AC's Comment from DC's Beach Pics Thread -- Moved

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  1. Romy

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    The thing about hip bones sticking out on a sight hound, is the pelvis is set higher than their spine. The top of the pelvis should be visible in a short coated sight hound in good running shape. If you put your hand on the croup the spine shouldn't be easy to feel though. That's (how I've been told anyway) a good way to know if a sight hound has enough weight.
     
  2. Laurelin

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    That is really interesting! Did not know that.
     
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    I don't understand this. It doesn't seem reasonable as we don't always know when something is going to happen to eliminate funds. Plus, the dog will be overweight.
     
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    Yeahh, I don't know much about NC, I just know that there is Charlotte.
    I'm not saying "i know" Im saying that I was shocked
     
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    From what I understood from her posts, it wasn't completely unexpected that money was that tight for that period of time. I didn't say overweight -- she said she likes to keep him at racing weight, and I suggested (again, if possible) something slightly above that and yet still healthy, so he has a little something extra in case he gets sick or funds run out. I don't think that the line between racing weight and overweight is that narrow. My dog (not a sighthound) is lean but would be still be healthy losing a few or gaining a few.

    She doesn't have to take the suggestion if she thinks it's unreasonable; I was just trying to be helpful.
     
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    if this is something that may happen again then yeah it might be a good idea to have a pound or two of buffer.

    if the situation is stable now and it doesn't look like they will in a panic for money again like they have been lately then no reason to. but if it is unsure and it is a realistic possibility then this maybe an idea to look into.
     
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    Oh wow! That's enlightening. How unusual that the pelvis is set higher. Very interesting. Yeah, it doesn't seem right if the spine is sticking way out, like there's no fat or other tissue at all. It's hard to get my mind around seeing an entire (almost) skeletal system.
     
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    lol, that funky tilted boney pelvis is also why most sighthounds dont actually SIT on the ground, youll notice with greys and whippets when they sit their butt is actually a few inches off the ground.
     
  9. dogsarebetter

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    yeah, i have noticed that!
     
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    Mia does this too, it's kind of weird.
     
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    Princess does that too.
     
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    I see. Sorry.
     
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