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Puppy development questions

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Ok so I just wanted some opinions. Dexter's obedience trainer made the comment that he was overweight. She use to show dobermans in the ring in AKC so dobes are her breed. I just wanted you guys' opinions. I always thought puppies were usually on the heavier side and really didn't want to put him on a 'diet' at this age (he is 5 months). Also, she said he was down on his pasterns a little and to start giving him vitamin C....we started that a few weeks ago, very slowly. I noticed he has been tucking his butt a little more so his top line is rounded instead of straight like it use to be. Are the two related? Will it probably straighten itself out when he matures? He just went through a huge growth spurt and thankfully has slowed down. Here are a few pics I took while playing fetch and working on commands...unfortunately I can't get a nice stacked pic of him by myself and the hubby is absolutely dreadful at taking pictures. He is an awesome little man and I just want to make sure I am doing the best for him.

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Looking down on him he does have a waist. He is currently on science diet puppy due to another dog we had here for my brother, decided it would be easier to keep them on the same food until he went home. He gets 6 cups a day, which is the recommended on the bag. We take him for at least a 30-45 min walk everyday, a lot of times he has 2 walks a day, plays fetch and comes with us to the park with the kids. So he is active. Maybe we need to switch to a lower calorie food now that the other dog went back home?
Thanks guys. I'll post more pics of him when I get off of work later. He is 67 lbs right now. What food would you suggest to switch him to?
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