Join Date: May 2009
Location: Mid Northern TN
He looks good, certainly not starving or skin and bones. He may not have much 'topline' and his spine is easily felt, but making him pudgy isn't a good way to fix that- he needs good exercise and to build muscle to change that in a healthy manner. Muscle him up and he'll look better/fitter without getting fat. As he ages, I'd expect him to put on a few more pounds, quicker if you neuter him, but dogs are supposed to have a waist when viewed from above! Extra weight is hard on the big guys, and crippling arthritis is a common quality of life factor as they age, better to be a little light and live longer.