>>Shetland Sheepdog (Sheltie) NOT related to Border Collie at all
> I understand. I'm just trying to get an idea of size. Saying one dog runs
> faster than another makes no sense, if one's the size of a dachshund and the
> other is the size of a black lab.
> >>Shetland Sheepdog (Sheltie) NOT related to Border Collie at all
> > I understand. I'm just trying to get an idea of size. Saying one dog
> > faster than another makes no sense, if one's the size of a dachshund and
> > other is the size of a black lab.
> It does make sense. If you did a little research. Its about body
> proportion rather than height. Even in human running. But thanks for
But I notice you've spent a lot more time whining about how people
aren't gifting you with information than it would have taken you to do a
simple google search.
Do you have a problem with reading comprehension? I did *not* say a Sheltie
was the size of a black Lab. I said:
"...I'm just trying to get an idea of size. Saying one dog runs faster than
another makes no sense, if one's the size of a dachshund and the other is
the size of a black lab."
In other words, I do not KNOW the size of the Sheltie, so I was asking for
an explanation, not making a statement about the dog's size.
I have a mini doxie who's name is Hannah, and she weighs 11 pounds
since she is exercising by running around the yard, or my father takes
her for a walk 3 times a day.
I think somebody in your family must be spoiling your doxie by
sneaking stuff under the table without your knowledge or giving the
dog junk food.
> Your doxie should be 11 pounds when full grown. I think you should
> exercise her more to lose 1 pound to get her back to 11 pounds.
That is a generalization and is taken from the description of the mini
portion of the breed. Officially mini's are under 11 pounds but I
have seen PLENTY over 11 pounds. Many call them tweenies, supposedly
bred from 2 mini's they grow more than 11 pounds.
Check her out if she has a definate waste just before her haunches as
viewed from above and you can feel her ribs without a large pad of fat
and she doesn't have a pot belly she is the right shape - just a bit
larger than is traditionally called a mini. Go by build and not an
artificial expectation. Ask the vet if she is at the right weight.
My sister in law tryed to foist a pup off on us that was registered as
a mini (both parents were AKC registered mini's) she was about 10-11
pounds at 4 MONTHS. She was NOT a mini in my book and we passed on
I have a mini too; he's now 14 years old. He's weight has gone up and down
but I've never had any major problems with it. He now weights about 10
pounds despite sleeping most of the days. I also feed him a little can cat
food because he loves it so much. But the main thing is that when he
started gaining a little weight I started measuring his food. I think if
you prevent him from getting in the habit of eating too much, then you won't
have problems latter on.
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