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Location: St. Francis, MN
Dogs Name: Delta, Ava, Grace, Draco, and Reva
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You really can't do anything to develop his chest, it will be what it will be. As long as he is healthy and given good nutrition, he will develop according to his genetics. Some dogs mature much slower than others, so it may take some time before he gets his "full" figure, at not even a year yet he still has plenty of time to fill out.
That said, I highly doubt he will become a big chested dog, he is lacking in forechest (the placement & angle of his shoulders contributes to this), which doesn't change with age for the most part. He can certainly gain more width and rib spring, and may fill out between the elbows some; all of which may come with some maturity.
ETA: While he is at a nice weight and looks good, sometimes carrying a little more weight will give the appearance of more chest (for show purposes), but it depends on the dog. Some dogs you can put a couple pounds (a pound or 2 can make a difference) on and it is carried on the front of the chest and between the elbows, sort of a "fat pack". With other dogs, that weight immediately goes to their stomach or makes them look fat and pudgy. You have to learn where they carry their "extra" weight.
MACH7 Delta Duchess of Davenport CD RN MXC2 MJB3 MXF T2B TQX CGC - Delta
CH MACH3 Mandre's Grace Under Fire MXC MJB2 XF T2B - Grace
LH's Heart of a Dragon MX MXJ MJB - Draco
Dancing Star's Born To Prevail NAJ (major pointed) - Reva
U-CH Tri-Star's Avalon Sunset MX MXB MXJ MJB OF WAC ATT CGC VCX - Ava
Juneau Duchess of Davenport OA AXJ MXP3 MXPB MJP5 MJPS PAX - Juneau
11.22.1999 - 10.6.2009 - DCM/CHF
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