Originally Posted by trip286
There's a huge difference between fit and starved. I've never owned a fat dog. Or one with it's ribs showing.
I have never owned a fat dog, either, but my dogs look fit.
I once was car shopping, answering ads in the paper. I went to one guys house who had a setter of some sort. White with a bunch of black spots. That dog had every rib, backbone and hip bone showing on it. I said something to him about feeding his dog. He got pissed and said to me, "That's the way a bird dog is supposed to look." I called BS and left. I should have reported him.