Tall,Dark, and,- Handsome
|Barked: Tue Oct 23, '12 10:41am PST |
|I know this was a zombie post but oh well. It's alive!!!
I know in the old post I posted he was 27" and 103lbs, but those were actually wrong. If he holds still he stands closer 28" and the vet confirmed he's actually 109 pounds.
I'm unsure of what type of breeder he came from, I'm pretty sure it was a backyard breeder though. Mom was a small-ish dog, and his father was pretty big. Probably on the large side of the standard, maybe a bit more.
He was fed the amount food recommended, and at 6 months of age he was neutered. He still got to this size.
Trigger thanks for posting here. I know your response was to the other poster, but I just wanted to clarify that my family didn't go out looking for a giant Lab so we could go around and brag. We were looking for nice pup that could be a great family dog. He is exactly that, when we picked him we didn't know he was going to get as big as he is and we don't go around boasting about it like some people do. We love him and he loves us and that's all that matters.
He's had no health or physical problems in his 8 years. I realize at his age and being this big there is a greater risk for joint problems, so I put him on a diet to take off some weight even though he was at a good weight. So far it's going great. At the end of this diet, he won't be as big and he won't weigh as much, but I don't care I want him to be healthy.
I've heard of others who have dogs at a good weight and feed them more just so they can get bigger, then they brag about their 100+ pound dog that is fat.
What saddens me is I've seen videos of people claiming to have 110+ pound labs and the dogs are, plain and simple. FAT. And when people comment saying the dog is obese and should go on a diet the poster of the video replies, "not even close he's just big" Then they claim they go through a 40 pound bag of dog food in 4 days between their two labs, both obese, and their smaller dog.
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