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Old 12-12-2012, 08:31 AM   #11 (permalink)
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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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Old 01-31-2013, 08:14 PM   #12 (permalink)
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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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Old 01-31-2013, 08:22 PM   #13 (permalink)
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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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Old 01-31-2013, 08:29 PM   #14 (permalink)
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I always thought that loose skin was battle protection for them. Kinda like built in armor.
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Old 01-31-2013, 10:07 PM   #15 (permalink)
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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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Old 01-31-2013, 10:58 PM   #16 (permalink)
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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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