Join Date: Sep 2007
Dogs Name: Ori AKA Harold DogDog (Hairy Dog), RIP Caesar, Katana, Kip, Capri
Titles: DogDog Mouthe Extraordinaire; Kip Mr. Behavior; Capri Mis-Behavior
Dogs Age: DogDog 3 yrs?; RIP Kip 11 yrs; Capri 7 yrs; Katana 9 yrs; Caesar 13 yrs
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This is Capri at what I think was a decent weight—she was a tall girl and generally ran about 70 pounds.
With a dog that is fit, in addition to the various clues mentioned above, I like to see some delineation between the muscle bundles on the haunches.
Because of dobermans' short sleek coats, it's fairly easy to feel the ribs for an undesirable fat layer, but you also shouldn't see any rolls of thick skin/fat in front of the tail or thick rolls where the neck meets the shoulders.
Last edited by melbrod; 07-18-2020 at 04:34 PM.