Welcome!! This is a journal about my dogs and what we do.
All my dogs have their own websites that you can see by clicking their photo in the sidebar. Jake's site is the most active right now with new posts.
This site is a work in progress and has become a source of information. When asked a question I would write a post to answer
it which led to a post to summarize the questions. Check the sidebar for this type of information.

Enjoy the visit and feel free to email me at
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Sunday, September 13, 2009

Training with Wayne



This was the photo that was everyones favorite... the connection between Wayne and Brita is cool!


Training was at Steinigtal Kennel. The main helper was Wayne Stephens and Gordy Esselman also stepped up to help. Working dogs was Angie Fink, Michelle Goodrum, Bob Evans, Laurel Stone, Gordy and Wayne. It was 2 days and Brita made significant progress each protection session! We has a blast and will be doing it again!

 

Friday, September 4, 2009

Height and Weight Standards

People ask about Brita's size thinking she is too small. (just had that conversation today) Brita weighs 56-58 pounds depending on the day. Based on these standards, she is just shy of the midrange of weight.


German Shepherd Dog Height & Weight Standards

from the F.C.I. Standard

Adult Males:

  • Height at the wither 60 cm to 65 cm (23.62 inches - 25.59 inches)
  • Weight 30 kg to 40 kg. (66.14 pounds - 88.18 pounds; Midrange = 77 pounds)

Adult Females:

  • Height at the wither 55 cm to 60 cm (21.65 inches - 23.62 inches)
  • Weight 22 kg - 32 kg (48.5 pounds - 70.55 pounds; Midrange = 59.5 pounds)

Average German Shepherd Growth Chart by Weight & Age

Please note: these are averages. Your puppy may grow faster or slower, larger or smaller. Consult your vet for an accurate evaluation of your puppy's development.


MALE


FEMALE

Age in Mos

Kilogram (kg.)

Pound (lb.)

% of Total

Kilogram (kg.)

Pound (lb.)

1

4.2

9.2

12.10

3.3

7.2

2

9.0

19.9

26.18

7.5

16.6

3

14.2

31.3

41.18

12.1

26.7

4

19.0

41.8

55

16.4

36.2

5

22.9

50.6

66.57

20.0

44.0

6

26.1

57.4

75.52

22.7

50.1

7

28.4

62.6

82.36

24.7

54.4

8

30.1

66.4

87.36

26.1

57.5

9

31.5

69.4

91.31

27.1

59.7

10

32.7

72.0

94.73

27.9

61.5

11

33.7

74.3

97.76

28.6

63.1

12

34.5

76.0

100

29.1

64.2

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Tuesday, September 1, 2009

First Day of School 2009

2009.9.1 School bus Ari.Brita-17

Due to Ari's ups and downs with seizures most likely from a brain tumor and his inability to walk, I never thought he'd be around the first day of school this year much less be in good enough shape to play with Brita while waiting for it to arrive the first day of school. The first event was the arrival of a dump truck and it's departure, then the kids getting the bus and then the bus itself! At the end of the series of pictures, Brita is so2009.9.1 School bus Ari.Brita-70 warm from running that there is steam coming from her body. It was a cool morning with low lying fog and at first I thought she was kicking up sand but then realized it was following her everywhere!









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