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01-18-2013 09:13 PM
zivagirl Well...not only that, but people have acclimated themselves to the obese dog. To me, your dog looks healthy and lean.
01-18-2013 05:01 PM
swharshbar Yep. That helps and lots of exercise. I did alot of ball/frisby play to help my boy years ago. It doesn't hurt them but they sure look funny at times...when they are down.
01-18-2013 04:08 PM
MN GSD Fan
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He looks low to me too in the front pastern's. I had a puppy like that. It took some work to get him up. Walking on stone helps alot.
Interesting...this is something I didn't notice, but I am far from an expert on how the dogs should look. So this is a correctable thing possibly? Is walking on stone the only way to try and remedy?
01-18-2013 03:01 PM
Jo Ellen
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BTW...took a look at your album and you have a very good looking dog. Fun to see the pictures as he got older and my second favorite breed is the Golden Retriever so its good to see one of those. Our 9 year old GSD grew up with our golden and I swear she was able to train the GSD better than we were. Both great dogs!
I need to update my album, I have many new pictures. Thanks I'll do that this weekend.

Daisy, my golden, is a great mentor and teacher for Spirit. It's funny (well, maybe not ) that she has a better recall with Spirit than I do. When I have trouble getting him to come indoors, I tell Daisy to bark and he comes running. I have 2 great dogs, I couldn't be happier
01-18-2013 03:00 PM
swharshbar He looks low to me too in the front pastern's. I had a puppy like that. It took some work to get him up. Walking on stone helps alot.
01-18-2013 01:50 PM
MN GSD Fan
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He looks fine to me, too. A lot like my Spirit, very thin. Spirit's the kind of dog that I can leave the food down and he'll eat when he wants to and won't eat too much. He actually "pulls up a chair" so to speak and chews his food.

Your pup's legs look so big! I noticed them right away, big boned. He's going to clobber you with those paws in the coming months LOL

He's adorable, beautiful. Enjoy
BTW...took a look at your album and you have a very good looking dog. Fun to see the pictures as he got older and my second favorite breed is the Golden Retriever so its good to see one of those. Our 9 year old GSD grew up with our golden and I swear she was able to train the GSD better than we were. Both great dogs!
01-18-2013 01:46 PM
MN GSD Fan
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He looks fine to me, too. A lot like my Spirit, very thin. Spirit's the kind of dog that I can leave the food down and he'll eat when he wants to and won't eat too much. He actually "pulls up a chair" so to speak and chews his food.

Your pup's legs look so big! I noticed them right away, big boned. He's going to clobber you with those paws in the coming months LOL

He's adorable, beautiful. Enjoy
Thanks for the comments. His mother was only about 65lbs and his dad was about 90lbs so we weren't sure how big he would get. Everyone notices his legs, paws, and ears (although floppy) and seems to think he'll be a big boy. That's good though cause he has to live with a 90lbs female GSD so if he isn't big he'll get run over
01-18-2013 01:01 PM
Jo Ellen He looks fine to me, too. A lot like my Spirit, very thin. Spirit's the kind of dog that I can leave the food down and he'll eat when he wants to and won't eat too much. He actually "pulls up a chair" so to speak and chews his food.

Your pup's legs look so big! I noticed them right away, big boned. He's going to clobber you with those paws in the coming months LOL

He's adorable, beautiful. Enjoy
01-17-2013 09:53 PM
GerMutt I may be wrong here (wouldn't be the first time!), but do his front legs look a bit "off" to anyone else? The angle looks quite steep to me...but I am no vet! I know growth spurts do funny things to pups, but I have a friend with a mixed breed that had that angle as a puppy and now she is a big dog with even sharper angles. Again, I am no vet, but it might be something to look into. In the mean time, his weight looks great for a growing boy...and based on his feet and ears, he will be growing a LOT!!!
01-17-2013 09:45 PM
Sunflowers He actually doesn't look thin at all. He could actually be even thinner. My breeder said that people are supposed to say that he looks too thin. That is when he is at the perfect weight.
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