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Old 09-30-2012, 02:54 AM
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He isn't that skinny, really. He looks roached, which would make the spine more prominent. But he has decent muscling, so he isn't malnutritioned.. he just isn't FAT like most danes :-/

I do agree that his structure is NOT good at all...
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Old 09-30-2012, 06:50 AM
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And with his size and awesome structure, I'd rather he be a bit thin than a bit fat....
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Old 09-30-2012, 09:20 AM
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I don't know about "poor dog". sure he's huge and his structure isn't pretty but he looks happy. Love the photo of him drinking from the tap lol.

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Old 09-30-2012, 09:53 AM
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I saw a video of him a while back and couldn't get past the thought that his movement is just not right. And his rear legs seem to shake? I hope it doesn't hinder him in years to come.

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Old 09-30-2012, 10:07 AM
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He's awesome! I agree he looks a little weak in the hind end. He seems to have great owners who love him though and I'm sure if it becomes a problem for him they will have him welll taken care of.
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Old 09-30-2012, 10:27 AM
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I would think he'd have a lot of joint issues just from the size and poor structure. If he had more angles he'd likely be shorter too. Hope it's nothing major.
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Old 09-30-2012, 11:17 AM
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Yeah I do not like fat Danes at all but I still stand by this boy is underweight. However, yes under is better then over.
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Old 09-30-2012, 11:42 AM
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The way he was walking seemed painful, imo. But he seems to have loving owners, and I feel as though they are giving him a good home!

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Old 09-30-2012, 11:44 AM
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Oh and they have said they are working with a vet. He does seem very loved and taken care of.
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Old 09-30-2012, 11:58 AM
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Based on the picture I felt kind of bad for him, but seeing the video - nah. The owners seem to really love him, he looks like he leads a good life and has good vet care. 80% of the dogs in the world would love to live that life.

I agree he looks really - unsteady? - on his feet. But, as awful as it sounds...I can't imagine he has a spectacular life expectancy. Something else may hit him before arthritis really sets in.

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