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Dalmatian owners am i going mad???

Discussion in 'Dog Chat' started by candysmum, Apr 18, 2011.


  1. candysmum

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    I'm not a dally owner but I got this

    Weight
    Male 34–71 pounds (15–32 kg)
    Female 36–53 pounds (16–24 kg)


    Height
    Male 21–26 inches (53–66 cm)
    Female 18–25 inches (46–63 cm)
     
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    Think that one must be a bit off cause normally the dog weighs a bit more than the bitch Lol.
    Don't your vets have a big poster of all the breed weights next to the scales?

    Our vet nurse tried telling us the weight of my friends foster bassets was fine.. even though it was completely obvious that ruby was overweight! I kept arguing that especially for a basset is better to have them slightly leaner because of the problems they have but she was adament they were ok... but she looks fab now after their diet. I don't think vets know that much about weight lol
     
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    From the photo, I'd say that Candy looks to be at what I'd call a winter weight - a generous covering - but I live 1000 feet up on Dartmoor so I like mine to have some cover. Personally, I'd say that she'd benefit from losing a couple of pounds, but not much more than that, I like to be able to see the last rib when they are standing.
     
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    i wouldnt take any notice for her size and shape thats a good weight for her she's a bit heavier than my freya but my freya is a little smaller than your girl and weights about 22kg so for her i would say thats right.
    she's looking really good.
     
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    :w00t::w00t::w00t: Im glad we dont go to your vets Holly is 32kg :eek: I can feel her ribs just :eek: I know she needs more excersise but its hard some days with two & one not allowed to go as far :( Banjo ranges form 32 to 36kg depending on which scales he goes on :rolleyes: but I can just see his ribs & the vet is very happy with him :D Holly is taller than Banjo he is 25.5" & Holly is 26" but you can see her waist so she's not to bad ;)

    Candy looks fine to me :thumbup1:
     
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    She looks spot on ( :lol: ) to me compared to some dally's I see who don't have a waist!
     
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    Personally I don't much about Dalmatians but from looking at her I think she looks good, I think she's a lovely shape. But hey what do I know, I have a beagle who even after all his exercise that he gets was starting to look like a barrel:eek: Have cut his food down slightly, much to his disgust but he is starting to look more slender. So compared to him, Candy looks positively slimline.

    I think you will know yourself if she needs to lose anything but I wouldn't think it would be much - if anything at all. Once she starts chasing around with Floss she'll shape up.

    Sorry couldn't have been much more help.
     
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    Aw if that is an overweight dog then I am Elvis! I think she looks lovely, my dalmation was a boy so can't really compare that much but he looked a bit shapely like yours but you could still see how muscley he was at the same time.

    I think as long as you think she is healthy and happy then nothing else should matter. Unless of course she does turn into a roly poly :p
     
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    candy looks spot on to me. beautiful girl. :D
     
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    Havent got Dallys obviously but from those pics, I would say she is fine by the shape of her, obviously you can tell better by "feel" but as far as the Pics go I would say personally she is fine. If you think by feeling the ribs she does need to loose any I would say that it would be a very minimal amount.
     
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