I have had a few show some concern that my female was small or "skinny". I try to explain to them, that would be like saying that lean athletes are "skinny". They aren't. It just depends on the sport they play, some are bulky and some are lean. A triathlon athlete would probably not do very well if he was built like a football player or a body builder and vice-versa. I tell them GSDs are not meant to be brutes, they are herding/working dogs that can excel at many tasks and must be agile and enduring. Most people seem to understand after that, or maybe their are just humouring me, who knows. My vet said she sees many pudgy dogs and many people's sense of a healthy weight might be a bit skewed too. But you will always have the ones who think that bigger is better (or smaller is better with those toy breeds). My male is long-coated and looks bigger than he is, I usually get comments that he's "so big" when he's only 82lbs. Honestly, I don't get peoples' urge to comment at all.
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