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post #1 of 8 (permalink) Old 12-06-2005, 08:56 AM Thread Starter
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A lot of skin

Myfanwy is 8 months old and she is not as big as I thought she would be.
She is not skinny and she is very heavy but she has loads of loose skin.
She was lying on my arm and there was about 2 inches of her skin drooped across my arm.
Is this normal? Or will she grow into it?


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post #2 of 8 (permalink) Old 12-06-2005, 02:33 PM
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She's a mix, right? Maybe she has some shar-pei or bloodhound... or one of those dogs that have some extra skin to share with other dogs... lol. I don't hink you should worry about it.

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Her mum was pure alsation and her dad pure black labrador


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My late GSD Bean had a lot of extra skin. I could actually grab it in both my hands and lift it off her back, but when I'd release my hold, it'd fall back down and you couldn't tell otherwise.

Its normal.


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The lose skin is a way for the dog to protect its self when it is fighting with other dogs. My Rotti lab mix has heaps of extra skin, like Mallory i am able to grab it and pick her up by the extra skin.
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My chihuahua has quite a bit of loose skin. I always push it up on her head and say "you need a face-lift." LOL

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Just so there's no misunderstandings...

I never picked her up off the ground by her skin. I'm saying that I could lift about three inches up off her.


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Yeah you cant see the extra skin unless she is lying down and it hangs.
Glad there is nothing to worry about


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