how much does your staff weigh

Go down

default how much does your staff weigh

Post by maddiesowner on Sun Mar 16, 2008 6:51 am

Maddie weighs just over 15kg she a heathly staff but the person who i had her off said she fat! I don't feel she is but he said when i had her you could see her ribs which i think shows i fed her and look after her. You should not be able to see a staffs ribs. What do you think? To be honest it really annoyed me but i just bit my lip and walked away.
avatar
maddiesowner

Number of posts : 68
Age : 35
Location : west midlands
Reputation : 0
Points : 2
Registration date : 2008-02-24

View user profile

Back to top Go down

default Re: how much does your staff weigh

Post by howlinmadmurdoch on Sun Mar 16, 2008 6:54 am

I seem to remember reading somewhere that you should be able to feel a dog's ribs, but not see them if the dog is a healthy weight?
avatar
howlinmadmurdoch

Number of posts : 164
Age : 40
Location : Haslemere
Reputation : 0
Points : -5
Registration date : 2008-02-07

View user profile

Back to top Go down

default Re: how much does your staff weigh

Post by maddiesowner on Sun Mar 16, 2008 6:58 am

you can feel her ribs she as got a bit of a love handle on her neck but she not over weight she has the odd treat but she only eats her food on a night she don't eat in the morning so i worry sometimes she don't eat enough and i don't over feed her treats i always read the pack to see her daily allowlence
avatar
maddiesowner

Number of posts : 68
Age : 35
Location : west midlands
Reputation : 0
Points : 2
Registration date : 2008-02-24

View user profile

Back to top Go down

default Re: how much does your staff weigh

Post by jodie on Sun Mar 16, 2008 2:39 pm

in staffy's the last 2 ribs should be visible but not protruding, you should also be able to feel the rest of the ribs clearly but not see them. a staffy silouhette when looking over them should be a broad head, broad shoulders, taiper in at the waist and then muscular hind quarters. every dog is different weight wise depending on height muscle mass etc. my staff is approx 20 kg but is not overweight, he is very big for a staffy, he is muscular and quite tall. for a little bit when we first got our rottie pup we had over fed rocco a little and he was a bit overweight however we didn't notice, it was a friend that pointed this out, we reduced his feed a little and this has brought his weight down to normal. sometimes you need a fresh pair of eyes to point out differences that you won't see as you see them every day. tust your own instincts as you will know if your dog is to skinny or poorly.

jodie

Number of posts : 44
Age : 35
Location : perth
Reputation : 0
Points : 9
Registration date : 2008-03-06

View user profile

Back to top Go down

default Re: how much does your staff weigh

Post by Guest on Mon Mar 17, 2008 2:50 am

Roxy weighs 17kg, she has just been on a very strict diet after getting very podgy after a pyo scare.

100% agree Jodie!

Edited, was weighed at the vets last night!!


Last edited by roxystaffie on Wed Mar 19, 2008 4:15 am; edited 1 time in total
avatar
Guest
Guest


Back to top Go down

default Re: how much does your staff weigh

Post by Guest on Mon Mar 17, 2008 4:19 am

The last time we took Jadey to the vets she told us she was overweight at 22kg so we put her on a diet and increased her excercise. Haven't had her weighed for a while but shes definatley trimmer and has loads more energy. Still a little bit to go but shes working on it!!xx
avatar
Guest
Guest


Back to top Go down

default Re: how much does your staff weigh

Post by maddiesowner on Mon Mar 17, 2008 4:44 am

Maddie was defo too skinny when we had her you could see all the ribs. My brother said she not fat so that made me feel better cuz i was worried. She hasn't been walking too much lately because i've hurt my back but she has stopped eating her morning meal so it has balanced out :D
avatar
maddiesowner

Number of posts : 68
Age : 35
Location : west midlands
Reputation : 0
Points : 2
Registration date : 2008-02-24

View user profile

Back to top Go down

default Re: how much does your staff weigh

Post by kerri on Mon Mar 17, 2008 8:09 am

I think its your own preference
some people like there dogs lean and some like them with more covering, dogs are different height so weight should be different to
if you feel she is not over weight then dont worry but if you are still concerned take her to the vets and get her weighed :D
avatar
kerri

Female
Number of posts : 528
Age : 39
Location : scotland
Humor : I like to think its good
Reputation : 3
Points : 3
Registration date : 2008-02-13

View user profile http://Blazinstaff.com

Back to top Go down

default Re: how much does your staff weigh

Post by Wiretim on Wed Mar 19, 2008 4:08 am

Just weighed Milo now after a right kerfuffle, 17.6kg. No fat on him other than a bit of puppy fat left around his neck and shoulders.
avatar
Wiretim

Number of posts : 74
Age : 35
Location : Warrington, England
Reputation : 0
Points : 2
Registration date : 2008-03-16

View user profile

Back to top Go down

default Re: how much does your staff weigh

Post by Guest on Wed Mar 19, 2008 7:41 am

Mayja weighs 20kg, and his in fit condition :D


avatar
Guest
Guest


Back to top Go down

default Re: how much does your staff weigh

Post by Guest on Wed Mar 19, 2008 7:42 am

Love his colourings denise x
avatar
Guest
Guest


Back to top Go down

default Re: how much does your staff weigh

Post by Guest on Wed Mar 19, 2008 7:50 am

He is gorgeous! Very sexy boy! ❤
avatar
Guest
Guest


Back to top Go down

default Re: how much does your staff weigh

Post by craigourstaffy on Wed Mar 19, 2008 11:47 am

Tess got weighed at the vets the other week and she was 18.7kgs
avatar
craigourstaffy

Female
Number of posts : 232
Age : 53
Location : Edinburgh
Humor : off ma head...lol
Reputation : 3
Points : 3
Registration date : 2008-03-04

View user profile http://www.staffyclub.com/Ali_

Back to top Go down

default Re: how much does your staff weigh

Post by engladian on Wed Mar 19, 2008 6:29 pm

Weighed Kane yesterday when he was at the vets and he just tipped over 19 kg which I feel is fine for a 16" dog. Although he thinks he should be getting more, more, more food.
avatar
engladian
Admin Team
Admin Team

Number of posts : 815
Age : 55
Location : Kent
Reputation : 0
Points : -6
Registration date : 2008-01-31

View user profile

Back to top Go down

default Re: how much does your staff weigh

Post by Sponsored content


Sponsored content


Back to top Go down

Back to top


 
Permissions in this forum:
You cannot reply to topics in this forum