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Old 06-22-2011, 03:07 PM
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The recent thread on determining what and how much to feed and how a healthy dog should feel/look spurred me to start a new thread.

Post side (and top if you have them) views of your pups in good condition and then include the following information:

Age:
Gender/Altered Status:
Current weight:
Current height at the shoulders:
Amount you feed per day:
What you feed:
How active your dog is:


This will hopefully be a good resource for those who would like more visual guidance on achieving healthy weights for their dogs.
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Old 06-22-2011, 03:12 PM
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I'll have to see if any of the pond shots from yesterday came out...it's really hard to tell body condition with that much hair!
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Old 06-22-2011, 03:27 PM
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Age: 4
Gender/Altered Status: M altered
Current weight: 23p
Current height at the shoulders: 14.5"
Amount you feed per day: 1 cup
What you feed: Core
How active your dog is: Moderately



Age: 7
Gender/Altered Status: F altered
Current weight: 24p
Current height at the shoulders: 15.75"
Amount you feed per day: 1 cup
What you feed: Core
How active your dog is: Moderately

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Old 06-22-2011, 03:27 PM
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Sadly Dekka no longer looks quite this good (age does it to everyone)



but its still pretty close to what she looks like (I don't have other stacked pics that are more recent)



shoulder definition. To me the biggest clue is you can see muscles on fit dogs (barring too much hair)


This was last summer.

Also of not Dekka has had puppies, and still has a tuck up.. that is not excues (though I use it for myself lol)


Age:
6
Gender/Altered Status:fixed (at 4)
Current weight: 6.0 kgs or about 12.5 pounds
Current height at the shoulders: 11 1/4
Amount you feed per day: 3 tablespoons
What you feed: raw/acana/orijen.. we mix it up every so often
How active your dog is: not very. She is a VERY low key JRT except when something is happening.
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Old 06-22-2011, 03:31 PM
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Maggie
Age: 4yo in the picture
Gender/Altered Status: Spayed female
Current weight: 33lbs in the picture
Current height at the shoulders: 19.5"
Amount you feed per day: 1 1/3 to 1 1/2 cups/day
What you feed: Variety of high end kibbles - Prairie, Evo, Solid Gold, etc.
How active your dog is: Moderate - one or two 30 min walks/day






Ziva
Age: 4 yo
Gender/Altered Status: Spayed Female
Current weight: 23lbs
Current height at the shoulders: 15.5"
Amount you feed per day: 2/3 dry cup
What you feed: Honest Kitchen Thrive
How active your dog is: Moderate - agility once a week, hiking on weekends, play in the yard






Kestrel
Age: 2.5yo
Gender/Altered Status: Neutered male
Current weight: 38lbs
Current height at the shoulders: 21"
Amount you feed per day: 2 cups
What you feed: Nature's Domain, Honest Kitchen Thrive
How active your dog is: Active; schutzhund twice/week, agility once/week, running in the yard daily, running with me 2-3 times/week

@7 months


@2 years



Aerten
Age: 7 mo
Gender/Altered Status: Intact female
Current weight: 36lbs
Current height at the shoulders: 20.5"
Amount you feed per day: 3-4 cups
What you feed: Nature's Domain, Honest Kitchen Thrive
How active your dog is: Active, growing puppy; schutzhund twice/week, hiking once/week, running in the yard daily

@5 months
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Old 06-22-2011, 03:33 PM
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IMG_7771-2 by mandypug, on Flickr


IMG_7163-2 by mandypug, on Flickr


IMG_6409-2 by mandypug, on Flickr

I don't have an above but i do have a below.

IMG_7011-2 by mandypug, on Flickr

Age: 3
Gender/Altered Status: Spayed at 1 year and a bit
Current weight: 7.8kg or about 17lbs
Current height at the shoulders: 13.5"
Amount you feed per day: 1/4lb
What you feed: pre-made raw
How active your dog is: moderately active, should be more but she's adapted to tolerate my laziness
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Old 06-22-2011, 03:35 PM
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Tucker

Age: 2
Gender/Altered Status: Recently neutered
Current weight: 5lbs
Current height at the shoulders: 8"
Amount you feed per day: less than 1/2 cup
What you feed: Orijen
How active your dog is: Moderately


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Emma
Age: 1
Gender/Altered Status: Spayed
Current weight: 3lbs
Current height at the shoulders: 7"
Amount you feed per day: less than 1/2 cup
What you feed: Orijen
How active your dog is: Very


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Rylie

Age: 5 1/2
Gender/Altered Status: Spayed
Current weight: 4lbs
Current height at the shoulders: 7.5"
Amount you feed per day: 1/4 cup
What you feed: Orijen
How active your dog is: Not very


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Rory

Age: 2
Gender/Altered Status: Male, intact
Current weight: 35lbs
Current height at the shoulders: Not sure
Amount you feed per day: 1 1/2-2 cups
What you feed: Orijen
How active your dog is: Very


Intrigue by InLimbo87, on Flickr

Chloe

Age: 5
Gender/Altered Status: Spayed
Current weight: 7.5lbs
Current height at the shoulders: 9"
Amount you feed per day: 1/2 cup
What you feed: Orijen
How active your dog is: Moderately


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Old 06-22-2011, 04:21 PM
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Age: 14 months
Gender/Altered Status: Male/Intact
Current weight: 38 pounds
Current height at the shoulders: 22 in
Amount you feed per day: Varies depending on the amount done. Up to 1 lb of meat and some vegetables/carbs
What you feed: Raw
How active your dog is: Very. Biking, hiking, swimming and so on at least 4 times a week.






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Old 06-22-2011, 04:35 PM
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Age: 4
Gender/Altered Status: Spayed Female
Current weight: 50lbs
Current height at the shoulders: I have no idea, I have never measured.
Amount you feed per day: 1lb
What you feed: Prey model raw
How active your dog is: Extremely.

Closest to a top view I've got.


Not a great pic lighting wise, but this is her doing what she does best!


Age: 3
Gender/Altered Status: Spayed female.
Current weight: 60lbs
Current height at the shoulders: Haven't measured.
Amount you feed per day: 1-1.5lbs
What you feed: Prey model raw.
How active your dog is: Very.
** Scout has a genetically bony topline, what is normal for her is not what is normal for most dogs. She has great muscle everywhere except her topline, her coat glows, and she's in perfect health. Weight gain attempts result in a "beer belly" and the runs, so yeah this is just how she's meant to be. Vet says her weight is ideal for her mix and genetic background.

See, what I meant about the bony butt? She's on the left, Lily is on the right.


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Old 06-22-2011, 04:42 PM
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Steve
Age: 2.5
Gender/Altered Status: neutered male
Current weight: 39 lbs
Current height at the shoulders: 21 1/2"
Amount you feed per day: 1 - 1 1/2 cups kibble in the AM, 1/2-3/4 lb rmb in the PM
What you feed: I rotate high end kibbles a lot- sometimes grain free, sometimes not. Currently Innova Adult. And raw in the PM- variety, usually poultry (chicken, turkey).
How active your dog is: Very





Luce
Age: 8.5
Gender/Altered Status: spayed female
Current weight: 46 lbs
Current height at the shoulders: 18 1/2"
Amount you feed per day: 3/4 c twice daily
What you feed: Usually TOTW, flavor varies
How active your dog is: Low-moderate





Mushroom
Age: 8 1/2
Gender/Altered Status: neutered male
Current weight: 55 lbs
Current height at the shoulders: 18"
Amount you feed per day: 3/4 c twice daily
What you feed: Usually TOTW
How active your dog is: not



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