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our dog walker Lisa told me that Snoopy is looking a little chubby. :eek:

We are all very upset about that comment. Doesnt she know how sensative a girl can be about her weight? :eek:

Does she look chubby to you guys? She's only about 43lbs and is two years old in 6 weeks!
 

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I completely dissagree with the chubby comment. She looks very healthy and well built.

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It's just because she's wearing dots! Big ones!

:lol:

She's perfect. Button weighs 63 pounds! He was 2 in March.
 

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No, she has her waistline. She's fine. She looks like the rest of our girls on Cyberhound :lol: ...Healthy and happy!
 

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Ah, ahem.....Louie is a whopping 71 pounds. He is very manly looking! :lol:

He has been on and off steroids, so he has an excuse, other than being totally food driven!
 

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I agree that she looks fine. I've had someone make a similar remark about Jasmine although you can see the faint outlines of her ribcage and her vet has declared her as being a perfect specimen of what a healthy Basset should be. I think people's perceptions of a Basset's true size gets a bit skewed because of their unusual proportions.
 
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Ditto with above poster. She is perfect. Does your dog walker own or have other Bassets to walk? Tummy Boy's Mom.
 

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thanks guys!

our dog walker owns lots of springer spaniels (spl?) and are all working dogs so are very lean.

we've now cancelled her service!! :lol: (joke)!!
 

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Ah, ahem.....Louie is a whopping 71 pounds. He is very manly looking! :lol:

He has been on and off steroids, so he has an excuse, other than being totally food driven![/b]
Moe is seventy two pounds and has held that weight for several years now. He's slim at this weight - perfect for his size. At one point he was a whopping eighty three pounds!!!! He was pretty 'beefy' back then. That was shortly after he reached his full size and after Tally joined our family. Before then he had been a finicky eater but after she came he learned to eat all his food AND hers (AND ours, AND anything else he could find, beg, or steal - usually steal ;) ). When I adopted him he weighted in at thirty-two pounds and was easily carried :blink: - I miss those days when he pulls a flat-basset on me...

I think people tend to think Bassets are overweight because of thier large heads, long torsos, and large feet. They are heavy-boned (my vet says they are true dwarves - the type with a short but big-boned skeletal structure and large hands and feet). If you can see your dog's waist then she's probably well-proportioned for her size.
 

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My 8 month-old puppy is bigger than her. And my veterinarian told us that our Sherlock is in a perfect shape. :) I wouldn't listen to your walker. She is in a great shape! and she is a cuttie
 
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