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Love that old school Bt!

Discussion in 'Bull Terrier' started by SamThePitbull, May 4, 2012.

  1. Hucklebutt

    Hucklebutt Banned Back Yard Breeder

    but they dont have to be as skinny as the dogs in the photos to be healthier than a dog with more weight to them.
     
  2. So let me ask you this.....the photo I contributed to the thread, of my Shiner dog....

    Is he "skinny" to you?? Because he looks very similar to the others posted who are lean and toned.....
     
  3. digs

    digs Puppy

    He's just built like a normal functional dog.

    Take away the negative exaggerations of some pedigree dogs and their show supporters don't like it or see them as the 'real deal',despite them being better in every way (except at winning rosettes).
     
  4. Ali132

    Ali132 Good Dog

    It's funny because I've spoken to many of my friends who show in the CKC and AKC (my parents old BT came from the "best" BT breeder in ONT. her dogs are in BT books) and they have admitted they make their dogs fat for the show ring.
     
  5. Hucklebutt

    Hucklebutt Banned Back Yard Breeder

    yes many people put on show weight for shows because you wont win if your dog is that lean in a show. Do i think hes skinny? Compared to my dogs, yes he's skinny, or in better working dog condition. DSC01522.jpg

    i prefer this look. love this dog.
     
  6. cliffdog

    cliffdog Good Dog

    Looks like he needs a Slim Fast.
     
  7. xchairity_casex

    xchairity_casex Good Dog

    Cesar only gets 2 pounds of raw after having a few days of extra excercise like
    2 hours on the treadmill at a trot/jog/walk/run (i mix it up all the time)
    4 hour walk/off lead run
    1 hour on the flirt pole
    1 hour on the spring pole
    and perhapes an hour of swimming
    then i would give him 2 pounds if however our days were normal like this
    2 hours on treadmill walk/jog/trot/run
    2 hour offl ead walk/run
    1 hour swimming in the summer
    1 hour of spring pole
    then he would only get 1 pound or less of food, in the winter when he will get even less excercise due to the cold weather ill cut it down even more perhapes 12 ounces.

    so please tell me how im intentionally keeping my dog fat please? what should i be doing giving him half an ounce of food and run him for 8 hours a day so you can count his ribs and see his spine? THATLL make him healthy and full of energy...
     
  8. cliffdog

    cliffdog Good Dog

    :lol::lol::lol: Way to prove you have no real argument. Hyperbolize!
     
  9. Hucklebutt

    Hucklebutt Banned Back Yard Breeder

    i dont keep my dogs in working condition anymore, i dont live out in the country like i used to. I used to have them keep out the flying rats, rabbits and feral cats, i dont have this problem here in the city. I keep my dogs in the "chill in the house and play at the park condition." There is no need for me to have my dogs that lean, and since I have a dog show to go to in October, it really wouldn't benefit me in that aspect either. I let them chase the ball every day, hose them off since its 115 here during the day, they only go out at night, and they go swimming and pull the bike, their happy their fat, whatever, i aint in good working condition myself so what can i say? hahahahaha :lol:
     
  10. My point exactly, as I mentioned earlier on.
    The defensive folks have that selective hearing, and are quick to jump to the good ol' "hips and spine....skinny....etc." defense. A healthy, lean, conditioned dog, will not look like a skeleton. Of COURSE a dog in an emaciated state with no muscle and just bones will be run down. No one here has said a dog should look emaciated. In shape/lean/conditioned is NOT the same thing as SKINNY or EMACIATED.
     
  11. davidfitness83

    davidfitness83 Good Dog

    Fatter dogs over heat easier, have joint problems and live less. It's sad people purposely overfeed a dog so it can look fat for a beauty show. The chill in the couch look is unhealthy for the dog. My dog sleeps on the couch all day but he only gets fed enough for his activity level. Since he is lazy as hell I don't over feed him.
     
  12. I wish we had thank you buttons here.

    I agree, the fact that you dogs are 'couch potatos' certainly doesn't excuse them to be overweight. As stated above, they should be fed less according to their activity level. My husband has a senior bulldog that stays in the house and does NOTHING.....he had to cut her food back to 3/4 of a cup of kibble, measured, per day! Or else she would be a miserable COW! You'd still never be able to look at her and tell that that's all she eats. She still has the roundish old dog look. My 7yr old blind rescue Mini Bull Terrier, that boy only moves when it's to potty, or eat/drink. That is it. He has the ataxia issue as well. He only eats 1/2 cup per day of kibble, and he is at a very healthy weight. Nice tuck, no spine or hips showing, and his joints have less stress on them since he is not overweight.
     
  13. I must add, we all have and are entitled to our 'preferences' when it comes to our dogs. But the only reason I am still in this conversation, is because we are talking about health here, which is FACTUAL. It should not be a preference. Healthy is healthy, fat is not. Dogs suffer in the long run from being overweight, just as humans do.
     
  14. davidfitness83

    davidfitness83 Good Dog

    Laziest dog on earth, he goes from his orthopedic bed to our couch, he gets up to beg at the table or whenever we leave the house. Otherwise he is just laying down sleeping. We were constantly working him out but due to a change in career and my son being born he is not worked as much as he used to. Still no excuse to keep him overfed..

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  15. xchairity_casex

    xchairity_casex Good Dog

    "I must add, we all have and are entitled to our 'preferences' when it comes to our dogs. But the only reason I am still in this conversation, is because we are talking about health here, which is FACTUAL. It should not be a preference. Healthy is healthy, fat is not. Dogs suffer in the long run from being overweight, just as humans do. "

    which is kind of my point, pitbull people here look at Cesar and tell me he is a cow and needs to loose weight and have his bones sticking out to consider him healthy i KNOW he is healthy due to the amount of activity he gets all the time, i feed more when he has an active WEEK, not DAY if were going going going for the week ill up a meal or two maybe 3 if we are having a lazy week or an average week i cut food out/ down. this past 2 weeks we havent been able to get out much as i have been wicked busy hes only been getting the 2 hours on the treadmill, 30 min on the flirt pole and a 30 min walk so he has only been eating about a handful of meat per day (and acts as though he is gonna die :P) why he isnt thin and muscular looking i attribute to taking after his dad who was very round thick dog as was his aunts and uncle, his mom was the only thinner terrier type bully and he obviously didnt take after her.

     
  16. I hear you. Genetics can/may play a role sometimes. Now, Shiner's parents are both rolly pollys....as well as his littermate sister, but, because of how and what I do with him, he looks the way he does. It is possible......

    Edited to add: While I am an APBT owner first and foremost, of many years, when I speak on this subject, I am speaking of dogs in general. Not just breed specific. As far as health and weight go, I view canines as a whole. I am not biased.
     
  17. Tiffseagles

    Tiffseagles GRCH Dog Premium Member

    Wow. This dog is very nice.

     
  18. digs

    digs Puppy

    Has anyone actually told you a dog needs to have it's bones sticking out to be a healthy weight?

    of course they don't.

    If a dog of any breed is fat it's the owners fault regardless of breed,I'd be ashamed of myself if i ever let a dog of mine get in the state some of the posted dogs are in.
     
  19. Yeah, when we say that dogs shouldn't be fat or overweight, that doesn't nessesarily mean they have to be all 'ripped' with muscle either. A house dog can be a healthy leaner weight, 'normal' looking. I'm not saying that everyone's dogs should look like they're a conditioned athlete or anything. Just not overweigh/fat. A good 'maintenance' weight.
     
  20. SamThePitbull

    SamThePitbull Good Dog

    Huh? :confused:
     

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