German Shepherd: Weight charts, life expectancy, size, and more

Discover everything about the German Shepherd, including weight charts, weight progressions of registered dogs, life expectancy, size, and other useful information.

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Head of the dog breed German Shepherd
  • 55 - 60 cm
  • 49 - 71 lbs
  • 9 - 13 years
  • from 15 months
  • 60 - 65 cm
  • 66 - 88 lbs
  • 9 - 13 years
  • from 15 months

Size, development and life expectancy of German Shepherds

The German Shepherd is a medium sized dog breed with a size of 55 - 65 cm. Growth is complete after 19 months and the German Shepherd reaches its final size.

The German Shepherd is characterized by an average life expectancy of 9 - 13 years. This makes it one of the dog breeds with a typical lifespan. The final weight varies depending on gender, ranging between 48.5 - 88.2 lbs. Male German Shepherds are usually around 17.6 lbs heavier than females.

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Male Weight Curve: Development of the German Shepherd from 2 to 19 Months

Male dogs of the German Shepherd breed fall into the category of dogs with moderate weight. Within a span of 3 months, they typically achieve a weight of 26,1 lbs. After an additional 3 months, the average weight of these males reaches approximately 50,2 lbs. As they continue to grow for 9 more months, German Shepherd males ultimately reach their final weight, ranging from 66.1 - 88.2 lbs.

Age Weight
2 Month 16.53 lbs
3 Month 28.66 lbs
4 Month 40.12 lbs
5 Month 48.94 lbs
6 Month 56.22 lbs
7 Month 59.97 lbs
8 Month 63.49 lbs
9 Month 66.80 lbs
10 Month 70.55 lbs
11 Month 72.75 lbs
12 Month 75.40 lbs
13 Month 78.26 lbs
14 Month 79.81 lbs
15 Month 81.79 lbs
16 Month 84.00 lbs
17 Month 85.54 lbs
18 Month 87.08 lbs
19 Month 88.18 lbs

Female Weight Curve: Development of the German Shepherd from 2 to 15 Months

Female dogs of the German Shepherd breed fall into the category of dogs with moderate weight. Typically, within a span of 3 months, they reach a weight of 21,1 lbs. After an additional 3 months, the average weight of these females reaches approximately 40,7 lbs. As they continue to grow for 9 more months, German Shepherd females ultimately reach their final weight, ranging from 48.5 - 70.5 lbs.

Age Weight
2 Month 14.33 lbs
3 Month 24.69 lbs
4 Month 34.17 lbs
5 Month 41.45 lbs
6 Month 46.74 lbs
7 Month 50.49 lbs
8 Month 53.57 lbs
9 Month 56.44 lbs
10 Month 58.86 lbs
11 Month 61.29 lbs
12 Month 63.27 lbs
13 Month 64.82 lbs
14 Month 66.58 lbs
15 Month 68.34 lbs
16 Month 70.55 lbs
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Precise prediction of the final weight of German Shepherds

Calculate the final weight for German Shepherd puppies and young dogs

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German Shepherd: Frequently asked questions about the dog breed

How much does a German Shepherd puppy weigh?

Typically, a German Shepherd puppy weighs around 12,5 - 26,1 lbs at 2 months old and continues to gain an additional 21,16 lbs over the next 2 months. By approximately 18 weeks, when the puppy reaches the adolescent stage, a German Shepherd puppy weighs about 29,1 - 43,9 lbs.

What is the typical size of a German Shepherd?

The size of an German Shepherd can vary depending on gender and genetics. Generally, male German Shepherds reach a shoulder height of approximately 62.5 cm, while females have an average shoulder height of around 57.5 cm.

When is the dog breed German Shepherd fully grown?

The dog breed German Shepherd usually reaches full physical maturity at about 15 to 15 months of age. However, this may vary from individual to individual, as each dog has its own growth rate.

What is the average weight of a fully grown German Shepherd?

The weight of a fully grown German Shepherd dog can vary depending on factors such as gender and genetics. On average, male dogs of this breed typically weigh between 66.1 - 88.2 lbs. Female dogs, on the other hand, usually have a weight range of 48.5 - 70.5 lbs.

What is the average lifespan of a German Shepherd dog?

German Shepherds generally have a life expectancy of approximately 9 to 13 years. With proper care, nutrition, and regular veterinary attention, they can lead happy and healthy lives.