Condition Neck Withers Loin Tailhead Ribs Shoulder
(1) POOR Bone structure easily noticeable (emaciated, no fatty tissue) Bone structure easily noticeable (emaciated, no fattytissue) Spinous process projects promiently Tailhead (pinbones)and hock bones projecting prominently Ribs projecting prominently Bone structure easily noticeable
(2) VERY THIN Faintly discernibleanimal emaciated Faintly discernible Slight fat covering overbase of spinous processes. Tranvesrs processes of lumbar vertebrae feel rounded Spinous processes are prominent. Tailhead prominent Ribs prominent Faintly discernible
(3) THIN Neck accuentuated Withers accentuated Fat buildup halfway on spinous processes but easily discernible. Transverse processes cannot be felt Tailhead prominent but individual vertbrae cannot be visually identified. Slight fat cover over ribs. Ribs easily discernible. Shoulder accentuated
(4) MODERATELY THIN Neck not obviously thin Withers not obviously thin Negative crease along back Prominence depends on conformation, fat can be felt. Hock bones not discernible Faint outline discernible Shoulder not obviously thin
(5) MODERATE Neck blends smoothly into body Withers rounded over spinous processes Back level Fat around tailhead beginning to feel spongy Ribs cannot be visually distinguished but can be easily felt Shoulder lends smoothly into body
(6) MODERATLEY FLESHY Fat beginning to be deposited Fat beginning to be deposited May have slight positive crease down back Fat around tailhead feels soft Fat over ribs feels spongy Fat beginning to be deposited
(7) FLESHY Fat deposited along neck Fat deposited along withers May have positive crease down back Fat around tailhead feels soft Individual ribs can felt, but noticeable filling between ribs with fat Fat deposited behind shoulder
(8) FAT Noticeable thickening of neck. (Fat deposited along inner buttocks. Area along withers filled with fat Positive crease down back Tailhead fat very soft Difficult to feel ribs Area behind shoulder filled in flush with body
(9) EXTREMELY FAT Bulging fat. (fat along inner buttocks may rub together) Bulging fat. (Flank filled in flush> Obvious positive crease down back. Bulging fat around tailhead Patchy fat apprearing over ribs Bulging fat