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Old 04-07-2012, 11:27 PM
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Last weekend we went to an AKC show and I had a woman come up to me and inform me my dog was too thin and I really needed to feed him more.

This is my dog.



I rarely let these things get to me but this time it did.

Humbug. I am still slightly bitter. I know several on here have griped about this before so I thought I'd share. Anyone else run into this lately?
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Old 04-07-2012, 11:29 PM
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He looks perfect!

Silly people at shows...
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Old 04-07-2012, 11:31 PM
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Your dog is thin. Chances are, her dog is a show dog and his double chin jiggles while he gaits.

I think Backup looks good.
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Old 04-07-2012, 11:36 PM
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He looks great!

I was lurecoursing with the boys today, and you'd be surprised how many FAT dogs were there. Of course the sighthounds that course regularly were in good condition, but AT LEAST half, if not more, of the CAT dogs were fat. Some VERY fat. There was a sealyham that was an absolute tub of lard and would only run about 150 yards at a time. It's painful to watch.

I used to get skinny comments on my dogs, but not so much lately. Part of it is that Logan is heavier now (he was skinny up until a few months ago when he finally started putting weight on and keeping it on) and Gavroche is more muscular. Part of it is that the people I hang out with dog-wise (except for at work -_-) are also strict about their dogs' weight because they're also active in a variety of sports/work with their dogs.
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Old 04-07-2012, 11:46 PM
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I feel your pain. Today I had someone at Bass Pro ask Jayne, "Aw, poor boy, why are you so skinny?"

Uh.....



... he's not skinny... O.o
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Old 04-07-2012, 11:48 PM
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*sigh* Don't you just love it? Just imagine the fatty she has stuffed in a crate somewhere. That should help you let it roll off you.

I suspect I will be told Keeva is too skinny at this UKC show I'm going to. And I am not looking forward to her first AKC event, considering that somebody called her sire "emaciated" when he was around her age and slightly HEAVIER than she is now. Yay, I can't wait.
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Old 04-07-2012, 11:50 PM
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I think he looks good

My dogs are thin, but they're fluffy enough that people don't notice from afar
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Old 04-07-2012, 11:52 PM
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It's simple. You get a merle dog that never stops moving long enough for someone to touch them. Merle disguises all and it's hard to feel bone or muscle when a dog is climbing onto your head.

Seriously though, looking at the venue you were at I would take it as a compliment. Also, your dog has sexy shoulder muscles
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Old 04-07-2012, 11:56 PM
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Seriously though, looking at the venue you were at I would take it as a compliment. Also, your dog has sexy shoulder muscles
Remember when the guy at the park was like, "here's a skinny guy..." and you said, "Yeah, I love how fit he is!" and then he wouldn't talk to us and just glared at you for starving your dog?
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I used to always get "oh he's so skinny". How I get "he's a bit chubby for a border collie, isn't he?" due to his floof, despite being lean and healthy in all cases. Ugh.
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