Here are some pix of the little shepherd mix adopted yesterday at the Humane Society. He is 8-9 weeks (unknown because the litter was dumped) and was brought in with a brother and sister. I had my doubts about him yesterday. He was extremely fearful and ducked his head and turned away when I approached his crate. He shook like a leaf when he was picked up. Not the normal puppy behavior at all. I actually thought about taking him back, as he appeared to be completely unsocialized to people. But there is a whole new outlook today! He is energetic, follows me everywhere, and plays with my other two dogs. I figure he had a rough start, being ignored by his owners, if there were any, picked up by Animal Control and brought in, bathed, given shots, neutered, microchipped, and just generally frightened to death for a week. Then he was separated from his brother and brought to my house where he met two dogs bigger than him who were not exactly welcoming, not to mention seven crabby and definitely unwelcoming cats. No wonder he was in shock! He is a whole new dog today. I was wondering if some of you GSD folks out there could estimate his mature size. He is only 8 pounds now which seems like he is destined to be about a 40 to 50 pound dog instead of 60 to 70. His legs and feet are large, but not huge. Also, will his right ear ever stand up? He is somewhat thin, probably should weigh about 10 pounds. Here is Bobby at 6 months. Approximately 40 lbs., long and lean and a wonderful dog! I think he still has some growing to do. He went to puppy class and did very well. I have him enrolled in the beginners obedience, but had to wait till he got to six months, which he did this weekend. He is still somewhat timid in new situations and reserved with new people. He gets along well with other dogs. He likes to run at the fence and scare the chickens, and Peter the Roo takes a dim view of that. After more research, I kind of think he is a Carolina Dog, or American Dingo. Supposedly they show up in pounds and shelters quite often, and are labeled "Shepherd Mix". He fits all the criteria.