So Boo and I have been hearing about this other yellow lab from other dog owners on our walks but we finally met him to day I am going to HAVE to get pictures.
Charlie is a sweet heart but OMG is he huge... his owner said he was between 130 and 140, and only 12 months! I couldn't believe it so I had to ask again... yep 12 months not years. Apparently they finally have him on a diet and want him to lose 30 or so lbs but still thats going to be one big boy.
He was very sweet with Boo even though she was still a little wound up from playing with some of her other friends but he was good. Its a little sad though because I really don't think he could do much running and playing if he wanted to. Hopefully he can shed some pounds soon and get around to playing.
Was the Lab huge (in height) or just extremely overweight? either way, I think it is so sad. Labs are not supposed to be the size of a Great Dane.
What REALLY sad is this. Apollo is very lean for a lab (mix) and people always say, "Are you sure he's a lab mix? Aren't labs usually fat?"
Love,<br />Giuli<br /><br />
mostly overweight... Charlie may be a bit taller and a bit longer than usual but not extreme. He is definitely carrying more wight than he should though. Boo is getting big quick but he makes her look tiny again.
Guili, did you hear my recent story about the adoption day? I met a HUGE Lab, and his owners told me that the vet told them, "Labs are just an overweight breed." Talk about WTF?!?!
This one was the same height as Angus, and the same age, but weighed TWICE what Angus weighs. Good GRIEF!!!
Connie and "The Boys":
Angus, Yellow Lab, CGC, RE, CD
Simon, d.b.a. Flat Coated Retriever, CGC, RE, CD
Gone ahead, but forever in my heart:
Crash, Pit Bull x Rottweiler x Golden Retriever
I have heard the same. Last Monday actually while I was walking the dogs. Met a nice old couple I stop to chat to sometimes. They have a 2 1/2 year old yellow female named Maisy (yep, I also have a Maisy!). She is GROSSLY obese. I actually feel so sorry for the dog. She needs to loose half her body weight. When I asked about how her weight loss was going the man said "Oh, yeah, we have cut her food back. But Labs are like that anyway, aren't they? big and stocky. That is how they are supposed to be""Labs are just an overweight breed." Talk about WTF?!?!
Furious couldn't even begin to describe how I felt when he said that. >
Weird. My vet is HUGE on getting dogs lean. They say it is one of the biggest problem with pets (both dogs and cats) these days - people are just letting them get huge. So to think that a vet would let that guy off the hook is scary. If I knew that vet I would actually REPORT them (not sure if vet's have a board...)Originally Posted by AngusFangus
Charlie (foster) and Rocky
Boo is my 5 month old little lab girl... it was also the nickname of my baby sister when she was... 4. A little blondie too and my pups personality reminded me of her so...
Anyway here are a couple of pics from a about a month ago I don't remember if I posted these or not...
Stay is soooo hard to do... can't I get up now?
Make sure you photograph my good side now.
Since they opened the reservoir I am going to have to start taking my camera with me to get her swimming and playing with the other dogs. Maybe I can get some shots of Charlie too.
That always makes me sad to see/hear of such grossly overweight Labs. Not only are his hips and elbows quite possibly ruined by now, but he'll likely not live long either.
I've added a clause in my puppy contract that says if the owners allow the dog to get significantly overweight, my health guarantees are null and void. I've had to make notes on a few where photos sent show gross obesity (of course I let the folks know that their dog is FAT also and to reread the signed contract about joints...). What is really frustrating is when the vets proclaim the dog's weight is great!
Okay, I think this just convinced me to add some photos like those on the Purina feeding study site to my puppy packet, because some folks have no idea what a "waistline" looks like! Sometimes it's like beating your head against a brick wall though.... I have a 12 yo here that acts like a 3yo still, and I use her as an example all the time w/ puppy buyers. She looks and acts that way because she's been fit her whole life. I expect her to stick around a lot longer the way she's going! -Anne
WindyCanyon Girls, August 2014