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Hi,

I am new here so please don't flame me..

I have been reading so many posts about weight and size of pups. Why does it really matter?

From everything I have read each dog grows at their own rate, and that you don't want them to bulk up to quick do to stress on their hips, knees and elbows. That is is best if you keep them lean for their first year of life to help reduce the risk.

Kamali who I got from my local Humane Society and love dearly. We had to keep super lean and still is at 24' 75 lb. She had knee surgery at 6 weeks old because she was used as pitbull bait. She looks like she might have APBT in her but I would never dream of letting her bulk up.

Now Horus is 5 months old and weighs in at 40 lb and 18" he might be a AB mix. To tell you the truth I could careless if he got as big as Kamali or not. I also am not worried about what his weight will be. I hope to keep him lean till he is a year old and after that let him fill out on his own.

I guess I don't get this bigger and bulkier is better. Back in the 1970's we had an APBT that looks nothing like the ones of today and to tell you the truth I think that they leggier less bulky ones from back then are prettier than the bulky steroided looking ones now days.

I am sorry if I have offended anyone this is just how I feel.
 

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I think people are more so worried about their dog's health, not necessarily weight, and in America -- we are conditioned to equate health with size. Chubby babies are healthy babies, that sort of thing. Not that everyone wants a big monster hound... but I guess by comparing our dogs to each other's, we sort of use it as a tool to gauge how well we're doing on keeping our dogs healthy and fit... asking ourselves, "are we feeding too much, or too little?"

That's what I always assumed anyway. I don't know a single person on this forum who tries to bulk their dogs up just for looks. We tend to chase those people away, LOL! :lol:
 

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Oh you'll love it here, and you'll quickly become addicted. We're like family here, and yeah we can bicker and argue like any family members would... but most of us do respect for and care about each other a great deal. I, for one, go insane if anything is wrong with a forum member's dog. It tears me apart right along with them. We share so much joy and sorrow and laughter and tears... it's really a great place, and I'm glad to be a part of it! And if I haven't told you already, WELCOME to our forum!! Great to have you.
 

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LuvaBULL thanks so very much. I have been looking around the forum, I am thrilled I found this place.

I do have to say that I have noticed that everyone at least looks really young. Kind of made me feel like an old lady. LoL

I am hoping no one minds having an older lady on board. :)

I know what you mean about getting attached to everyone on the board I am a active member of two others one I mod on and the other I have been with for 3 years. We laugh and we cry together.

Thank you so very much for making me feel so welcomed here.
 
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