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Old 08-18-2007, 07:18 PM
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Default Do you think Zoe is too thin? (pics)

A guy at the dog park today said my dog is too skinny. She is a 52 pound lab/border collie mix, one year old. Here are some recent pics. We think she looks great, but now I don't know.





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Old 08-18-2007, 07:18 PM
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Looks like a healthy fit dog to me..
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Old 08-18-2007, 07:22 PM
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I think she looks great. I get the same reactions from people with Tango and Morgan. They're both in excellent shape, which unfortunately isn't the norm, so people think that they're too thin/underweight.
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Old 08-18-2007, 07:24 PM
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Well I have noticed that there are a lot of, er, chubby dogs at the dog park, so maybe some people think if a dogs not roley poley they're skinny
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Old 08-18-2007, 07:26 PM
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No way is she too skinny. She looks great- strong and healthy.
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Old 08-18-2007, 07:35 PM
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She looks very healthy, to meee. =)

I agree... tons of people say my BC is "too skinny", and it's NOT true. You are supposed to be able to run your fingers down her, and feel her ribs. It's only when the hipbones & spin are visibly protruding that the dog is getting underweight.
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Old 08-18-2007, 07:35 PM
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She looks healthy to me

Everyone thinks that my Chloe is too skinny... but she's very muscular and in shape. I think that people just aren't used to seeing dogs that aren't overweight.
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Old 08-18-2007, 07:49 PM
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i think she looks great, i think the expectation of what a dog should actually weigh has gone up due to the obesity crisis. People think bigger is better
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Old 08-18-2007, 07:50 PM
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She's looking GREAT! Just because she isn't shaped like a marshmallow doesn't mean she's underweight./
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Old 08-18-2007, 07:51 PM
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based on the side shot she looks GREAT!!
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