After having 11 puppies, many female dogs would take a long time to recover. After she had her puppies, Jane’s coat looked pretty shabby, and her teats were stretched beyond recognition! I can’t believe how good she looks after just 6 months! Her coat is back to that dense luxurious feel, and her abdomen is tucked up again, like she never had puppies! One telltale sign though is that her chest is dropped down low. Notice that the lower outline of her chest behind her front legs is considerably lower than the point of her elbow. This is desirable in the conformation of a GSD, and many breeders will wait until after their female has pups to show them because that nice curve of the sternum becomes more pronounced. If you go to the home page, you can see a pic of Jane when she was about 9 months old, and she looks so different! See See favors her at that age.