dakota roache

anonymous asked:

Do your dogs have prominent spines? My Shepherd has a very palpable spine. When she weighs enough to lessen it I feel she's overweight and loses her tuck, but when I slim her down people comment that she's way too thin because of it. Her ribs aren't terribly prominent or anything, just the spine, particularly in the center of her back, and I'm wondering if it's normal??

It just depends on the structure of the individual dog. A dog with more curvature to their spine will have a more prominent spine. Dakota has a mild roach, so even when he was super overweight you could still feel his spine. My Shepherds are more mild in contrast. But people will always comment on your dog being thin if they are a healthy weight, society is ignorant unfortunately.