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What you all think? :)

Discussion in 'American Bully' started by winwin, Aug 2, 2013.

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  1. ~Missy~

    ~Missy~ Snaptastic

    I think what most people are trying to say is he's just a pup, and honestly you won't add any more mass on him than what his genetics will allow. It's best to just naturally let him fill out. Plus, he's probably in an awkward stage. IMO, he looks just fine as is.

    Here's a current pic of Lyza...just over 6 months old (didn't get her feet in the shot, lol, but you can see how lean she is)
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  2. winwin

    winwin Puppy

     
  3. ATL King Titan

    ATL King Titan Little Dog

    I don't really read what sevensins posted as bashing anyone as much as letting you know that you could potentially be damaging and disrupting your dog's growth. Did he candy coat it to make you feel warm and fuzzy inside? No. But you asked for opinions...good and bad...you didn't say please respond in the most polite and respectful way possible. You took offense and flew off the handle. I don't think anyone is attacking you or your pup...just trying to prevent a puppy from getting injured or becoming unhealthy. Just take a breath and realize that people on here are on your side and trying to help...not the other way around.
     
  4. Beki

    Beki Good Dog Premium Member

     
  5. ATL King Titan

    ATL King Titan Little Dog

    Here's my boy at 6 months...he eats twice a day...no more than 1.5 cups (actual measured cups) per serving. He would eat the whole bag if I let him.

    Titan 6 months bed.JPG

    Here he is at 7 months...he's starting to show some muscle now...all I have done with him is play fetch, tug of war, long walks through the neighborhood, and sit on the couch watching tv. The muscle will come in time.

    Titan Beg 1.JPG
    Titan Beg.JPG
     
  6. NobodyHere

    NobodyHere Guest

    Pretty much this.

    Winwin, that was me being polite and tactful. Anyone who actually knows me would tell you that I'm fully capable of making Boogieman seem like a choir boy by comparison. You asked for all comments, good or bad. You got a comment based on what YOU wrote, and the pictures YOU posted of your dog in a lopsided harness with some junk attached to it. You need a thick skin to own American Bullies, so I'd recommend standing up and pulling your panties back on straight. *happy, cheerful, candy-coated smile with stardust sparkles and shit*
     
  7. indelibledotink

    indelibledotink Little Dog

    I agree that some of the frequent posters here are rude, but a lot of people who just joined don't use the search feature to see if their concerns are already answered. (UTFSB).

    while it is true that you can't exceed your dog's genetic characteristics, you CAN exercise and condition them so that they grow bigger muscles and all that. it's like body builders, exercise the muscles, let them recover and grow, and repeat. google that guy greg valentino aka the man whose arms exploded.

    but my overall point is that your dog looks fine and is still a puppy. like everyone has been saying, don't damage your pup by rushing in to make him a beast.

    peace!
     
  8. adjecyca

    adjecyca Good Dog

    Handsome!
     
  9. NobodyHere

    NobodyHere Guest

    One thing you may have forgotten: Dogs are not people. Different types of muscle fiber, different dietary requirements, different structure and biomechanics.
     
  10. winwin

    winwin Puppy

    Okay, I'm posting a general reply to all. He is 7months old. 22-25kg, around 14-15" height. He eats 4 coffee cupped size kibble cup per day plus 1/4kg of raw. He was on 1kg raw per day and based on the old time bully people here, he seems rather thin(not lean), and was advised to increase his weight a little bit after the summer heat ends.

    With regards to the weight he is pulling, it's not even 5kg. 5kg is 11lbs. Less than that is not even much, certainly not even enough to damage a joint or even cause stress to his muscles, again it is NOT meant to be weight pulling to increase his muscularity, it is just meant to keep him busy while he is being hyperactive during the day and I'm busy in the office.

    With the "shitty" harness, it is a walking harness, it is NOT meant for pulling BUT he is not even pulling 1/4 of his body weight, there is absolutely no way it can damage any part of him. Think of it as your son/daughter carrying her backpack to school, does that damage any part of them unless it's too heavy?

    With regards to activity level, I try to walk him everyday, but sometimes don't have the time to do so, he walks from 2-7days a week depending on my schedule, he does however get time to fetch whenever I get free time in the office, some tug, some jumping similar to flirt pole.

    I don't really see the point why having a decently weighted puppy a bad thing. Imagine if your puppy was just the right weight and very lean, then he suddenly gets sick and doesn't eat, wouldn't that make him very thin and wouldn't that be dangerous?

    Lastly, this is for the owners, how many of you are "fit" and "healthy", you preach about the health of your dogs, maybe you can show pics of yourselves showing how lean and healthy you guys are. :)
     
  11. indelibledotink

    indelibledotink Little Dog

    I didn't 'forget,' but the principle is general enough for the observation to be true in this case.

    take a set of identical twin dogs at two years. dog A gets walks every day, nutritious food, playtime, does some weightpull, flirt pole, dock diving, treadmill, acupuncture, all the good stuff.

    dog B, the identical twin, gets mcdonalds everyday for breakfast lunch and dinner and is tied to a stake 24/7. the tie out is so short that he can't even run around.

    Is one dog going to be more muscular and healthier?

    @ ATL King Titan: your dog looks great!
     
  12. ~Missy~

    ~Missy~ Snaptastic

    He's only 14-15 inches high? Are you sure? Lyza is only 15 inches high (at withers) and she weighs around 25 lbs, which is about 12 kg...

    Also, a fit and healthy dog is less likely to fall ill, AND, we're humans, yes it's up to us to take care of ourselves, but our dogs count on is to do whatever it takes to keep them healthy. You shouldn't compare dogs to humans. :)
     
  13. NobodyHere

    NobodyHere Guest

    More muscular and healthier compared to a dog that isn't AT its genetic potential yet? Yes. But that has what to do with bulking a dog up PAST its genetic potential? I could take Spike, who already does all of those things (minus the bullshit acupuncture) and is already fit, try to "bulk him up," and he's just NOT going to get any goddamn bulkier than he already is. Period.
     
  14. indelibledotink

    indelibledotink Little Dog

    acupuncture intrigues me and I've always wanted to try it. insurance nowdays covers the cost of such treatment.

    you are correct that you can't build a dog past it's potential. but potential is not reached if the dog doesn't get the correct elements which allow him to get to the limit.
     
  15. NobodyHere

    NobodyHere Guest

    And "getting to the limit" with a puppy is not responsible. We've now come full circle.
     
  16. Boogieman

    Boogieman Good Dog Premium Member

    But they're bulking him up!!!!!!! LOL
     
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