Saturday, February 09, 2008

Photo Hunt: Heavy





This week the theme is heavy. At nearly 100 lbs, I think this guy qualifies. This is my German Shepherd Dog, Vali (pronounced like volley). He looks quite imposing, but looks can be deceiving. On the inside, he's just a big ol mamma's boy!



15 comments:

Alice Audrey said...

We used to have German Shepherds when I was a kid. Yep, they get pretty heavy. He's a good looking dog, BTW.

Daisy said...

Wow, Vali weighs more than 15 of me! He looks very nice though.

BunGirl said...

Yup, the worst part is, he hasn't even filled out yet -- he's only a little over a year old. I call him my "big boy". LOL Wouldn't trade him for the world though, even if he weighed 200 lbs.

Oh, and Daisy, I should mention -- he's afraid of cats! Shortly after we got him a little orange kitten spooked him while we were on a walk and he got away from me and ran all the way home with his tail tucked between his legs!

jan said...

What a magnificent dog!! I love GSD's. They can be anything their owners want them to be, from police dogs to pussycats.

And I mean pussycats with the deepest respect.

Dragonstar said...

Marvelous dog, and you say he'll get heavier? Wow! Huge and heavy softie.

byrningbunny said...

He's gorgeous. Is 100 lbs heavy for a shepherd? He looks so healthy.

KISSEDALOTATOADS said...

Beautiful dog. Great photo and have a good week.

Suzanne said...

He's a beauty! Great picture. :)

ancient one said...

Heavy Dog.. I love German Shepherds!

BunGirl said...

Jan, don't worry -- I won't tell him you called him a pussycat!

dragonstar, he's only a little over a year old, so he still has some filling out to do. He's a bit on the scrawny side at the moment.

byrningbunny, 75-110 lbs is normal, but 130 is not unheard of.

all -- thanks for the compliments. I'll be sure to pass them on to Vali. ; )

Kate said...

I'm surprised. I didn't know shepherds got quite that big. I figured 100 lbs would be the TOP end...

BunGirl said...

I think a lot of people confuse them with Belgian Malinois, which look about the same but a bit smaller. These days Malinois are more often used as police dogs, because of their more compact size. Most folks though, see a K-9 officer and assume it's a GSD. So lots of folks don't realize that GSDs are actually quite a bit bigger. Course, if you think GSDs are big, you should really look up Shiloh Shepherds. They're some pretty hefty dogs (that also look a lot like GSDs)!

Katney said...

Beautiful dog!

Mec said...

wow... he is heavy! :)

and obviously well-taken cared of and loved

everydayhealy said...

Just like my Harry! :)

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