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I don't know if this is what you're looking for, or if it helps, but Kestrel at 5 months no longer has that more tubular puppy shape but has a clearly defined deep chest that slopes up behind her ribcage. I couldn't tell you when she first appeared that way though....

 

J.

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Thanks for explaining it! Never heard of it (obviously, as my response was way off the mark), so never thought about it. And I can't say I ever really paid attention to the convexity or concavity of my dogs' chests....

 

I kind of like Pam's response! :lol:

 

J.

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It might be like losing teeth. One day the baby teeth are there and the next thing you know the adult teeth are there, and you just never really see the complete transition. I'll try to keep an eye on Kestrel (5 months) too. Guess I should look now so I have a baseline, lol!

 

J.

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Oh I meant it more in terms of you know the pup is teething, but you don't see the pup lose every tooth. I actually have 6-7 of Kestrel's teeth, but that's not typical. I guess it was a bad comparison, but I was basically trying to say that it's something you know happens but you don't always note every instance of the happening....

 

J.

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Mine did in my late 40's

 

Exactly what I was thinking.... :lol::lol:

 

Not sure about the concave chest verses the convex chest. I don't think any of my dogs are concave and I don't remember them as pups to be that was either. I guess I always saw it as filling out. Going from that lean puppy body to the deep chested or wider chest adult. But that doesnt' happen till over a year or so or that is/was my experience.

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