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Colie CVT 08-28-2014 01:16 AM

When it comes to Weight, Everyone be like...
 
I just kind of find it funny when people are concerned if their dog doesn't weigh a certain amount by a certain age. I've seen a bunch of the threads, people wondering if they will have a dog who is over 100 lbs, less than 80 lbs. Most people seem to have males that are at least 80 lbs that I have seen once grown lol.

And then here I am with my just over a year male doing a happy dance that he finally is not only staying over 60 lbs, but is around 63 lbs.

No one remarks on how skinny he is. Any time that I mention I am surprised not to get remarks on how skinny he is, people shoot back at me, but he's fit. So I think I'm the only one who is bugged by his ribs being easy to see lol.

Here's a few recent pictures to show what I mean...

http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v3...pspetp5p8s.jpg

http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v3...psf99v75wd.jpg

http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v3...pskweuupje.jpg

http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v3...psjvg10mus.jpg

http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v3...psogs53rvz.jpg

http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v3...ps0ylco61d.jpg

http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v3...psktoiqflq.jpg

http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v3...psrotkood0.jpg

GSDlover143 08-28-2014 02:08 AM

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Originally Posted by Colie CVT (Post 5954330)
I just kind of find it funny when people are concerned if their dog doesn't weigh a certain amount by a certain age. I've seen a bunch of the threads, people wondering if they will have a dog who is over 100 lbs, less than 80 lbs. Most people seem to have males that are at least 80 lbs that I have seen once grown lol.

And then here I am with my just over a year male doing a happy dance that he finally is not only staying over 60 lbs, but is around 63 lbs.

No one remarks on how skinny he is. Any time that I mention I am surprised not to get remarks on how skinny he is, people shoot back at me, but he's fit. So I think I'm the only one who is bugged by his ribs being easy to see lol.

Here's a few recent pictures to show what I mean...

http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v3...pspetp5p8s.jpg

http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v3...psf99v75wd.jpg

http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v3...pskweuupje.jpg

http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v3...psjvg10mus.jpg

http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v3...psogs53rvz.jpg

http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v3...ps0ylco61d.jpg

http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v3...psktoiqflq.jpg

http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v3...psrotkood0.jpg

I know what you mean. I was never concerned about my dog weighing a ton. I ended up with a 100 pound gsd. But it wasnt like i wanted him that weight to impress people. I wish he were smaller. But such is life. I think your dog looks fine.

SummerGSDLover 08-28-2014 04:27 AM

My Yogi will be 1 year on the 1st of September and just weighed in at a healthy lean 76.4 today. I hope he doesn't get any bigger lol

*-*Summer*-*

Malachi'sMama 08-28-2014 06:38 AM

He's muscular and lean..beautiful boy. Love the photos..my experience has been that hotter climates make for leaner dogs. They just don't seem to eat as much in the heat. This is just my observation. He's perfect Imo..!

Ace GSD 08-28-2014 07:33 AM

Wow Collie beautiful dogs ! what are the names ?
I think people are just concerned about weight because of personal preference. Some prefer to have larger dog i guess... just like me. Size is not everything of course but i'd like mine to be on the larger side but Fit :D . I wont overfeed mine just so i can tell people he weigh over 100 lbs but id love him to be on the larger side . Again beautiful puppies !

Lark 08-28-2014 09:34 AM

My boy is also on the skinny side. He is 2 1/2 and weighs around 74 pounds. The vet feels he is a little too thin and should gain about 3 pounds. I don't know if I am right or wrong, but to me 3 pounds seems pretty close to where he should be so I wasn't going to worry much about it.

Your dog is handsome!

Colie CVT 08-28-2014 09:39 PM

Thank you. :) My puppy's name is Doyle, the one who is just over a year. I was thinking based on how tall he was getting and everything that he'd be around eighty when full grown. He's still intact and I feed him 4-6 cups of food a day with a quarter canned. He just isn't always a breakfast dog lol.

The other dogs in the pictures are my other two dogs - Myles the golden, Leia the long coat white shepherd - and my friend's dogs - Sully the black lab, Zulu the afghan, Banshee the black shepherd and then Dell who is a friend's elkhound/lab/setter mix. :) This is an example of things we do on shorter hikes to make them have to think a little and exercise their bodies and brains.


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