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post #11 of 16 (permalink) Old 12-12-2012, 08:31 AM
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I love to grab the scruff of Joey's neck and rub him. Thinking that's what his mama would have done.

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post #12 of 16 (permalink) Old 01-31-2013, 08:14 PM
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-A dog whose skin stays tight to their body, tight to the muscling, is referred to as "dry"
-A dog whose skin hangs loose on their body, not tight to the frame or muscling, is referred to as "wet"

Now, there might be a cutoff point if, for example, your GSD looks like a shar pei. That might just be referred to as extra skin, haha!

[edit]- here is a discussion of dry vs wet (in spite of the thread title): Front Angulation of Working Lines
Then, Bethsheba is damp. LOL

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post #13 of 16 (permalink) Old 01-31-2013, 08:22 PM
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Do you think the collar causes it? Zeeva has it too and I always thought it was because of the collar?
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post #14 of 16 (permalink) Old 01-31-2013, 08:29 PM
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I always thought that loose skin was battle protection for them. Kinda like built in armor.

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Where I come from, we used to say (of 'wet' dogs) that their Jammie's were too big.

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post #16 of 16 (permalink) Old 01-31-2013, 10:58 PM
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Nikon has it on his neck, but he's not a "wet" dog, at least not if you take into account his movement, coat (not as plush as most WGSL), ligaments, and musculature. I actually like how it frames his head. He doesn't have loose or droopy lips.

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