Hey bbd, ThanksIt could be the angle of the picture?? But he is looking a little "chunky" in this picture. Have you got a picture of him standing up from the side?? Rottweilers gain weight so easily and it's so important to keep this breed lean. They are so vulnerable to torn ACL's...because of the way they are built. You don't want to go through that.
Yes just the pic I think, he was tensed up ready to go and its the angle. I'll drop a pic later when back from work, but I've always been conscious of weight. I totally agree that large breeds need to be lean when growing especially. I'm probably the opposite of a 'feeder' much to the disgust of many (including my other half) I never feed scraps or even dog treats to my dogs, apart from a raw meaty bone once every few months. I only used treats with Ralph while training when younger but have used a toy the last 8months or so. It's how I've always been and have always fed my dogs 2 good quality meals once a day and that's kept their appetite good and their weight balanced. Also, especially with young kids I won't tolerate begging on begging for food, so this approach helps with that too. All to say I'm quite strict with food ha
Acl's are horrible, my Mastiff (rescue) had these amongst other things. As he was a rescue it could of been poor breeding, however I'm sure the kennels having him neutered at 9months old contributed to this. He always had his 1st 4/5 ribs showing as i was paranoid about him getting to heavy