What a healthy dog looks like

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  1. stardogs

    stardogs Behavior Nerd

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    The recent thread on determining what and how much to feed and how a healthy dog should feel/look spurred me to start a new thread. :)

    Post side (and top if you have them) views of your pups in good condition and then include the following information:

    Age:
    Gender/Altered Status:
    Current weight:
    Current height at the shoulders:
    Amount you feed per day:
    What you feed:
    How active your dog is:


    This will hopefully be a good resource for those who would like more visual guidance on achieving healthy weights for their dogs. :)
     
  2. Zoom

    Zoom Twin 2.0

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    I'll have to see if any of the pond shots from yesterday came out...it's really hard to tell body condition with that much hair!
     
  3. MafiaPrincess

    MafiaPrincess Obvious trollsare Obvious

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    Age: 4
    Gender/Altered Status: M altered
    Current weight: 23p
    Current height at the shoulders: 14.5"
    Amount you feed per day: 1 cup
    What you feed: Core
    How active your dog is: Moderately

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    Age: 7
    Gender/Altered Status: F altered
    Current weight: 24p
    Current height at the shoulders: 15.75"
    Amount you feed per day: 1 cup
    What you feed: Core
    How active your dog is: Moderately

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  4. Dekka

    Dekka Just try me..

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    Sadly Dekka no longer looks quite this good (age does it to everyone)

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    but its still pretty close to what she looks like (I don't have other stacked pics that are more recent)

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    shoulder definition. To me the biggest clue is you can see muscles on fit dogs (barring too much hair)
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    This was last summer.
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    Also of not Dekka has had puppies, and still has a tuck up.. that is not excues (though I use it for myself lol)


    Age:
    6
    Gender/Altered Status:fixed (at 4)
    Current weight: 6.0 kgs or about 12.5 pounds
    Current height at the shoulders: 11 1/4
    Amount you feed per day: 3 tablespoons
    What you feed: raw/acana/orijen.. we mix it up every so often
    How active your dog is: not very. She is a VERY low key JRT except when something is happening.
     
  5. stardogs

    stardogs Behavior Nerd

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    Maggie
    Age: 4yo in the picture
    Gender/Altered Status: Spayed female
    Current weight: 33lbs in the picture
    Current height at the shoulders: 19.5"
    Amount you feed per day: 1 1/3 to 1 1/2 cups/day
    What you feed: Variety of high end kibbles - Prairie, Evo, Solid Gold, etc.
    How active your dog is: Moderate - one or two 30 min walks/day

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    Ziva
    Age: 4 yo
    Gender/Altered Status: Spayed Female
    Current weight: 23lbs
    Current height at the shoulders: 15.5"
    Amount you feed per day: 2/3 dry cup
    What you feed: Honest Kitchen Thrive
    How active your dog is: Moderate - agility once a week, hiking on weekends, play in the yard

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    Kestrel
    Age: 2.5yo
    Gender/Altered Status: Neutered male
    Current weight: 38lbs
    Current height at the shoulders: 21"
    Amount you feed per day: 2 cups
    What you feed: Nature's Domain, Honest Kitchen Thrive
    How active your dog is: Active; schutzhund twice/week, agility once/week, running in the yard daily, running with me 2-3 times/week

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    Aerten
    Age: 7 mo
    Gender/Altered Status: Intact female
    Current weight: 36lbs
    Current height at the shoulders: 20.5"
    Amount you feed per day: 3-4 cups
    What you feed: Nature's Domain, Honest Kitchen Thrive
    How active your dog is: Active, growing puppy; schutzhund twice/week, hiking once/week, running in the yard daily

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  6. MandyPug

    MandyPug Sport Model Pug

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    Age: 3
    Gender/Altered Status: Spayed at 1 year and a bit
    Current weight: 7.8kg or about 17lbs
    Current height at the shoulders: 13.5"
    Amount you feed per day: 1/4lb
    What you feed: pre-made raw
    How active your dog is: moderately active, should be more but she's adapted to tolerate my laziness
     
  7. ~Jessie~

    ~Jessie~ Chihuahua Power!

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    Tucker

    Age: 2
    Gender/Altered Status: Recently neutered
    Current weight: 5lbs
    Current height at the shoulders: 8"
    Amount you feed per day: less than 1/2 cup
    What you feed: Orijen
    How active your dog is: Moderately

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    Emma
    Age: 1
    Gender/Altered Status: Spayed
    Current weight: 3lbs
    Current height at the shoulders: 7"
    Amount you feed per day: less than 1/2 cup
    What you feed: Orijen
    How active your dog is: Very

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    Rylie

    Age: 5 1/2
    Gender/Altered Status: Spayed
    Current weight: 4lbs
    Current height at the shoulders: 7.5"
    Amount you feed per day: 1/4 cup
    What you feed: Orijen
    How active your dog is: Not very

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    Rory

    Age: 2
    Gender/Altered Status: Male, intact
    Current weight: 35lbs
    Current height at the shoulders: Not sure
    Amount you feed per day: 1 1/2-2 cups
    What you feed: Orijen
    How active your dog is: Very

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    Chloe

    Age: 5
    Gender/Altered Status: Spayed
    Current weight: 7.5lbs
    Current height at the shoulders: 9"
    Amount you feed per day: 1/2 cup
    What you feed: Orijen
    How active your dog is: Moderately

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  8. Linds

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    Age: 14 months
    Gender/Altered Status: Male/Intact
    Current weight: 38 pounds
    Current height at the shoulders: 22 in
    Amount you feed per day: Varies depending on the amount done. Up to 1 lb of meat and some vegetables/carbs
    What you feed: Raw
    How active your dog is: Very. Biking, hiking, swimming and so on at least 4 times a week.


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  9. monkeys23

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    Age: 4
    Gender/Altered Status: Spayed Female
    Current weight: 50lbs
    Current height at the shoulders: I have no idea, I have never measured.
    Amount you feed per day: 1lb
    What you feed: Prey model raw
    How active your dog is: Extremely.

    Closest to a top view I've got.
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    Not a great pic lighting wise, but this is her doing what she does best!
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    Age: 3
    Gender/Altered Status: Spayed female.
    Current weight: 60lbs
    Current height at the shoulders: Haven't measured.
    Amount you feed per day: 1-1.5lbs
    What you feed: Prey model raw.
    How active your dog is: Very.
    ** Scout has a genetically bony topline, what is normal for her is not what is normal for most dogs. She has great muscle everywhere except her topline, her coat glows, and she's in perfect health. Weight gain attempts result in a "beer belly" and the runs, so yeah this is just how she's meant to be. Vet says her weight is ideal for her mix and genetic background.

    See, what I meant about the bony butt? She's on the left, Lily is on the right.
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  10. elegy

    elegy overdogged

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    Age: 2.5
    Gender/Altered Status: neutered male
    Current weight: 39 lbs
    Current height at the shoulders: 21 1/2"
    Amount you feed per day: 1 - 1 1/2 cups kibble in the AM, 1/2-3/4 lb rmb in the PM
    What you feed: I rotate high end kibbles a lot- sometimes grain free, sometimes not. Currently Innova Adult. And raw in the PM- variety, usually poultry (chicken, turkey).
    How active your dog is: Very

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    Luce
    Age: 8.5
    Gender/Altered Status: spayed female
    Current weight: 46 lbs
    Current height at the shoulders: 18 1/2"
    Amount you feed per day: 3/4 c twice daily
    What you feed: Usually TOTW, flavor varies
    How active your dog is: Low-moderate

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    Mushroom
    Age: 8 1/2
    Gender/Altered Status: neutered male
    Current weight: 55 lbs
    Current height at the shoulders: 18"
    Amount you feed per day: 3/4 c twice daily
    What you feed: Usually TOTW
    How active your dog is: not

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  11. nikkiluvsu15

    nikkiluvsu15 Wild At Heart

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    Age: 2 years old (28 months)
    Gender/Altered Status: Female/Spayed
    Current weight: 65 pounds
    Current height at the shoulders: 25.5-26"
    Amount you feed per day: 1.5 cup kibble (morning), ~20oz RAW (night)
    What you feed: Nature's Variety Instinct
    How active your dog is: Moderate-High


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  12. CharlieDog

    CharlieDog Rude and Not Ginger

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    Not the most recent picture of him, or the best showing his muscles.

    Age: 4.5 years
    Gender/Altered Status: Male/Neutered
    Current weight: 36 pounds
    Current height at the shoulders: 19 in
    Amount you feed per day: 2 cups
    What you feed: TOTW High Prairie
    How active your dog is: Highly active. Quite a few hours a day spent running after the tennis ball, and chasing the other dogs around the house.

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    Age: 3.5 years
    Gender/Altered Status: Female/Spayed
    Current weight: 47 pounds
    Current height at the shoulders: 22 in
    Amount you feed per day: 4 to 5 cups
    What you feed: TOTW High Prairie
    How active your dog is: Highly active. Doggie daycare 4 to 5 times a week with me, running in the back yard, biking, swimming, etc.
     
  13. Taqroy

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    Age: 2 years
    Gender/Altered Status: Female/Spayed
    Current weight: 22 pounds
    Current height at the shoulders: 13 in
    Amount you feed per day: 1 cup
    What you feed: Taste of the Wild
    How active your dog is: Moderately to Very

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    Age: 2 years-ish
    Gender/Altered Status: Female/Spayed
    Current weight: 20 pounds
    Current height at the shoulders: 13 in
    Amount you feed per day: 1-2 cups
    What you feed: Taste of the Wild
    How active your dog is: Very

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    She was being most uncooperative, this was the best I could do. :p
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    Age: 8 years-ish
    Gender/Altered Status: Male/Fixed
    Current weight: 45 pounds
    Current height at the shoulders: 19 in
    Amount you feed per day: 2 cups
    What you feed: Taste of the Wild
    How active your dog is: Not Very

    Murph kept sitting down when I tried to get a picture from the top. So, two side pictures because he's floofy and it's hard to tell sometimes that he does have a tuck.
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  14. skittledoo

    skittledoo Crazy naked dog lady

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    Bamm
    Age: 5 years old
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    Current weight: 45 pounds
    Current height at the shoulders: 22" I think
    Amount you feed per day: 1/2 cup kibble in the am and 1 cup in the pm
    What you feed: Kirkland
    How active your dog is: Moderate-High

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    Cricket
    Age: Less than a year old
    Gender/Altered Status: Female/Unaltered
    Current weight: 25 pounds
    Current height at the shoulders: 19.5"
    Amount you feed per day: 1/2 cup kibble in the am and 1 cup in the pm
    What you feed: Kirkland
    How active your dog is: Very Active- growing puppy and TONS of energy. Runs around all the time.

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  15. Fran101

    Fran101 Resident fainting goat

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    Age: 3 years
    Gender/Altered Status: Male. (not neutered.. ugh. don't even get me started on that one)
    Current weight: 5 lbs (6 on a chubbier day)
    Current height at the shoulders: short.
    Amount you feed per day: 2 primal nuggets
    What you feed: Primal pre-made raw
    How active your dog is: Average. 3 walks a day.. happy to lounge around and snooze all day

    He has a rather large head..where I think most of the weight comes from lol
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  16. Babyblue5290

    Babyblue5290 Happy Meal. Yum.

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    Age: 2 years old
    Gender/Altered Status: Male/neutered
    Current weight: 14 pounds
    Current height at the shoulders: 13"
    Amount you feed per day: 3/4 cup kibble once a day (split into two meals)
    What you feed: Nothing good
    How active your dog is: High


    These are a few weeks old, but he is just a tad skinnier/more muscular.
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  17. Toller_08

    Toller_08 Active Member

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    I don't have a lot of side profile photos of my dogs for some reason, but they are all in good shape!

    Age: 4 years old
    Gender/Altered Status: Female/intact
    Current weight: 29 pounds
    Current height at the shoulders: 18"
    Amount you feed per day: 1/2 a cup of kibble twice a day
    What you feed: Acana Wild Prairie or Grasslands
    Activity level: Moderate-high

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    Age: 3 years old
    Gender/Altered Status: Female/spayed
    Current weight: 58 pounds
    Current height at the shoulders: 24"
    Amount you feed per day: 1 cup of kibble twice a day
    What you feed: Acana Pacifica
    Activity level: Moderate-high

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    Age: 2 years old
    Gender/Altered Status: Male/neutered
    Current weight: 80 pounds
    Current height at the shoulders: 27"
    Amount you feed per day: 1 1/4 cups of kibble twice a day
    What you feed: Acana Adult
    Activity level: Moderate-high

    * I don't seem to have any standing photos of him!
     
  18. Wimble Woof

    Wimble Woof New Member

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    Age: No idea
    Gender/Altered Status: Male Neutered
    Current weight: 85 lbs
    Current height at the shoulders: 26 inches
    Amount you feed per day: 2.5 lbs per day
    What you feed:prey Model Raw
    How active your dog is: Very highly

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    Age: 14 months (L) 16 Months (R)
    Gender/Altered Status: Male Intact (L), Female Intact (R)
    Current weight: 115 lbs (L), 80lbs (R)
    Current height at the shoulders: 28 inches (L), 25 inches(R)
    Amount you feed per day: 2.5 lbs (L), 2lbs (R)
    What you feed:prey Model Raw
    How active your dog is: Moderate
    Hard to tell with the coat, but both are well tucked up
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  19. Laurelin

    Laurelin I'm All Ears

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    Age: 7 years old
    Gender/Altered Status: F/spayed
    Current weight: 7.6 lbs
    Current height at the shoulders: 11.5 inches
    Amount you feed per day: 1-4- 1/2 cup
    What you feed: TOTW (for now)
    How active your dog is: moderate

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    Age: 2 years old
    Gender/Altered Status: F/spayed
    Current weight: 7.2 lbs
    Current height at the shoulders: 10.5 inches
    Amount you feed per day: 1/4-1/2 cup
    What you feed: TOTW (for now)
    How active your dog is: Very

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  20. JustaLilBitaLuck

    JustaLilBitaLuck New Member

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    Excuse all the crappy cell phone pictures, I'm lacking a camera right now.

    Jack
    Age: 4 years old
    Gender/Altered Status: M/N
    Current weight: 22 lbs
    Current height at the shoulders: not sure
    Amount you feed per day: 1/2 cup dry in AM, 4 oz raw in PM
    What you feed: pre-made raw, rotation of grain-free kibbles
    How active your dog is: moderate

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    Missy
    Age: 4 years old
    Gender/Altered Status: F/S
    Current weight: 75 lbs
    Current height at the shoulders: not sure
    Amount you feed per day: 1 1/2 cup dry in AM, 1 1/2 cup dry w/ some raw in PM
    What you feed: pre-made raw, rotation of grain-free kibbles
    How active your dog is: moderate

    Missy is not a good picture-poser...so this will have to do.

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