Thought I'd post a photo of Rush, now 2 years old. Last photo I posted of him, he was about 6 months old.
He is a bit dusty as his favorite pasttime lately is digging...he is gradually excavating my citrus trees! The only way to keep him away is to turn on the sprinklers.
ETA: He's a tiny bit overweight as well...it only recently cooled off, we've had temps of 110-115 degrees since June here in the desert southwest, so Rush has spent a lot more time inside in the air conditioning than he has running around.
beautiful dog I know how it can be out there, my parents live on the desert in AZ, and I know how hard it is to go walk the dog when its around 120 outside. He doesnt look too bad for being overweight, I wish I carried my weight that good! I bet once it cools off out there he will enjoy some fun romps out there? Im sure you have alot of beautiful places to go, My favorite thing about visiting my parents was the wide open desert around them and being able to go roam around, mountain climbing, riding the 4-wheelers around and seeing the beauty of the desert.
He is very good looking. Nice chest. Nice head. He's overweight, I'm overweight and my Joe is overweight. No excuses here because Joe has 25+ acres to run on and the weather is decent and I own two nice treadmills. They are great for hanging clothes!
Pretty boy, but I would get some weight off of him--much better for his long-term health. I have to watch the weight on my boy Rex in the winter as he hates the rain and I live in the RAINY PNW. Those threadmills are sounding like a great idea!
I can bet no one will be stealing oranges out of your yard!!! Rush looks like a real bruiser, very handsome and masculine looking. My Spock likes to dig also, but only when the ground is wet, so he gets mud all over him! He loves to bite the stream from the garden hose and will do the same with the sprinklers until he has a face full of water! What a goof!!
Anyhow, for Rush's weight issue, check out this helpful thread over in Doberman Health. It has charts and pics of many DT dogs for comparison.