Does this girl LOOK Healthy?

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Does this girl LOOK Healthy?

Postby The Teflon Don » Tue Dec 02, 2008 10:30 am

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NAME: Lexi
AGE: Approx. 8 months
WEIGHT: Approx. 35 lbs.

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Thoughts on structure? See any future health concerns as a result of her structure?

We are considering adopting another dog. This is Lexi, a possible mix, who is currently at our local animal shelter.

As always, we would like to adopt a healthy dog.

What are your thoughts? I know it is horribly difficult to tell much of anything from one picture, but any input would be greatly appreciated. Of course, if we do decide to adopt her an immediate vet trip is order...but if the good members of PBF tell me she is a structural nightmare who will suffer as a result I will gladly keep looking.

Thanks in advance!
Thomas

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Postby Deniselynn » Tue Dec 02, 2008 10:36 am

Thomas, her face is to die for! :inlove:

Her rear end looks really high. :dunno: I am bad when it comes to analyzing structure. I am interested to hear what others think.

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Postby The Teflon Don » Tue Dec 02, 2008 10:38 am

Deniselynn wrote:Thomas, her face is to die for! :inlove:

Her rear end looks really high. :dunno: I am bad when it comes to analyzing structure. I am interested to hear what others think.


Isn't that face priceless?

I am great at picking good dogs...and know next to nothing about structure lol

That said, I did notice the fact that she seems high in the rear, and that is exactly why I started this thread.

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Postby Sarah » Tue Dec 02, 2008 10:38 am

I can't really tell from that photo. It could be that her rear end is high, and her front really straight. Or it could just be the way she is standing.

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Postby Pipbull » Tue Dec 02, 2008 10:39 am

The only thing I see is a straight rear, which is messing up her top line. But that's just one picture and 8 months is a gangly age, so it's difficult to judge what her structure will be. But I wouldn't say she's a structural nightmare at this point.

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Postby Razors_Diesel » Tue Dec 02, 2008 10:39 am

NICE LOOKING PUP
i dont know to much about what to look for but i dont see anything that stands out as far as hip/leg proplems and i read some where on here that its pretty normal for the hind to be higher than her fronts..im sure some one can elaberate on that. All in all she looks great.


if i was you i would grab her up and run for the hills!! lol

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Postby The Teflon Don » Tue Dec 02, 2008 10:40 am

Sarah wrote:I can't really tell from that photo. It could be that her rear end is high, and her front really straight. Or it could just be the way she is standing.


Yeah...unfortunately she was the last one I took pics of while I was visiting the shelter and the batteries died in my camera :po:

As a result...the "profile" picture posted above is the only decent one I got of her... :sad:

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Postby Sarah » Tue Dec 02, 2008 10:43 am

Do you want to do any sports with her, or just a pet?

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Postby The Teflon Don » Tue Dec 02, 2008 10:43 am

Okay...worst case scenario:

Assuming the photo accurately represents her faults (and does not exaggerate them in any way), what health problems would/could be in her future (if any)?



Razors_Diesel wrote:if i was you i would grab her up and run for the hills!! lol


SERIOUSELY thinking about it lol

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Postby The Teflon Don » Tue Dec 02, 2008 10:43 am

Sarah wrote:Do you want to do any sports with her, or just a pet?


Nope...just a house dog :thumbsup:

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Postby Razors_Diesel » Tue Dec 02, 2008 10:47 am

hip dyhplasia and surgery.
can you take her to get x-rays? that will tell you everything you need to know

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Postby meginok » Tue Dec 02, 2008 10:48 am

All I know is she has GREAT springy, asymmetrical ears, which is something I regard highly in all dogs. :thumbsup:

I'm a know-nothing, but wish you and this cutie pie the best, whether she's yours or not.

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Postby The Teflon Don » Tue Dec 02, 2008 10:51 am

Don't get me started on her ears lol

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Postby Sarah » Tue Dec 02, 2008 10:55 am

The Teflon Don wrote:
Sarah wrote:Do you want to do any sports with her, or just a pet?


Nope...just a house dog :thumbsup:


Well, I'm looking at the photo again, and I notice she's dropped down on her pastern on the near front leg. That could be structural, but the other front leg appears to be straight, so I'm going to guess that she's probably leaning down a little on that leg. Which could be why she appears high in the rear.

Her rear is really not that bad. A little straight, but I've definitely seen much worse. And her muscling appears pretty decent, so no signs of the kind of atrophy that structural issues can cause.

If you really like her, you should probably just get her. I really can't tell if she's high in the rear or not, but that could change at this age, too. I think she'll probably be fine.

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Postby The Teflon Don » Tue Dec 02, 2008 10:58 am

Thanks for the input, Sarah...

That is exactly the kind of feedback I was looking for :thumbsup:


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