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Old 11-06-2012, 06:58 AM   #1 (permalink)
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Question All that "extra" skin?

It doesnt look like it in most photos, but Balen has a lot of "extra" loose skin all over his body, especially around his neck. Is that normal? Will he grow into it or will it tighten as he gets older?
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Old 11-06-2012, 07:46 AM   #2 (permalink)
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Interesting. Gunner has a lot of extra skin around his neck. You see it most when he is sitting and it bunches up. He also has it on his under belly, which makes him look heavier than he is.

I doubt there is anything to tighten it up but I'll be interested to hear what people have to say about this.

Here's a picture that shows his extra skin.
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Tuke has this, it looks similar to Gunners picture.
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Old 11-06-2012, 08:04 AM   #4 (permalink)
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We have it too! I don't think its desirable..sigh..oh well. He is pretty much perfect in every other way..and I bet Balen is too!
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Old 11-06-2012, 08:14 AM   #5 (permalink)
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We have it too! I don't think its desirable..sigh..oh well. He is pretty much perfect in every other way..and I bet Balen is too!
LOL I actually like to rub that extra neck skin, lol. its almost as good as having a stress ball in your hand-and of course Balen loves it too. I was just curious about it. I've also noticed that some dogs the extra that looks like it wraps around the neck, and Balen, who has two "lines" down his neck.


This is an older picture and he looks much better now, but still has the same neck skin.
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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
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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
LOL!!!! Now that made me laugh...but , Max isnt that bad..yet!
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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
LOL. Thanks for the link and definition!
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Old 11-06-2012, 08:52 AM   #9 (permalink)
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It's harder to see it on a coatie. Actually, Scarlett does not have the extra skin.
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Old 11-06-2012, 10:45 AM   #10 (permalink)
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It's what I affectionately call "battle scruff"... it's mostly a boy thing. I love to grab hand fulls of Hunter's neck and smoosh him.
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