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   Posted 6/20/2010 6:08 AM (GMT -7)   
Any post of mine can be taken way off cousre especially with talk of dogs especially GSD's  tongue .
Just remember with your girl that size and weight means nothing.  By the standard a female should be no smaller than 22" and no taller than 24" at the shoulder.  My within that range females usually weigh about 60 - 65 lbs.  Males should be 24" to 26".  You should also be able to see the last rib or clearly feel it.  Your girl will not probably end up being a runt.
These people that say "my Shepherd weighed 120 lbs" or that brag that "theirs get to 30" and weigh over 100 lbs"  are just wrong.   nono   It is unhealthy for this breed to be too big..................off my soap box, sorry.
Every other Sunday training is 10 miles up the road and the other Sunday (today) it is 50 miles.  The agility type stuff is part of Schutzhund and we start them young.  Also scent tracking is another part which I haven't started yet and should have. 
Gotta go make some treats for today's training.    Oops ...also get dad a card and drop it off......
Denise from Pittsburgh, Pa
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   Posted 6/20/2010 8:38 AM (GMT -7)   
Thanks GSDgirl,

I hope that she runs around 70 pounds. I have had big shepherds and it only makes it harder on the hips. I guess her daddy is 120 pounds, but I don't want a dog that big. She is coming along fine, a little on the thinner side, but I would rather have her that way. I sure wish that there were training classes near me. I would love to get her involved. I think that there is an obedience class about 20 miles away, but would have to find it again on the internet or something.

But she is really smart and would benefit from something to challenge her. We walk every day, but I don't know if that is enough. She is a mellow dog though and I am happy about that.

Thanks for the post. And I hope that you have a great time today.

Hugs, Karen
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