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Old 04-07-2012, 11:43 PM
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I totally understand. Anything that is not obese is clearly malnourished!

I had a lady stop me at Petsmart and talk to me about Fleetwood, and she told him "Poor thing, if you were my dog, you'd weigh about 40 or 50 pounds more!"

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Old 04-07-2012, 11:59 PM
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i know bubba is underweight, i believe labradors should be in the 70-80lb range, but bubba is also a bit smaller then most labs, he weighs roughly 60lbs give or take... all dogs have different physiology then others, even amongst the same breed, some have a higher metabolism, some have more active lifestyles, frankly i wouldnt give a **** what that lady said about your dog, most likely jealousy...
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Old 04-08-2012, 12:14 AM
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People tell me my boy is skinny - I either blow it off or, if I'm feeling snarky, tell them that their dog is fat (because the people that tell me my boy is skinny usually have HUGE dogs) and they're slowly killing it because of that. Too much? Maybe... but it generally shuts people up, lol
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Old 04-08-2012, 12:57 AM
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i know bubba is underweight, i believe labradors should be in the 70-80lb range, but bubba is also a bit smaller then most labs, he weighs roughly 60lbs give or take... all dogs have different physiology then others, even amongst the same breed, some have a higher metabolism, some have more active lifestyles, frankly i wouldnt give a **** what that lady said about your dog, most likely jealousy...
Most of the labs I've seen should be in the 45-60 pound range. Sadly most are actually in the 80-100+ pound range. Weight for the breed means very little, ultimately. Gavroche is only 53 pounds and is a male boxer but he's in great shape, even though the FCI standard calls for over 66 pounds.
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Old 04-08-2012, 01:00 AM
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I love having a fluffy dog.

I think he's handsome. I'm sorry she got to you.
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Old 04-08-2012, 03:01 AM
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I think he looks awesome
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Old 04-08-2012, 03:27 AM
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He looks fabulous! <3
Millie's ideal weight is ~30 lbs. As of now she's probably 5 lbs. overweight (totally my fault for being a lazy ass lately ). And I *still* get comments she's too skinny. People get all upset because I starve my dog, and then you should see their faces when I say she should have 5 lbs. more off. It's actually kind of funny.
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Old 04-08-2012, 07:25 AM
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Ah the benefits of having fluffy dogs, no one knows how 'starved' my dogs are I always feel for sighthound owners, I bet they get the worst of it.
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Old 04-08-2012, 09:28 AM
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i know bubba is underweight, i believe labradors should be in the 70-80lb range, but bubba is also a bit smaller then most labs, he weighs roughly 60lbs give or take...
We have tons of labs at work, and rarely do we get one that is more than 70 lbs at his ideal weight. Of the ones we have now, only about 25% are even more than 60 lbs.
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Old 04-08-2012, 10:15 AM
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I think he looks great! I get told mine are too thin all the time, its incredible how many people tell me my dogs are too thin. Greyhounds are MEANT to be thin!
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