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Concerned about height

Discussion in 'The Sheltie Standard' started by CCrazy about sheltie, Jul 1, 2016.

  1. Phoebe'smom

    Phoebe'smom Forums Enthusiast

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    "they do mature and fill out over the next year or two." Does this mean they get broader? What fills out?
     
  2. CCrazy about sheltie

    CCrazy about sheltie Forums Novice

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    Thanks, Ann! Interestingly, his paws are not large, and seem to fit his size right now. Maybe he has reached maturity in height!!! :)
     
  3. Ann

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    Yes, in a sense they do get broader. They develop muscle and more bulk. If you look at a picture of a bitch at 12 months and the same dog at 3 or 4 years old, you'll see a difference. They just look more put together. Also, some lines are very late to mature...mine don't really grow up until around age 3 or 4. You can see what I mean in the pictures below. The first picture is Lacey at 15 months, and the second now at age 5. You can really see the difference.
     

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  4. CCrazy about sheltie

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    He gets 1-7/8 cups of fromms puppy gold and loves it and has done well. This is the mfrs. recommended amount for his age and size, but I am concerned about his weight at such a young age.i realize there are many variables, and he is quite large for his age, but would appreciate your thoughts. I certainly don't want to over feed him and wondering how accurate are these recommended feedings from the mfrs.
     

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