

He is a 2 year old German Shepherd puppy

He is a bit taller than average

His chest is long & narrow, and has trouble lying on his back.

I have tried giving him more food, but he only got fatter in the waist area his overall frame remained the same.

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I keep getting comments from some friends and family (none of which are dog experts) saying that he looks too skinny and his legs are a bit odd, I personally think he's fine, but I figured a second opinion wouldn't hurt.

A few things to keep in mind:

He is a 2 year old German Shepherd puppy

He is a bit taller than average

His chest is long & narrow, and has trouble lying on his back.

I have tried giving him more food, but he only got fatter in the waist area his overall frame remained the same.

here's the album: Click me!

Thank you for your time.
Hi Angie

It's hard to tell from those photos, but he looks fine to me. In what way do you friends think his legs look odd? Do you know why he has trouble lying on his back? If you don't know I would mention it to the vet next time you are there. If he seems in good health and is happy I wouldn't worry about what anyone else is saying. People are always saying something, but you know your dog best

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Yes, his legs are odd (compared to practicaly any other dog), but that is how people are breeding gsd (and destroying the breed IMO), so in this case his legs are "perfect".

His weight looks fine to me (but on the skinny side), but better pictures would help.

As lynsey mentioned, it would be a good idea to tell the vet about the trouble he has with lying in his back.
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In what way do you friends think his legs look odd?
A bit smaller than what's expected for a dog his size, I suppose.

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Do you know why he has trouble lying on his back?
Yes, his chest has a bit of an elliptical shape (you can see it better in the last 2 pictures), so he can't keep himself balanced on his back. It doesn't hurt, it's just uncomfortable, expectedly.

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Yes, his legs are odd (compared to practicaly any other dog), but that is how people are breeding gsd (and destroying the breed IMO), so in this case his legs are "perfect".

His weight looks fine to me (but on the skinny side), but better pictures would help.

As lynsey mentioned, it would be a good idea to tell the vet about the trouble he has with lying in his back.
Even compared to other GSDs he's a bit leggy, don't you think? According to his breeder they can take up to 3 years to fully develop, so he may still be going through a growth spurt.
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