|Barked: Mon Mar 11, '13 9:20am PST |
|That was exactly what I wondered, Mulder. The guy was like, "Is that a Shepherd Dog?" Me: "Yeah, he is." Guy: "Dutch Shepherd?"
Considering Dutchies are usually brindle and not at all common in this country, it seemed rather strange to me that that's what he would jump to. Although I've also had someone ask me if Onyx was a Czech Shepherd. Wasn't sure if he meant a GSD from Czech lines, a Vlcak, or what.
It's gotten to the point where I'm mildly surprised every time someone does recognize his breed. We were sitting next to a woman and her elderly mother at the mall yesterday, and the older woman asked my father what breed Oni was. When he said German Shepherd, the younger woman said, "The German kind right? Not the American?" I was like,
ETA: The skinny dog/fat dog thing irritates me, too. Onyx randomly put on a couple pounds recently. Nothing major, still has a decent tuck, but his ribs aren't as easily felt as I would like. Seems like it happened overnight. I suppose it just seems that way because I see him all the time, but I do keep a very close eye on his body condition, so I do think it happened pretty rapidly.
He's been filling out muscle wise, so when I tried to point out to my parents that he was getting a bit chubby, they insisted it was just part of his filling out. Sorry, but I can tell the difference between fat and muscle, and while some of it is muscle, that FAT around his ribs isn't muscle.
Best indicator is if people say my dog is too skinny, he's perfect. When I stop hearing that, I know he needs to lose weight
Edited by author Mon Mar 11, '13 9:40am PST
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