It sounds like, to me, when people try to skimp on conditioning a dog down to a show weight, and instead just cut back on food and end up with an underweight dog... I've seen it in shows. How people think it's better is beyond me... I'd rather see a chunky dog than an underweight dog.
I think it would be so neat to see dogs of all breeds conditioned at shows. I drool over ADBA ready dogs... lol
My dumb boy, who isn't even in that great of shape compared to many dogs I've met, is better looking in body condition than any GSD around here...
Guess I'm getting a bit off-topic. But overweight pets are a peeve of mine... When people's VETS, the ones who are supposed to know what's best, tell people their dog who's 10+ pounds over weight is fine, it really screws the dogs up.
Until very recently, the last couple of years, I thought that a sausage with legs was okay, because it's the norm and my vet always said it was okay.
Here is the dog he told me was fine for years.
After that pic, I got her to lose 20 pounds, and she could have still lost a bit... I always wonder if she would have had longer if I'd known sooner, she died from Bloat, though..
And of course my J monkey...
LOL I turned this into a fat rant..