In terms of weight, an adult male german shepherd weighs anywhere from 75 to 90 pounds
an adult male german shepherd is typically 24 to 26 inches tall.
For a typical female, the weight ranges from 31kg to 37kg and for a male from 32kg to 39kg. That is, 68lbs to 81lbs for females and 71lbs to 86lbs for males.
The chart presents the percentage of the population that falls in a specific range. For example, the german shepherd weight is such that approximately 50% of the male dogs have a weight between 30kg and 40kg (between 66.1lbs and 88.2lbs) and 40% of the female dogs have a weight between 35kg and 45kg  (between 77.2lbs and 99.2lbs).
A six-month-old male german shepherd puppy will be quite large as many german shepherds undergo massive growth spurts between two and five months old. By six months, a male german shepherd will weigh 53 pounds on average. Like many large breeds, a male german shepherd dog is not considered fully grown until they are about 18 months old. Female german shepherds continue to fill out until they are around two years old, while the male german shepherd growth rate continues until they reach two and a half years of age. Males are larger are require more time to fill out their chest and abdomen.

German Shepherd Growth By Age

When you bring home your puppy as an 8 week old german shepherd, they will probably weigh 14-15lbs. But up to 3 or 4lbs either side of that is normal. Let’s look at how a gsd puppy grows month by month from birth. Over the first week, german shepherd puppies will grow quickly. During this first week, they can approximately double their birth weight to 1.6-2.1 lbs (726-953 g).

1 month german shepherd puppies
at about a month, german shepherd puppies will weigh 4.5-9 lbs.; females weigh less, and males will be at the top of the range.

At two months, you can expect them to weigh in at 11-20 lbs.
3 month old german shepherd puppy
when they reach three months, your pup should be about 17-31 lbs. Depending on gender. At this age most puppies are settled in with their new families and are on three meals a day. If your puppy struggles to eat their full day ration in three meals, it’s fine to break it up into four portions for another few weeks.

4 month old german shepherd puppy
at four months, your puppy will weight somewhere between 28.5-39.5 lbs. That’s pretty big! It’s about half of the adult weight your dog will eventually reach. At this age pups can look quite gawky and skinny.
6 month old german shepherd puppy
at six months, the average male is 53 lbs., and the average female weighs about 46 lbs. Growth rate starts to really slow down now and many dogs will look a lot less puppyish than they did a month ago

9 month old german shepherd puppy
by nine months, your shepherd will weigh between 64-70.5 lbs. If he’s a boy, and 55-59 lbs. If she’s a girl. At that point, the dog is about 90 percent of his or her adult weight.

1 year old german shepherd
by the time your dog’s first birthday comes around they’ll be pretty close to full grown. Your year old german shepherd is almost an adult and won’t grow much taller. But in the coming months your pup will fill out, look less gawky, and may carry on gaining weight for another 12-15 months. Bear in mind that this should be muscle gain, not fat, so keep an eye on that waistline!
German shepherd puppy growth and weight chart (male)

weight range height range:
1 month 5.5-9 lbs 4-6”
2 months 16-20 lbs 7-9”
3 months 22-30 lbs 9-11”
4 months 35-40 lbs 11-14”
5 months 40-49 lbs 14-16”
6 months 49-57 lbs 1-18”
7 months 57-62 lbs 19-20”
8 months 62-66 lbs 20-22”
9 months 64-71 lbs 21-23”
10 months 66-73 lbs 22-24”
11 months 66-75 lbs 22-24”
1 year 71-75 lbs 22-24”
1.5 years 71-79 lbs 23-25”
2 years 23-25”
3 years 24-26
large growth spurts will take place between 2-5 months.
German shepherd size is measured in a standing position from their paw pads to the tops of their shoulder blades.


The king shepherd is a relatively new hybrid breed. While not yet recognized by the american kennel club (akc), they do have breed standards. Females should be 25 to 27 inches in height at the shoulder and weigh 75 to 110 pounds. Males should be 27 to 31 inches in height at the shoulder and weigh 90 to 150 pounds.
Fit german shepherds may at first seem slightly underweight. … But if you see their ribs protruding or their hip bones raised and easily felt when petting, this is a sign of being underweight. You should first check with your vet for possible medical issues.


Average Male German Shepherd Height And Weight


An adult male weighs, on average, between 66 and 88 pounds, or 30 and 40 kilograms. To measure a shepherd’s height, measure to the top of their withers or right at their shoulders. Males are typically between 24 and 26 inches, or 60 and 65 centimeters tall, whereas an average female weighs between 48 and 70 pounds, or 22 and 32 kilograms—a little less than the average male. At the shoulder, the average female german shepherd is 22 to 24 inches, or 55 to 60 centimeters tall.
Note:Being overweight is very dangerous for this breed; it increases their risk of heart disease and other diseases, and it places extra strain on their joints, particularly the hips; this is important to note, because this breed is very prone to hip dysplasia. Dogs usually become overweight from a combination of overfeeding and under-exercising, just like humans.
The average german shepherd size is fairly large compared with other breeds, but they aren’t quite as massive as you might think. There are a huge range of sizes of german shepherd dogs, all of which can be healthy.
An average weight of a male german shepherd puppies, according to a giant census study of dogs in italy, is about 503 grams or 1.1 lbs at birth. A baby german shepherd can range from 0.8 lbs-1.3 lbs (370-600) grams at birth.

There are usually 6-8 puppies in a litter, and birth weight, as well as litter size, often depends on the mother’s size as well as body shape.

By about a week of age, they will weigh 1.6-2.1 lbs, which is about double their birth weight.
German shepherd size is dependent on age, but there are many other factors too. Female shepherds are smaller and lighter than males.
As a large breed, male german shepherds should not be overfed.  Levels of canine hip and elbow dysplasia, along with osteoarthritis.
German shepherd puppies generally stop growing significantly in height by nine months for males, eight months for females; males may get an extra inch by 15 months and females slightly less than that by 12-15 months. They reach their adult weight at 36 months. Eventually, german shepherds will reach the 22-26 inch range in height, and will be between 50-90 lbs. When fully grown.

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