About Haus Amberg Shepherds

Haus Amberg Shepherds is a family-based kennel that breeds for the love and preservation of the German shepherd dog (GSD). We offer show and working dogs, as well as family pets and service dogs from high-quality German bloodlines. The Haus Amberg Shepherds team has been in the German shepherd community for over 45 years. Johann “Hans” Eiban, Patrick’s grandfather, started our kennel in 1969 under vom Krumbachertal out of Amberg, Germany. Hans was a well-respected breeder, judge and the vice president in the Amberg community for years.

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Amberg, Germany

Phone: Germany +491712314282

Mobile: USA +13526532629

Height and Weight of the German Shepherd

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Bigger is not better when it comes to your German shepherd. The overall size of your shepherd is mainly determined by genetics, however the diet and exercise your pet receives can have an effect on the mature size of your shepherd, as well. A healthy diet is crucial to the development of your German shepherd.

The Schäferhundeverein, SV (Club for German Shepherd Dogs), has determined the breed standard of the German Shepherd Dog.

  • Overfeeding your shepherd will not make it big and tall, just fatter.
  • An overweight shepherd may develop hip and elbow issues later on in its life, especially if overweight during the developmental stages.
  • A little chunkiness is normal, but as your puppy grows up, it should also slim down.
  • Do not allow your puppy to free feed.
  • Excess weight in a developing GSD puppy puts extra stress and pressure on its developing skeletal system.


Height: 21.6 to 23.6 inches/ 55 cm to 60 cm

Weight: 48 to 70 lbs/ 22 kg to 32 kg


Height: 23.6 to 25.6 inches/ 60 cm to 65 cm

Weight: 66 to 88 lbs/ 30 kg to 40 kg

Any departure from the above characteristics should be considered a fault and the seriousness with which the fault should be regarded should be in exact proportion to its degree and its effect upon the health and welfare of the dog. Dogs with oversize or undersize by more than 1 cm are considered serious faults, according to the SV.

Do you have any tips on the healthy development of the German shepherd? How do you feel when you see an overweight shepherd? Share your knowledge of the breed in the comment section below.

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About the Author:

Alishia co-owns Haus Amberg Shepherds with her husband, Patrick. Having lived and worked with shepherds in Germany for years, she has collected a pool of knowledge that she would like to share with fellow German shepherd enthusiasts.

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