At home we affectionately call Penny our “Mini-Ridgie” or “Runty-Ridgie.” The breed standard for female Ridgebacks is 70 pounds and Penny’s fighting weight is closer to sixty pounds.
“She seems so much bigger in photos.”
It’s certainly not a matter of expertise. Even John, Penny’s breeder, said the same thing. Over the weekend I thumbed through my catalog to see what leads everyone to that same conclusion.
I think it’s partly Penny’s never afraid to stand front and center
Penny’s also mastered the art of making herself look big in order to match up with Eko
And quite often her head is above his in photos
But on the rare occasion she does stand still, you see Penny doesn’t loom quite so large
And while everyone else, including Penny herself, may think she’s a towering torrent…
Eko is always there to keep her head from getting too big
I’m interested to hear from others who share photos of their pups online. When people meet your dog, do expectations match reality or is there one comment (about look/size/personality/etc) which everyone makes?