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Postby Bully Advocate » Tue Feb 10, 2009 1:30 pm

its still winter, and i know when spring comes hell lose a few lbs, but im wondering if hes overweight or not. hes 1 yr @ 90lbs. i know this picture is fuzzy but my batteries crapped out before i could take a better picture but you get the point

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Postby GSDBulldog » Tue Feb 10, 2009 1:37 pm

He's just a little chubby :) But in winter it's not only understandable, it's probably a good idea to keep them a bit heavy. Living in FL, I don't know much about caring for dogs in the snow lol

I like to keep my house dogs lean, but not necessarily conditioned.

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Postby bassol808 » Tue Feb 10, 2009 1:42 pm

my Oreo has the same "structure" as your baby...he turns 2 years next month and hes been a steady 85lbs since he was 10 months....I always asked the doc before "is he overweight?" but the doc said "no he is just well trimmed".....

so dont worry bout your dog being a "fatty" because that is one thing he is NOT.... :thumbsup:

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Postby Mya&theSiebenDackels » Tue Feb 10, 2009 1:45 pm

He looks a little chubby but he is adorable! Some of my dogs are chubby too but, they are all going on an exercise program when it comes spring time. He will lose the weight this spring when you exercise and play with him.

Also, yes, I have come to realize now that Mya is a little chubby. lol

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Postby Bully Advocate » Tue Feb 10, 2009 1:48 pm

heres a pic of the monster himself roflmao

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Postby Mya&theSiebenDackels » Tue Feb 10, 2009 1:50 pm

He is a beautiful boy! :inlove: Also, some dogs are built stockier than others as bassol808 said.

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Postby Mya&theSiebenDackels » Tue Feb 10, 2009 1:51 pm

I do not think he is overweight though.

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Postby Adrianne » Tue Feb 10, 2009 1:51 pm

The pose changes the perception but I dont like to see a barrel effect. Even when my dogs are heavier I like to see a nice tummy tuck. Another thing you can notice is the thicker chest (not muscle) like some of the chubby labs you'll see.. the "pooch" on the front is mostly a fat reserve.

But he's only 1 yr and also going to be geared to being a bigger dog.

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Postby Amie » Tue Feb 10, 2009 1:53 pm

He's what I call "vet healthy" - vets will say he's in great shape. They're used to seeing obese dogs, quite frankly.

This breed should be leaner - you should be able to actually see ribs, slightly. It's better to be under than overweight, as it reduces stress on the joints and heart.

Your dog isn't "fat" but he's not in ideal breed condition.

He is adorable, though! Beautiful color!

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Postby bassol808 » Tue Feb 10, 2009 1:56 pm

I was always worried that Oreo was overweight because most of my friends pitties/bullies are under 60lbs....so compared to then Oreo is a "monster" ha.ha...but as long as the doc doesnt tell me he is overweight Im keepin him "as is"....plus, someone mentioned that because he is half Am Staff they are built "stockier" and tend to have "heavy bones"

so I just tell people that Oreo is "big boned" lol

heres my "big boned" baby...

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Postby bassol808 » Tue Feb 10, 2009 2:01 pm

btw...Ive tried to get Oreo to "cut weight" because I was worried about the stress on his bones/joints....so I started cutting his meals down and we exercise twice a day (30-45 min walks)...Id run him but I cant at the moment (got a baby in my belly).....anyways, even with all that he only lost 1-2 lbs...then gains it again (somehow) so I the lowest I have gotten him down to was 82lbs...but he just went back up to 85 again...so I just gave up on getting him to "cut weight" but I still have his meals reduced and we still exercise twice a day....

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Postby bassol808 » Tue Feb 10, 2009 2:05 pm

side profile of Oreo....(with his scorpion tail ha.ha)


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however, our obedience trainer wants us to tone Oreo out more....he says "Oreos not fat but he would be a lot better if he was a little more "cut" then that way most of his weight will be muscle" I think he wants to use Oreo for some of his shows he holds here.....

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Postby Savage Destiny » Tue Feb 10, 2009 2:07 pm

With it being snowy, I wouldn't worry about him being a bit chubby. I let Riddle put on a pound or two in the winter just to help keep her warm. He'll lose it when the weather gets nicer.

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Postby Bully Advocate » Tue Feb 10, 2009 2:20 pm

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the only side profile i have of Boomer. this this was last month.

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Postby Bully Advocate » Tue Feb 10, 2009 2:23 pm

i meant last oct. sorry.


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