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Old Oct 6, 2009, 10:47 AM
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Currently our Jackson is 17 inches (maybe pushing 18") at 9 months. Since we are not showing Jackson for conformation, size is not an issue; I was just curious as to how tall he could actually end up being. Any ideas on the maximum height a Sheltie can reach?
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Old Oct 6, 2009, 10:56 AM
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I don't know the tallest sheltie height, but I do know they can get pretty big. Smudge's dad might put a rough collie to shame! I've never seen a sheltie that big before. My first sheltie was probably about a little bit bigger than yours full grown (maybe only by an inch or two). I like taller shelties.
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Old Oct 6, 2009, 12:16 PM
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i would guess that he wont get much taller. I'm definitely not positive, but I believe their biggest growth periods are up until 6-7 months. After that they just sort of fill out.
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Old Oct 6, 2009, 12:47 PM
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My Ruckus is 19-20 inches, 43-45 lbs!
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Old Oct 6, 2009, 01:01 PM
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Default how do you measure height?

Bailey is on the tall side, too, but I don't know how tall. How do you measure height? From where to where?
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Old Oct 6, 2009, 01:10 PM
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He's done most of his growing by now. You may still get a hair more in height, but it shouldn't be much.
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Old Oct 6, 2009, 04:04 PM
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My Ruckus is 19-20 inches, 43-45 lbs!
Wow! That's a big sheltie - all the more to love.

I've enjoyed watching Jackson grow and change in his appearance. I must admit that when we got him at 4 months he was a funny looking little bi-blue. But he's turning into a very beautiful dog. (Of course all shelties are beautiful) I can't wait to see what he'll look like when he's full grown and has his full coat.
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Old Oct 6, 2009, 04:09 PM
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Bailey is on the tall side, too, but I don't know how tall. How do you measure height? From where to where?
With the dog standing on all fours, measure from the top of the dog's withers to the floor.
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Old Oct 6, 2009, 04:14 PM
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Another member of the forum posted this link some time ago. Sorry, I don't know who posted it originally. This should give you a rough idea of what his height will be. It was fairly accurate in determining that Sadie would be oversized.

http://bowlingsite.mcf.com/size/size.html
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Old Oct 6, 2009, 08:58 PM
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Both mine slowed right down at 9mths - effectively their height at 9mths was close to their height now but with a small growth spurt around 12mths (around 1/4"). So its unlikely he will be much taller.
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