I thought the picture made his legs look shorter. For an 8 month old he's almost as big as his playmate, a 7 year old Auz cattle dog. At 5 months he was 30 lbs, now I'd guess he is in the mid 40's. He's not a pure bred, and proportionately appears to be a bit longer than the standard. Very rambuncious, always testing the patience and strength of his older playmate.
I just noticed your avatar-can you post that a little bigger I think it's so cute, except my old eyes can't see it very well. And yes, the pic did make his legs look short which is why I asked how big he was. He's probably the same size as my Heeler/am esk mix.