amazincc wrote:How do you guys define ideal weight? Exactly?
Layla isnt show quality, but she's definitely healthier now thats she's dropped some pounds. She's faster, more agile and performs better now that she's not carrying around 15 pounds of extra fat.
All too often, "show quality" means that the dog LOOKS like what a middle aged, female dog hobbyist with limited working experience thinks the breed should look like.
LaylaWoobie wrote:TheRedQueen wrote:And that's often what middle-aged female dog hobbyists look like too...short and fat (usually minus the hair though...)
I've seen some pretty hairy broads out there...
LaylaWoobie wrote:mmm I love me a woman with a mullet.
LaylaWoobie wrote: But you're right, show dogs have become fat and gross.
TheRedQueen wrote:Yup, "show quality" in my mind conjures up visions of short, fat dogs...no matter what breed is brought up. Add "lots of coat" if you're talking about a breed with coat.
I don't like "show" Aussies, BCs, or most herding breeds...I'll stick to the non-show dogs that can actually perform what they were bred to do. I like rangier pit bulls too...the short and wide syndrome affects them worse than many breeds!
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