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Couple Documents Their Puppy’s Massive Growth Spurt And It’s Amazing

A couple shared their dog's growth spurt on Reddit, and the before and after photos are pretty startling.

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All the more of you to love, my dear! Via gsdwarmachine/Reddit

When it comes to puppies, the bigger they get, the cuter they are!

We now have photographic proof of this, thanks to a couple who shared their puppy’s growth spurt on Reddit. Alex Dennison and Ashley Lewis of Australia documented their German Shepherd’s growth from when she was 8 weeks old up until she was 8 months old, The Daily Mail reports.

Nasra, the German Shepherd, starts off as a snuggly ball of fur in Lewis’ arms. Then at 8 months old, she’s so gigantic that she’s basically as long as Lewis is tall.

The struggle to hold a ginormous puppy is real. Via gsdwarmachine/Reddit

The struggle to hold a ginormous puppy is real. Via gsdwarmachine/Reddit

“We knew given the breed that she was going to be a big girl, but we didn’t really notice day to day how big she was getting,” Dennison told The Daily Mail. “It was only when we looked back at these progression pictures that we realized how much she’d grown.”

Indeed, she has grown. And she’s one big, beautiful lady.

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  • That is one big-ass German shepherd!

    Tigger Too November 4, 2015 3:07 am Reply
  • Nasra is absolutely gorgeous, and, yes, very big too!

    Belinda Walters November 4, 2015 3:54 am Reply
  • He’s a mama’s boy & proud of it. Such a beautiful dog.

    Jackie November 4, 2015 4:10 am Reply
  • Just like my beloved Max !!!! Absolutely GORGEOUS

    Wayne November 4, 2015 5:24 am Reply
  • Alex & Ashley…She’s gorgeous & to think she’s not done growing yet!! ❤️❤️????????

    Mary November 4, 2015 5:38 am Reply

    Jane November 4, 2015 6:00 am Reply
  • Is she straight GSD? Because she sure looks like another breed I’ve seen! Really really fluffy for a GSD! But she is GORGEOUS and a big lap baby! <3

    Dianna November 4, 2015 6:01 am Reply
  • King Shepherd… that’s what she looks like!

    Dianna November 4, 2015 6:03 am Reply
  • I love big dogs! My 3 are all large dogs. Nasra is an absolutely gorgeous, giant baby girl!!!

    OMG! Nasra is an absolutely gorgeous, giant, baby girl, who is still growing!!! I love big dogs. All 3 of mine are large dogs, & one is a lap dog, too. Enjoy your baby girl. Remember love is a 4-legged word.

    LINDA FANCHER November 4, 2015 7:43 am Reply
  • What a beautiful girl she is! Strangely enough, it looks like her head didn’t grow as much as her body…it’s more like she just grew into her head! She’s a gorgeous puppy!!

    Robb November 4, 2015 8:16 am Reply
  • Nasra is very gorgeous pup. I love GSD!

    Cynthia November 4, 2015 8:59 am Reply
  • She is certainly a big baby. And she’s beautiful! I love her.

    Joanie November 4, 2015 10:10 am Reply
  • ROBB Humans do the same thing. Our heads begin as a large part of our body, & as we age, the REST of our body lengthens, & the head grows a bit, too–BUT–the significant proportions of the head to the rest of our bodies changes. Look at a series of human newborns photographed as Nasra has been, & I’m sure you’ll see the likeness of proportional change.

    And yes, she IS one very gorgeous doggie! I prefer big dogs, myself. The smallest dog I ever had was a sweet Beagle. I can’t afford upkeep of large canines, now, though, or I’d have one. Maybe a border collie or a Shepherd, or a Setter or Golden Retriever. An elegant black Doberman appeals to me.

    Nothing wet-mouthed, though. Ewww, LOL!

    Connie Crouch November 4, 2015 11:28 am Reply
  • Big yes but she is gorgeous!!!

    skylar November 4, 2015 11:55 am Reply
  • Love Shepards, had a few in my life. Smart as whips and so loving. My son learned how to walk with his hands on her back… gentle with him. I also seem to like big girls. Have had several, a sweet pitty, two Dobbies, three Shepards, also my baby beagle who was the boss of over Dobbie and Shepard. Seems I always have at least two sometimes three at a time. All rescues… them and they will love you forever……

    Judy powers November 4, 2015 12:28 pm Reply
  • Nasra is Gorgeous! She reminds me of Bink and Baron my twin Uncle’s dogs yrs ago. Yes, she’s purebred, Longhaired GSD. Fantastic dogs!!! And as 1 person said, to think she’s not done growing, she won’t reach maturity until she’s 3 or 4!!! Hope to see how big she is then!!! We have a male Fox Red Lab (Moose) that weighs 110lbs and stands 26in at the shoulder, his Black (Brute) littermate weighs 87lbs and 24in at the shoulder (normal weight and height). Believe me, their names fit!!! LOL

    Susan Magnuson November 4, 2015 12:54 pm Reply
  • Beautiful dog. We have 2 Bichons under 18lbs. that would cute next to my girls. Good Luck with Nasra.

    Ellen November 4, 2015 3:33 pm Reply
  • Great story and thank you for donating food to the shelters, that’s always been a focus of mine. Nasra has grown into a beautiful fur baby.

    Debbie November 4, 2015 4:03 pm Reply
  • She is beautiful! Great pictures and a great idea! It’s amazing when you see them every day & don’t realize how much they are growing until you look back at the pictures. We got Lady, my cocker spaniel, already fully grown at 3 years old. Six months later we got a 6 week old lab/chow mix puppy, who at that time was smaller than Lady. Now, 7 years and 70+ pounds later, I think there are still times when Lady thinks she’s bigger than Butterball (the lab mix) & can still boss her around!

    Lynn November 4, 2015 4:39 pm Reply
  • Beautiful! I wish I had known my rescue gsd as a puppy, didn’t get him till he was almost 3′ now a senior citizen lol,,love him, ain’t easy getting old

    Val November 4, 2015 8:21 pm Reply
  • This brings ‘growth spurt’ to a whole new level – such a beautiful dog <3

    Zaharia November 4, 2015 8:49 pm Reply
  • LOVE German Shepherds! xo xo xo xo xo xo

    Wendye L Kolles November 4, 2015 11:21 pm Reply

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