Monthly Archives: May 2016

perfectdogs: I love her so much

perfectdogs:

I love her so much

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meet emmett! he’s a staffordshire terrier my father and…

meet emmett! he’s a staffordshire terrier my father and his fiancée just adopted! he’s super playful and very smart!! i love him!

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This is Kayden. He is half GSP and half Labrador. You can find…

This is Kayden. He is half GSP and half Labrador. You can find him on Instagram here!

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Handsomedogs’ Photography Contest IX Winner!The winner of the…

Handsomedogs’ Photography Contest IX Winner!

The winner of the 9th photography contest is… Obie the Silken Windhound by @bandizoi!!! With 465 votes out of 1,735 total, this handsomedog beat out the second place holder by 242 votes!

I appreciate all the participation you guys gave for this contest! The poll system worked out super well, seeing as we had 4,523 votes across all 4 rounds!

Please check out and follow @bandizoi to see more of Obie, and to see their Borzoi, Bandit!

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Grzegorz Bukalski | Trekking dog

Grzegorz Bukalski | Trekking dog

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I was Nesting

I tore apart my person’s foam pillow to make myself a nice “dog nest” to sleep in on my people’s…

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This is my puppy. Her name is Gracie. She’s a rescue and…

This is my puppy. Her name is Gracie. She’s a rescue and she’s very shy.

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Apollo creed

Apollo creed

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Roman Trapper Shershnev | dog smiley face

Roman Trapper Shershnev | dog smiley face

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kandles12 replied to your post “Remainder that allowing your dog to become obese is just as abusive…

kandles12
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“Remainder that allowing your dog to become obese is just as abusive as…”

is there a good way to tell if really fluffy dogs are overweight? I always feel like our shelties are overweight, but they’re like 90% fur so I can’t really tell. The vet always says they’re fine, so I’m not too concerned… I just wish I could tell.

Shelties can come in all sorts of shapes and sizes, so a standard for them differs. But, just by feeling you can be able to tell if they are a good weight. Your dog’s belly should curve upwards, called the tuck, and not sit straight across (different for some breeds). You can tell with adorable Kaj, here, that his chest is low, then it curves upwards towards his belly ( @lambdalupi )

You should be able to feel the ribs with a slight layer of fat in between, like if you were to place your hand flat on a table and feel your own knuckles. In general, your dog should just be proportioned. Their sides shouldn’t stick out further than their body. Here is another good looking sheltie, @spartathesheltie.

These shelties are adorably petite, and maybe not what you’re used to seeing, but the same rules apply for larger type shelties. Giving them a bath will show you their true form!

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