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Czar @10 months.

Fieldmarshal

Big Dog
Here is Czar at 10 months old. I am hoping he does not grow any taller and just fills out. His bloodline is 75% Razors edge and 25% cordeiro.

He has been training in WP, and his first pull will be in the end of February. I am hoping to put another 4-5lb on him by then.

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CoolHandJean

Krypto Super Dog
Looks pretty good.

Is he natural like that or have you been conditioning him? I know Hawken is hard to put weight on.
 

Fieldmarshal

Big Dog
Just daily walks thats it for conditioning. Hes got a very fast metabolism, so its hard to put on weight. I have been adding some cottage cheese to his kibble to help with the weight. But now that hes been drag weighting in prep for the March ADBA show, its going to be even harder to put on weight.
 

Alma

GRCH Dog
I think he looks great.. As far as his weight, I can see how you want him to put on a few more pounds.. hes just a tad bit light, but his muscle definition looks amazing. Great looking boy. :)
 

Michele

Chi Super Dog
Administrator
Just daily walks thats it for conditioning. Hes got a very fast metabolism, so its hard to put on weight. I have been adding some cottage cheese to his kibble to help with the weight. But now that hes been drag weighting in prep for the March ADBA show, its going to be even harder to put on weight.

You might want to try some satin balls. :)
http://www.pitbull-chat.com/showthread.php?t=10729

He's got some long legs. Nice looking dog.
 

Elizabeth

Good Dog
I also have a dog named Czar, a Borzoi.

I have a dog that I have trouble keeping weight on as well, even though he eats like a horse :)
 

Fieldmarshal

Big Dog
I think cutting down on the walks and adding drag weights should help him put on more muscle so hes not soo lean. I asked a few ADBA judges and they said hes fine, maybe a tad on the skinny side, which is fine with me. But since WP seasons starts in a month or two, a few more lbs will help with WP, since hes not going to do any conformation, so he does not have to look ripped.
 

Fieldmarshal

Big Dog
feed more buddy, you should never be able to see a dogs ribs or spine!

You should be able to see rib, as long as there is muscle on top. Like i said, hes bit on the skinny side, which is fine because i would rather have a slightly skinny dog than a slightly fat dog. I am going to put a few lbs before February end.

I think the dog needs food as well. Do you have him on good food? How much a day?

Hes on wellness core, he get about 3 cups a day, the recommended amount for his weight.


Does he have a bit of an arched back?

Hes pretty scatter bred, i got him from some ByB before i knew anything about bullies or APBT's. So hes not conformationally correct, he does have a roach on his top line. I think it looks extra bad because hes skinny, a few more lbs should help hide it a little better.
 

Hucklebutt

Banned Back Yard Breeder
omg of course your supposed to see rib! the dog will put on weight and than his muscle definition will be even better-but he definitly needs a bit more weight on him. however, he looks amazing and i think you should post pics on the pit bull forum section since to me he doesnt really classify as an american bully.
 

CoolHandJean

Krypto Super Dog
he does have a roach on his top line. I think it looks extra bad because hes skinny, a few more lbs should help hide it a little better.

I asked, because that's what happens with Hawken. He can be at a good weight, and sometimes his spine still shows, because his back is a bit arched/roached.
 

xgarrettxvx

Big Dog
it's definately ok to see ribs on a conditioned dog. this dog seems a bit young to be ultra conditioned, but you can also see he has muscle so he's not emaciated or anything. i saw this one bully on game dog that was supposed to be conditioned, but had no muscle tone just a big ass head on an underweight body, looked awful. this dog looks good weight wise as far as adba goes, but i think he's a little young to rip him out like that. but you're not even working him hard, so idk! lol
 

Fieldmarshal

Big Dog


I asked, because that's what happens with Hawken. He can be at a good weight, and sometimes his spine still shows, because his back is a bit arched/roached.

I asked a few people who show in the adba about hips and spine, and they told me, for some dogs, no matter what you do, you can still see hips and spine, its just how they are built. I am not sure how big of a fault or issue with it, Ill ask one of the Judges and get back to you.

this dog looks good weight wise as far as adba goes, but i think he's a little young to rip him out like that. but you're not even working him hard, so idk! lol

Lol, hes will be considered over weight for ADBA standards, he weighs 75 lbs. :rolleyes:

The only thing we do is walks and thats it. From next week i am going to be adding drag weights, but i will increase his food accordingly.
 

xgarrettxvx

Big Dog
i don't mean weight numbers wise but i mean how much fat is on him. maybe look into the recipe for satin balls? i can't believe he's 75 lbs that lean, how tall is he?
 

xgarrettxvx

Big Dog
i'm not trying to call you out here, or insault you or your dog, but i don't think he's 75 lbs. my dog only weighed 75 his last trip to the vet and is nearly 22 inches at the withers and quite fatter than that. How do you weigh him? i could be wrong but 75 seems like a big number for his height and condition