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Old 11-25-2012, 12:40 PM   #1 (permalink)
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Help! I am so concerned that my little man is to skinny. He is 5 1/2 months old. Also.... PLEASE I am trying to figured out if he is a purebred or mix breed, if mixed... What is he? He's a reserve rescue so I have no way to find out. Is My Puppy To Skinny?!?!?!?!?-imageuploadedbypg-free1353865196.124859.jpgIs My Puppy To Skinny?!?!?!?!?-imageuploadedbypg-free1353865212.683903.jpgIs My Puppy To Skinny?!?!?!?!?-imageuploadedbypg-free1353865225.815122.jpg


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Old 11-25-2012, 12:48 PM   #2 (permalink)
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That dog is not thin, from the photos I can see.
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Old 11-25-2012, 12:50 PM   #3 (permalink)
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Oh good! I am so concerned but he seems healthy, he is active, great with people. Loves to play and run. His companion is a lab cross and healthy as well. Now I need to figure out his breed


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He looks very healthy, and I am pretty sure there is probably some malinois in him
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Thanks :-) ill have to do some research on that breed


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He actually looks a little thick to me. And maybe lab shep mix?


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Definitely mixed and not too thin at all.
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He's cute and not skinny at all. Who told you he was too thin? I find that people are so used to seeing fat dogs that they don't realize what a healthy weight looks like.

When looking at your dog from above, he should have a waist, a dip behind his rib cage and before his hips. You should be able to feel his ribs easily, and you might even see the last rib or two before you need to worry about him being too thin.

It's best to keep a pup on the lean side as he grows, so that his developing bones and joints don't have excess weight and stress upon them.
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He adorable! He looks healthy and maybe a mix of Shepherd/Malinois or he could be Shepherd/Akita.


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