Is Meika overweight - German Shepherd Dog Forums
Reply
 
LinkBack Thread Tools
post #1 of 63 (permalink) Old 02-02-2011, 12:21 AM Thread Starter
Elite Member
 
krystyne73's Avatar
 
Join Date: Oct 2010
Location: Edmond/Guthrie, Oklahoma
Posts: 1,368
Is Meika overweight

She weighs 96 lbs
krystyne73 is offline  
Sponsored Links
Advertisement
 
post #2 of 63 (permalink) Old 02-02-2011, 12:24 AM Thread Starter
Elite Member
 
krystyne73's Avatar
 
Join Date: Oct 2010
Location: Edmond/Guthrie, Oklahoma
Posts: 1,368
Meika is the Black n Tan one, she is 6 years old.
krystyne73 is offline  
post #3 of 63 (permalink) Old 02-02-2011, 12:59 AM
Crowned Member
 
DCluver33's Avatar
 
Join Date: May 2010
Location: Southern California
Posts: 4,782
Send a message via Yahoo to DCluver33
I think she could lose a few pounds, but I like my dogs skinny to where you can see some runs and feel them easily, and have a nice tuck. but in pictures it's really hard to tell. web you feel her ribs is it easy to feel them? or do you have to dig to feel them?

~Steph~

Dodger 5 yr old GSD (6/23/08)
Molly 14 yr old Border Collie/Aussie Mix (7/4/98)

RIP my Angel:
Chopper 17 yr old Border Collie (10/1/94-12/30/10)
DCluver33 is offline  
Sponsored Links
Advertisement
 
post #4 of 63 (permalink) Old 02-02-2011, 01:48 AM
Crowned Member
 
AbbyK9's Avatar
 
Join Date: Oct 2005
Location: North Country, NY
Posts: 12,442
Would it be possible for you to get a photo of Meika by herself, standing - thing "dog show picture". Like that. Just so we can clearly see her and not have her at an angle or have any part of her covered by another dog.

In the first picture you posted, she looks pretty heavy and could stand to lose a few pounds. Like Steph, I like my dogs skinny - you should be very easily able to feel the ribs when you place your hand on the dog's spine with the fingers pointing downward. You should not have to press down to feel the ribs. Seeing the last one or two ribs is also fine. (I personally like to.)

Malinois Ronja - fastest K-9 in VT
=^^= Finn, Ratchet & Ollie

To view links or images in signatures your post count must be 10 or greater. You currently have 0 posts.
-
To view links or images in signatures your post count must be 10 or greater. You currently have 0 posts.
-
To view links or images in signatures your post count must be 10 or greater. You currently have 0 posts.


To view links or images in signatures your post count must be 10 or greater. You currently have 0 posts.
AbbyK9 is offline  
post #5 of 63 (permalink) Old 02-02-2011, 01:54 AM
Crowned Member
 
DCluver33's Avatar
 
Join Date: May 2010
Location: Southern California
Posts: 4,782
Send a message via Yahoo to DCluver33
haha I meant ribs not runs....stupid phone lol.

~Steph~

Dodger 5 yr old GSD (6/23/08)
Molly 14 yr old Border Collie/Aussie Mix (7/4/98)

RIP my Angel:
Chopper 17 yr old Border Collie (10/1/94-12/30/10)
DCluver33 is offline  
post #6 of 63 (permalink) Old 02-02-2011, 02:14 AM
Crowned Member
 
Lucy Dog's Avatar
 
Join Date: Aug 2008
Location: Connecticut
Posts: 6,912
From the pictures you provided, she does look like she can lose a couple pounds.

Can we see a birds eye view picture of her back? That type of picture might be easier to judge.
Lucy Dog is offline  
post #7 of 63 (permalink) Old 02-02-2011, 08:39 AM
Crowned Member
 
Join Date: Jan 2001
Location: Nashville, TN and Budapest HU
Posts: 4,509
Another angle to take: put her in a sit (have someone hold her) and take a foto of her from the back. Crouch down so you are almost level.


To view links or images in signatures your post count must be 10 or greater. You currently have 0 posts.


To view links or images in signatures your post count must be 10 or greater. You currently have 0 posts.
Smithie86 is offline  
post #8 of 63 (permalink) Old 02-02-2011, 09:46 AM
Crowned Member
 
DCluver33's Avatar
 
Join Date: May 2010
Location: Southern California
Posts: 4,782
Send a message via Yahoo to DCluver33
Quote:
Originally Posted by Smithie86 View Post
Another angle to take: put her in a sit (have someone hold her) and take a foto of her from the back. Crouch down so you are almost level.
in a sit? don't you want a standing photo?

~Steph~

Dodger 5 yr old GSD (6/23/08)
Molly 14 yr old Border Collie/Aussie Mix (7/4/98)

RIP my Angel:
Chopper 17 yr old Border Collie (10/1/94-12/30/10)
DCluver33 is offline  
post #9 of 63 (permalink) Old 02-02-2011, 09:46 AM
Crowned Member
 
kelso's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jan 2007
Location: Kansas
Posts: 6,271
I actually do not think she looks overweight from the pics, but it is hard to tell from pictures, and these are not great to judge her weight/size.

96lbs sounds big for a female in general...even a male.

Like said, a good weight is being able to easily feel the ribs. I do not like to "see" ribs unless they are heavily exercising at the time. A nice tuck of the last rib at rest is ok I think.

Out of curiosity..why are you asking? Have you been told she is overweight?

Of note, my dogs look alot heavier in the winter by virtue of their coats alone.

Then they look all skinny in the spring...even though they weigh the same

-Steph

GSD's
Allie, gotcha 7/2007

Forever our angels
Meeka, b. 10/31/94-11/25/06
Kelso, b. 9/3/2006-2/09/12
kelso is offline  
post #10 of 63 (permalink) Old 02-02-2011, 09:52 AM
Crowned Member
 
onyx'girl's Avatar
 
Join Date: May 2007
Location: SW, MI
Posts: 27,197
I would say that she does look a bit heavy. But only you will know this when you feel her ribs, if you can feel them!
Onyx is 26" and over 90#...when she is 93, I can't feel her ribs like I can when she is around 90. Those extra few pounds make a big difference.

Jane~
Kept by
Gambit zu Treuen Handen

Guinness auf der Marquis...Karlo son!

Always in my heart
Karlo aka Gideon vom Wildhaus
To view links or images in signatures your post count must be 10 or greater. You currently have 0 posts.
3.02.09~12.03.18
Kacie
To view links or images in signatures your post count must be 10 or greater. You currently have 0 posts.
7.21.05-5.01.15
Onyx
To view links or images in signatures your post count must be 10 or greater. You currently have 0 posts.
11.08.06-9.28.18
onyx'girl is offline  
Sponsored Links
Advertisement
 
Reply

Quick Reply
Message:
Options

Register Now



In order to be able to post messages on the German Shepherd Dog Forums forums, you must first register.
Please enter your desired user name, your email address and other required details in the form below.

User Name:
Password
Please enter a password for your user account. Note that passwords are case-sensitive.

Password:


Confirm Password:
Email Address
Please enter a valid email address for yourself.

Email Address:
OR

Log-in










Thread Tools
Show Printable Version Show Printable Version
Email this Page Email this Page



Posting Rules  
You may post new threads
You may post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are On
Pingbacks are On
Refbacks are On

 
For the best viewing experience please update your browser to Google Chrome