|12-19-2012 09:08 AM|
|12-19-2012 07:12 AM|
Max was at 72 pounds this summer, oops! and now he is 67 lbs. I dont think I want him to weigh any less, tho.
Thanks for the compliments everyone ! I feel re-assured that he is looking good!
|12-18-2012 10:52 PM|
|onyx'girl||Workin' dawg conformation... Max rocks it !|
|12-18-2012 10:16 PM|
|robk||I love my dog's gnarly rangy look!|
|12-18-2012 10:11 PM|
I think it's because people with overweight dogs don't think they have a problem. In fat America (and I have no room to talk with my fat ass) having an in-shape dog is certainly not the norm. It's confusing to us. We need clarification to make sure we're doing right. Sad but true.
[EDIT]- and that's no slam on ponyfarm! She's a close friend of mine in real life. Point is- dogs are super fat in America. THAT is the normal. Getting a dog to a proper weight is atypical, and people actually do need clarification to make sure they're in the right. I know I had multiple agility instructors help me to know what a good weight for Pimg was. I thought she looked GREAT at 75-78 pounds. Geez. I keep her at 68 to 69 now. It's a significant difference. I would have never known, and I certainly wouldn't have started a thread "is my dog overweight?".
|12-18-2012 10:06 PM|
|robk||I see so many people posting "is my pet too skinny?" pictures. I have never seen anyone (that I can think of) post a picture asking "Is my pet over weight?" Why is this?|
|12-18-2012 04:22 PM|
When you're worried a dog is underweight because you see bones, or a lot of tuck - or whatever, check out the muscle mass. An underweight dog will have diminished muscle and will not be so toned. He looks perfect. I wish more people would keep their GSD in such good shape.
This is mine, at average pet weight.
And him when I keep him fit.
He's a lot happier and more energetic when he's fit and lean.
And since you're talking about labs! I have that comparison too!
This is a Yellow lab in fit/athletic condition:
And pet weight (who needs to lose a few and be exercised more IMO):
|12-18-2012 03:27 PM|
For an active dog, I think he looks perfect.
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|12-18-2012 09:26 AM|
We will blame his length on the V Mike vom Weinbergblick in his blood!
Although, since he has shaped up a bit and got more muscling on top, I think he looks better.
|12-18-2012 09:21 AM|
|qbchottu||Great weight - love the definition!|
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