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Old 10-23-2013, 01:02 PM
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Is this dog healthy? I don't know anything about Danes but I just found this video on Buzzfeed& was curious when I saw the debate about the video!
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Old 10-23-2013, 01:31 PM
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As healthy as any giant dog I suppose, i mean George made it 8, not old for a Dane, but pretty much average.
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Old 10-23-2013, 01:38 PM
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As healthy as any giant dog I suppose, i mean George made it 8, not old for a Dane, but pretty much average.
Eh, I dont consider 8 average personally. George was also very overweight (at least when I last saw him in pics and videos). At 8 he did not die of old age, something else was going on.

155 lbs is quite slim for a dog at 44" so here we have almost the opposite of George, this dog is flirting with being underweight and dangers from that.

I do not think giant breeds are naturally unhealthy either. Many that are well bred are very structurally sound, very well put together. The extreme end of height is usually going to run you into some problems but the average dane should be healthy.
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Old 10-23-2013, 01:41 PM
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Ya sorry im at work, i thought I had put something about larger danes.
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Old 10-23-2013, 03:11 PM
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I've met Zeus a handful of times and he's just.. way too thin. He looks awkward in person. The family is aware he is thin and during all the hub bub of last year they made an announcement about their vet looking into what may be the cause, but I never saw any update and I wouldn't personally go to the vet they see. I think they said he was eating something like 12 cups and a few cans of food a day.
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Old 10-23-2013, 04:29 PM
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That dog structurally is a mess, his hind end is weak and he has a very roached topline (probably from trying to keep weight off his hind end). He is thin, but honestly that may be better for his structure at this point.
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