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    Hi,

    Just wanted to ask you guys whether my Bulldogs shape is correct, fat, thin or just about right.
    Ah-bo is the boy (Brown and white) 8 months old and weighs 22kg.
    Lily is my girl (White with dark eye patch) near 2 years old I think, weighs 22kg.

    Also at the moment they are fed raw twice a day, can I feed once a day and give them a bone treat in the evening?

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    Default Re: Are my Bulldogs thin ?

    I dont think they are to thin -in fact they look great ,every bully is different so it is not weight but how they look its important
    If you can feel they ribs but they are not visible thats great
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    Default Re: Are my Bulldogs thin ?

    I can feel Lily's ribs but not Ah-bo's, maybe its because he's still a puppy.

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    Default Re: Are my Bulldogs thin ?

    They aren't thin at all. I wouldn't say they are chubby either but closer to that than thin.

    Here's a picture of HRH that shows the waistline that is considered "ideal". She's a small compact bully though compared to many. She weighs 40 lbs in this picture and normally, and even 2 lbs gives her a little extra belly pouch. So even just a couple pounds can make a visible difference.

    It's going to be harder to gauge on your puppy for a bit yet, but you still should be able to feel his ribs. And I even read in one place that you should be able to see the last one. Our vet wants us to keep Amy thin because of her bad hips so had us cut back on her food a couple weeks ago and start giving her vitamins. But she still gained 2 lbs in 10 days doing that. She's just going to grow I guess.

    I can't comment on how often to feed raw though because we feed kibble to both our girls.
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    Default Re: Are my Bulldogs thin ?

    oh i should keep them like this or maybe slightly thinner?

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    Default Re: Are my Bulldogs thin ?

    Quote Originally Posted by regassam View Post
    oh i should keep them like this or maybe slightly thinner?
    I think they look great. Dont change a thing. They are Beautiful!!!

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    Default Re: Are my Bulldogs thin ?

    I think they look great and def are not too thin. If you want that tuck like hrh has you could cut back a tiny bit but I would not say they are over weight either. Cutty used to look more like yours (diff body shape tho) and when he had his acl surgery the dr. Said he liked to see him thinner. Now he has that same tuck like hrh and dr. Says he is perfect so there you go. Yours r far from fat but being such a hip, knee problem with the breed keeping them as lean as possible is best for them. I feed kibble but I think 1 a day feelings of any kind might lead to empty stomach and throwing up.could be wrong since I don't raw feed tho.

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    Quote Originally Posted by pdolphin27 View Post
    I think they look great. Dont change a thing. They are Beautiful!!!
    I agree, they look fine. However like @cali~jenn said if either develops joint issues you might want them a little thinner, but if they are healthy then you are good to go.

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    I think they look great!! And I'm not sure about raw feeding but I think two meals a day is ideal.
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    Quote Originally Posted by pdolphin27 View Post
    I think they look great. Dont change a thing. They are Beautiful!!!
    I second this gorgeous bullies!
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    Good looking bullies! All bullies are different but I totally agree with the others that your 2 are perfect. They look great Keep up the good work!
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    Default Re: Are my Bulldogs thin ?

    I think they look great. As others have said just keep an eye on them so thwy don't get too heavy...
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