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Abby- I loooooove that Azawakh! Such gorgeous dogs! I am such a sighthound fiend! Most beautiful dogs!

As far as weight goes, Libby is always on a fine line between just right and just a little bit too much, she is spoiled rotten by everyone, makes it hard to keep her weight down! Mum and dad are careful about keeping her weight down and do weigh her regularly to make sure she doesn't get fat, she also has some hip issues so we don't want her to get chubby. Here is a pic of Libby at a chubby stage, not huge by any means, but I like my dogs slim. She has sooo much loose skin it makes her look fat too!


I think Lottie is at a nice weight. She got quite slim over Winter, but they upped her food a little and this is about where she is at now



Cricket was a dog who got fat very easily, it may have just been her build, but that girl got fat from smelling food! She did not have a very nice tuck, and had a flabby belly from having puppies (she was a breeder rehome)


Poppy on the other hand ate like a sparrow and would drop weight very, very quickly. She was very long and lean, very weird build for a Dober... but gosh she was quick and I loved her so much!


When she got sick just before she died, she went from the above sort of weight to skin and bones in around 4 days :(

(washing her face on the floor was her routine after eating hehehe)
 

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When she got sick just before she died, she went from the above sort of weight to skin and bones in around 4 days :(

(washing her face on the floor was her routine after eating hehehe)[/QUOTE]

Doesn't it just make your heart ache when you see them this skinny and there is nothing you can do about it. I felt so horrible when we couldn't figure out what was wrong with Gabriel.

I couldn't walk him without people thinking I was committing animal cruelty but I was doing everything in my power to figure it out.
 

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Just took a good look at Niz in the sun (finally, nice weather!) today--his last three ribs are showing when he stands, and all of them are visible when he moves. He's kinda skinny, but our agility instructor (who will make comments on dogs' weights) didn't say anything particular to Niz's weight and just said that he looks good.
 

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Abby thanks for the thread. I am always worried about Kyrah's weight.


Delta's weight bounced around quite a bit for the past couple months as I got used to the amounts to feed her on raw and our schedule settled in with Kaz here. One thing I noticed was, on her, the bony top of her spine shows up before her waist gets really any more defined. (Wish I'd gotten pictures as it's hard to describe.)

And also that it only takes a couple of lazy rainy days off our exercise schedule for her to pack on some weight. :samurai: *sigh*
I know exactly what you are talking about! But for Kyrah its not the spine it is those hip bones that start showing. Then her tuck isnt much better. She can put weight on in a heartbeat. Poor girl and she is always starving!


Alright so I think Jones would be about a 3 or a low 3 but I want to see what everyone thinks... The only reason I would think higher is his excess skin when he sits... Is it excess skin or is it a roll what would you all think He's a little under 70lbs last time I weighed him 26.5"
Kyrah has those side things to. Even when I get her weight down she still has that skin hanging. If you squeeze it. It is just skin against skin. So I wouldnt call that a roll.
 

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Zeus is almost always a low 3! No matter how much or how little I feed, his condition is always right on! Being 31" tall his "right on" is a whopping 95 lbs, as was described, his ribs are easily felt, and when running around outside can be seen.

That is a poor picture, but he is slightly more robust than usual here, prob ~5 lbs heavier than usual.


Oh and about the fat labs.....Cant stand them!! At the horse farm, we've got 5 labs, 4 rescued English style (I can't stand the people who breed giant needle nosed, almost always fat labs) and 1 working gun dog. All 5 live on the farm, are constantly running around/hunting etc and they each get their daily swims and retrieving games down by the lake (As a lab should be lol) ;)
 

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I know this is an old thread but I really like it because I have seen way to many over weight dogs here in Texas. Here are some pictures of my husky she is a low 3 /high two under all her fur.

This is her and her best friend bella. Bella is very overweight and the owner is working on that!


you can kinda see that she is in good condition in the picture :]

she was playing in water so you can see more here


I just wanted to add this:]:roflmao:
 

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Haha, funny you bumped this now. Chase is in fact overweight, but it's mostly medical. His thyroid crashed and now it's climbing. Another 8-10lbs and he will be fit.

At his fattest, he was 110lbs, and he is only 27.5 inches. He is now 98lbs.
 

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I need to post some pictures but my boy is not yet 5 months old and is tipping the scale at 60 pounds. I'm not sure if that's normal, the vet says he's perfectly fine. I've cut him down to eating breakfast and dinner (because he wasn't very interested in lunch) he even looks on the thin side to me. But everyone says he looks fine, feels fine. I'm just so worried about his hips and joints!
 

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I think my Chee is a bit overweight too. I used to be able to bike with her but not now. We just play ball all the time.



A lot of people ask me if she is a rottweiler mix :( When I was biking with her before everyone was saying she had great body.
 

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Whaaaaaaaa ... why am I just now seeing this thread?!?!?!? Glad I did!

When I first rescued Jasmine, she was underweight. I overcompensated and she gained too much. Bad mommy :( I took the blinders off, and have been monitoring her diet, and incorporating different methods of play to build lean muscle as well.

Here's some before and afters:

Overweight


Getting better...


Warmer...


Getting warmer...


Getting hot hot...


Ding ding ding! I took this picture yesterday with my phone. It's not the best quality, but I think you can still see the difference.
 

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Weight check?

I was wondering if anyone could tell me about my dog's weight. I have asked the vet multiple times, but he just states that he looks fine. I am always concerned with his joints due to weight.
 

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It's hard to tell from that photo...do you have one in good light and one that is a top-down view?
 

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Jessup is a little overweight now but she's 11 & has bad arthritis in one hind leg so she can't run too much now or she pays for it the next day. But don't tell her I said so because she still wants to run like she's 2 yrs.
 
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