Last month, Scottie News readers were rightfully enraged by a video falsely claiming that a Scottish Terrier named Angus was too fat.
Now the makers of that video are back — at the fattest time of the year — with a Wheaten Scottish Terrier they say is the correct weight. The poor dog has been shaved, chained to a grooming table and given a TSA-style pat down while his groomers broadcast to the world that he still has his junk. (Scottie News tried to get a good look but the junk appeared to be concealed by the chains.)
Once again, I would like to emphasize that I am not in favour of overfeeding dogs, but I do agree with what commenter Kimberly wrote last time we explored this topic:
We have two Scotties, one black one wheaten. The black was the runt and only survivor of the litter, but she does have the “ideal” body shape. The problem though, is that the wheaten we own, is more a typical Scottie. The only problem is that with her sitting right next to the other, people always say she is fat. As per our vet, we switched to a diet dog food, and would take her out running. She has more energy than the “fit” Scot, yet can not lose the weight. We got to the point that if we were to limit food any more it would be considered starving our dogs. At this point I think that we have decided that as long as she is eating a portioned amount, and getting enough exercise, there really is nothing you can do in a humane way to get the dog to the ideal weight. So for me, as long as the pup is healthy, there is not much else you can do. We are not trying to win any anorexia contests here.