A picture taken from above looking down on her back would be helpful. Going off those pictures she looks like a fuller 5 (on a 10 point scale). That being said, pictures can be amazingly deceiving and she might appear heavier/lighter in person.
I am used to the 5 point scale, and based on those pictures I would say at minimum a 3. She looks to be a lean type breed (boxer x?), they should have a wide thorax and a narrow abdomen. There should be a visible last rib where the abdomen and thorax meet. I dont think she looks overweight, but certanly not even close to underweight!
Yay! What an educated bunch we have here! He is a 3 on the 5 scale, IMO. He actually has a well defined tuck and nice waist from above. I will try to get some more pictures today. I am finally really happy with his weight. He just had surgery so our 2 mile afternoon walks haven't been happening, but thankfully he hasn't put much if any weight on.
As for breed your guess is as good as mine. He is what we call an island mix.
Most people keep their dogs overweight in the US, so I am glad that the few respond seems to know what a ideal weight dog looks like.
Maybe the word is getting out or I asked a group of educated people. So glad I am going into equine medicine and not small animal. I think the subject if your dog/cat is obese is a little harder than telling an owner their horse needs to drop a few.
He looked good to me. And I'm always being accused of having 'skinny' dogs. When you compare a ideal dog to an obese dog, the ideal dog will look skinny. And I'm constantly after my dad to get the weight off of his dogs but he says the vet says they are just fine. UGH.
I think he actually looks slightly over-weight, but pictures are sometimes misleading. With his coat type I'd expect to be able to see the shape of the last few ribs, and you can't. In particular the pic where he's lying down I'd expect to see his ribs but you can't. He's also not very well-muscled- not fit. But that's to be expected with his recent history.
When we're at adoption events it never ceases to amaze me how uneducated people can be with that sort of thing. We have/have had a few fosters that stay on the lean side but who are well within the healthy range and yet people stopping by will actually tell us our dogs are too thin. Excuse me?! But it's not too surprising looking at all the dogs that walk through the pet shop doors with their owners. Fat dogs everywhere, grossly fat like engorged ticks.
But the public's ignorance is also evident when we put water dishes out with the dogs in their pens at events. No water dishes? Not one person mentions the dogs needing water. Give water and leave the dishes there once they're empty? Ten people reprimand us for the dogs not having water. Wtf.
Tl/dr: people are clueless.
(A decidedly unhorsey) MrB knocks over a feed bucket at the tack shop and mutters, "Oh crap. I failed the stadium jumping phase."
(he does listen!)