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Why are some flyball dogs so thin??

Discussion in 'Dog Agility and Flyball' started by luvmydogs, Oct 5, 2017.


  1. luvmydogs

    luvmydogs PetForums VIP

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    I went to the indoor championships this weekend and saw some VERY thin dogs - bones sticking out and everything. Surely there's no need for them to be that skinny?
     
  2. Mirandashell

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    What breed were they?
     
  3. luvmydogs

    luvmydogs PetForums VIP

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    All different types! But even sighthounds shouldn't have bones sticking out IMHO.
     
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    Rixxilee PetForums Newbie

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    It can be incredibly high impact and is very demanding on the dogs body. Because of this we try and keep them on the slimmer side. You may have not been seeing ribs etc you may have been seeing lateral muscles. I’ve watched competitive flyball and haven’t seen anything that I’d be concerned about :)
     
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    These were not muscles. I felt some of the dogs - they were bones. Seriously underweight.
     
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