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post #4 of (permalink) Old 04-18-2014, 04:23 PM
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Many vets will not say anything about the pet's body condition for fear of offending the owner. Many people react like it is an attack on themselves, they've got too much ego and self-esteem tied into their dog's appearance.

I prefer to see a defined tuck up from the side and waist when viewed from overhead. Seeing the last rib in movement and being able to easily feel ribs under a thin fat layer as well are good.
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