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SummerGSDLover 01-28-2014 03:52 PM

Oh my lord...
 
I just took Yogi to the pet store with my kids and in walks this sad GSD female. Her owner comments on him skinny Yogi is (he actually looks fine!). She proudly says her 8 month old just came back from the vet after getting spayed and she had to pick up a cone and she weighed in at 109lbs. This is a dog that should probably be around 65-70 at the most. She only stood maybe three inches taller than my boy who is probably around 45 lbs now. Morbidly obese dog. She waddled! Poor thing. Sorry. Just had to share. :eek:

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Baillif 01-28-2014 04:09 PM

Missed out on your shot to calll their pup fatty fat fattykins

Msmaria 01-28-2014 04:30 PM

I guess it just goes to show 90 percent of us think we have the best looking animals..I know I do..lol

but seriously, when ever someone comments on how skinny Dexter is I tell them I used to think the same way (even though I didnt, I just dont like them feeling as Im putting them down ), but since coming to this site I have found out differently and how much healthier it is to be leaner. Its only happened a few times but each time it has happened weve had really good conversations and they noted they would like their dog to be leaner and how they will check out the site, so who knows maybe they will.

MustLoveGSDs 01-28-2014 04:37 PM

"Where in the GSD standard does it state that they should be Great Dane weight? I'll say a prayer for her hips and elbows." :)

Neko 01-28-2014 04:51 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Baillif (Post 4921906)
Missed out on your shot to calll their pup fatty fat fattykins

hahahha

SummerGSDLover 01-28-2014 04:59 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Baillif (Post 4921906)
Missed out on your shot to calll their pup fatty fat fattykins

Lol!

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SummerGSDLover 01-28-2014 05:00 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by MustLoveGSDs (Post 4922106)
"Where in the GSD standard does it state that they should be Great Dane weight? I'll say a prayer for her hips and elbows." :)

Right? Me too. :p

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Nikitta 01-28-2014 06:25 PM

I can never understand why people let their dogs get fat. You shorten their life span and cause major heath issues. Well he/she looks at you with those eyes! DON'T LOOK AT THEM. Stop feeding them junk. My dad did that with his English bulldogs. Overfed them. And they are a breed you have to be extra careful with. The over weightness of one literaly broke his back. Then he did it again with the next one./sigh

OriginalWacky 01-29-2014 08:06 AM

Before I'd learned more about dogs, I thought they needed to be a bit heavier then they should be as well, though not obese. Now that I know better, I keep all my dogs at a nice lean weight (cats too) and any other pets I get, I research to see what they should be like in ideal condition. I'm much pickier about what shape my animals are in than I am about me.

Longfisher 01-29-2014 08:27 AM

Thinking
 
This is a good thread as it caused me to start thinking about my Zeus' weight. He's 102 now at 16 months.

His father tipped the scales at 135 and his mother at 108 when he was conceived.

Now, these are not your average U.S. GSD working line dogs. They're bred specifically for impressive size. And, they are enormously physically strong animals.

But I can see how they could get overweight quickly. So, no more treats but during training.

LF


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