I got you...I'm saying that this chart was uncanny in how well it predicted Annie's growth (I didn't manage Annie's weight to the chart, I'm saying after the fact she mapped out against this...I am a data geek and I get caught up in nonsense stuff like this in spite of myself) and I'm curious about some of the claims on the page itself:
1. Minimal weight gain after 12 months;
2. Physical adulthood at 18-24 months but up to 36+ months for eastern european (and I'm curious to know about why there would be such a dramatic difference b/t east-west bloodlines!);
3. The midranges (which I hope are medians but should be averages of around 59.5 pounds for females and 77 pounds for males...it's hard for me to believe that would be statistical average unless this refers to a very specific region/set of bloodlines but I'll give it the benefit of the doubt)
etc...basically, did someone pull this stuff out of their butt or does it line up with reasonable expectations to have for their dog.
I'm personally curious to see if Annie "should" top out on weight for the most part after 12 months just because that would be something I need to monitor given that she will not, for the time being, be as active as the dogs alot of you all work. She gets worked but nothing like the way you all are working your high-level sport and PSD dogs.
It was just odd for me to find something this granular at this particular site (and not references at places like the leerburg forum, etc). This is all geek speculation; I'm just curious how these numbers hold up against the various bloodlines in this forum, particularly on proportional growth.
It was a slow day at work, what can I say?
Sometimes numbers get me thinking, i didn't say it was always useful. :lol: Or interesting.